Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981.

Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981

This is the biggest article I’ve ever written, it sums up everything I’ve found over the past 4 years.

11/3/17 – Added charts to visually explain all the stuff I wrote.

11/7/17 – Text and chart for Taiwan labels updated. I discovered they reversed the “Made in Taiwan/Republic of China” in late 1974 until the start of the Black labels.

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  1. hi i have an Fg-180 Yamaha green label serial number 574010. My understanding from what i can find is that it is 1966. My father was the original owner. the pick guard has been changed but the truss cover seems to fit the bill for this vintage. No neck reset yet but i don’t think the bridge could go any lower.are there other makings to look for to date this apart from the green label?
    thank you

    1. That guitar was made in December 1966.

      There will be a date code on one of the sides on the inside. Probably 41.12.??. Please let me know what it is when you find it.

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