Yamaha FG-420 Acoustic 6 string guitar-
Please settle a dispute.
This guitar was bought new approx. 1980.
The label says FG-420, made in Taiwan.
I want to know if this guitar is laminate or not?
How can I tell?
It is in superb condition. Does age affect the quality
of sound on this guitar?
Here is the Blue Book description of the guitar:
- dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound bubinga fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, nato headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
From this description, we can assume that it is NOT laminate.
As for your question about the sound, most players will say that a guitar's sound improves with age as the wood ages.
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