Used Yamaha SA700 Super Axe Semi-Hollow Transparent Red 1979
Yamaha SA700 Super Axe, transparent red, made in Japan 1979. The Super Axe is Yamaha's copy of the classic Gibson 335, and they're very good indeed. The build quality is incredible; everything is exactly where it should be, the attention to detail is remarkable. This one is in remarkable condition, there's a handful of dings but really nothing major to show for it's 40ish years. The grain on the plain maple body is really on full display, it's seriously stunning. The PAF-style humbuckers produce a sweet, creamy warm tone with heaps of natural sustain; it's instantly at home across a huge variety of genres. The best thing about this is the feel: it's magic in the hands. Hard to put down!
Model: Yamaha Supre Axe, SA-700
Made: Japan, 1979 (best estimate, serial 004576)
Finish: transparent red
Body: maple with centre block
Neck: one piece mahogany, rosewood board
Mods: pickguard removed
Pickup: original PAF-style covered humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Body, neck and headstock have a few minor dimples and scratches, nothing major. The chrome parts have some minor pitting but are all working and looking fine. Binding has some fading and marks but no cracks. Pickguard has some normal play wear. Overall: very good condition (8.5;/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear, they're in great shape for their age with no major pitting, 7/10. Setup with fresh 11/49s.