Used Yamaha SR-500 Super Roller Strat 1979
Yamaha SR-500 Super Roller Strat Copy. The natural finish really shows the amazing grain of the Japanese sen ash! These models were only made for a few years and are basically a copy of Fender's 1957 Stratocasters, but with the big CBS-style headstock. It's got a nice round neck profile and the back of the neck has been worn-in nicely; it feels great. Being nearly forty years old, its got some normal wear, but the condition is pretty good overall. It's light and responsive, and the single coils have got that traditional spank; perfect for blues licks! It's definitely got that vintage-strat mojo.
Model: SR-400 Super Roller
Year: 1979 (serial 004354)
Made in: Japan
Finish: natural, gloss lacquer
Body: sen ash
Neck: maple with maple board, dot inlays
Mods: none (note: three way switch is standard on these models)
Neck pickup: original, 5.66k ohms
Middle pickup: original, 5.71k ohms
Bridge pickup: original, 5.62k ohms
Cosmetic condition notes: A few dings and scratches, nothing too outrageous. The lacquer has aged beautifully, the grain really shows through. The neck lacquer is worn down. The pickups, guard and knobs have yellowed. The guard has some pretty noticeable rash near the pickup selector. There's a crack in the finish (not the wood) on the neck joint. Overall condition: fair to good.
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are quite low but fairly even; plenty of life left in them. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with John Pearse 10/46 pure nickel strings, which are magic. Basically plays itself and sounds awesome.