Yamaha SF3000 Super Flighter Red Sunburst 1981
Yamaha SF3000 Super Flighter, red sunburst, made in Japan 1981. The Super Flighter is a Yamaha original shape that debuted in the late 70s; they enjoyed critical acclaim at the time and a experience a bit of a cult following now. This model was made for one year only; it's such a cool recipe. The set neck construction and solid alder body are super resonant; the neck is a slim and super sturdy two piece maple; it feels very lively and snappy in the hands. The upper fret access is easy and the neck profile is super cooperative; it's not a typical 'shred' profile but it plays super quick. The single splittable humbucker cranks out snarly, rich growl with a bit of overdrive. Split the pickup and wind back the tone and you're in a different world; it's a gooey warm delight. The shape is pretty unique and the cherry burst finish has aged beautifully; it looks awesome in a wonky-vintage-MIJ kinda way. It's no secret we love vintage Yamaha around here, especially the weird ones, so hey, validate my choices and improve your life with this absolute banger!
Model: Yamaha SF3000 Super Flighter
Made: Japan, 1981, (serial 031915)
Finish: red sunburst, gloss poly
Neck: two piece maple, rosewood slab board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: Yamaha C-1 blade single coil, splittable
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs and dimples, no major marks. The sides have a few dimples and marks near the jack and in the elbow area, nothing nasty. The front has some play wear below the pickup and widespread light dimples and scuffs but no major marks. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are pretty good, just some light wear, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.