(SOLD) Yamaha SGV700 Flying Samurai Pearl Green 2000
Yamaha SGV700, pearl green, made in Taiwan 2000. The 'Flying Samurai' line of guitars launched in 1966 and were among Yamaha's first ever solid body electric offerings. Surf rock was huge in Japan at the time, so local guitar builders were offering wacky shapes and twangy tone to ride the wave. This one is of the briefly made reissues from the early 00s. The seldom-seen SGV700 model was blessed with gold hardware and a bound fretboard, which really kicks things up a notch visually. The green and gold with the zany lines looks wondrous. The clever blender control on the second tone knob combined with the unusual pickup setup allows the bridge position to behave like either one single coil, two singles out of phase like a Strat or a humbucker type tone, it's a lot of fun to mess around with. The neck is surprisingly quick, with a slim profile, 24.75" scale and fairly flat radius, allowing for fast and easy movement, and the body is remarkably well balanced in the hands too. I love this, and if you're the cool and fun type, you'll love this too.
Model: Yamaha SGV300
Made: 2000, Taiwan (serial QN122114)
Finish: pearl green metallic
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Mods: switch replaced
Pickups: Yamaha single coils x3
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a couple of minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor scuffs on the top horn and back edge. The sides have no major marks, just some minor dimples near the jack. The front has a couple of scuffs near the knobs and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
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 life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings