Age of FG-140

by Gary Nunn
(San Antonio, Texas)

My wife has had an FG-140 since before we were married (back in 1981). She said she got it in 1970, used, from a guy she met in Florida. It is in excellent condition, plays very well -- and the serial number is: T-0040242, so I was wondering if you can tell me if this guitar was made in Taiwan -- and in what year? Thanks.

Gary D. Nunn
San Antonio, Texas

ANSWER

Hi, Gary--The FG-140 was manufactured between 1969 and 1971. The guitar was made in Japan. Yamaha did not open their Taiwan plant until the early 1980's.

The Blue Book values are the same for all years:

Excellent $200 - 250
Average $120 - 150

Best Wishes,
Lynne

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