1977 Yamaha SF700 Persimmon Red, Japanese Vintage

Very Good
$314.17 price drop
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Madrid, Spain
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This Japanese-made Yamaha Super Flighter 700 is from the golden era of Yamaha, the 77/78 are supposed to be the finest Les Paul killers. If you can recall the new Revstar series from Yamaha, this one is the true ancestor: notice the asymetric double cut shape and the particular inlays that have been replicated in 2015. Of course it's a set-neck of mahogany body (with a super-thick alder top) construction, and the fretboad is 50 year-old Rosewood... 
This guitar is a true rocker in a killer condition, delivers a warm and fat sound and plays like a dream. However I did spend a lot of time and money in the process. It's ready for any stage now, especially since it was refretted 6 months ago. I have to admit I haven't played it since then, so frets are at 100%. Pickups are the original SFII. I had to change the tuners, the old Gotoh-made but Yamaha-branded were not working so I added the new Schaller 6 months ago. Jack is a Switchcraft now, new bone nut, electronics checked... The guitar tech that was in charge of the whole job is known around here as the "tech of the stars", usually works for top musicians in the country and I trust no other, so believe me, this fret job is absolutely first class!
String bending on this one is easy as 1-2-3, doesn't get softer that this! The original faux-leather soft bag was almost rotten so I had to put it away but I will throw in a brand new Yamaha Revstar extra padded gigbag with the guitar. It has of course some body dings and dongs but nothing serious, but for those who want to see additional pix I have a larger Flickr image gallery, so I can send you the link. 
You won't see many SFs around, but my larger-than-life advice for Japanese vintage lovers is: beware of the looks, try to calculate how much you will need to invest to make it playable. During the last 10 years I have done mistakes and miscalculations that in the end led me to unwanted additional money expenses. No risk here, everything has been done so just jump on stage and enjoy the beauty of this true gem, without hurting your back, it's less than 4kg (around 3.9 to me). Want to know more about SFs?: yamahasuperflighters.co.uk
I refuse to send the guitar without insurance, hence the estimated price of the shipping. I have sent internationally lots of times and the guitar bag will be inside a guitar carton box. Hope you like it! :)
Kind regards from Madrid.

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Product Specs

Listed7 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • Japan

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