Feels like a soft v-shape neck. I once had a Hand-made Yamaha Classical Guitar with the number hand-written next to a signature. The first 2 numbers represent the year instead of just 1 previously. I have played a lot of old Yamaha's and there seem to be a mixture of dogs and gems. The last 3 numbers represent the unit number. One stamped on the top brace that is right under the end of the bottom of the fingerboard adjacent to the sound hole.
. I'm keeping it regardless of it's value. It is only 7 digits in my guitar whereas the actual serial number up on the top brace is the usual 8 digit. This surprises me as it would have been purchased not long before I got married, the following year. If anyone knows more, feel free to chime in. Read the next two numbers in the serial number, which indicate the day of the month that the guitar was created. It looks brand new, so either its a guitar that was given as a gift and returned or someone bought it and almost never played it.
These don't sound like solid tops, but do have a mellow tone that is useful for certain recording situations like strumming. The guitar itself sounds great, just like in the reviews. Your image showing a rounded border but a rectangular sticker seems to be pretty anomalous. The red label guitars would be the best to go for. Most Common Yamaha Serial Number System The most common Yamaha serial numbers follow a system that uses 2 letters, followed by 5 numbers. Just five digit numbers in sequence. It has remarkable tone for a plywood guitar.
I think your best option is to contact Yamaha to see if they know. The first two numbers represent the year. It's no big deal, I like the guitar. In 1887, Yamaha then Nippon Gakki Co. The last three numbers are the unit number; 13. The three numbers are the unit number; this started over each month at 500, so unit number 21. That second number is very visable and I have seen it mistaken for the serial number.
This information is usually found inside the sound hole of your guitar. The last three are the number of your guitar produced in that day. Anyone have an idea of what this guitar is worth? So they came up with a new one. The first number is the year; 1992. Date Code located on one of the interior sides of the guitar.
There is no guidance for anything starting with a T so I am outta luck. I have the same guitar, same lable. Playability is excellent, despite the major fretwear. The first 2 numbers represent the day of the month. Made in Japan Yamaha Music Craft 1999 — The first letter is the year. A special thank you to the 'new' guys that helping out. I would contact Yamaha and see if they know — maybe send them a picture of the guitar and the serial number if you can get an angle that can take a picture of the serial number.
The Second two numbers represent the month. Yamaha first began making musical instruments in Japan in 1887. It has a tan label with the same Nippon Gakki - made in Japan info as yours. The final four numbers are the unit number; 3112. Made in Japan Custom Shop 1986 — 1990 These serial numbers have 1 letter followed by 4 numbers.
Since 2000, the letter system for year and month is applied at all Yamaha plant locations. The fifth and sixth numbers are the day; 18th. If you compare it to the inside sticker which in your case is probably a photocopy , the middle stems of the letter M are not supposed to meet the baseline in the proper wordmark, but on your headstock it does appear to. The letter is the month; February see chart. However, there is no indication of the year of production in this system.
Nice flat radius with a firm feel in my hand. In srilnaka Yamaha guitars have taken the king place as they really alive ang smooth and lovely. The first number the top number will be the model number. The letter represents the month and follows the same system for months as the most common system. Information gathered from the web: Serial numbers on Yamaha guitars repeat every ten years due to the way they are formed. My other guitars hate it because it seems to be all I play since I got it.