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Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.
scale: 658 mm weight: 1575 g body length: 488 mm nut: 52 mm upper bout: 282 mm waist: 239 mm lower bout: 373 mm depth: 99 mm top thickness: 2.77 mm action - 5th fret: 2.8 mm action - 12th fret: 4.3 mm neck size - 1st fret: 80 mm neck size - 5th fret: 85 mm natural resonance note: G#/A strings: D’Addario Pro Arté normal tension, silverplated wound clear nylon, EJ45 top material: spruce sides/back material: maple neck material: nato (aka eastern mahogany) fretboard material: bubinga (aka African rosewood) bridge material: bubinga (aka African rosewood) builder: Yamaha (Nippon Gakki) made in Japan model: G-60A serial no: 1587470 years built: 1969-1973 original msrp: .50 (6 in 2011 dollars) download picture pack (4.4M) info on specs A Nippon Gakki.
Built in the era when men were men, women were women (has this changed?
For collectors, this IS a Nippon Gakki with a seven-digit serial number (the ones that even Yamaha can't figure out).
It's a little rough version but it's still beautiful.
Note the scale of 658 - this was the era when Yamahas were all built to the larger scale (when men were men? Dings, dents, bumps, scrapes - the pictures show a lot of the "character." The biggest divot is on the top on the lower end where there's a slight separation at the binding - it's in the last photo.
It looks like injury due to an impact rather than a separation due to faulty binding, and it hasn't changed (gotten worse, or better for that matter) since arriving at Vintage Classicals.
The following two digits denote the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.At the same time, the Japanese figured out how to build guitars. Despite a decent build provenance, this little puppy suffered in its earlier life. It may not have fallen out of the back window of a ‘63 Chevrolet Impala station wagon and bounced down the road for a few hundred feet but when we got it, it looked like it had thought of making that leap.Dinged, dented and roughed up, it, like the tough guitars that Nippon Gakki’s are, survived. It could be tweaked with some saddle or nut work - but the playability and sound are still, somehow, pretty good.Where to find the serial number On electric guitars, the serial number is generally stamped or punched on the headstock.With acoustic guitars, the serial number is usually written somewhere in the sound cavity of the guitar.
At the beginning of the 20th century, when 12-string guitars first appeared in the United States, the instruments were considered novelty items, curiosities, freaks of guitar making that were beneath the dignity of serious companies like Martin and Gibson.