Yamaha SG1820A Black

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Yamaha SG1820A Black

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Manufacturer's ID: SG1820ABL

SG1820A, equipped with active EMG-85/81 pickups, is the ultimate low-noise, high gain, high output SG. With the SG’s full body resonance, the sound of 1820A extends to another level. Black nickel hardware and exclusive contemporary inlays ensure the SG1820A’s looks match its incredible sound.


Body Material / Structure

While preserving the basic structure of Maple Top/Mahogany Back and SG’s iconic double cutaway design, the body of SG1820 was redesigned to capture the sound and look which today’s guitarists want. The contoured body top curves more deeply than previous models - the top arc of the curve, the center part of the body, has optimized wood-mass to maximise string-body vibration from the from the bridge and tailpiece. The deep curve maintains the guitar’s optimum weight balance and enhances the SG’s stunning shape. The back contour featured on SG1/2/3000, designed for increased comfort when the guitar was played high on the strap, has been modified to a flat back on the new SGs. The new flat back design increases the volume of Mahogany to significantly increase the low-mid response and presence while reflecting ergonomics needed for the lower stance modern players take with SGs.

EMG Pickups

The pickups of choice for modern, high-gain players. Close-aperture coils and balanced magnets (ceramic in the 81, alnico in the 85) give a rich, varied tonal palette with immense detail, clarity and ability to cut through the mix.


With countless custom-shop artist-specced SGs being produced with Rosewood fingerboards instead of the traditional SG’s ebony board, we selected premium rosewood for the fingerboard on the new SGs. A warm, well-balanced tone and great feel match modern tones and playing styles perfectly.


Super-premium electronic parts are selected for the new SG guitars only after meeting Yamaha’s exhaustive testing criteria. Our choice of the finest switches and pots, the same as those chosen by pro guitar techs on stages all over the world, means that you can step on stage night after night confident that all of the little details are taken care of.

TonePros Bridge and Tailpiece

TonePros’ lighter bridge and tailpiece design enhances the vibration of the guitar’s body by reducing the mass of the metal parts. The locking design ensures the bridge and tailpiece are tightly anchored on their mounting studs for ultra-efficient vibration transfer, maximizing sustain and improving clarity.

Grover Locking Tuners

The SG’s strings are locked in place at the post to ensure zero slippage and complete tuning stability along with quick, efficient string changes.

Graph Tech Nut

Graph Tech captures the best properties of bone nuts - exceptional resonance, amazing clarity and smooth sustain - while improving on them with permanent lubrication, better longevity and easier cutting.

Model  SG1820A
Construction  Set Neck
Scale Length  24 3/4" (628.6mm)
Fingerboard  Rosewood
Radius  13 3/4" (350mm)
Frets  22
Body  Curved Maple, Mahogany
Neck  Mahogany
Bridge/Tailpiece  Tonepros AVRII
Pickups  Neck EMG85, Bridge EMG81
Tuners  Grover Locking
Pickup 3-Position Toggle Switch
Controls  Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone

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Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (1 reviews)

A stunning guitar, faultless in every respect. Not only does it look, sound and feel fantastic but if you are OTT about tuning and intonation then this is the guitar - tuning spot on : intonation spot on. A beautifully crafted instrument and the case is sumptuously plush to accommodate safely and securely this class instrument.

Chris C. - 7/2/2021