Re: Yamaha S-50A acoustic guitar
: Where is the evidence that the S 50 A is a steel string guitar? Yes it has steel posts and a narrowish neck but look at the saddle /bridge and tell me how that is built to accomodate steel strings? In the absence of hard evidence as opposed to hearsay I wouldn't put steels on these great old girls - not unless you want a two piece unit.
: : The Yamaha S50A is a Steel string folk guitar which is often mistaken for a classical guitar, putting nylon strings on it is a big mistake, it was not made in 1961 as someone on here claimed by it's serial number, it was infact made between 1969 and 1972 as Yamaha didn't start making guitars with the tuning fork logo on the head stock until mid '69. This model is quite rare, I have one here and the sound.."magic" For a mint condition one you shouldn't accept less than $600 US, for a rough one you should still be asking atleast 250 bucks as age only makes these guitars sound better no matter how rough they might look. I also agree with someone else's comment on here that Yamaha do need to get off thier asses and make us a list as everything currently available is useless. Hope this was of some help, thanks- Wade
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