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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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Where vintage Yamaha was made?

Hello - can you tell me about the red label on vintage Yamaha's. I used to have a FG 150. It was a red label and said Japan. But some people say they have a red lable vintage Gakki? and that it is made in Taiwan? Would appreciate if someone could help me understand. Thanks.

Re: Where vintage Yamaha was made?

: Hello - can you tell me about the red label on vintage Yamaha's. I used to have a FG 150. It was a red label and said Japan. But some people say they have a red lable vintage Gakki? and that it is made in Taiwan? Would appreciate if someone could help me understand. Thanks.

Yes, Nippon Gakki, Taiwan. Have a 1971 model here, purchased new. Strat Man Dwight & son Andrew Listmayer

Re: Where vintage Yamaha was made?

: Hello - can you tell me about the red label on vintage Yamaha's. I used to have a FG 150. It was a red label and said Japan. But some people say they have a red lable vintage Gakki? and that it is made in Taiwan? Would appreciate if someone could help me understand. Thanks.

For a fact it is Taiwan. I have a 1971 model in great shape, sitting right beside me now. It's all original, bought new and the sticker says Taiwan.

Strat man (& Yamaha historian) Dwight

Re: Where vintage Yamaha was made?

: : Hello - can you tell me about the red label on vintage Yamaha's. I used to have a FG 150. It was a red label and said Japan. But some people say they have a red lable vintage Gakki? and that it is made in Taiwan? Would appreciate if someone could help me understand. Thanks.

: For a fact it is Taiwan. I have a 1971 model in great shape, sitting right beside me now. It's all original, bought new and the sticker says Taiwan.

: Strat man (& Yamaha historian) Dwight
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nippon gakki by virtue of it's name is japanese, all yamy's made in taiwan clearly have "made in taiwan" 1971 was well before any move towards taiwan in any case, that my 2 bobs worth, cheers.........................murph yamahaguru

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YAMAHA FG280

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Yamaha FG 350W (mid 1970's)

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Yamaha CG150 CAA

Has anybody got any details of the Yamaha acoustic electric with cutaway model CG 150 CAA ?

Re: Yamaha CG150 CAA

: Has anybody got any details of the Yamaha acoustic electric with cutaway model CG 150 CAA ?

I have a yamaha CG-150 CCE

Yamaha SF-400

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wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

Thanks

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: Thanks

I have an FG 260 12 string in near perfect condition. Not sure exactly which year it was made. Is there a way to determine that ?

I have A FG 400S

I have A FG 400S and I'm trying to get am idea of the value. This guitar s old and tried and true. It's in great shape and looks great. I also have the matching case! Any one got any Idea od it's value? THANKS!
I have NEVER been able to find info on this guitar???

Re: I have A FG 400S

: I have A FG 400S and I'm trying to get am idea of the value. This guitar s old and tried and true. It's in great shape and looks great. I also have the matching case! Any one got any Idea od it's value? THANKS!
: I have NEVER been able to find info on this guitar???

I hear ya my friend. THIS was the only info I could find, AT ALL. Please email me at claytonbrown123@hotmail if you find a link to some info, thanks. I inherited mine from my father when he died in the 70's so I know it's old. He was more or less a beginner, and although a successful lawyer, kind of tight with the wallet so I'm thinking it wasn't their nicest but I'll tell you, I've been jamming off and on for 15 years on it and it's still perfect. Good luck, Clay

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: Thanks

I have an FG 345 (Made in Taiwan Republic of China) I bought in early seventies. I added a Fishman rare earth pickup. Has beautiful tone & it's in great condition with no cosmetic or structural problems. The action is high up the neck but music shop said that can be improved for $25. Let me know if you're interested and I can send pics.

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: : I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: : Thanks

: I have an FG 345 (Made in Taiwan Republic of China) I bought in early seventies. I added a Fishman rare earth pickup. Has beautiful tone & it's in great condition with no cosmetic or structural problems. The action is high up the neck but music shop said that can be improved for $25. Let me know if you're interested and I can send pics.

I have a FG300 that I purchased in 1968. It's in excellent condition sans some minor scruff marks on the spruce front and rosewood back. I have the original case and paperwork. It's the red label Nippon Gakki, serial number 1615025. According to Yamaha, they have not loaded the year 1968 yet. I would love to see this guitar go to a collector!

