Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Posted by vince on Thu, 01/30/03 - 21:33:55.
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Hi,

I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

Any comments are appreciated!

thanks,

vince

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Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

: Hi,

: I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

: Any comments are appreciated!

: thanks,

: vince

I have had a Yamaha FG-140 for some 30 years which places build date around 1972-3. Trust this is of some help.

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

: : Hi,

: : I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

: : Any comments are appreciated!

: : thanks,

: : vince

: I have had a Yamaha FG-140 for some 30 years which places build date around 1972-3. Trust this is of some help.

I recently purchased a FG-140. The guy told me it is a 1952 model. Can this be true? Was Yamaha building guitars then? The headstock has YAMAhA wrote across it and where the nut is theres a metal plate that also says YAMAHA.
Thanks,
Steven

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Please describe the headstock on your FG140.
Tri tuning fork or YAMAHA name?? at the top.??

: I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

: Any comments are appreciated!

: thanks,

: vince

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Please describe the headstock on your FG140.
Tri tuning fork or YAMAHA name?? at the top.??

: I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

: Any comments are appreciated!

: thanks,

: vince

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Yo Vince

I bought my FG 140 in Reading, England in 1972

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Hi Vince
I think you may have the wrong number. The TOxxxx numberyou quote is I assume located inside on the heel block. The serial number on an FG 140 is usually on the first brace you see looking through the soundhole towards the neck. It will have 8 numbers. Yamaha actually reuse numbers every 10 years so its up to you if you think its 62 or 72, I have two both dated as 1972 according to the Yamaha american website.
http://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchives/guitarserial.htm
Hope this helps

Re: Finding Build Date of Yamaha FG-140

Hello Vince

I bought my FG-140 in 1969 in Glasgow. The number is 1185361. Cost 28.00 pounds sterling. Still plays as good as ever. A friend bought one 2/3 years later but his was notably inferior.

:
Hi,

: I'm trying to find out what the build date is for a Yamaha FG-140 I recently bought, # T0085566. I called Yamaha, and the voice at the other end told me it was a grey-market guitar, never sold in the US, thus they would not have that info.

: Any comments are appreciated!

: thanks,

: vince

Yamaha FG-140 acoustic guitar

The serial number inside my guitar is 979910. Only 6 numbers and no letters in the number. I've had this guitar since 1985. I've been told my guitar was made sometime in the '60s. I'd like to know its age.

My FG150 Red Label has a

My FG150 Red Label has a serial number 956337. My best information says it is 1968 or 1969. It has Nippon Gaki on the red label (made in Japan).

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