Dating vintage yamaha guitars
For over 40 years, millions of musicians have used the Yamaha FG as the perfect tool to express their music.
FGs gained the respect due to thet quality, dependability, playability and value.
Black labels can be found as “Made in Taiwan”: And “Nippon Gakki Co.
Ltd” Japan: Around 1976 – 1977 Yamaha changed to a oval white or orange label: Almost all white oval labels are made in Taiwan. Some rare white oval labels are Nippon Gakki made in Japan: There’s one big exception concerning early FG’s.
How does a new Martin D-28 compare to a pre-war example?
Gruhn's showroom is the place to find out for yourself.
Stop by our showroom often as our inventory changes frequently.ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS - Instruments are personally described by George Gruhn.We take pride in providing accurate representations of age, condition and originality.I once heard a very wise man say: “Talking about labels sounds like a Johnnie Walker ad”.But as far as we’re talking Yamaha vintage FG’s there is a lot of information just by looking at the label (the following contains some pics from internet).
Chicago’s vintage guitar shop is located in Ravenswood just west of Lincoln Square.