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Yamaha Weddington Custom pictures

Here are a few pictures of my new Weddington Custom, taken before the last of the autumn leaves fall.

Yamaha Weddington Custom Front
Yamaha Weddington Custom Front
Yamaha Weddington Custom Front

The maple top is nicely flamed.  Maybe not up to McNaught’s “double diamond” grade, but at least as good as most “AAA,” maybe even some of the “AAAA” Gibson Les Pauls I’ve seen recently and certainly rivaling most of the recent non-10-top PRS’.  Moreover, the maple top must be at least 5/8” thick.  Nice.

Yamaha Weddington Custom Neck
Yamaha Weddington Custom Inlays

I think some would consider the mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays over-the-top, but they are perfectly done and the sine wave echos the shape of the upper bout.  Nice.  Very nice.

Yamaha Weddington Custom Back
Yamaha Weddington Custom Back

The body is a single slab of mahagony.  I haven’t measured it yet, but I’m guessing it’s close to 2” thick.  Yamaha was cutting down some old growth forests to build these babies!  The neck is a laminate of mahagony and lightly flamed maple.  I think many guitar players dislike laminated necks for some reason, though they’re common enough on basses.  Not sure why they haven’t gained more widespread acceptance as a well-done laminate is stronger than a single board and the sonic qualities of differing woods can be combined. 

Yamaha Weddington Custom Neck Joint

And check out the heel, if you can call it that—the entire back of the body simply blends together. 

Overall, this is a very well put-together instrument.  Even the finish is still in outstanding condition after 15 years.  Yes, it was worth the wait.

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Comments

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  08/14  at  01:29 PM

I have the exact same one (natural)I bought years ago, brand new.
Tags, case, allen wrenches are all still in original case.
I feel bad that it was hardly ever palyed. It is in Mint condition.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  10/31  at  05:09 PM

Wow… that’s a stunning guitar. These Weddingtons are really amazing. It’s a shame Yamaha doesn’t still make them. I think they’re one of the more interesting and attractive singlecut guitars.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  12/29  at  06:27 PM

Stunningly Beautiful guitar!!

Now you are making me research possibly getting my hands on one.

I also absolutely love the guitar stand you are using and have never seen one like it.  Could you please let me know where I can acquire the same stand as the one in your photo’s?

Posted by Kurt  on  12/29  at  07:10 PM

Thanks Patrick, they’re great guitars.  My father made the stand for me many years ago, when I first started playing as a freshman in college.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/04  at  09:53 AM

A few years ago I bought from Rik Emmett his Weddington Custom.  Yamaha had custom made it to his specifications with the same natural flame maple finish as this one.  Rik further modified it by installing a Mike Christian Piezo bridge pickup allowing the guitar to sound completely like an acoustic or mixture with the humbuckers - simply incredible!

The pick-up selector functions normally for the humbuckers, the back tone pot was wired as the main tone control while the front tone pot was changed to a pot to blend in the Piezo bridge.  It allows you to blend in from 0 - 100% of the Piezo pickup to whatever the pick-up selection is.  When blending at 100% Piezo there is no humbucker sound.

I know this is not the forum for this but if anyone is interested in this guitar, please feel free to contact me.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/02  at  07:01 PM

I have a natural/quilt top Weddington custom that is a nice weight with ohsc overall in about 8.5 condition with no problems or issues for sale. I can be reached at axeshun@att.net or you can call me @ 231-313-6175 if anyone’s interested.  Thanks, Chris

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/17  at  08:30 PM

Is this guitar for sale?

Posted by Kurt  on  07/06  at  10:17 AM

Mine?  No, I sold it a while ago.

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