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Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and industrial robots.

Yamaha now owns 59 subsidiaries and affiliates in overseas markets in addition to numerous related companies in Japan.

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Re: Yamaha FG-301B

: I have own one Yamaha FG series a 301B. would like to get age, and pricing information( also some background info or specification) on all of these. Thanks a lot.

Yahama FG-1200J

Hi,

I'm looking for information on a guitar I bought around 1978. It's a Yamaha FG-1200J. I was told at the time that it was "hand finished"? It is a nice sounding guitar with abalone inlay on the fingerboard, around the body, and between the sections of the 3-piece back. Would like date and any pricing info available.

Thanks,

Scott

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

Was quite an expensive guitar then, probably solid tonewoods

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

Hi, if you are thinking of selling your FG-1200J, I'd offer you $1000.

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

I also have an FG-1200J in mint condition. It is an excellent guitar and I too can find no information whatsoever about this model. My serial number is: 51013
btw: I could find no info on serial numbers on Yamaha's guitar site.

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

I own the same guitar, bought it new in about '78 after I quit playing electric. I found that it had a nice action and that it's narrow neck made the transition pretty easy.

If you find any info let me know.

Thanks

P.S.
I am actually having a hard time finding a newer model that sounds better.

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

Nothing so far. I agree about the action...it plays as well as my Taylor.

Scott

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

FG-1200J was considered one of the high end models. It is not technically described as hand made. For example FG1500 and FG2000 is hand made by a specific luthier from the beginning to the end. The list price of 1200J when first introduced in Japan in 1974 was roughly $1000. It's got a solid spruce top, solid jacaranda side and back, and ebony fingerboard. Jacaranda guitars are no longer available and therefore the current comparable model use Indian rosewood instead at a price of $2200.

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

George,

How did you find this information? Do you work for Yamaha or something similar?

Scott

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

Hey guys,

I bought a new FG-1200J around '76. It still plays and sounds great. Until now I have not met anyone else who has one. Any idea where I can find the current value? Also, I cannot locate the serial number. Do you know where it's located?

Thanks,
Scot

Re: Yahama FG-1200J

The serial number can be found on the horizontal brace under the top just north of the sound hole. In other words, look in the hole towards the neck and you should see the number stamped on the brace facing you.

yamahaRXG1212A

I just bought a used guitar,for my 15 year old grandaughter. Yamaha RXG1212A could you tell me if this is a good learners guitar, how old it might bem or any information. it is an off white maybe pearl color
Thank you Pat Caddell

information on FG series guitar

Own two FG series guitars, a 170 and a 75. would like to get age, and pricing information( also some background info) on both of these.

As far as the play quality, these are two of the best guitars I've ever owned.

Re: information on FG series guitar

: Own two FG series guitars, a 170 and a 75. would like to get age, and pricing information( also some background info) on both of these.

: As far as the play quality, these are two of the best guitars I've ever owned.
do you still have these guitars?

information on Yamaha FG series guitars

would like to know as much information as possible for the FG170 and the FG75. I have had these guitars for a very long time and just love the sound that is generated from them. These were gifts so I have no idea of value,year, or any thing else that matters.
Thanks,
Richard

Re: information on Yamaha FG series guitars

Hi The Japanese were excellent and very exacting with regards to copying American Instruments(Martin d-28/Gibson) back then. The craftsmanshipt and speceifications are really on the money. So it appears the fg series are copies of a certain models, not sure as of yet of all of them because I' ve only played the fg 110. Alas my question to yourself... could you tell me the nut width and perhaps the scale length as well as the neck shape. Curious as to whether or not its a "V" neck.

Thanks

Sean

Re: information on Yamaha FG series guitars

: I have a mint FG-470 SA for Sale. Not sure what a reasonable asking price is but have been told in the neighborhood of $ 400 - $ 500.00. Any thoughts from any guitar experts on how to sell this for a fair and reasonable price.

Re: information on Yamaha FG series guitars

: What's going on, Well to be honest with you, I just don't know. On the other hand; The Butcher( a friend of mine ) would know. Both of mine have the " V " shape, so that would be cool to know. Does your 110 have the tuning fork insignia, or does it say " Yamaha " You can either e-mail me for the answer, or I'll get back to you right here.

