Yamaha FG-340 Value?

Posted by K Szafran on Mon, 06/16/03 - 06:38:30.
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I have had this guitar for about 15 years. It was bought used so I don't know how old it is. I was wondering if anyone knows the value of it? Any other info would also be helpful. Thanks!

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Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

: I have had this guitar for about 15 years. It was bought used so I don't know how old it is. I was wondering if anyone knows the value of it? Any other info would also be helpful. Thanks!

: I have a FG340 and they were several different models made. My particular model is a FG-340II. They were made from 1978-1981 the original MSRP was $214. Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, and a Nato Indian Rosewood neck and fingerboard. My guitar the FG-340II is valued for resalr by Yamaha @ $299. I hope I was helpful if not sorry to waste your time.

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

: : I have had this guitar for about 15 years. It was bought used so I don't know how old it is. I was wondering if anyone knows the value of it? Any other info would also be helpful. Thanks!

: : I have a FG340 and they were several different models made. My particular model is a FG-340II. They were made from 1978-1981 the original MSRP was $214. Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, and a Nato Indian Rosewood neck and fingerboard. My guitar the FG-340II is valued for resalr by Yamaha @ $299. I hope I was helpful if not sorry to waste your time.

hi
my name is Antonio from paris, i have a FG 340 from 4 years, i boot this guitare in a used guitare shop, second hand guitare etc..; i boot for 180 euros around 175 dollars, im very happy of the cuality and the looking, its beautiful guitare and i got here for e very god price, if one day i sale here its not for less than 1500 dolars.

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

Hi,i'm an italian boy,my name is mauro,well i've got YAMAHA FG340 and it has my age,23 years,but i think that it was in shops about end of 70 years.
It's a great guitar,the sound it's great! specially with bronze chords Daddario 0.9,i think that i'll never sell that guitar.

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

Check ou al the reviews of this at:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Yamaha/FG-340-01.html

most of them has the price paid and how long they have owned the guitar. Average score 9.5 out of 10 BTW ....

I have had this guitar for 19 years now. I want to treat myself to a new acc for the big '40' and have found myself looking at guitars over 800GBP to get something that to my mind is an improvement in tone and clarity, The fact you can pick these things up for circa 1-200 GBP makes them a bargain.

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

:An ex-girlfriend bought me my FG340 about 22 years ago. Its a lovely instrument that I value dearly. If my house was burning down after my wife and kids I would rescue it next! An FG 340 has just been sold on ebay for £175 ... a bargain if ever there was one. Personally I would never even consider selling mine.

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

I was just looking at my guitar its a fg 340 ii I was wondering the same thing how much is thi sthing worth I have a number of guitars ranging from ovations to a carvin and I always find my self saving the "good strings" for my yamaha I will never part with this guitar unless well maybe I have a child some day and they will enjoy music and most of all this guitar as much as I do then I'll think about it .... by the way where is the date stamp located and do series ii have one ?

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

: I bought my FG-340ii in 1984 in New Jeresy when I spent a year in NJ on business. I was admiring my guitar from the couch today and saw how beautiful it is, and how it is the guitar I choose to pickup whenever I want to just plink around. This instrument has given me 20+ years of ultimate enjoyment, and I would never consider letting it go!!

Re: Yamaha FG-340 Value?

I bought my FG340II from a pawn shop for 75 dollars. They even threw in a Gibson hard shell case for it. That was more than 20 years ago. I saw one on E-bay for a thousand bucks. I have D-28 Martin and a DY73 Yairi Alvarez. I love my Yamaha and play it a lot more than the others. In fact, it holds its own against the Martin in terms of tone and strength. The Yairi is a little brighter but buck for buck, I love my Yamaha.

Yamaha fg 340

I have a Yamaha FG-340 which was inherited from my dad, so it probably has now 30 years.... it is amazing how it still remains in perfect conditions of look and sound... the sound is very bright and better with good chords. As many people in this forum, I think I would never sell my guitar..

yamaha FG340 guitar.

I have had my yamaha fg340 for 26 years. It was given to me. I have had other acoustic guitars but none have given me the satisfaction my yamaha has. I could never sell it. It's still a beauty and it sounds great.

Yamaha FG340

I have had mine since about 1982 and love it to bits. I also have an Ovation but the good old Yamaha does it for me every time. Replacing it would cost about £750 I reckon but that is never going to be an option . You can pick them up for under £200 now - great bargain. A hidden gem !

