Yamaha SF-700 (1978, Red)

Here another example of the middle of the range Super Flighter series made in Japan by Yamaha from 1978 to 1979, these guitars are well sought after. The guitar has a twin octave, 24-fret set neck into a solid mahogany body. It has two hum-bucker pickups with independent volume and tone controls, the SF-700 does not feature the coil-tap option like the SF1000, via push-push separate button, but still has a wide tonal range. Good quality chrome hardware and tuners, versatile and solid, and accurate. Rosewood fret board with mother of pearl markers.

The guitar sustains well and is a joy to play. The action has been set low and the guitar is well over 30 years old, is reasonably clean and has genuine play marks as well as marks where there would have been an alternative bridge. This guitar is a brilliant axe and suits a mix of blues/classic rock, rhythm or lead. The low action makes even a good shredder, effortless and accurate and riffs just flow through.