Yamaha Guitar Values
Do you have a Yamaha guitar and would like
to know how much it is worth? On this page, you will find information about evaluating Yamaha Guitars.
Yamaha is a giant corporation that makes everything from motorcycles to pianos to guitars. Actually the Yamaha company staarted out as a reed organ manufacturer in 1887. It was founded by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited. Yamaha has become well known for its line of acoustic folk guitars.Specifically, the FG series of guitars has a huge number of enthusiasts.
Yamaha electric and acoustic guitars are not valued highly by collectors--nothing like Gibson or Martin. They ARE, however, greatly appreciated by thousand of people who own them. If you want to upset an FG owner, try telling him that his FG isn't worth much!
Yamaha Guitar Values --What is YOUR guitar worth?
To determine the value of you Yamaha guitar, you must know the model and the year of manufacture. There are a few sites that provide Yamaha serial number look ups to determine the year. Just do a search for "Yamaha Guitar Serial Numbers"".
You must also determine whether your guitar is in Original Condition. Any modifications, including tuning keys, pick-ups, bridges, and especially refinishes will lower the value of your Yamaha.
You need to evaluate the condition of your guitar. Does it look almost new with very little damage, does it look as though it has been played a lot with a few scratches and some fret wear, or is it a complete wreck? The condition of the guitar is extremely important in determining the value.
The amount of demand for the particular year and model will also greatly affect the value. The more people who want the guitar, the more they are willing to pay.
Determining the Value
Once you have the above information in hand, you can get a general idea of the value by searching for your guitar on eBay. There you will be able to find out what people are asking for guitars similar to yours. You can also search for your guitar in the Harmony Central reviews. Most of these reviews mention how much the owner paid for the guitar.
If you want a completely accurate evaluation of your Yamaha, my advice would be to go to the experts at Blue Book of Guitar Values . You can get an evaluation of one guitar for less than $5.00, or you can subscribe, as I have, so that you can evaluate as many guitars as you want. I have found this service to be accurte and extremely useful.