YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

Posted by WHITEY VAN VALKENBURG on Mon, 09/11/00 - 16:55:33.
In Reply to 30th Street Guitars

AROUND 1978 I PURCHASED A YAMAHA 6-STRING ACCOUSTIC GUITAR. I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNEW IF THERE IS ANY VALUE TO THIS GUITAR? THE GUITAR IS IS SHOWROOM CONDITION. IF NOT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THE MIGHT KNOW. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE. WHITEY.

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Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

I have one that is like new, probably played less than two hours. With case. Kept in air conditioned home. I would like to sell. What is it worth?

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

contact me on email and we can discuss i am interested in purchasing one of these

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

: i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

: : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

: : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

I bought my fg360 in 1978 used. Where can I find tuners ?

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

I have one like new, probably played two hours or less. With case. I would like to sell. What is it worth?

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

Everyone who's played my old Yamaha FG-360 since I bought it used at Central Music, Brockton, MA in 1980 for $200, from an owner who looked me in the eye and said with conviction, "This is a really nice guitar, especially for the price", has remarked on how beautifully it sounded and played, often adding "especially for a Yamaha". I've had the neck straightened once; new gear heads, bridge and were saddle installed a few years back, and it's better than ever.

My guitar has the lutenist's mark, MK, stamped inside, with the right vertical of the M faded, making it at first look like N.

Recently, looking for a serial number, I found, inside on the block of wood at the base of the sound box, a hand written number - 64 - apparently written in black felt-tipped marker. So, if anyone who has an FG-360 wants to know where the serial number is, point a flashlight inside at the base of the body.

So, to Yamaha lutenist MK-san, wherever you are, you are a master craftsman. Your #64 FG-360 is still in good service at about age 30, and I've played it happily for 23 years.

If anyone finds out the identity of MK, Japanese lutenist who made the FG-360, drop me a line at rpd@cpnx.com

- Robert Dirosa

: : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

Your fg-360's brother

Thank you for this info. I was looking for the serial number and you lead me in the right direction! I have #63! so we are one after another on the production line!
I am looking forward to learning more!

Yamaha 360

Bought new around 1975 in Tallahassee Fl. Always thought it had a great sound and wonderful fingering. Still a beautiful guitar. The low E strong now has a bit of a muffled sound--don't know what that's all about. I wonder if there is an adjustment to make to render it clear. But overall a great instrument. Always thought it was just another nice guitar. When I think about replacing with a Martin or Taylor, can't find anything I like as well--at least for a decent price. Gonna get a pick up for it some day.

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

I have two of these fg-360's. Yamaha says there the only hand made models.

: Everyone who's played my old Yamaha FG-360 since I bought it used at Central Music, Brockton, MA in 1980 for $200, from an owner who looked me in the eye and said with conviction, "This is a really nice guitar, especially for the price", has remarked on how beautifully it sounded and played, often adding "especially for a Yamaha". I've had the neck straightened once; new gear heads, bridge and were saddle installed a few years back, and it's better than ever.

: My guitar has the lutenist's mark, MK, stamped inside, with the right vertical of the M faded, making it at first look like N.

: Recently, looking for a serial number, I found, inside on the block of wood at the base of the sound box, a hand written number - 64 - apparently written in black felt-tipped marker. So, if anyone who has an FG-360 wants to know where the serial number is, point a flashlight inside at the base of the body.

: So, to Yamaha lutenist MK-san, wherever you are, you are a master craftsman. Your #64 FG-360 is still in good service at about age 30, and I've played it happily for 23 years.

: If anyone finds out the identity of MK, Japanese lutenist who made the FG-360, drop me a line at rpd@cpnx.com

: - Robert Dirosa

: : : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: : The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

: I have two of these fg-360's. Yamaha says there s the only hand made models.

: : Everyone who's played my old Yamaha FG-360 since I bought it used at Central Music, Brockton, MA in 1980 for $200, from an owner who looked me in the eye and said with conviction, "This is a really nice guitar, especially for the price", has remarked on how beautifully it sounded and played, often adding "especially for a Yamaha". I've had the neck straightened once; new gear heads, bridge and were saddle installed a few years back, and it's better than ever.

: : My guitar has the lutenist's mark, MK, stamped inside, with the right vertical of the M faded, making it at first look like N.

: : Recently, looking for a serial number, I found, inside on the block of wood at the base of the sound box, a hand written number - 64 - apparently written in black felt-tipped marker. So, if anyone who has an FG-360 wants to know where the serial number is, point a flashlight inside at the base of the body.

