Chronology

Chronology

Introducing guitar products that offer a guide to the history of Yamaha guitars.

    1. 1966FG180: Yamaha's first made-in-Japan folk guitar
      1966SG-2/3: Yamaha's first electric guitars
      1966SG-7: Yamaha's symbolic electric guitar of the '60s
      1966SB-2: Yamaha's first electric bass
      1966No. 250/500: Yamaha's first guitar amps
    2. 1967Yamaha's first classical guitar series
      1967TA series guitar amps
    3. 1968Yamaha's first flamenco guitar series
      1968SA-50,SA-15(D): Yamaha's first hollow body electric guitars
      1968SB-7A electric bass
    4. 1969SG-3C electric guitar
    1. 1971FG1500/2000/2500 folk guitars
    2. 1972FG350E: Yamaha's first folk guitar with pickups
      1972YTA series: Yamaha's first separate configurated amps
    3. 1974L series high-end acoustic guitars
      1974GC30A/B/C custom classical guitars
      1974SG-175: origin of the SG series still sold today
    4. 1975L-51/L-52/L-53/L-54 ultra high-end custom acoustic guitars
      1975Launch of the Special Order System
      1975J series guitar amps
    5. 1976SG-2000/1000: the crowning models of the SG series
    6. 1977CJ series acoustic guitars
      1977SF-700 electric guitar
      1977SC-1200 electric guitar
      1977SA-2000 semi-hollow electric guitar
      1977BB-1200 electric bass
    7. 1978SJ-800 electric guitar
      1978AE-2000: the crowning model for hollow body electric guitars
      1978BB-2000: a neck-through bass loved by scores of players
    8. 1979F series guitar amps
      1979JX series guitar amps
    1. 1980SF-7000 electric guitar
      1980PSE series: Yamaha’s first effects pedals
    2. 1982SG-3000: the crowning model in the SG series
      1982BB-3000 electric bass
    3. 1983CWE series acoustic electric guitars
      1983GC70/70C/71 custom classical guitars
      1983VX series guitar amps
    4. 1984BB-5000: Yamaha's first 5-string bass
      1984PSE-40A system board
      1984SDS series effects pedals
    5. 1985SESSON512 bolt-on electric guitar
      1985MB-I electric bass
    6. 1986SFX-I electric guitar
      1986RGX-1212 electric guitar
      1986RBX-800 electric bass
    7. 1987APX series acoustic electric guitars
      1987LL100D: Yamaha's 100th anniversary acoustic guitar
      1987YEG-100A: Yamaha's 100th anniversary electric guitar
      1987HR series guitar amps
    8. 1988VR series guitar amps
    9. 1989Image Deluxe electric guitar
      1989AR series guitar amps
    1. 1990Weddington Custom electric guitar
      1990PACIFICA912: Yamaha's standard bolt-on guitar still popular today
      1990Attitude Limited Billy Sheehan signature model
    2. 1991AES-1500 electric guitar
      1991TRB Custom: Yamaha's first 6-string bass
      1991TRB-6P electric bass
      1991SR series guitar amps
    3. 1993Pacifica Semi Order System for closely matching player preferences
    4. 1994APXT1 compact guitar
      1994AEX-1500: fusing acoustic and electric sounds
      1994BB-NE Nathan East signature model
      1994TRB-JP John Patitucci signature model
      1994T series guitar amps
    5. 1995GL1 guitalele compact guitar
    6. 1997PACIFICA1511MS: Mike Stern signature model
      1997AEX-500 electric guitar
      1997BB Semi Order System: addressing players' exacting preferences
      1997DG series: Yamaha’s first digital modeling amps
    7. 1998JR1 compact guitar
      1998CPX series acoustic electric guitars
    1. 2000DG-STOMP
      2000SGV800 electric guitar
      2000SBV500 electric bass
    2. 2001SLG100N silent guitars
      2001AG-STOMP
    3. 2002UD-STOMP
    4. 2003AES620 electric guitar
    5. 2004MAGIC-STOMP
      2004BBT series bass amps
    6. 2005 RGXA2: amazing light weight in a unique design
    7. 2006ART pickups: authentically replicating acoustic resonance
    8. 2008Yamaha Original Wood Reforming Technology A.R.E.
    9. 2009NX series nylon string electric guitars
    1. 2010SRT SYSTEM: replicating the feel of real air space
      2010SG1820: the new, modern incarnation of the SG series
      2010BB2024X electric bass
    2. 2011"A" series acoustic electric guitars
      2011THR series desktop amps
    3. 2012GC82S/C newest flagship classical guitars
    4. 2013TRBX series next-generation active bass in a compact body
    5. 2014Newest L series acoustic guitars
    6. 2015Revstar series electric guitars: crafted through new design techniques
      2015THR Head series guitar amp heads
    7. 2016New FG series