The legendary Yamaha FG 340

I own both the FG 340 and FG 34011 and find it hard to pick a winner tonally. The FG 340 was originally crafted in Japan and subsequently got drafted to Taiwan under the same product code. There is certainly something special lurking within these babies and, given they are both of a laminate construction, I`m inclined to think the ansawer lies in the resins used to bind the veneers.
As to the value, I bought the 340 for £250 on ebay and picked up the 340 11 for a drop dead £59.95 from Cash Converters. I do love a bargain.

Yamaha FG 340A

hi, i just bought an FG 340A here in australia and i'm in the process of bringing it back to it's former glory.
does anyone know what the (A) stands for in the model number.
i believe it's a late 80's model made in Taiwan according the previous original owner.
i also have an FG 345 which has been my favorite guitar for over 20 years.

Yamaha FG 340

Salut je viens de retrouver une yamaha FG 340, ça été ma premiére guitare dans les années 80 que j'ai regretté d'avoir vendue à l'époque .Et bien ma première impression est plus que positive car elle chante joyeusement et je suis surpris par cette guitare qui n'a pas à rougir devant mes Martin HD 35 et D1 pour du stratifié c'est époustouflant ! . Par contre j'ai un numéro de série 1266478 donc à 7 chiffres et sur les différents sites de datation pas moyen de trouver l'année ! si quelqu'un a une idée j'en serais ravi.
Musicalement

FG 340

I have a FG 350 it has a deep base sound i have it 20 years and it was giving to me by my sister when i lived in the states
it has seen a lot of get together,s and anyone who plays this baby says it has a great sound so it must im getting a semi acustic
for a change its a yamaha to but will i lose the sound ill have to wait and see.....

fg340

I bought mine fg-340II few months ago from local auction here in Finland. Paid 70€ (about 80$) which i think is a bargain. I own too Yamaha LL6 and i can tell you that fg is REALLY amazing sounding instrument. Mine is made in april 1983. Little bulking behind bridge, so i did change the bridge plate and refitted bridge(pita job i can tell you) Now Action @ 12-fret is low-e 3/32 and high-e 2/32 with straight as an arrow neck. Very easy playing guitar. Think i'll never sell it!

fg 340

i have had my 340 about 7 years it was and still is my favorite guitar. im verry happy with the sound quality and tuning on. very nice guitar

FG-340

I purchased my Yamaha FG-340 new in 1979 for $200. It was played constantly, seriously never leaving my hands. It shows some battle scars now but it still feels and sounds as beautiful and resonating as it did 34 years ago. It is still my favorite 6-string acoustic and it’s big brother, my Yamaha FG-512 is my favorite 12-string acoustic (also 34 years old). They are both old friends that never let me down. I don’t care if their value is $5 or $5,000. They are both precious to me and will never be sold until I’m gone. No, wait, I think I’ll take them with me.

FG-340 II

I purchased mine new in July of 1983. I believe I paid all of $120 for it. I was taking guitar lessons at the time, and my teacher wanted me to learn on an acoustic. This was my first new instrument; I'd been "borrowing" my older brother's electric prior to this. This guitar is coming up on 30 years old now. It's seen a lot of playing, but honestly, I don't think it looks any more worn than it did in the first year I owned it. The wood and finish have darkened/goldened some, but that's something to be expected, and quite honestly I like it. When it was brand new, the top was so light it was almost white. It has aged to a beautiful amber color. The only modifications I have made to the instrument over the years have been the addition of a Fishman Acoustic Matrix Natural I piezo pickup under the bridge saddle, and later on I also added the Fishman VTB volume and tone controls. I have had several instances over the years where I needed to amplify, and microphones just don't do it for me. Both modifications have added to the instrument, and when not in use, don't affect it at all. Overall, this has been a wonderful guitar. Best $120 I've ever spent.

Yamaha fg-340ii

Like most of you, I love this box! Bought new in 1985with hard case for 300bucks Canadian, I have played the heck outta this guitar...pit is brighter and deeper sounding than almost any other acoustic I have heard and is bullet
Proof...if you I can get one for anything under 300 buy it

Yamaha fg 340

Bought mine new in 79 also.
Best
$200 I ever spent.Wz

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