Yamaha SA 700

Nice SA700 in Natural Yellow

This model was made in Japan from December 1977 to 1983 and retailed on release at 70,000 yen

Body Bound Beech and Birch Trans poly finish
Neck Set Mahogany Bound Chunky C shape
Fretboard Rosewood 12" radius 22 frets
Headstock Black Yamaha in caps and super axe in gold script black on white truss rod cover with SA 700 written on
Tuners Yamaha branded sealed
Pickups 2 Alnico 3 Humbuckers no coil split
Controls Gold 2 volume 2 tone 3 way switch with white tip
Nut 1.75"
Hardware Chrome
Bridge T-O-M stoptail
Pickguard Standard Black on white
Colours Natural Yellow or Persimmon Red
Years available 1977 to 1983
Weight around 8lbs

Some random pictures of the SA 700


November 2019
JDZ from the Yamaha forum who has very good knowledge of the SA range has bought a strange looking SA 700 everything about it looks right except it has the wrong fret board. It could be replacement but everything about it looks factory fitted. Does anyone know anything about this is it a special order or an expertly replaced fret board.

Some pictures including comparison with other SAs
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