1977 Yamaha Japan SF-500 Super Flighter Sunburst & used hard case.
This guitar is now sold
The Yamaha "Super Flighter" range were produced by Yamaha Japan from 1977-1982. The standard of the range was an SF-500 which had a bolt on neck. A great guitar & very sought after, next was the SF-700 which has a set neck & lastly is the SF-1000 which has a set neck, gold hardwear & a coil split option on both pickups. The offset body, set neck & 24 fret neck made these a great rock guitar. Access to the upper frets is excellent. The SF-500 was made almost entirely from Mahogany & a wood called Taun. The fretboard is Rosewood. The pickups are excellent and are stamped 52.9.30 which dates them & the guitar to 1977 making the guitar a rather cool 44 years old! There is a very good website called
which has lots of information & is well worth a look.
These guitars really do play well & I love the Yamaha pickups.
Overall, I would describe the condition as very good. The neck is straight and the frets have some wear but still plenty of life & no indents.
This guitar came in with an old gig bag. It's tricky to find a fitted one with the offset body however, I did find a suitable one from Thomann which will be supplied with the guitar
Here are some specifications
Yamaha SF-700 Specifications
• Construction: Bolt on Neck
• Scale Length: 24 3/4 " (628mm)
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Radius: 13 3/4 " (350mm)
• Frets: 24
• Body: Mahogany & Taun
• Neck: Mahogany (Bolt on)
• Bridge: T-O-M Bridge
• Pickups: Yamaha Alnico F-II Humbucking x 2
• Pickup Switch: 3-Position Toggle
• Controls: Front/rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone
New Thomann hard case