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  • Yamaha FG345II

    Don't know what's come over me recently, but I seem to be obsessed with collecting guitars.



    Anyway, came across a Yamaha FG345II in mint condition (original owner). Looks like it's never been played and in it's original case. Seems to have aged nicely, but I guess this is just a laminate guitar with FG detail and of marginal value.



    Can any Yamaha guitar head enlighten me about this model? Thanks.
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  • #2
    Yeah, sadly it is only a laminate and as such it is practically worthless.



    'Sigh' OK, I will take pity on you and take it off your hands for $50.00 but don't let the word get around; I don't want to get pestered by others in your sad situation.



































    OK, enough funny business. The FG-345 is an excellent guitar and finding one in mint condition makes you a very lucky guy. Forget about what anyone says about laminate vs solid; Yamaha made several laminate top guitars that sound stunning.



    Once you get it, try putting a bone saddle and brass bridge pins into it. And please post pictures and a sound clip if you can.



    Congratulations!
    Originally Posted by Samilyn


    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.



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    • #3
      Is it worth $300 with the original hard case?
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      • #4
        Here's what the Yamaha Archives say about it:



        Year(s) Sold: 1981-85

        Original MSRP(US$): $305.00

        Top: Spruce

        Back / Sides: Rosewood

        Neck: Mahogany

        Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood

        Bridge: Indian Rosewood

        Color(s): Natural

        Finish: Gloss

        Tuners: TM-25T



        I once owned an FG350W and I'd have to say $300 is about the most you would want to pay. They are lovely guitars though.
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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by kimona
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          Is it worth $300 with the original hard case?




          :wince:

          It'd have to be pretty much perfect.

          I'd have to have it in my hands and do a very good inspection on it, including neck angle before I'd plunk down that much though it could be a go at that price.
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          • #6
            If the neck angle is good and there is no bellying of the top and everything is else is OK (no sprung braces, no gouges in the fret board, no lifting bridge, etc.) then yes I think it would be worth the $300.00. I don't think you will find a better guitar new for that money.



            FWIW my all-laminate Yamaha FG-340 wound up costing about $400.00 after all the repairs and I wouldn't sell it for $1,000.00. I wouldn't trade it for a new Taylor GS8 and that is a guitar I really love.



            I hope the FG-345II is a good one and I look forward to pics and clips if you go for it.
            Originally Posted by Samilyn


            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.



            Listen to my CD on iTunes: The Girl With A Pearl Earring by Steve Z

            One of my songs done by a friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJQQGTtRqy0

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            • #7
              Okay, owner says it's never been played. We're at $200 now with the case.
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              Yamaha FG375S
              Yamaha FG412S
              Yamaha FG700S

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by kimona
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                Okay, owner says it's never been played. We're at $200 now with the case.




                Give it a thorough going over first, but at $200 (with the case), that could be a good deal. I say "could be" because I assume you haven't played it yet. It doesn't matter who made the guitar, or what it's made of: if it sounds like crap, it's just a wall-hanger.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by kimona
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                  Okay, owner says it's never been played. We're at $200 now with the case.




                  Show him $150 cash and see if he'll bite. But if it's in great condition and you really want it, $200 isn't so bad.



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                  • #10
                    Yet another one of these typical posts where the author doesn't bother to return and update.



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