Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

Posted by Launa Buettell on Thu, 04/14/05 - 20:10:15.
In Reply to Yamaha

My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built?

thanks for your help. :-)

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Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

Good Day,

I have an original Yamaha FG300 with case for sale. I bought it in 1968/69.

The guitar is in very good condition.

Anyone interested can contact me on 084 700 3255

Regards,

Bradley.

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Hi there...im looking to buy a yamaha fg 300..im in south africa thou...please mail me...if anyone can help..thanks

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

I have a Yamaha FG-300, flowered pickguard, Red Label w/Nippon Gakki within; 'Made in Japan' on the back of the head stock, adjustable bridge, etc., but NO SERIAL NUMBER inside the sound hole.

Could it be 'under' the label? Any thoughts? Person I bought it from said he's owned it since 1976 and bought it used.

Thanks for your help.

mario

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: I have a Yamaha FG-300, flowered pickguard, Red Label w/Nippon Gakki within; 'Made in Japan' on the back of the head stock, adjustable bridge, etc., but NO SERIAL NUMBER inside the sound hole.

: Could it be 'under' the label? Any thoughts? Person I bought it from said he's owned it since 1976 and bought it used.

: Thanks for your help.

: mario

It's been over a year. If you are still looking for an FG300, I have one. All original, excellent condition, pick guard sits flat & never re-glued. Serial #40404 Let me know.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: : I have a Yamaha FG-300, flowered pickguard, Red Label w/Nippon Gakki within; 'Made in Japan' on the back of the head stock, adjustable bridge, etc., but NO SERIAL NUMBER inside the sound hole.

: : Could it be 'under' the label? Any thoughts? Person I bought it from said he's owned it since 1976 and bought it used.

: : Thanks for your help.

: : mario

: It's been over a year. If you are still looking for an FG300, I have one. All original, excellent condition, pick guard sits flat & never re-glued. Serial #40404 Let me know.
THE GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: I have a Yamaha FG-300, flowered pickguard, Red Label w/Nippon Gakki within; 'Made in Japan' on the back of the head stock, adjustable bridge, etc., but NO SERIAL NUMBER inside the sound hole.

: Could it be 'under' the label? Any thoughts? Person I bought it from said he's owned it since 1976 and bought it used.

: Thanks for your help.

: mario

It's been over a year. If you are still looking for an FG300, I have one. All original, excellent condition,
pick guard sits flat & never re-glued. Let me know.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

I have an FG300 with red label, Nikkon Gakki and 'made in Japan' on the neck. Excellent condition and fantastic sound.

Yamaha FG 300 acoustic guitar

Do you still have it?

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

Hi! I got my FG300 Yamaha in Japan in 1972, and it has the FG300 Label in the hole....I can only think that your must predate that. James

YAMAHA FG 300 acoustic guitar

Do you still have it?

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built?

: thanks for your help. :-)

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: : My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built?

: : thanks for your help. :-)i have a fg 300 ,inlaid neck adjustable bridge ,patterned pickgaurd,,in imaculate condition ,got nippon gakki in sound hole i bought it in 1975

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

It seems the winning combination is the red label, Nippon Gakki, and "Made In Japan" on the back of the headstock. Those appear to be the famous ones, beat out only by the Japan ones made before that I believe that were not exports out of that country. After these initial exports, they were assembled other ways, including in Taiwan and production standards were hard to monitor.

The red label Japan models gave American guitar makers a real run for their money. These were still plywood guitars (veneers) but are sought after today for a reason.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: It seems the winning combination is the red label, Nippon Gakki, and "Made In Japan" on the back of the headstock. Those appear to be the famous ones, beat out only by the Japan ones made before that I believe that were not exports out of that country. After these initial exports, they were assembled other ways, including in Taiwan and production standards were hard to monitor.

: The red label Japan models gave American guitar makers a real run for their money. These were still plywood guitars (veneers) but are sought after today for a reason.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

I have a Yamaha FG300 Red Label Humingbird SN#1222788. It has "Made in Japan" on the back of the head stock. It is in very good condition with a black case with red lining. I believe the case is original. The pick guard is coming up, but otherwise is in very good condition. I have been thinking of selling it, but want it to go to someone who appreciates the guitar. Any takers?
: : It seems the winning combination is the red label, Nippon Gakki, and "Made In Japan" on the back of the headstock. Those appear to be the famous ones, beat out only by the Japan ones made before that I believe that were not exports out of that country. After these initial exports, they were assembled other ways, including in Taiwan and production standards were hard to monitor.

: : The red label Japan models gave American guitar makers a real run for their money. These were still plywood guitars (veneers) but are sought after today for a reason.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

Does the guitar have a flower designed pic gaurd? and Is the guitar still for sale? I have been looking for this model yamaha for months. Please email me at Caitlincordone5@gmail.com

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

thanks everyone for your input on this. I bought the guitar in 1970 or 1971, after my other guitar was damaged in a house fire.

Launa

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: : My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built?

: : thanks for your help. :-)

hi i have a couple of fg 300s one i bought in oknawa 1974 one from a pawn shop for less than 100 dollars. i tell my friends i think the value of the yamaha made in japan (pre 1975) are worth the number in the sound hole. if in good condition (neck stright etc). the fg 300 plus numbers that were made in korea or tiawan are not the quality of the old ones (i don't think). the 300 made in japan has the adjustable brige. last ones made in japan are the fg 75 thru fg300. if you play keep its hart to beat. i love mine.

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

: : : My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built?

: : : thanks for your help. :-)

:
: hi i have a couple of fg 300s one i bought in oknawa 1974 one from a pawn shop for less than 100 dollars. i tell my friends i think the value of the yamaha made in japan (pre 1975) are worth the number in the sound hole. if in good condition (neck stright etc). the fg 300 plus numbers that were made in korea or tiawan are not the quality of the old ones (i don't think). the 300 made in japan has the adjustable brige. last ones made in japan are the fg 75 thru fg300. if you play keep its hart to beat. i love mine.

I have a FG300 it has a yellow label.I baoght it around 1974 or 75 I can't quit remember.It sounds better than it did then.It says Nippon Gakki Co. LTD.The no.in the sound hole says 40417 does anyione know what this means?

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Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

I also have an FG300 with a yellow label that states "Nippom Gakki Co. Made in Japan". My sound hole number is 40423 so we're nearly neighbours!
The only info I've gathered was off a guy from the US who claimed to be a bit of an expert on these guitars. He speculated that it was probably an FG300 made prior to them being exported to the US (which was when the red label relates to). I can't really see this tallying though with the label being in English

Re: Yamaha FG300 Acoustic Guitar

I have a FG 300 I think I bought it around 1975 red label nippon anyone know anything about them It sounds great thanks Larry

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