Dating yamaha classical guitars


Choice woods, the finest craftmanship and a smaller folk style body make the FS series an individual alternative to the larger bodied FG.

Precise, smooth response and a sweet, focused tone make this a great choice for recording or fingerpicking. For over 40 years, millions of musicians have used the Yamaha FG as the perfect tool to express their music.

FGs gained the respect due to thet quality, dependability, playability and value.

Yamaha serial numbers are recycled every ten years, 29 formats are supported here based on research available on the yamaha website.

The third and fourth numbers are the month; 02=February. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. (See chart at the top of the page.) The first letter is the year; 1985.