Beautiful Vintage rare yamaha fg-450 acoustic guitar (made in 1979) Solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides. This is nearly 43 years old. The top is so resonant and loud with that sound only a vintage yamaha can make. It just sounds extremely gorgeous, balanced and loud and resonant! They are imitations, and the ageing technique does not accurately replicate 43 years or cellulose crystalising while it is being played.
The baking process attempts to mimic the aging process but doesnt really quite do it authentically. The top now has this beautiful golden shimmery spruce which looks stunning.
It plays really nicely with a nice action and no buzz and sounds absolutely amazing. It is in pretty good condition for its age , it only has light marks and some very small dings from use as expected for guitar of this age.
However no noteworthy big dings or dents. The neck is great with very little fret wear. There is some light hazing to the rear laquer however I think this will polish out very easily I just haven't got round to it.This model with the double pickguard seems to be incredibly rare. I have only ever seen one other with this. I think that yamaha may have made a small run of guitars that have a bridge which has the ability to swap from being a leftie to a righty or possibly the bridge has at some point been altered impeccably by a. Professional to play right handed and another pickguard added. I can't be sure as It is hard to find information on these old yamahas. I have however managed to find from the serial that it's year is 1979, according to the serial guides online. The first digit is the year.
In this case indicating 1979 from all of the charts and references I have researched. These are becoming increasingly sought after now and very rare.This is a perfect example of how good a vintage yamaha can sound. Lots of big artists choose these as their main songwriting and performing guitars over Martins and gibsons etc. Having owned martins and gibsons I oersonally prefer the sound of old yamahas. Yamaha have now recreated the fg range with aged tops. Yes It was louder than a standard top but they sound like an imitation of a REAL aged top, they just aren't the same as a 40 odd year old guitar. If you want any close up photos send me a message. The item "VERY RARE Vintage yamaha fg-450sla acoustic guitar (made in 1979) Solid spruce" is in sale since Tuesday, November 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".muller" and is located in Colchester.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.