Yamaha FG 580 1973

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Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: : I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: : Thanks

: I have an FG 345 (Made in Taiwan Republic of China) I bought in early seventies. I added a Fishman rare earth pickup. Has beautiful tone & it's in great condition with no cosmetic or structural problems. The action is high up the neck but music shop said that can be improved for $25. Let me know if you're interested and I can send pics.

I HAVE A YAMAHA FG400 IN EXCELLENT COND. w/CASE. INTERESTED?

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

Hi! I have a FG300 Yamaha I purchased in Japan while in the Navy in 1972...it was and is still a great playing guitar. I have been using it as a spare...After I bought myself a Taylor 714/ce I do not play the 300 much....what is it worth?

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: Thanks

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: : I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: : Thanks

hi i just bought a fg280 nippon and it sounds awesome dont know much about them they changed the keys on it bought it sounds some nice i would like to chat with you thanks

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

i have a FG-150 Nippon Gakki red label
in prestige condition. there is nothing wrong with it. just very very minor dings but over all condition is super clean. how much is it worth to you? i can email pics

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

I've got a FG-300 Nippon Gakki Yamaha. It is in good shape with theexception that the pickguard fell off and it is reglued on less the satisfactory. I oould have that fixed or sell it as is. Other wise in very good shape. I am the original owner. It was bought in 1971 in California.

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

i have a nippon gakki FG-180 which i don't know what to do with...i don't really play guitar! i would be interested in selling it.

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: I'd prefer Yamaha FG's with the Nippon Gakki label but would consider others in good condition. Anyone with anything for sale please contact me.

: Thanks
I had an FG280. Fantastic guitar with light guage strings on it. The sound was fantastic. Unfortunately last week I was travelling home from england and it was damaged by the airline (rather brutalised beyond repair) Can anyone give me an idea of what it was worth for insurance purposes. I bought this from new about 27 years ago. Thanks

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

:I have a FG580 purchased around 1962 by me.. I used this instrument from that time to approx. 1985 as a stage instrument so it has some use marks.. It's in pretty good shape tho' and still sounds great.. The action is still fantastic and I still enjoy playing it once in a while as I own quite a few instruments now.. It's original except for a "Shadow" pick-up mounted under the bridge and a "shadow" end-pin plug installed...

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

Hi Sam....
I have a Yamaha FG140 with Nippon Gakki label..... amazingly rich tone... Bought it from new in my late teens about 69/70 and have had it ever since...been all around the world with me.... great for finger picking... I only send you this information because I am surprised that anyone is interested in the model...???

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: Hi Sam....
: I have a Yamaha FG140 with Nippon Gakki label..... amazingly rich tone... Bought it from new in my late teens about 69/70 and have had it ever since...been all around the world with me.... great for finger picking... I only send you this information because I am surprised that anyone is interested in the model...???

Hi Sam,
similarly I have an FG180 Nipon Gakki label 772238
Never been able to better the tone on any other guitar, Traded a Harmony for it in a junk shop in London in 1970.

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

: Hi Sam....
: I have a Yamaha FG140 with Nippon Gakki label..... amazingly rich tone... Bought it from new in my late teens about 69/70 and have had it ever since...been all around the world with me.... great for finger picking... I only send you this information because I am surprised that anyone is interested in the model...???

Hi Sam,
similarly I have an FG180 Nipon Gakki label 772238
Never been able to better the tone on any other guitar, Traded a Harmony for it in a junk shop in London in 1970.

Re: wanted: yamaha fg's 1969-1974

Hi-

I have a Yamaha (Nippon Gakki) FG-1000. I bought it used while I was in Japan in the mid 1980s. I believe it was made during this period. I am not sure I want to sell but I was hoping that you might have info on this model as the Yamaha archive and the blue book do not. It looks much like a FG-2000 with the 3 panel back and abalone lining all the seams. Thanks. Karen

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Re: WANTED: Yamaha FG-180 - '68-'72

I'm looking for an FG-180 from the late sixties/early seventies. I expect there to be some wear on the body, but would be thrilled to find one in mint condition. At the very least, it should be in very good condition -- bascially, I don't want to have to fix anything. I'd prefer a red label Nippon Gakki, but I'll consider anything from '68-'72. If you have one you'd like to sell and are willing to ship to the midwest, please let me know!

