Low end Yamaha SG200 been abused a bitPleased this one is an early one made in JapanDent in the back of the neck from a crude clamping to glue neck back to fretboard.. wtih the wrong glue all corrected now and this dent steamed outCrack was eay to clean out and reglue with titebondnasty crack in the control cavity all glued and repaired from the inside..Decided to refinish her in natural.. Hot air gun duties on one of the hottest days of the year = sweat!came away quite nicely!doing the edges…all sanded with the Nato (a similar wood to Mahogany) looking nice!Decided to heep the headstock black (and to preserve the serial numberOil going on! I love this stage!top piece of wood is lighter but still decided no stain.. Nato??? to me this really looks like Mahoganyfirst coat almost disappeared instantly she is soaking it up!After second coat with the components I am thinking of using in placeSBG500 pickups with the potential to coil tapAfter another coat,,, maybe 2 PAF style pups (my favourite sound..Or PAF from Vontage Super Distortion rear.. sure looks the business…OK finally settled on… new Gotoh bridge (old one was literally sagging! gold tail piece and gold reflectors.. Dual PAF pickups..Electrics fitted and studsFinish on the back really shows up the figuring in the wood wellHeadstock cleaned and tuners added.. Black/ChromePleased with the cut from old finish to newJust need to put the pickup wiring in then she is almost ready to goAlmost done just need the nit cut frets levelled and dressed and string her up!Decided on a Super Distortion in rear as the PAF lacked a little drive…Truss rod cover back onFrets in good nick decided against levelling as she played well as she wasFew knocks on the fret board but nothign seriousCover back on rearAll finished and now a really nice guitar with great tone and sustain! a Rock Machine Really…In the end I ended up installing the SGB500 pickups I have.. They sound great in her! Yamaha SG200 made in Japan from the ear;y 80s.. This was the low end of the SG range of guitars from Yamaha and made from Nato (similar to Mahogany). Still well made and a guitar when equipped with the right pickups, can perform with the best of them. This was just a body in bad condition with a neck splitting away from the fret board and a crack in the control cavity.. finished damaged beyond what I would call relic.. so a refin in order..