yamaha fg-200?

Posted by jeddogg on Sun, 08/06/00 - 21:24:29.

anybody know how much a yamaha fg-200 acoustic guitar would be worth used.
Thanx

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Re: yamaha fg-200?

If I remember my model numbers, the FG 200 is just a laminated top folk guitar. I think they retailed new for about $250.00

Re: yamaha fg-200?

: If I remember my model numbers, the FG 200 is just a laminated top folk guitar. I think they retailed new for about $250.00

not so. The FG-200 has a solid spuce top and probably solid nato back and sides. They have a very nice full tone and should be worth several hundred dollars even now. It was made in Taiwan in the early seventies (I believe). You should take this instrument to a real acoustic guitar shop to find out what it's worth.

Re: yamaha fg-200?

: : If I remember my model numbers, the FG 200 is just a laminated top folk guitar. I think they retailed new for about $250.00

: not so. The FG-200 has a solid spuce top and probably solid nato back and sides. They have a very nice full tone and should be worth several hundred dollars even now. It was made in Taiwan in the early seventies (I believe). You should take this instrument to a real acoustic guitar shop to find out what it's worth.

Re: yamaha fg-200?

: : : If I remember my model numbers, the FG 200 is just a laminated top folk guitar. I think they retailed new for about $250.00

: : not so. The FG-200 has a solid spuce top and probably solid nato back and sides. They have a very nice full tone and should be worth several hundred dollars even now. It was made in Taiwan in the early seventies (I believe). You should take this instrument to a real acoustic guitar shop to find out what it's worth.

I have an FG-200 that I bought new in 1973. I was 14 at the time and didn't know about solid tops, I just liked the way that it sounded. It does have a solid spruce top (inspect the grain at the soundhole). I believe that the back and sides are rosewood. In any case it is not a lamenated (plywood)guitar. The sound gives it away. In 1973 I paid $210 (I worked all summer for that guitar) for the guitar and a Guild hardshell case at Wood Bros. Music in Pittsfield, MA.
I figure a similar new guitar today would cost $450-$650.

Yahmaha FG 200

This guitar is a great sounding acoustic guitar that just keeps better as the wood ages. I bought mine in 73 .It has a high action bridge. Great for Chords but hard on trying to play leads. Put martain acoustic Mediums on this baby and you will be impressed with it's full sound and great long ending base note. I had the bridge lowered and playing it down the shore ( sea air & humidity) for summer's has put a slight warp in the neck but this does not diminish the sound or playing of this guitar. I took it into "Guitar Center" after talking to a pro about the slight bend ( which he said he could take care of for 70.00 $50.00) "Guitar Center" said they would not give me anything for it !!!!!! I just got 3 offers between $150-$180.

I have an early 72-73 Yamaha

I have an early 72-73 Yamaha FG200. I know it's early because it has the lighter coloured label that was used 72-74. The labels went black 74-76, or so I have been told. Mine was converted to left handed in mid 90s when i received it as a gift from a friend who sadly passed away not that long after. It has a glorious tone which has not been equalled by anything I have played before or since. I bought a Martin to replace the Yamaha as a touring acoustic but still use the Yamaha for recording. I'm going to be buried with this guitar. So many memories for me are in this instrument and fantastic tone to boot.

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Yamaha FG200

Just bought a '74 FG200 from an older gentleman who bought it brand new in '74. The guitar shop i go to pulled some info and it has a spruce top, mahogany sides & back and rosewood fingerboard. I was excited to find it not only because it was a one owner in excellent shape but the volume on this thing is unbelievable. Anyways, a quick tweak of the neck and some medium gauge Martin's and unbelievable for the price paid. The music shop wanted to buy it. Don' think i'll let go of this one...

