Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

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

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit.  Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £40 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping