This website is dedicated to vintage Yamaha guitars.
Yamaha, est. 1897, is one of the oldest musical instrument companies in the world, building guitars from the early 40’s. Yamaha is famous for their mid 70’s SG’s.
Over the years I’ve managed to acquire a modest collection of vintage Yamaha guitars. It includes some early FG acoustics, some SG’s, perhaps the most known Yamaha guitars, some early SA’s, and some SF’s which I think are amongst the most versatile guitars ever made. The SF is the first guitar to be able to combine the characteristics of Strat and Les Paul.
Many times I’ve heard there is very little info on vintage Yamaha’s on the web. By collecting old catalogs and flyers I’ve tried to get the information. Only disadvantage in regard of a lot of the catalogs I have: I can’t read Japanese.
One of the main goals of this website is to increase and share information on vintage Yamaha guitars. So all info is welcome, and please correct me if I’m wrong.
I apologise to all classical players and bass players. Due to where my own interest lies, and the fact that you can’t do all, this website is mainly dedicated to electric guitars and steel string acoustics. And as far as vintage is concerned….. I think that ends around 1985. But nevertheless, Yamaha has made some great guitars after that.
I hope you enjoy my website. Thanks for visiting!
Leon, aka Mimasu