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1968 Yamaha SB-1C Bass Flying Banana Nippon Gakki (MIJ)

1968 Yamaha SB-1C Bass Flying Banana Nippon Gakki (MIJ)

Regular price $1,531.40 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,531.40 USD
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1968 Yamaha SB-1C Bass Flying Banana Nippon Gakki (MIJ)

Warning: not for those who like to play sitting down. Released alongside the SB-2A series of basses in the late 60s, the SB-1C is a super fun, super quirky and super rare offering from Yamaha Nippon Gakki which was manufactured for an extremely limited time. Whilst the Flying Samurai shape continued to be produced and then reissued in the early 2000s, the Flying Banana shape was a single run and never produced again.

That being said, this is about the coolest bass you could hope for. it features the original tilting bridge cover (previously used for a foam mute which is no longer present), single high output neck pickup, short scale agility with a 0 fret system and a tug bar so you can tug on your banana strings. In great original condition aside from a new Switchcraft jack socket and some replaced pickguard screws, the bass has been professionally setup and serviced and is playing like a dream. The neck is straight, truss is healthy and responsive and the pickup and electronics sound great. Comes with a non-original gig bag.


Make: Yamaha

Model: SB-1C

Origin: Nippon, 1968

Body: Katsura

Neck: 1 Piece Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Yamaha Single Coil, Neck: 10.5kOhms

Neck Profile: 42mm Nut, Small D Profile, 31.5" Scale

Frets: 20

Finish: Blue

Weight: 3.9kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049 

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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