1978 Yamaha SF1000 Super Flighter in Maple MIJ, with Heavy Duty Flight Case


  • 1977-1978 Model Super Flighter
  • Maple and Alder pancake body
  • Set, Maple Neck
  • Upgraded Ebony fingerboard
  • Chunky Frets
  • Yamaha’s F-I pickups with Coil Taps
  • HD Road Quality Flight Case
  • Serial # 001644
  • Weight: 9lb

Here we have an exceptionally playable & lovely 1978 Yamaha SF1000 Super Flighter. This old gal is in really great all-round order, with just some very minor buckle rash on the rear and a couple of nibbles out of the rear electrics cover. Due to her 40+ years, the gold has worn off parts of the bridge & stop tailpiece. The 24 fret neck with it’s Ebony fingerboard, is as straight as an arrow, with an unbelievable action. The chunky frets are in pretty much perfect shape & she has some expected, yet very minor general playwear. She is all original, apart from just 2 x machine head rear worm/cog covers. Two replacement covers have been fitted that are the exact same colour & size, but just omit the Yamaha logo. She sleeps in a heavy duty road-worthy flight case.

Check out the video on here of Ricky Wilson from the B52’s playing this exact model, back in the day!

Rather than waffling on about the virtues of these amazing guitars, please see the blog below, where it ecovers this model in detail.

The SF1000 is the top of the range of Super Flighter’s, and as such comes with all the bells and whistles. Known to be one of the most versatile electric guitars that Yamaha ever made, this guitar really does support the nickname of the “Les Paul Killer”. Not only does this model rise head and shoulders above the rest in terms of specification, but the appearance is one that simply draws you in. They look just as classy as they feel and sound, with an SF1000 in your hands you’re holding a true work of art. These are certainly worth the extra cash from the SF700 for the ultimate playing experience!

Materials used on the SF1000 are similar to the SF700 in that the body is also made from a combination of maple and alder and has a set, maple neck, but has the fantastic upgrade of an ebony fretboard and Yamaha’s F-I pickups.

The basic construction and configuration of the SF1000 is the same as the SF700. The body is made of alder and maple and has a set, maple neck, the only key different in construction is the ebony fretboard. With its much tighter grain the ebony makes for a much smoother playing experience as well as a “snappier” sound. The most noticeable different in appearance other than the obvious paint jobs is the gold hardware.

Now we get into the real fun stuff! The pickups and “bi-sound system” are what always has everybody talking. Unlike the other two first generation models the SF1000 is the only one to be fitted with Yamaha’s “F-I” humbuckers. They seem to have a slighter higher output and a brighter, smoother sound. The “bi-sound system”, better known to most of us a coil-tap, is excellent! Ignoring the drop in volume, the sound is one of the best coil-tapped sounds out there as Yamaha decided these pickups specifically with this feature in mind.

As anyone who’s owned one will tell you, the SF1000 is one of the most versatile guitars Yamaha ever made. It shares all the properties that make the Super Flighters so easy to play such as the fully accessible 24 fret neck, low action and contoured body, as well as the addition of the “bi-sound” system giving it a whole new sonic spectrum.



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