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  • #16
    I picked up a used Yamaha FG-413SSB on Ebay several months ago.

    I paid $125 for it.

    http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,6373,CNTID%3D2551&CTID%3D221000,00.html#

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    • #17
      The attached pic is not may actual guitar but I bought my FG300 new in 1976. I was a three chord strummer (haven't improved that much over the years) who had no idea what I was buying. I believe it was near top of the line at the time. The adjustable bridge and pick guard make it look unique. It is all solid wood (spruce top, rosewood b/s ) and the tone is beautiful. I paid $300 when new and depending on the condition, will sometimes go for twice that on e-bay. The reviews on this site will attest to what people think of this fine guitar.

      It's been a great guitar and if I had to cut back to only one instrument, this would be the keeper.

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      • #18
        I stopped in to GC today and looked at their classicals. They had half a dozen different brands, ranging from $100 to over a $1,000.

        The best sounding guitar in the place was a $600 Yammie...
        Eor sez: You're only going around once, man. Soon enough, your guitar will be placed in a case, too. put some dings on it first.

        -STFU, unpucker your tight ass, and relax

        -Tartan Who?

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        • #19
          Y'all know I'm a member.
          The FG150 red label Nippon Gakki purchased new in '70 or '71.
          Brass bridge pins installed sometime in the '80s and Gold tuners installed about 10 years ago. Dean Markley Sweet Spot installed as well.

          The cat's still alive......


          The FG411S Purchased used. Ebony bridge pins.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Still Kickin' cancer's ass....<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bwsvw.org">Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War</a><br><br>HCGB Trooper #246<br><br>Psalm 19 Society<br><br><div class="bbcode_quote"><br><div class="quote_container"><br><div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div><br><br>I can't really imagine experiencing the desire for multiple women; one has proven to be taxing enough as it is.<br><br></div><br></div><br></div>Thanks Offy

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          • #20
            My main squeeze is my hand crafted CJX 32!

            It's a flawless tone monster, although I have induced a fair bit of wear and tear gigging it relentlessley!
            Don't have many good pics to hand but;




            I`ve seen video of Lennon playing a black one to Sean when he was young...Yoko`s influence wasn`t all bad eh.
            Those are very high end models, selling for 250,ooo yen, look great but the bodies are so big ya gotta be a big guy to play em.
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            • #21
              The attached pic is not may actual guitar but I bought my FG300 new in 1976. I was a three chord strummer (haven't improved that much over the years) who had no idea what I was buying. I believe it was near top of the line at the time. The adjustable bridge and pick guard make it look unique. It is all solid wood (spruce top, rosewood b/s ) and the tone is beautiful. I paid $300 when new and depending on the condition, will sometimes go for twice that on e-bay. The reviews on this site will attest to what people think of this fine guitar.

              It's been a great guitar and if I had to cut back to only one instrument, this would be the keeper.


              You better sit down and prepare yourself for a shock. I'll wait..........
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              You ready? That incredible sounding FG300 of yours is all laminate.

              Pretty amazing, huh?
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              <div class="message">Can't put a price on the love one has for an instrument, the mojo it gains from being played by you or good friends, or the good feelings it produces when you pick it up and it feels like an old friend, no matter what the the numbers on the price tag.</div>

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              • #22
                i am in LL16. only acoustic i ever loved.... i am an electric player....

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                • #23
                  If you really want a Yamaha Acoustic fourum you can always start one. The most used free open source software for it is phpBB It has good documentation and support. The installation is pretty straight forward. You can host it for free at http://www.frihost.com/ .


                  There are other free hosts that don't require one to be an active participant of their forums. I have a couple of sites with FreeHostia. Pretty slick so far, particularly for a free host. NO ADS! Domain or subdomain, scripts, including phpBB2, 250mb space with 5000mb bandwidth per month. Very high ratings.

