The third letter is the month

Dating yamaki guitars

It has a beautiful bright sound with La Bella light weights on it. In Hayashi Gakki was bought out by Zenon, a large music distributor. The final letter is an internal code. Try reversing the tuner winding direction on the lowest and highest strings, seems to hold the tuning a bit better.

Otherwise a wonderfulThe three numbers are again

Otherwise, a wonderful instrument. The three numbers are again, unit number. If you can grab one, of this vintage, it's worth the ride and, if needed, repair. What I loved about it was the wider neck, almost classical guitar width, which made it easier to play for a newbie. By the early s, however, Daion felt that the Yamaki Martin-style guitars were getting lost among similar instruments from other Japanese builders like Takamine, Yasuma, and C.

It's a cedar top and either rosewood sides or possibly even jacaranda, not sure. Anybody out ever heard of this model. At the time I'd never heard of Yamaki, only Yamaha, but was persuaded by the shop owner to try it.

Yamaki folk that we picked up a few years back mported from Japan - wood looks very similar, probably Indian Rosewood. Wonderfully warm sound, still straight after all these years.

Sometime in the late s, Daion began exporting Yamaki guitars to America, where they were well received. The first two numbers are the year. So are the pig s can i send pictures.