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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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Yamaha sg200

SG 200 FOR SALE

Re: Yamaha sg200

: SG 200 FOR SALE

Re: Yamaha sg200

Please send me photo
Yamaha sg200

Yamaha FG140

Yamaha FG140

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Yamaha Classical G-230

I have picked up a 2nd hand Yamaha Classical guitar, model G-230.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: Yamaha Classical G-230

I have the same guitar.....I looked on the Yamaha Website...entered the serial number...and got October 19, 1980 unit number 449

What year is my yamaha Gutiar?

I am trying to find the year of my yamaha guitar it is a FG-12II and no one seems to be able to find it ? Can anyone help me. Email me back : Shanguitar@aol.com

74-75 FG-360 Yamaha

Anybody know the story on these? Solid spruce top, solid Brazilian rosewood sides (matched) and bookmatched rosewood two-piece back. Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge. Luthier's initials MK stamped inside. Nippon-Gakki LTD label, and Made in Japan. D-18 knockoff. Made in 74-75 and sold for $375 US then. Seems to be a limited production, handcrafted model. Anybody else have one? Mine's fantastic - big, balanced sound. Goes head to head with a lot of high dollar stuff these days.

Re: 74-75 FG-360 Yamaha

Yeah I have one. Of course mines been through a house with 9 cats 2 younger brothers 3 dogs and a few fights.

Jess

Re: 74-75 FG-360 Yamaha

: Yeah I have one. Of course mines been through a house with 9 cats 2 younger brothers 3 dogs and a few fights.

: Jess
hi jess do you still have your fg300? may be instrested. email me

FG355SB

Does anyone know how much this guitar is worth? I can't find anything on it but I know it's probably about 20 years old. It's in mint condition and still has it's original guitar case.

Re: FG355SB

I paid it 300 Dollars in 1984: lovely guitar, still playing it. Back in the eighties it was good value for money.

Re: FG355SB

Hey Guys,
These 2 posts are the only ones I could find about this guitar.
I bought one in 1985 new with case it cost $350.00
And it was a nice guitar then, but it sounds great now!.
I had a Fishman pickup installed 2 years ago, and it sound really good amplified!...but alas I was using at an outside gig and it was damaged during a windstorm.
Neck broke at the headstock. Well Im working at getting it fixed.
I have no clue what itd be worth...but Id never sell mine anyway...
Take your guitar to a reputable dealer...they all do appraisals!

have fun and Keep playing!

Re: FG355SB

(Originally posted 03:45:51 4/05/06)

well I live in the uk and i paid £150 for a second hand one from the 80s last week ,not in very good condition at all but it sounded lovely ,but as i said i live in uk. I do think guitars are of a different value world wide though.
Chris

Re: FG355SB

: i have the same guitar and same condition...don't know what it's worth now but in 1982 it was $319.00
: Does anyone know how much this guitar is worth? I can't find anything on it but I know it's probably about 20 years old. It's in mint condition and still has it's original guitar case.

Yamaha guitar

Wanted Info on Yamaha SCC-500

Yamaha FG 180 info

I was given a Yamaha Fg 180 a while back and i was worndering about things like when it was made and how much it is worth. If you have any help, please contact me.

Re: Yamaha FG 180 info

: I'm not really sure what my ole guitar is worth, however I can say that I haven't owned one or play one more than I enjoy playing more than this Yamaha FG-180 serial # 51004031. My father purchased this new in '75 and gave it me when I turned 16. I play it all the time. Though it has many scars and dinks on it from being carried all over the U.S. it still has a wonderful deep bluezy tone. I'm still rec'n compliments on the quality sound it holds.

Re: Yamaha FG 180 info -reply

Look at the serial number for the date of production. In most cases the serial number should follow the following format: ymmdd999 y is the 2 digit year, mm is the two digit month, dd = day, and 999 = number.
for example I have a Yamaha SJ818 guitar serial #20217058. It was made either 1982 or 1992 on february 17th, and was number 058. In my case the guitar was made in 1982. Look at the Yamaha site, and they have a guitarguru email address, and they can tell you specifications on your model of guitar - they did for me. I will look for the address if you can't find it. Good luck.

