So with that in mind, it’s simply amazing how Yamaha decided to put in a bit more work which would later pay off big time. A beautiful sunburst finish with tortoise pickguard. The history of FG series is pretty incredible. yamaha acoustic guitar FG-331. . They are not made in Korea, they were made in Taiwan from 78-81. There’s also an article on Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981. A.R.T. $149.99. Overall, it doesn’t sound like anything special. We know why! I'm 62 now, and me and her has been together since the day I bought her. So responsive, so eager to go, to get it out...and the sound builds and the blood surges and soon you are crashing and thundering through the changes and it is just...just excellent. I know I got an isane deal but wasn't sure at the time what it was realy worth, just knew it played and sounded killer! Bound body neck and headstock, with abalone inlay rosette and Yamaha logo. STORIA. Its not quite as loud as a D35 which they were copying but it sounds and plays just as well. So we both have a very nice guitar and it has given me the bug to try and make one. I had to replace the nut so I put in new bone nut,saddle and pins. Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:57. Regards. Only when I need the volume which is nearly never, but, she never fails to put that beautiful sound out! He figured that when in her condition [almost perfect] she was worth $800. They may not all be the same but it's worth a punt if you see one. The low E tuner broke a while back so needs replacement. I got lucky with mine. Posted by Johnjo on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:08. It says so clearly on the label inside, even if the font is so small as to be unreadable. I bought it new in about 1976. The LD10 likes medium or maybe heavy strings but this 365 sounds best with Martin Extra Light 10's. The Yamaha A series takes your acoustic performance to the next level with dynamic, natural amplified tone; a refined, powerful acoustic voice and outstanding playability. With rosewood and spruce and seemingly well built you would have to pay best part of $3000 to get an equivalent Martin and Yamaha simply dont make them like this anymore. I have several top end acoustics but my old Yamaha 365s-II still remains one of the sweetest guitars in my beloved collection! My particular guitar is pretty unique, in that it was professionally converted to left hand for me by Yamaha's chief guitar tech, Mike Sweeney, in Milton Keynes, UK. It has retained its Martin-like tonal quality and the Rosewood back and sides have mellowed out the sound. In terms or "great" guitars, the very modestly priced Yamaha 365s, Taiwan-built guitar was given a "decent" rating from one of the best guitar mechanics in Los Angeles. Any ideas, anyone? FG series are still exceptional guitars, and many have the spirit of these older models in them. Have always loved the rich sounds, especially on a cold winters night next to the fireplace. Clearly Yamaha took a very close look at a Martin D35 when designing it, but there's nothing wrong with a spot of healthy plagiarism in my view! Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes. Yamaha offers two standard-size TransAcoustic guitars: the LL-TA and the FG-TA. It has retained its Martin-like tonal quality and the Rosewood back and sides have mellowed out the sound. even with old strings it rang nicely with the first strum. I recently went on a day trip with my son to pick up a more recent LD10E and that is a peach as well. I bought this guitar new in 1982. It's hanging with Martins, and Taylors and, I am exhausted. I've seen these type Yamahas sell for between $150 and $250 or so. Posted by frankieb on Sat, 04/03/2004 - 02:01. Condition still great, sounds great.. . I think my bride gets jealous of her because she is who I turn to when I'm down. The trebles were crisp and punchy, while the lows were defined and not muddy. 3 piece back. What should I sell it for. Posted by Cathy on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 22:29. Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 02:41. Since it was introduced in the 1960’s, the Yamaha FG has been recognized as simply the best acoustic guitar in its league. I sang our kids to sleep years ago and now I sing their kids to sleep as well. No way! ), but I do own a Fender amp. : Anyone know what a Yamaha acoustic FG-365S in great condition is worth lately? Thus guitar is no longer made and has a beautiful tone when tuned. Hardware was pretty much standard for the time as well. These were always guitars for the masses. It didn’t take long for people to recognize this and decide to get a great acoustic guitar at a really affordable price. That’s when we’re really jammin it out in the basement. My 365 also has perfect intonation (each note rings true up and down the neck), which is rare for even a great guitar. Posted by Denny on Sun, 05/12/2019 - 21:02. Posted by Lindell on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:02. Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:38. Public perception creates monetary value. See similar items. Whoever you are and wherever you are, it is good to be part of a group of people who somehow got hold of such a lucky find. Copyright © 1999 - 2020 , All Rights Reserved. You'll never go wrong with one! The only thing that will be taken to my retirement home will be my guitar. I love this guitar. No, (though I do try). This forum is very on point. At the tender age of 66 I've just acquired a beautiful Martin D41. Where Yamaha did excel are their acoustic guitars. The FG750S is a stunning instrument that offers pro features at a reasonable price. LL-TA and FG-TA. Who knows anymore what that means. This one of the early versions of FG series, and it has aged like vine. Yes there are a few empty screw holes in the back of the headstock but what the heck. : : I also own the very same guitar, hell of a sound, im not sure how much exactly, but yamaha DOES NOT make acoustics like they used to at ALL. The FG-140, FG-180, FG-230 & FG-300 are dreadnaught size (which they call “Jumbo”) guitars with a slightly different shape that is unique to Yamaha. When I bought mine I "settled" for this guitar after an extensive period of looking for just the right one...turns out I found it! I've owned one since 1978, and I still play it every day. ( you can see the Mahagony ply inside the sound hole on the sides. It is like new with maybe 2-3 hours of use. 1.067 mm, VN 54 .054 dia. The FG heritage extends back to the 1966 release of the FG180, Yamaha’s first production acoustic guitar. Considering the guitar was based on laminate wood design, you would expect some limitations in its tone. I wouldn't sell this for anything. It is Rosewood and two different woods on the back inlaid , It also comes with a Chromatic tuner CA-30. (don't own any farm equipment . In the more than half-century since, we have balanced traditional guitar craft with a spirit of constant refinement, pursuing our vision of the ideal Yamaha folk guitar. Posted by chris australia on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:51. For a player; to pick it up and play it, is too fall under its spell. This instrument has just gotten sweeter and its personality has deepened with age. I am however thinking of getting a split bridge and a transducer. Incredible guitar, bought in 1986. This increased the volume and rounded out the tone. Posted by Lionel on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:27. . Posted by Leon on Sun, 03/31/2019 - 15:37. I've owned one since 1978, and I still play it every day. Gene Moles put pickup in her in the early 90's, and I play her over the Fender twin and the Mosrite 400. FG / FS Red Label Inspired by Yamaha’s iconic “red label” guitars of the 1960s, new FG Red Label folk guitars blend modern inspiration with a timeless design. The solid Sitka spruce top on the Yamaha FG730S acoustic guitar generates amazingly full resonance and warm timbre that's kept crisp by the rosewood back and sides. What this Review will Cover. Posted by Fred on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:14. The solid Sitka spruce top on the Yamaha FG730S acoustic guitar generates amazingly full resonance and warm timbre that's kept crisp by the rosewood back and sides. A few old Gospel tunes, a little Marty Robbins, and the like, and I'm all better. I found mine in a basement in old carboard case, with rusty strings. I bought my FG365sII retail in Chicago in the early 80's for maybe $200 - 300. That’s another trait of the FG series. My 365 also has perfect intonation (each note rings true up and down the neck), which is rare for even a great guitar. It projects a strong sound, well suited to fingerpicking or bluegrass equally. This gigantic brand never really managed to break through with their electric guitars, although they have some pretty serious models in their lineup. I also own an early 80-81 Ovation Legend Starburst 6 string.. I had the action lowered and play light gauge on it, I assume it may improve with mid weight strings. And I paid the guy 100 for it in 2014. Gear returned in mint condition. The FG365's were just well-made and designed acoustics. It's an enigma, a mystery, it outplays, and outsings everything in its "supposed" class. So what did I think of the FG700 in my latest trip to my local music store? so Its definately a classic, : I also own the very same guitar, hell of a sound, im not sure how much exactly, but yamaha DOES NOT make acoustics like they used to at ALL. In the INFO section you will find the contents of the Yamaha Acoustic Guitar Archive, with corrections and additions. While the Yamaha is great, it lacks the deep full range (mainly the loud bass) that the Ovation has. He came back with a brand new D-28, which he delivered to his luthier's and said, "Boys; build me one like this one." The sides are Rosewood veneer. Last thought...find what you like...a little more than you can afford...make that extra sacrifice... and live with your decision. The series is named after the original Yamaha FG, a guitar released in 1966. Music Skanner is your news, entertainment, music gear website. As a matter of fact, FG guitars were so popular that it has become the most sold acoustic guitar of all time. Iam selling my Yamaha fg 365 s vintage acoustic guitar, which is about 5 years of used condition. I have no idea what it is worth. The sides and the back of the guitar are made from Nato wood, which although not a particularly pretty ch… $117.90 shipping. Condition still great, sounds great.. Taiwan made in 80's. Posted by David Wedge on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 06:43. So I guess my answer to the questions posed here is, if you get the chance to buy one in reasonable condition then you should take it, particularly as they don't sell for a