                  Oh, Another one here has huge capacity at 20,000mb space and 300,000mb bandwidth. It also has phpBB2 and other scripts with reasonable ratings.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Still Kickin' cancer's ass....<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bwsvw.org">Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War</a><br><br>HCGB Trooper #246<br><br>Psalm 19 Society<br><br><div class="bbcode_quote"><br><div class="quote_container"><br><div class="bbcode_quote_container"></div><br><br>I can't really imagine experiencing the desire for multiple women; one has proven to be taxing enough as it is.<br><br></div><br></div><br></div>Thanks Offy

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                  • #24
                    i am in LL16. only acoustic i ever loved.... i am an electric player....


                    That is a really nice guitar. Got pics?
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                    <div class="message">Can't put a price on the love one has for an instrument, the mojo it gains from being played by you or good friends, or the good feelings it produces when you pick it up and it feels like an old friend, no matter what the the numbers on the price tag.</div>

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                    </div> Listen to my CD on iTunes: <b>The Girl With A Pearl Earring</b> by Steve Z<br />
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                    One of my songs done by a friend: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJQQGTtRqy0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJQQGTtRqy0</a></div>

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                    • #25
                      The attached pic is not may actual guitar but I bought my FG300 new in 1976. I was a three chord strummer (haven't improved that much over the years) who had no idea what I was buying. I believe it was near top of the line at the time. The adjustable bridge and pick guard make it look unique. It is all solid wood (spruce top, rosewood b/s ) and the tone is beautiful. I paid $300 when new and depending on the condition, will sometimes go for twice that on e-bay. The reviews on this site will attest to what people think of this fine guitar.

                      It's been a great guitar and if I had to cut back to only one instrument, this would be the keeper.


                      this is a good site to save...

                      http://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchives/guitarchive2.asp
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                      • #26
                        My only nylon string currently is an APX6NA.


                        Excellent guitar. But it's in Lousiana. I'll probably get a nylon string
                        made for me over here.

                        But I swear by Yamaha synth gear. I have two MU sound modules,
                        an MU-100 that is my workhorse and an MU-90 that I use as an FX
                        box.

                        BTW, I've seen a couple of really good guitar players performing
                        live with the Yamaha silent guitar plugged in. It sounds amazing.

                        YOUTUBE

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                        Murika

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                        • #27
                          this is a good site to save...

                          http://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchives/guitarchive2.asp


                          I had seen that before but a cool site none the less. :thu: Thanks!

                          I did the model number check with my G50A and it came up with this:

                          Years Sold: 1969-72

                          Original MSRP: $69.50 USD

                          Top: Spruce (May be pine)

                          Back/Sides: Katsura

                          Neck: Nato

                          Fingerboard: Bubinga

                          Bridge: Bubinga

                          String Length: 658mm

                          Now I see that it has a 658mm string length which is a bit longer than my Takamine G128S. The Takamine is 650mm. I thought I could feel a difference between the two. The strings seem a bit more stiff on the Yamaha than on the Takamine. I wonder if that accounts for it's marvelous tone? I think I will experiment with lower tension strings.

                          I also notice that Yamaha also says the top may be spruce or pine. How would you be able to tell between spruce and pine? The body is very light in weight too...maybe this also help make the excellent tone?
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                          • #28
                            I just have a recent couple low-end ones (FG735s and FG750s) but the 750 sits by my desk and satisfies any immediate urges to muck around. The 735 sounds nearly identical, I just couldn't decide which I liked looks wise, so I ended up with both. I probably should have returned it, as I have a couple others as well.

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                            • #29
                              I`ve seen video of Lennon playing a black one to Sean when he was young...Yoko`s influence wasn`t all bad eh.
                              Those are very high end models, selling for 250,ooo yen, look great but the bodies are so big ya gotta be a big guy to play em.


                              Yeah I love mine, the build is just eye popping, seriously not a flaw anywhere, and it sustains far more than any guitar I've ever played...and it's all maple, crazy!

                              But yeah, it is huge, about 18'' across the bottom bout, but I am 6'3'' and not so petite, so it's great for me!
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                              • #30
                                actually...they made a lot of solid wood maple guitars...most of the Dynamics I own are maple...their earliest classicals were solid maple...and they have great bassy tone. The ones pictured in my earlier post in this thread are two of the maples I have...can`t get enough of em...up to around 30 now. Most I paid was about $100.oo for a mint #20...least was under $10.oo for a #15...so you can see whay I have so many.
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