Re: Yamaha FG 180 info -reply

I have a Yamaha FG-180 Red Label without "Nippon Gakki." The serial # is T0072049 - I could only guess by the number and some internet research that the guitar was made in 1972, perhaps as the first red label made when the company moved production to Taiwan...so either made their before the red labels changed, or made during the move(?). Any thoughts.

Re: Yamaha FG 180 info -reply

hi i am just wondering how old my guitar is and how much its worth . it is a fg-180 and i bought it at a yard sale did i pay too much ? what is too much ? please write back asap thanx my email address is gjpunkrockgirl78@aol.com please send me some info on the guitar . bye

Re: Yamaha FG 180 info -reply

The yamaha FG-180 is fairly rare, and a semi-collectors item, although it has a great deep blues sound, and great definition of notes. It was firstly produced in or around the early 1970's in japan before Yamaha moved its manufacturing plant to China, and then the quality of the later 180's was much poorer

Info on Yamaha SJ1000

Info on Yamaha SJ1000

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want to buy yamaha fg-340

i want to buy a yamaha fg-340, or something very similar, like maybe a 345. mcampbell1051@hotmail.com

Re: want to buy yamaha fg-340

: i want to buy a yamaha fg-340, or something very similar, like maybe a 345. mcampbell1051@hotmail.com

I have an FG 345 I bought in the early 70s with Fishman Rare Earth pickup and hard case in great condition for sale if you're interested.

Re: want to buy yamaha fg-340

I have an fg-340 i am looking to sell it email me if you are interested or call (229)349-1633

Yamaha FG-345 II worth?

Yamaha FG-345 II worth?

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Serialno Yamaha SG

Can anybody help me to find out which year my guitars are made? Or the value of the SG's?
SG1000 no.003330 - SG2000 no.1116 and a SG50(!)no. EB5254 or B5254

Re: Serialno Yamaha SG

I have sg-50 too and i have the same problem...!

Yamaha FG 435At

I wish to locate some background data on a Yamaha FG 435At. It is in mint condition and I want to find the current value. I have searched the web many times and found only a bit of discussion on the fine quality of the 435. Can anyone help?

Re: Yamaha FG 435At

: I wish to locate some background data on a Yamaha FG 435At. It is in mint condition and I want to find the current value. I have searched the web many times and found only a bit of discussion on the fine quality of the 435. Can anyone help? I HAVE A 435 AND IT'S A GREAT GUITAR AND I FEEL THE VALUE IS BETWEEN 250 AND 300 DOLLARS

Re: Yamaha FG 435At

I have found out that the FG 435At was made by Yamaha from 1990-1996 and sold for $379.00

Info on Yamaha CJ818-SB desired

Info on Yamaha CJ818-SB desired

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Yamaha S-50A acoustic guitar

Yamaha S-50A acoustic guitar

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yahama acoustic guitar FG336sbII

would like information about this guitar

Yamaha G255SII guitar

Hi there,

Anyone knows about this model. How much and how old was it? Any specfic info about it? Thanks a lot.

Jim

Re: Yamaha G255SII guitar

Hi Jim

I got this Jazz-Guitar. Nice in Design, easily playable.
Has an eccellent acoustic with a mixed sting set (Jazz/Classic)

Oliver - Switzerland

Price on yamaha fg-300 ?

I have a 1975 yamaha fg-300, but it's not for sale. I was wondering how much it would be worth now?

YAMAHA FG-280 GREEN LABEL

Can somebody tell me what the difference is between RED, GREEN and BLACK Label, please?

Re: YAMAHA FG-280 GREEN LABEL

: Can somebody tell me what the difference is between RED, GREEN and BLACK Label, please?