Rich

Yamaha SA-200 semi-hollow electric in natural wood

Am trying to find out the value of a Yamaha SA-200 semi-hollow electric in natural wood purchased new in '75.

Re: Yamaha SA-200 semi-hollow electric in natural wood

TWO YEARS LATER AND I STILL WANT TO KNOW...

: Am trying to find out the value of a Yamaha SA-200 semi-hollow electric in natural wood purchased new in '75.

YAMAHA SG300

YAMAHA  SG300

This popular thread has been given its own page : YAMAHA SG300

acoustic guitar

Hi can someone help me please, I am contemplating buying a Yamaha FG410s or FG401s from a local shop. I am trying to find some info on this guitar, can anyone help. I played it for a couple of minutes and it was lovely but the shop is asking quite a lot for second hand £250
It does look quite new. Please hurry as I am sure he will sell it, thanks Rich.

Yamaha FG-110

I need to know the value of a mid 70's Yamaha FG-110 guitar. Thanks.

Yamaha FG 435 Acoustic Guitar

 Yamaha FG 435 Acoustic Guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : Yamaha FG 435 Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG-160E

hey-

i have an old Yamaha FG-160E that i got in CA used with case in 1982 for 200 bucks.
one of those black plastic cases with the fuzzy yellow inside.
it plays well and i love it lots.
i have been doing a web search trying to find info about it.
no luck.

can anyone email me any web pages or info about this guitar?
i wonder when it was made.
and other things.
the label says "made in japan".

i might never return to this BBS page so please send email to my address.

thanks,

--trellis

yamaha sg 200

Hello,
Hello,
I'm looking for a guitar Yamaha SG 200 (80ies).
Does anybody know where I can find one, and at which price?
Please let me know.
Thanks
Petrus

Re: yamaha sg 200

: Hello,
: Hello,
: I'm looking for a guitar Yamaha SG 200 (80ies).
: Does anybody know where I can find one, and at which price?
: Please let me know.
: Thanks
dez

Re: yamaha sg 200

: : Hello,
: : Hello,
: : I'm looking for a guitar Yamaha SG 200 (80ies).
: : Does anybody know where I can find one, and at which price?
: : Please let me know.
: : Thanks
: dez

Hi
I just bought a Yamaha SG200 it cost me £150 including a hard case and a very,very load amp named TRAYNOR.
The Yamaha plays like a dream, you got any info on them?
Regards
G.Lambe

Re: yamaha sg 200

: : : Hello,
: : : Hello,
: : : I'm looking for a guitar Yamaha SG 200 (80ies).
: : : Does anybody know where I can find one, and at which price?
: : : Please let me know.
: : : Thanks
: : dez

: Hi
: I just bought a Yamaha SG200 it cost me £150 including a hard case and a very,very load amp named TRAYNOR.
: The Yamaha plays like a dream, you got any info on them?
: Regards
: G.Lambe
suck my arse hole there s**t guitars

Re: yamaha sg 200

Hi - I am selling one on ebay right now. Email me for the details.
Daniel

: : : Hello,
: : : I'm looking for a guitar Yamaha SG 200 (80ies).
: : : Does anybody know where I can find one, and at which price?
: : : Please let me know.
: : : Thanks
: : dez

: Hi
: I just bought a Yamaha SG200 it cost me £150 including a hard case and a very,very load amp named TRAYNOR.
: The Yamaha plays like a dream, you got any info on them?
: Regards
: G.Lambe

YAMAHA AE 2000

I own a superb YAMAHA Ae 2000 It is a big jazz box richly ornemente,and realy comparable to any other brand and I mean the most reconised one.Think of a L5 gibson for the look. It has a solid top,gold hw,2 hb p.u.+ splitcoils,ebony etc...Need info on finish material to correct small dings on the top and a few belt buccles markson the back. not for sale, Any info on this specific model year,etc very appreciated. I read and write french

Re: YAMAHA AE 2000

I too own a superb YAMAHA AE 2000 And she is for sale !!!
She is missing one tuning knob and if you know where I can find one let me know. This is the best guitar I have ever owned (and I have had 3 vintage Gibsons) but I just don't play guitar any more, having been bitten by the clarinet bug. I also read and write french and live in France. Oh and there is a scratch on the top, and the pickguard is missing, not that that's a worry.