fortune. Yamaha FG 735S VCS Acoustic Guitar. Just recently one of the Schallers died and I found a luthier supplier who had a single Gotoh he could let me have. What can I get for it??? I am selling it due to arthritis and c an not p lll at it, and am taking Dulcimer lessons and want to purchase a high-end dulcimer. grrrr), but I love her just the same. Pure, warm, loud and sweet. I'd sell mine for 1500, spend 1200 for another decent acoustic, pocket 300, and miss this guitar for the rest of my life. Hated the tuners and after a few years changed them to Schallers. Super rich and lush with a fantastic bright treble and a boomy low end. (if you are not a collector that is!) Posted by Chris Vargo on Sat, 10/12/2002 - 22:43. Payed $200.00 mid eighties. Here's a guide which will help anyone wanting to amplify their acoustic guitar: Guide to Acoustic Guitar Pickups. Free shipping for many products! Posted by frankieb on Sat, 04/03/2004 - 02:04. Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/28/2019 - 21:00. What do you think, folks - $700 firm? I also have a Taylor 710ce which is my main performing guitar but my good old Yamaha is my main songwriting companion. There is nothing we would like to add in this section. Remember, this particular model was in production from ’77-’81, and it used to cost less than $200. Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns. Rosewood is very pretty on this one including the headstock overlay.Action is perfect!Factory Solid Top! Son.. reply; FG-365-SII. Posted by onscuba on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:12. Anybody interested to grab this guitar, do mail me. Since it was an affordable acoustic guitar, the top on this thing is a laminate spruce laid over mahogany back and sides. Each FG Red Label series guitar also features a modified and updated scalloped bracing pattern that exhibits a louder, more balanced tone. Mine has a few dings in it, (put there by others . Posted by no name on Thu, 03/02/2017 - 01:03. The model we are reviewing today is Yamaha FG-336SB. The full body, neck, and head binding together with a tortoise pickguard and beautiful finishes make this a truly fine-looking instrument. Interestingly enough I went and talked with a guy who owned a shop, [don't worry I would never actually follow-through] about the price of this old gal. The Yamaha FG720S is a great go-to guitar. I am hoping that CA glue and wet/dry sanding and a polish will sort it out. Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:17. 3 piece back like the Martin D 35 Not a lot of info about the 365 was available but it was the first yamaha model made with a solid top. The guitar is simply great. I recently picked up a "showroom" 1982 FG365sii which was purchased brand new and put into a closet until last year...absolute gem...professional set up and new strings and plays like a dream...same guitar Herb Pederson plays from Desert Rose Band!...I doubt there is one chance....not a mark anywhere and cannot imagine selling the instrument...the more I play it the better it sounds and I appreciate all the comments above...beautiful instrument and is of course modelled on the Martin D-35. Watch. I can only add a general statement about the worth of a guitar vs. what you can sell if for, and why this point is especially germane to this guitar. It also has mother of pearl markers and logo. Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 07:41. Includes full manufacturer's warranty. Flipped to lefty and wouldn't change it for anything. Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 22:34. Posted by Sirgeorge on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 18:52. *Guitar is sold As Described so please ask any and all questions before purchasing. I wont say well balanced because every ad I've ever seen for a guitar in the last two years says " it is well balanced". This site is published by Hitsquad Pty Ltd. But it still sounds better every time we play it, which is usually every day. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. The FG in the name stands for "folk guitar," and while these are instruments optimized for folk music, FG series guitars sound great playing almost any genre of music. Luxury appointments and outstanding Yamaha craftsmanship with a diminutive price tag. Posted by Diamond Dogg on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:17. 5 piece back with all the bindings. IF YOU KNOW PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU. Posted by DanielJloveguitars on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:08. Posted by M.Enzo Boesch on Sat, 12/29/2001 - 04:27. I have finally decided on Elixir strings (for this, my Fylde and my tenor banjo - it keeps things simple!!) . I too love playing this guitar and love it's warm tone. Glad to know others out there appreciate a sound like only the Yamaha 365 can put out! It needs work now because it's been well loved and well used, even after a few beers - whoops! Posted by Jason on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:19. My latest look at guitars costing less than 500 is the Yamaha FG700S review. I bought a new Taiwanese 80 model for around $350 or so with case and it is really a beauty. And a new article on Inspecting a New-To-You Vintage Yamaha FG. Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - July, 2000, The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300 - Gearank Rated, Allowed HTML tags: