(SOLD) Yamaha SGV300 Flying Samurai Banana Yellow 2000
Yamaha SGV300, gloss yellow, made in Taiwan 2000. It's been a while, but I'm very pleased to have a Flying Samurai back in the shop. This one is one of the Taiwan-made reissues from the early 00s, which are always really nicely put together and benefit from some improved modern hardware and electronics. It's a great player: the neck is slim, straight and comfy, the body is lightweight, it's well balanced and surprisingly ergonomic... it's just fun in the hands. The clever blend control allows the pickups to behave like three single coils or a pair of humbuckers, so there's heaps of options on offer. The tone is somewhere between the punchy, plucky chime of a Mustang and the growly shimmering voice of a Tele Deluxe. The bright yellow finish is sure to inject some welcome sunshine into your wintery existence... hit me with that warm baked custardy goodness.
Model: Yamaha SGV300
Made: Taiwan, 2000 (serial QL26264)
Finish: banana yellow, gloss poly
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius, 42mm nut, slim C shape
Pickups: Yamaha single coil x3
Case: basic gig bag, trem arm included
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear on the back only. The back has some dimples in the elbow area and some light scuffs along the back edge and on the bottom horn. The sides have dimples in the elbow area and on the top horn. The front has dimples in the elbow area and around the bridge and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.