Carlos Santana’s ’80s Yamaha SG200

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Photo by Robert Wedemeyer
’80s Yamaha SG200 played and signed by Carlos Santana, Hamamatsu, Japan, ca. 1984–1986. Nato wood body and neck, rose inlays in mother of pearl and turquoise, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, chrome hardware, chrome Schaller-style tuning pegs. From the collection of Carlos Santana.

To see this guitar and more Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia be sure to visit the Skirball Cultural Center for the “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution”—the first-ever retrospective about the life and times of the renowned music industry impresario. The exhibit runs until October 11.