" If you pulled the trigger and won the item, you've been had; all the right buzz-words were in place, but Yamaha never made an FG-76.This example sufficiently illustrates the need to gain a little knowledge of Yamaha guitars prior to jumping in with both feet.Great guitars and solid deals can be found on e Bay - if you know what it is you are buying.
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70's Yamaha Model FG-230 Red label 12 string guitar with the following description: Natural finish, Mahogany back & sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard & pearl dot inlays, chrome tuners, Yamaha headstock logo, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, bound front & back of body.
This guitar is in good shape except that the action is high.
The neck will have to be re-set, or the saddle lowered in order to bring this guitar to its best playing ability.
So, you have been browsing the Musical Instruments : Guitar : Acoustic : Yamaha category on e Bay, and are about to pull the bid-trigger on what appears to be a very reasonably priced "rare, vintage, antique, famous red label Yamaha FG-76!
By rough count, Yamaha produced no less than 770 different models - it is impossible for me to tell you specific information on each and every Yamaha out there.
My own personal area of expertise is in the mass-produced steel stringed "folk" guitars ...
the FG series and their predecessors and successors. Crap Shoot: Buying a guitar, any guitar, over the internet is a bit of a gamble.
I'll give you some tips, tricks, and advice, point you in the right direction(s) for you to do your homework, and provide you with some generic information about Yamaha Acoustic guitars.
I can't guarantee your buying experience will be enjoyable, but I can guarantee that if you use these tools, your odds of buying an enjoyable guitar will be greatly increased.
Disclaimers: Yamaha produced several types of acoustic guitars: classical, folk, Spanish, acoustic-electric, etc. Some models were built for export, others were made strictly for the Japanese market.
Some models Yamaha's support staff (the guitar guru at yamaha dot com) can tell you about, while others remain a mystery even to them, their information deleted from the database or deemed too important to be revealed.