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  • YAMAHA FG 512. .Whats it worth?

    Found one of these in a pawnshop for $200. Late 70/s early 80's model. Looks like it needs a new nut. Sounded nice with only 6 strings installed. I wanna make an offer. Anyone know what these are worth? Thanks.
    Originally Posted by guitarmandp


    But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

  • #2
    Wow this forum is slow huh? Im used to HCEG haha. . . Anyway, I think its a good deal. ill probably pick it up tomorrow. Havent had an acoustic in a while and Ive never owned a 12 string.
    Originally Posted by guitarmandp


    But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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    • #3
      It looks great in the photo. If it's in very good to excellent condition with a healthy neck, it's worth $200. If the pawn shop is asking $200, you should be able to do a bit better. Good luck.

      SPECIFICATIONS:
      Yamaha FG512
      Year(s) Sold: 1977-81
      Original MSRP(US$): $270.00
      Top: Spruce
      Back / Sides: Rosewood
      Neck: Mahogany
      Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
      Notes: 12 String Slot Head
      Seagull S6+Cedar
      Yamaha FG252
      Yamaha FG375S
      Yamaha FG412S
      Yamaha FG700S

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      • #4
        I bought an FG-260 (earlier slot head 12) a couple of years ago for 175.00, so I'd say that it's probably right in the ballpark for value. Should be a great player.
        My stuff:

        Acoustics:
        Takamine GS330S
        Yamaha FG260
        Yamaha G60A
        Sigma SM-3
        Cheerfully cute and cheap Mexican Requinto (made in Paracho) that I keep at the office currently

        The DarkSide:
        Fender Standard Stratocaster in Sunburst

        I bought a Hohner Special 20



        The only people who care about what you play are other guitar players. Everyone else just wants to hear music.
        -- Brewski

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        • #5
          I once bought an old FG260 12 string off ebay. Had a bowed neck, terrible action and was basically unplayable. But if you've checked it out and it's in excellent condition, $200 seems reasonable.
          If you find your self alone riding in green fields with the sun in your face... do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium. And you are already dead! Brothers... what we do in life... echoes in eternity! (Gladiator)

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          • #6
            It looks great in the photo. If it's in very good to excellent condition with a healthy neck, it's worth $200. If the pawn shop is asking $200, you should be able to do a bit better. Good luck.

            SPECIFICATIONS:
            Yamaha FG512
            Year(s) Sold: 1977-81
            Original MSRP(US$): $270.00
            Top: Spruce
            Back / Sides: Rosewood
            Neck: Mahogany
            Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
            Notes: 12 String Slot Head


            Yeah thats just a photo of one I found on Google. Its in good shape tho. Thanks for the specs. $270 in late 70's money would be like , what? $500 today? Im gonna offer 150 out the door Since it needs a new nut and its missing strings. . haha.,
            Originally Posted by guitarmandp


            But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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