Yamaha SR-500 Super Roller Strat Copy. The natural finish brings out the character of the Japanese sen ash; it's a sight to behold! 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. This one has seen plenty hours of play, the neck has that nicely worn feel on the back and a bit of nice discolouration on the board. It has a super comfortable, medium-chunky neck profile that sits nicely in the hand. The vintage single coils give you that perfect, warm, rounded spank. Pick this one up before the word gets out and these become collector's items, it's a matter of time!
Model: SR-400 Super Roller
Year: 1978 (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, 5.7k ohms
Middle pickup: original, 5.73k ohms
Bridge pickup: original, 5.65k 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, and there's a bit of finger wear on the board. The pickups, guard and knobs have yellowed significantly. There's a fair bit of scratching on the board. Overall condition: good.
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Note that these models come standard with a three way switch. 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, the finest strings you'll find! She plays very smooth indeed.