FG280 is made in japan.
Headmark Top side&back
Redlabel 12/1971-06/1972 SoundFork Spruce Mahogany
(Head- Y-style) Neck Finger Board
Mahogany Rosewood

Greenlabel 06/1972-07/1974 Headmark Top side&back
(Head- Snake style) SoundFork Spruce IndianRose
Neck Finger Board
Mahogany Rosewood

Blacklabel(07/1974-11/1975)FG280notmade.

Re: YAMAHA FG-280 GREEN LABEL

: : Can somebody tell me what the difference is between RED, GREEN and BLACK Label, please?

: FG280 is made in japan.
:
: Redlabel (12/1971-06/1972): (Head- Y-style)

Headmark Sound Fork
Top Spruce
side&back Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Finger Board Rosewood

: Greenlabel(06/1972-07/1974): (Head- Snake style)
Headmark SoundFork
Top Spruce
side&back IndianRose
Neck Mahogany
Finger Board Rosewood
:
: Blacklabel(07/1974-11/1975)FG280notmade.

Re: YAMAHA FG-280 GREEN LABEL

: : : Can somebody tell me what the difference is between RED, GREEN and BLACK Label, please?

: : FG280 is made in japan.
: :
: : Redlabel (12/1971-06/1972): (Head- Y-style)

: Headmark Sound Fork
: Top Spruce
: side&back Mahogany
: Neck Mahogany
: Finger Board Rosewood

: : Greenlabel(06/1972-07/1974): (Head- Snake style)
: Headmark SoundFork
: Top Spruce
: side&back IndianRose
: Neck Mahogany
: Finger Board Rosewood
: :
: : Blacklabel(07/1974-11/1975)FG280notmade.

hi i have 2 of the fg280 black lables someone help me on that thanks

Re: YAMAHA FG-280 GREEN LABEL

: : : Can somebody tell me what the difference is between RED, GREEN and BLACK Label, please?

: : FG280 is made in japan.
: :
: : Redlabel (12/1971-06/1972): (Head- Y-style)

: Headmark Sound Fork
: Top Spruce
: side&back Mahogany
: Neck Mahogany
: Finger Board Rosewood

: : Greenlabel(06/1972-07/1974): (Head- Snake style)
: Headmark SoundFork
: Top Spruce
: side&back IndianRose
: Neck Mahogany
: Finger Board Rosewood
: :
: : Blacklabel(07/1974-11/1975)FG280notmade.

Needless to say i have Black Label FG-280 !! How can you give a period for manufacture but state "not made" please??

G-85A Yamaha

Does anyone have any information about this classic acoustic, G-85A? I have not been able to find anything about it.

Re: G-85A Yamaha

: Does anyone have any information about this classic acoustic, G-85A? I have not been able to find anything about it.

I have one - bought it at a pawn shop - great shape - what are they worth? - how much were they new?

Re: G-85A Yamaha

: Does anyone have any information about this classic acoustic, G-85A? I have not been able to find anything about it.

I have one, bought in 1972. Am willing to sell if that is what you are looking for. Best sounding classical guitar of its time, or at least I thought, and one of the easiest to play.

Re: G-85A Yamaha

: : Does anyone have any information about this classic acoustic, G-85A? I have not been able to find anything about it.

: I have one, bought in 1972. Am willing to sell if that is what you are looking for. Best sounding classical guitar of its time, or at least I thought, and one of the easiest to play.

I have one also that was bought in 1972...it has been all over the world with me and is still in beautiful condition and I have always thought it had a beautiful sound. When it was bought in 1972 it was a gift...however I always thought it cost around one hundred dollars...

YAMAHA FG-280

Accoustic guitar?

FG-450SA

have one for sale 12 years old, one careful owner from new, solid spruce top, laminated rosewood sides, abalone inlay around soundhole. played in nicely, one small ding on lower bout. comes with old guild hardcase $200.

Re: FG-450SA

Do you have any pictures of this guitar & guild hardcase? Does this pice include shipping and insurance?
Thank you,
Will

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