The legendary flying Banana! The SB-1C is a legendary and elusive bass guitar offered for sale by Yamaha in the late 60's alongside the SB-2, 5 and 7. But this is by far the wildest and coolest. Sporting a body shape that resembles a banana and a headstock that resembles a Samurai sword, what more can i possibly say about the aesthetics of this bass?
It's a player too, it's unusual 31.5" scale length makes even the smallest of hands feel at home on the lovely Maple neck. The single pickup delivers a lovely thump and the adjustable foam mute that sits on top of the bridge (still intact) offers a bunch of adjustability.
- Katsura body
- 1 piece Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 20 frets
- 1x Yamaha single-coil pickup
- Master Voume control
- Master Tone control
- Yamaha tuners
- 4 saddle bridge with Bakelite saddles
- Chrome bridge cover with screw for mute adjustment
Our old Yam is in great shape for a guitar of this vintage. It's got some age related marks present but nothing major considering the age. Freshly set up with Daddario 45's and ready to go!
We endeavour to describe all our instruments with the upmost accuracy, if you have any questions about any of our guitars please don't hesitate to ask! All our guitars are professionally checked and set-up before they are shipped out to you, if you have any specific set-up requirements please let us know and we will happily accommodate you.