Re: WANTED: Yamaha FG-180 - '68-'72

: I'm looking for an FG-180 from the late sixties/early seventies. I expect there to be some wear on the body, but would be thrilled to find one in mint condition. At the very least, it should be in very good condition -- bascially, I don't want to have to fix anything. I'd prefer a red label Nippon Gakki, but I'll consider anything from '68-'72. If you have one you'd like to sell and are willing to ship to the midwest, please let me know!

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i have Acoustic guitar Yamaha FG-180 .... but now i'm in Thailand .... it exellent sound

Contact me ......... hello_test_123@hotmail.com

Cost of a FG170

Could anybody tell me how much an FG170 with hard case (in good condition) should be worth? I found one at a pawn shop for my son's birthday for 159.00 THanks. Teresa

wanted: ANY 70's yamaha sx model

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YAMAHA FG-180 NIPPON GAKKI RED LABEL

I am looking for a:
YAMAHA FG-180 NIPPON GAKKI (japan red label)
Looking for one in excellent condition that preferably has original case.
If you have other nice Yamaha's like an FG-580, I would be interested in that too!
email me at: falseguardian@yahoo.com
thanks!!! send pictures too!

Yamaha SG2000 guitar

anyone got a yamaha sg2000 for sale please contact me steve.robinson7@ntlworld.com preferably in UK but worldwide if the right price thanks..

Re: Yamaha SG2000 guitar

i have an sg2000 for sale, i am looking on www to get a value. what are you prepared to pay for one in good condition, never goes out of tune, all original no modifications. peavy backstage amp also if you looking for one. contact me if you are interested. den

FG-180

If anyone has one for sale please send me an email. Thnx

Re: FG-180

i have a nippon gakki fg-180 for sale!

Vintage Yamaha 12 string electric - any info?

My grandfather gave me this old 12 string electric Yamaha and I haven't been able to find any info on it. The body looks similar to the old SG's by the pictures that I have found and it says Nippon Gakki on the head. It plays great and I was just wanting to see about what it is worth. Any ideas on where I could find some info?

YAMAHA SG400

I am looking for a Yamaha SG400.Anyone out there looking to sell? If so,e-mail me with info & pic's.
Cheers

Have Yamaha SBG3000 mint - for sale

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Yamaha SG 300 Pick Guard

I'm trying to refurbish my wife's Dad's SG 300. The pick guard is gone and I'm trying to find an original pick guard to replace it. Where does one find such a thing?

Re: Yamaha SG 300 Pick Guard

: I'm trying to refurbish my wife's Dad's SG 300. The pick guard is gone and I'm trying to find an original pick guard to replace it. Where does one find such a thing?

I have an SG300 . they did not come fitted with a pickguard as standard . Still one great guitar though!!

Re: Yamaha SG 300 Pick Guard

I've got a black SG300, no pickguard either.
It's an awesome reliable guitar.

Yamaha FG-110 worth?

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SG-500 Confusion...

Hello all,

I'm looking at a SG-500B and while trying to find some background info on it, I discovered there are a few SG-500 variants. This one has a bolt-on neck, toggle by the pots - thin binding on the top only, uncovered pups, dot inlays - I've seen SG-500 with set necks, the toggle on the upper cutaway, fat markers, etc. How many different SG-500's are there - Trying to date the axe I'm looking at and also if a bolt-on is really as good as the set-neck - Any help appreciated -

Bob

wanted: FG-180 and other Nippon Gakki FG Yamaha's

Hey All,

First, I'm looking for an FG-180 in very good condition with low action. Must be RED label Nippon gakki.

Second, I'm looking for any other RED label Nippon Gakki FG's in good condition. I'm not a dealer, I just like themand am looking to add a few good ones to my collection.

Third, there ARE some Yamaha FG's that are Nippon Gakki that are NOT RED label, but a sort of greenish/brown label from the early 70's. Anything would be nice.

If anyone has anything for sale please contact me. Thanks in advance.

Sam
Raleigh, NC
scal@yahoo.com

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