: : So, to Yamaha lutenist MK-san, wherever you are, you are a master craftsman. Your #64 FG-360 is still in good service at about age 30, and I've played it happily for 23 years.

: : If anyone finds out the identity of MK, Japanese lutenist who made the FG-360, drop me a line at rpd@cpnx.com

: : - Robert Dirosa

: : : : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : : : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: : : The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!
***Hello,I also have a fg 360 it was given to me a couple years ago,it is also stamped on the inside clearly (NK)would like to learn more about it.my axe has no serial# only a what looks like a japaneese symbol in pencil on the inside bottom base.I was told that my FG 360 was purchased 71-72 any more info on this please help thank you!

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

Follow-up to previous - I wrote guitarguru@yamaha.com today; the reply follows:

FG360 were made between 1973-1975 and retailed new for $376.00 USA$$$
Spruce top
Jacaranda back and sides
Mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard.

MK is probably more like a quality control guy and not a luthier.
This is all the info I have.
Thankyou.

So much for the theory of MK the luthier. I wonder if this guy is right though?

Robert Dirosa, Somerville, MA - rpd@cpnx.com

: Everyone who's played my old Yamaha FG-360 since I bought it used at Central Music, Brockton, MA in 1980 for $200, from an owner who looked me in the eye and said with conviction, "This is a really nice guitar, especially for the price", has remarked on how beautifully it sounded and played, often adding "especially for a Yamaha". I've had the neck straightened once; new gear heads, bridge and were saddle installed a few years back, and it's better than ever.

: My guitar has the lutenist's mark, MK, stamped inside, with the right vertical of the M faded, making it at first look like N.

: Recently, looking for a serial number, I found, inside on the block of wood at the base of the sound box, a hand written number - 64 - apparently written in black felt-tipped marker. So, if anyone who has an FG-360 wants to know where the serial number is, point a flashlight inside at the base of the body.

: So, to Yamaha lutenist MK-san, wherever you are, you are a master craftsman. Your #64 FG-360 is still in good service at about age 30, and I've played it happily for 23 years.

: If anyone finds out the identity of MK, Japanese lutenist who made the FG-360, drop me a line at rpd@cpnx.com

: - Robert Dirosa

: : : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: : The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

Re: YAMAHA FG-360 ACCOUSTIC GUITAR

: hi all i just borght a fg-360 in london uk. so just found this site out of curiocity, seeking info. I would like to amplify this..any guides as to best one.
regards RP.
:
: FG360 were made between 1973-1975 and retailed new for $376.00 USA$$$
: Spruce top
: Jacaranda back and sides
: Mahogany neck
: Ebony fretboard.

: MK is probably more like a quality control guy and not a luthier.
: This is all the info I have.
: Thankyou.

: So much for the theory of MK the luthier. I wonder if this guy is right though?

: Robert Dirosa, Somerville, MA - rpd@cpnx.com

: : Everyone who's played my old Yamaha FG-360 since I bought it used at Central Music, Brockton, MA in 1980 for $200, from an owner who looked me in the eye and said with conviction, "This is a really nice guitar, especially for the price", has remarked on how beautifully it sounded and played, often adding "especially for a Yamaha". I've had the neck straightened once; new gear heads, bridge and were saddle installed a few years back, and it's better than ever.

: : My guitar has the lutenist's mark, MK, stamped inside, with the right vertical of the M faded, making it at first look like N.

: : Recently, looking for a serial number, I found, inside on the block of wood at the base of the sound box, a hand written number - 64 - apparently written in black felt-tipped marker. So, if anyone who has an FG-360 wants to know where the serial number is, point a flashlight inside at the base of the body.

: : So, to Yamaha lutenist MK-san, wherever you are, you are a master craftsman. Your #64 FG-360 is still in good service at about age 30, and I've played it happily for 23 years.

: : If anyone finds out the identity of MK, Japanese lutenist who made the FG-360, drop me a line at rpd@cpnx.com

: : - Robert Dirosa

: : : : : i also have a fg360 and if you find anything out id appreciate it. my guitar was froduced pre-1950 thanx

: : : : I also have one, and there are 2 reviewed at Harmony Central. Curious as to the pre 1950. I bought mine new in 1972-4 time frame.

: : : The Yamaha FG-360 was manufactured 1972-1974 only. Some were luthier signed models, some standard production. Yamaha suggested list price was $365.00 in 1972. Solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, very nice sounding instrument! I just picked one up at a flea market a few weeks back...great sounding acoustic axe!

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