Yamaha FG-312 II

Posted by Bruce Gantt on Fri, 06/14/02 - 13:51:02.
In Reply to Yamaha

Seeking information about the quality of workmanship and durability of the FG-312II. I just purchased the guitar and plan on re-stringing the instrument. No information is to be found anywhere on this model.

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Yamaha FG 312 ii 12 string guitar

Brothers i am from INDIA and the Yamaha FG 312 ii guitar is AMAZING...... It can be said OLD is GOLD......
The quality of TONE &....& SOUND it produces is LOUD & is different compared to other 12 string guitars or 6 string guitars.......
I have this FG 312 ii when i was 14.... and now i m still having it..... want to pass on to generation to generations to my childrens children and so on.....
Tune this guitar to Open C from top to bottom i.e 654321(CGCGCe) or Tune it to Open D top to bottom i.e 654321 (DADf#AD) or (DADGAD). and play it
FEEL the TOUCH to Your HEART and PEOPLE ARound u..........

My dear Old FG312

Hi
I bought mine back in 1977 with its original box (so heavy !!!)
I've been moving everywhere with it, I played it both with 6 or 12 strings, with or without microphone, and it is still one of my favourite guitars.
The only thing I'd like if I was in front of the guitar shop back then, would be a cutaway model (not available in 1977), and perhaps a thinner neck (playing 12 strings on a thick neck is a bit painful).
This guitar is like a good french wine, getting better as time goes by ...

Yamaha FG 312ii

I have had the Yamaha FG 312ii 12 string guiter for 30 years and I love it. This is one guitar I will never part with. When I went looking for a 12 string 30 years ago I tried out a Martin and to me it was like playing a 2 x 4 with strings but, from the moment I picked up the Yamaha, it was like the guitar played itself. As long as the guitar has not been damaged, I'd say buy it.

YAMAHA FG 312 GUITAR

I HAVE HAD ONE FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, PASSED ON TO ME BY MY YOUNGER BROTHER, WHO HAD USED IT IN A ROCK BAND. THE TONE IMPROVES WITH AGE, KEEP IT IN GOOD CONDITION, AND YOU'LL BE REWARDED WITH A WONDERFUL SOUND. MINE WAS RECENTLY VALUED AT EUROS 1,500 (WHATEVER THAT IS IN DOLLARS). GREETINGS FROM WICKLOW, IRELAND.

FG-312

I agree, everyone who has played my FG-312 also say that it has gotten better with age. I boughtit in 1977.......35 years ago and its still the best sound you'll find...amazing.

Ken Stead....Newfoundland ( Eastern Canada)

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

i just bought one from a friend for $35 there was no way i was going to pass that deal up only thing wrong... a few nics and a broken string:D

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

: Seeking information about the quality of workmanship and durability of the FG-312II. I just purchased the guitar and plan on re-stringing the instrument. No information is to be found anywhere on this model.

I have an FG-312 which was bought new in the US in 1979/80 by my father as a present for me. Brought back to UK in same year. I played it for about 6 years then it went missing with my brother for about 12 years. I retrieved it in 2003, replaced the nut and some pegs, restrung and professionally set up. It plays wonderfully and the top has aged almost to an antique vintage look. It does sound quite "zingy" on the top e and b strings so perhaps I need heavier strings. The middle and bass are very full and sound great. Does tend to go out of tune, like many 12 strings, and needs retuning with a capo. According to Yamaha in UK it has a spruce laminate top, mahogony laminate sides and back, mahogony neck and rosewood fretboard. Has a scale of 636mm which is shorter than standard. Retailed in UK in 1980 for £99. Would not sell mine except for silly money which is unlikely. Don't know how it would compare to ther 12 strings because I've not played many, but I do love playing it. If you are looking to buy a decent 12 string and see one for less than £100 or $150 US, I say buy it. Hope this is useful to anyone doing some research on FG-312.

tuning keys for the FG-312

where can i find tuning keys for my Yamaha FG-312? I'd like to replace with original yamaha FG-312 tuning keys if possible. Is there a web site that what have the tuning keys to fit? Having trouble finding replacements. Thanks.

Yamaha FG-312

I purchased my 12 string Yamaha FG-312 acoustic back in1977 Toronto Canada. Paid $300 for it and thats all I had to my name for rent, so you know what happened next.................kick out the same day.
This thing sounds better than any 12 string I've ever played and a few of my professional friends who also owned 12 strings would quite often ask to borrow it, even a few times bands borrowed it, it's got a big sound.
Refused to sell it many times but would like to know if it has any value.

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

It has been useful. Thank you :-)

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

My FG-312 12 string was my first guitar. I bought it from my aunt in 1981. She played professionally. I have had that guitar for 28 years. It still plays wonderful and I have not adjusted the truss rod in 25 years. Its been all around the world. Some of the tuning pegs are very stiff. I plan to restore them next string change. The color has darkened beautifully and I love this guitar more than any of my other 10. It stays tuned for months at a time. If you have the chance to get one....Do it. I bought a later model Yamaha FG-411 (?) black 12 string and it plays very nice too, but the FG-312 fretboard feels flatter than the world was before columbus proved it was round. My first ex used a capo with a rivet in the back and made about 1/2 a dozen nice little dents, but otherwise its flawless and I wouldnt trade or sell it for anything.

FG-312

I purchased my 12 string Yamaha FG-312 acoustic back in1977 Toronto Canada. Paid $300 for it and thats all I had to my name for rent, so you know what happened next.................kick out the same day. This was the first and only 12 string I bought. It proved I didn't need another.
This thing sounds better than any 12 string I've ever played and a few of my professional friends who also owned 12 strings would quite often ask to borrow it, even a few times bands borrowed it, it's got a big sound.
Refused to sell it many times but would like to know if it has any value.

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

I have had one of these for about 1 1/2 years now and have been quite happy with it. Mine seems to be an older model with the open headstock (like a classical guitar.) It has a bright but full sound. Recently stacked it up against a Fender and an Alvarez and it blew them both away on tone. Check out a review I posted on harmony central.com shortly after I purchased it.

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

I have owned one of these guitars for over 20 years and love it! It has always sounded great and has a good action and play-ability.

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

I have one- that I need to sell- it is way too big for me- do you have any idea of what price I might list it for sale?

thanks- Melody

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

: I have one- that I need to sell- it is way too big for me- do you have any idea of what price I might list it for sale?

: thanks- Melody

I just paid $188 at the Guitar Center in Orlando. they couldnt even tell me anything. Its not in the acoustic guitar price book either. I'd like to know anything at all about it. I was tryng out $2 000 guitars and saw this one. I thought "hello....whats this ? sounds good. plays good. price is right."

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

: I have one- that I need to sell- it is way too big for me- do you have any idea of what price I might list it for sale?

: thanks- Melody

Re: Yamaha FG-312 II

: : I have one- that I need to sell- it is way too big for me- do you have any idea of what price I might list it for sale?

: : thanks- Melody

i bought one in a pawn shop in 1997 in new orleans for $100. they were asking $150 for it. i got it without the hard case for that price. i bought the case about a month later for $30 at the same pawn shop. for the most part, i like it.

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