Yamaha Image Custom aka Yamaha MSG Custom

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General
Manufacturer: 
Made in: 
Taiwan, Province of China
Series: 
Yamaha Image
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Set-In
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1988 to 1991
Body
Body Style: 
Double Cut
Body Material: 
Mahogany
Body color: 
Cherry
Orange Sunburst
Blonde
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
Yes
Top color: 
Cherry
Orange Sunburst
Blonde
Top Material: 
Maple
Carved top: 
Carved
Body binding: 
Binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Yamaha
Neck Pickup: 
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Yamaha
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HH
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
Mid boost knob: 
1
3 way switch: 
1
Mini toggle switch: 
3
Coil split: 
Yes
Control color: 
Gold
Black
Miscellaneous
Documents: 
Description: 

The Yamaha Image Custom aka Yamaha MSG Custom is a double cut guitar designed by Martyn Booth in the UK. Martyn Booth now makes his own custom guitars. The Yamaha Image was based on the Gibson 335-S, a solid body version of the ES-335. In the UK the name "Image" was already taken so it was called the Yamaha MSG (Martyn's Solid Guitar). It featured a mahogany body with a carved maple top and a set-in mahogany neck. Just like a PRS the scale is 25". The Yamaha Image Custom has a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and two Hybird Integrated Pickup System humbuckers (Yamaha GH-X according to a 1990 Yamaha catalog) which has active/passive options. The vibrato is a Yamaha Vintage Pro which is of a needle-bearing type and also has a thumbwheel for adjusting spring tension. Other features are:

  • Gotoh Magnum Lok tuners
  • Midrange boost
  • Coil taps
  • LED dot markers 

Neck
Nut Width: 
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
12th fret width: 
52.4 mm
Final fret width: 
57.1 mm (2.25 inch)
Nut material: 
Graphite
Locking nut: 
No locking nut
Thickness at nut: 
20.50mm
Thickness at 12th fret: 
22.20mm
Neck Material: 
Mahogany
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck finish: 
Gloss
Neck binding: 
Binding
Neck binding color: 
White
Fretboard: 
Brazillian rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
350 mm (13.75 inch)
Scale Length: 
25 inch (635 mm)
Frets: 
22
Fret Size: 
Jumbo
Inlays: 
Dot
Inlay color: 
pearl
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
3+3 arrangement
Locking tuners: 
No Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Black
Headstock finish: 
Gloss
Headstock angle: 
angled
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Yamaha
Bridge type: 
Kahler type
Hardware color: 
Gold