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I’ve also found the Green Label FG’s have a different truss rod cover, with “Reinforced Neck” on it, very different than the one you normally see.That cover made it onto the earliest FG’s imported into the US, before changing to the familiar one.See Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981 for the results of this search.My search expanded to also include the Taiwan FG’s.I’ve started a list of guitars I’ve found (including 3 of mine) with the model number, the serial number, and the date code, which will allow the 6 & 7 digit serial numbers to be grouped into a range for each year, allowing any 6 or 7 digit serial number to be cross referenced to the year it was made.On You Tube I found a guy in Japan who’s posted short videos of many vintage FG guitars, with the year, model number, partial serial numbers, and in a most cases the internal date code.I’m also collecting data on Taiwan made FG’s, up to 1981. If it has the old style “Reinforced Neck” truss rod cover.Any other information you’d like to share about the guitar.
Or maybe you’re just curious about the year that your guitar was built?The purpose of this article is to solve the mystery of the early Yamaha FG serial numbers, internal markings, and labels.And to be able to fairly accurately determine when they were made.Truss Rod Cover on Green Label and very early Red Label FG’s. WANTED – Could you please email me at Yamaha Vintage [email protected] the following data from your vintage Green and Red label Nippon Gakki FG guitars that have serial numbers less than 8 digits, located on the neck block?I have over 350 serial numbers so far, but only 38 of those have the internal date code. See Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981 for more information. Internal date code (I use flashlight and a cheap USB endoscope with my cell phone, or my cell phone camera if the strings are off.) This is very important to establish the date range of the serial numbers.
He’s obviously used the internal date codes to determine the years.