Very Rare, All Original, 1968 Yamaha SG-2A Flying Samurai, In Excellent Condition


3.3 kg
Finish Red
Made in Japan
Binding neck binding
Number of strings 6 strings
Scale length 24.75 inches scale-length


Number of control knobs 2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls 3-way selector switch
Tone controls 1 tone control
Volume controls 1 volume control


Pickups configuration 2 single coil pickups


Body shape features long lower horn
Pickguard material white pickguard


Bridge Roller, Tune-o-matic style
Hardware colour chrome hardware
Tailpiece Vibrato tailpiece


Fingerboard material rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markers dot fingerboard position markers


Number of frets 22 fret
Nut zero fret at the nut
Tuner layout six-in-a-row tuners

Here we have a really funky, all original Yamaha SG-2A in bright red, made in Japan 1968. The ‘Flying Samurai’ was a Yamaha original shape that debuted in 1967; they were made for five or so years before disappearing into the evening mist. In 1960s Japan, surf music was huge, so the local makers were doing all sorts of funky shapes and twangy tones. This one is in remarkable shape and still has the ever-elusive tremolo arm. The vibrant red finish looks amazing; it’s got minimalistic playwear for its 50+ years on planet earth. The neck is a tasty halfway house between a C and soft V shape; very comfy and slim with just enough meat to wrap your hand around comfortably. The crazy shape balances really well, as it’s very well weighted for either sitting or standing. Plugged in, she sounds great, she has the original untampered with electrics and single coils that have plenty of punchy attack, they carry a certain richness and delicacy through the mids, which mean that this cleans up beautifully. She is in perfect shape, and apart from just the decal cap missing from the tone knob, she is totally, originally intact. Her frets are excellent & her neck is arrow straight.

So if you’re wanting to deviate a little further off the beaten design path and you’re looking for pure originality, then grab yourself this retro Samurai and get surfing.


The Yamaha SG-2A was introduced in November 1967 and discontinued in 1971. The SG-2A has a peculiar asymmetrical body with an elongated horn on the treble side and a hockey stick style headstock. This is the 2 pickup version of the SG-5A, and it has one less control knob.


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