Dating yamaha flattop guitars
Many different models of Silvertone guitars exist, but the vast majority of them can be dated via the serial number.
He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing. Person I bought it from said he's owned it since 1976 and bought it used. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built? :-)i have a fg 300 ,inlaid neck adjustable bridge ,patterned pickgaurd,,in imaculate condition ,got nippon gakki in sound hole i bought it in 1975 It seems the winning combination is the red label, Nippon Gakki, and "Made In Japan" on the back of the headstock. So what other labels where there in this guitar, that determine it's value or year it was built? :-) : : My FG300 has a red label, and a serial number, but doesn't say Nippon Gakki anywhere on it.It is extremely easy to damage the instrument if not experienced.A few Silvertone guitars have a three-digit serial number in which the first number is the last digit of the year, and the last two digits indicate the week.