Re: YAMAHA AE 2000 has been sold

: I too own a superb YAMAHA AE 2000 And she is for sale !!!

Not any more, and thanks to this web page ! I delivered it personally to the lucky buyer in Austria, who gave us 3 days of superb Austrian hospitality.

Re: YAMAHA AE 2000

Finally, a reference to the AE2000! Rik Emmett in a 1992 Canadian Musician interview said he played one (I have it as a desktop photo along with a Pacifica 1412.) He is playing both guitars on a video "Out of the Blue". I haven't been able to find info other than that either but at least I know one exists!

specs.

I am interested in the yamaha wd-20 acoustic gutiar.I would like to know if it is a all wood insterment and what it retails for.

Yamaha SA800 (335 copy) What year??

I have tried the Yamaha axe dater(yamahaguitars.com) but still does not correspong to my serial # which is 142477; made in Japan. Is it 1981 or 91 ?????. I thinks its 1981 but not sure.any input is greatly appreciated

Re: Yamaha SA800 (335 copy) What year??

Mine's 87078 and is 1984 - so I imagine yours is the later date.

Re: Yamaha SA800 (335 copy) What year??

: Mine's 87078 and is 1984 - so I imagine yours is the later date.

do not know year its a cy-231

yamaha fj-651

Could anyone send me a picture or any info about what they think about the fj-651 acoustic guitar from yamaha.

Re: yamaha fj-651

i just bought one and it is beautiful. i feel that for the money, there are very few guitars like it out there. i bought it for 150 at the corner pawn shop. it is in perfect condition.

info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

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I have picked up a 2nd hand Yamaha acoustic guitar, model FG300.How old is it, was it an entry level guitar ,approximate value if in good condition? Any info on it would be appreciated.Thanks.

Re: info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

I'm trying to find out what my Yamaha 1980 model Fg331 is worth now. It is in ment condition. Will you please send me info or website i can see it listed in.
Thank you
Mark P. Pellegrin

Re: info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

: I have picked up a 2nd hand Yamaha acoustic guitar, model FG331.How old is it, was it an entry level guitar ,approximate value if in good condition? Any info on it would be appreciated.Thanks.

Re: info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

 info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: info on 2nd hand acoustic guitar

Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S

Interested in information of Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S and as I have one would like to find out histoly and production year. Serial Nr. is KZIKO30. Excellent instrument sorry not for sale.

Re: Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S

[The body of this post has been reconstituted from replies so it may differ from what was originally written.]

: Interested in information of Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S and as I have one would like to find out histoly and production year. Serial Nr. is KZIKO30. Excellent instrument sorry not for sale.
Sure you don't want to sell? I'd love to get one. Where did you get yours?

Re: Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S

: : Interested in information of Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 3000 S and as I have one would like to find out histoly and production year. Serial Nr. is KZIKO30. Excellent instrument sorry not for sale.

: Sure you don't want to sell? I'd love to get one. Where did you get yours?

I have one! It's a great guitar! See my user review on Harmony-Central.com. I absolutely love mine! If you go to the Yamahaguitars.com website, there's a part of the site that gives you the formula on how to figure out the manufacturing date, etc... Or e-mail me and I'll send you the data! My SG is wine colored, in near mint condition...found it in a German guitar store...had been hanging there since either '82 or '92. Don't know exactly since the serial numbers are repeated every 10 years... Mine isn't for sale either...although I DID see an ivory one go for over $2000 on e-bay. Not nearly as nice as mine though... Mine still has the paper on the back body cavity covers! The gold plating on the bridge is minimally rubbed.

Re: Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 200 picture

hello where do u think i can find a yamaha guitar picrure ? please email bak.

Re: Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 200 picture

: hello where do u think i can find a yamaha guitar picrure ? please email bak.

Re: Yamaha Electric Guitar SG 200 picture

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/product/guitar/eg/database/index.html

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