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  • Hello and are there Any Flying Banana or Samurai owners here?

    I just joined up folk’s; I have come across tons of informative information on this site in my many searches for various guitars. I didn’t see any introduction section so I will just say hello here, some may know me from other forums. I am a part time Luthier and a part time collector as well.
    I have just made a recent shift in my collecting and have always dug the older stuff but hadn’t really deviled into collecting any until here of late.
    So, my first guitar was and still is a Yamaha HE700SE 1980 model. She is in mint condition and I am the second owner of her. But enough of that, this last week I purchased several older collectable Yamaha's and wanted to see if anyone else here had any Flying Bananas or Samurai here?
    I just got this Bass last night and have two more guitars showing up this week. I will post up the pictures of the others as they arrive, they are a SGV800 and a EGV103C.

    2000 SBV 500 Flying Banana



    Last edited by Luthier-Atlanta; 08-03-2014, 09:10 AM. Reason: Add Info

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    I love those guitars!

    But I don't have one.
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    • #3
      Been looking for an affordable authentic SGV for years, but I guess it's not going to happen, along with an affordable Aria Urchin and Ibby Iceman. All great guitars.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Virgman View Post
        I love those guitars!

        But I don't have one.
        These are my first, came across them about a year ago and couldn't afford any at the time, so to make up for lost time...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
          Been looking for an affordable authentic SGV for years, but I guess it's not going to happen, along with an affordable Aria Urchin and Ibby Iceman. All great guitars.
          Thank you sir, I am on the hunt for a few of those as well.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
            Been looking for an affordable authentic SGV for years...
            You mean one of these?

            http://www.surrealisticpenguin.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Surrealistic View Post

              You mean one of these?

              Why Yes, Yes I do. Mine just showed up today, looks pretty much the same except the tip on my whammy is chrome.




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              • #8
                Very cool!
                Listen...

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                • #9
                  My other one showed up today, tore it apart, cleaned it and slapped it back together.



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                  • #10
                    Nice - anyone know what the difference is between the new(er) ones and the original 60's model?
                    http://www.surrealisticpenguin.com

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                    • #11
                      Not only do I not have one, I've never heard of any of these models until today. I must say though that I find them disturbingly attractive. And I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that you have a Brazilian Rosewood board on the last one posted.
                      "Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you're listening. Playing the piano ['guitar'] allows you to do both at the same time." -Kelsey Grammer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mrbrown49 View Post
                        Very cool!
                        Thank you.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Surrealistic View Post
                          Nice - anyone know what the difference is between the new(er) ones and the original 60's model?
                          Other than cost,,, I hadn't had time to research out that aspect as of yet.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wankdeplank View Post
                            Not only do I not have one, I've never heard of any of these models until today. I must say though that I find them disturbingly attractive. And I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that you have a Brazilian Rosewood board on the last one posted.
                            Yes it is Brazilian Rosewood ++++

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Luthier-Atlanta View Post

                              Other than cost,,, I hadn't had time to research out that aspect as of yet.
                              Be interested if anyone knows. I can see they have a slightly different shape where the neck joins the body and, of course the new ones don't say "Nippon Gakki" on the headstock, but apart from that they look like they might be identical.

                              Oh wait a sec, the pickup switch is different too; just noticed that. See, this is why I could never be a forensic detective
                              Last edited by Surrealistic; 08-06-2014, 04:47 AM.
                              http://www.surrealisticpenguin.com

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