I was given a Yamaha FG-200

I was given a Yamaha FG-200 because it was unplayable, bent neck, a common problem of this model. Original Nippon Gakki Japan issue. These are the ones with the "good wood". "Made In Japan" on back of the headstock, SN on the lower bout crossbrace but too faded to read clearly, label is blonde. I fixed the neck problem in a very unique manner now it's perfect, relief is perfect, Lowered the action by sanding the bottom of the nut. I now have nut files and the Yamaha will be the second in line for re-nutting with antler. Also antler for the saddle. It's going to sound even better! They typically had excess nut height. This is an astounding sounding guitar with now amazing action and intonation. My best sounding, best playing guitar.
There's no such thing as a high action bridge, rather suspect the neck is bent. Bridges are the last consideration in action/playability, they are actioned by adjusting the neck ANGLE. Using the truss rod to adjust relief also has a slight effect on the saddle math. Truss is NEVER used for any other purpose than relief, it will not straighten a bent neck, don't try!
Standard methods for neck straightening are to cut off the neck and re-attatch at the right angle or remove the fretboard and shim or plane the neck flat and with the correct angle for the bridge. Fretboard can be removed with an old timey iron and a metal spatula usually without needing to reset the frets. I didn't use a standard method.
The good sound of the early Yamaha is likely due to a fortunate accident of wood selection as also in the case of Stradivarius.

Fixing bent neck fg200

Hello i read your comment about fixing the bent neck on your yamaha fg 200. I have a white tan label circa 1972 that sounds great but has a slight bow causing the action to be high. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

Yamaha FG-200

Using an Education discount (my Dad was a teacher), I purchased a Yamaha FG-200 in January of 1973. It cost me $100 - I don't know if my father kicked in some money, but I do know the case was a ratty cardboard one. Got a good hard case in 1976. The guitar was too big for me, but I was sure I'd grow into it (I was barely 14). I didn't, but I wouldn't trade this guitar for any one out there. Yes, the action is a tad high and I should get it properly set up by a luthier, but I'm loathe to let him out of my sight.
Over the years I've had a number of guitars, including several other Yamahas. All of the Yamahas are excellent instruments. I also have two martins. No other guitar compares to the FG-200. The sound is just amazingly deep, mellow, strong, clear, etc. it only gets better with time.
I have occasionally seen one for sale at around $200. For an instrument this wonderful, that is CHEAP. I wouldn't sell mine for 20 times that amount. If well cared-for, the older the wooden instrument, the better the sound.

Yamaha FG 200

I got my yamaha fg200 in 1971 when i was 15 i'm turning 60 now . Still plays great .got my first publishing deal with the songs written on it .My old friend and i are still creating togFether here in Nashville. Such a powerfull sound high action i like it that way. Many accoustics have come and gone
For me but always fall back on my old Yamaha.

Not sure how to date this

0523232 - 40509218 are the two number sequences on the inside of the guitar. I have no paperwork for the instrument because I found this piece in the garbage. Its a beautifully structured guitar. I don't know how to play and have a hard time wrapping my hand around the neck. I has a caepo as well as a finger slide. It has a green label and says made in Taiwan.

FG200

I have an FG200 that I bought s/h in the 80's. It has a white label with black script, says Made in Taiwan, Republic of China and has 2 numbers inside. One on the Neck Block:-0584400 and the other on the upper brace to the top just above the soundhole:- 408261-66. It has mahogany back and sides and spruce top. I believe the top to be laminated which would indicate the back and sides are too, however this guitar with a set of Gibson light gauge strings sounds as good as my Martin. I have no idea of the year of manufacture but I believe it was made sometime in the 70's/80's. Any information would be appreciated.

Yamaha FG200

I purchased my FG200 new back in high school (early '70's). Nippon Gakki, made in Japan. Great guitar! Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Have used Martin Marquis light strings for 45 years and marvel that it still stays in tune - just take it out of the case and play! Have received compliments on the guitar's tone, only wish it had the resonance of a higher end guitar. Finally purchased a hard shell case about 10 years ago and added a strap post to the guitar heel recently. Hated to alter it, but so much easier to play.

YAMAHA FG200J BLACK LABEL

Hey guys, i buy FG200J Nippon Gakki here in Santos, Brazil.I Payed R$ 300,00 - Nearly $ 100,00 Dollars, very cheap if we compare with others crap guitars that cost way mych than that, but unfortunly, that is what we have around here. Awesome guitar. Also i have a Martin and one Fender Acoustic Guitar, but this is the only one that i don't sellit for any price. The guitar was build in 74, i'm 24 Years old. Imagine that, that guitar is nearly 25 years older than me and its in a better shape too. I love to hear allways more about this beatifull guitar, Tks.

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