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Vintage Yamaha G100 Guitar Amplifier

Back in the mid-1970s, Yamaha introduced a line of amplifiers that ought to be a lot more collectible than they are. The G100 evolved over time through three variations that lasted until the mid-1980s. The amp featured today is one of the first in the series and is one of the more basic in design. The G100 was a solid-state, one-hundred-watt guitar combo amp with two twelve-inch speakers, which would compete with amps like the Fender Twin Reverb. Of course the Fender Twin was an all-tube amp, but it came with the inherent problems of tubes: maintenance and repairs. Solid state amps were generally less maintenance over time, didn't weigh as much, and were less likely to get damaged from handling on the road. They were also less expensive. Those selling points made solid state combos appealing to up-and-coming musicians who couldn't spare the cash for a Fender at the time.  It ought to be noted that 1970s Fenders were made by CBS, a period when many players feel that the quality