The shape is your standard Dreadnought, which just so happens to be among the most popular body styles at the moment. Basic Specifications; Top Spruce Back and sides Nato Neck Nato Fingerboard Bubinga Bridge Indian Rosewood Tuning Machine Open Chrome Finish Natural Some websites for leaning about how to setup an acoustic: Here's a video demo I found:. The unit number starts at 200. Body and Neck Nothing beats a solid Sitka Spruce top. I wouldn't hesitate to buy that Yamaha. The first 2 numbers represent the year instead of just 1 previously.
The first number is the year; 1971. The first letter indicates the last digit of the year of production. As beat up and dented and scraped as it was, you could tell it just wanted to try to look nice again. I went and bought another one but I haven't even used it because my first just keeps getting better with age. He got it second hand in about 1990. For example: 30914023 This example serial number was the 23 rd guitar built on the 14 th day of September in either 1973, 1983 or 1993.
Considering how little this guitar costs, the quality of sound and build are nothing short of extraordinary. The final four numbers are the unit number; 13. The three numbers are the unit number; 111. She is a screamer than gets everyone's attention. I just recently bought a yamaha fg332-1 at a local guitar shop for 200 dollars. You'll have a campfire guitar for life. I own several 332s and am currently looking for more to add to my collection.
Well made and has stood up to rough handling over the years. What are the signs that a guitar needs a neck reset? In 1975 most of the existing models numbers had -1 added to them, on a black rectangular label. There was a dustball inside the guitar about the size of a golf ball. In other words, if The Ones That Got Away gets turned into a book at some point you will not be compensated for the publication of your story. The 6 digit serial numbers grew to 7 digits in 1969.
The final three numbers are the unit number; 123. Made in Japan Custom Shop 1966 — 1985 These were just sequential serial numbers from 001 up to 1042. I kid you not, people with gibsons, fenders, martins, and other top of the line names cannot put my guitar down. It will definitely be the best sounding campfire guitar around. In good shape today it would probably sell for 100-150. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. There looks to be another label under the label.
Kaohsiung Factory, Made in Taiwan, 1971-2001:. I would not sell my guitar if offered 500. See previous entry for Yamaha Music Craft for more on the numbering. The last three numbers are the unit number. This surprises me as it would have been purchased not long before I got married, the following year. It now sits right next to my martin, the martin is better but not more importent. This puppy is pretty, fit and finish is right up there, the nooks and cranny are dang near perfect.
The last number is an internal code could be D, R, U, or Y. Otherwise, your best bet is to contact Yamaha and ask them. All the layers of the top are tone wood, not a cheap wood filler. The facts presented are based on personal observations, data collected, and data donated. The last four numbers are the unit number; 21. Our expert team will guide you with gear reviews, lessons and advice to help make your guitar life a little easier and more enjoyable. It's got just enough junk in the trunk and a tiny waist.
Kaohsiung Factory, Made in Taiwan, 2001-: Letter-letter-letter-. Everyone has been guessing for years. Hello, I just got my fg-410e and i am confused about the dating, since you showed so much knowledge about it i would appreciate your help if you could maybe give me some more details about its age. It is also X braced, although the braces are laid flat. The last 4 numbers represent the unit number. The first number is the year; 1986.
There also three different label colors - red, green and I think beige or something like that, which had to do with where they were made. I thought it was a newer guitar because there's no scratches or nicks it's immaculate for a 43 yo guitar. It is also impeccably finished, quite surprising at that level of guitar. © 2006-2016 All rights reserved. The second and third numbers represent the month. The tone gets better all the time, deeper and cleaner. The final letter is an internal code could be E, F, I, or S.
The last four numbers are the unit number; 11. Alternate serial number configurations for Yamaha Classical and Acoustic Guitars Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1966-1985: 001-1042 in sequence Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1986-1990: Letter- , like so: J7012. Ive told the wifey that if the house ever catches fire. My son plays it mostly these days as his school band guitar. I have taken it to many a campfire and jams over the years. Eight numbers, like so: 10918111. All these guitars featured white oval labels.