1999 Yamaha AEX 502 Semihollow Electric Guitar

It's orange. It's comfy. It has twin P90s. It handles like a Gibby and looks a bit like a Gretsch. It's stable. The neck is bolt-on and easily-adjustable. What's not to like?

Yamahas are always solidly-built guitars, but this one's particularly practical and functional and I like that in a guitar. This version of this guitar, with the P90 pickups, is apparently the most widely-available version. There's a different one with mini-humbuckers on it, too, but I think the twangy snarl of these lower-wind P90s suits the retro look of this instrument.

I had to replace the missing truss rod cover (with a vintage one) and a broken jack plate (with a parts-bin one) but it's otherwise all-original and in good order save mild usewear. It's playing perfectly, too, with a quick, modern-feeling neck.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, restring, setup, replacement jack plate, replacement truss rod cover.

Body wood: alder body with flamed maple top

Bridge: adjustable TOM-style

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 2x Yamaha P90s

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10 lights

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable, near end of adjustment, though

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 14 1/8"

Body depth: 1 7/8"

Condition notes: replacement jack-plate, replacement truss rod cover, otherwise all-original and in good order. It's pretty clean throughout with only the most minor of usewear in evidence.

It comes with: a really good quality US-made G&G hard case.