Excellent condition featuring 000 body size, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, multiple top bindings and black binding on the back body edges, decorative soundhole rosette, tortoiseshell grain pickguard, rosewood bridge with black plastic pins, mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard with small pearloid dot inlays starting at the fifth fret, bone nut and saddle, Yamaha peghead with Indian rosewood overlay and gold Yamaha logo, elongated aluminum truss rod cover with Yamaha and tuning fork logos, open back Yamaha stamped three per side tuning machines with oversized buttons, Made in Japan on the back of the peghead, and original chipboard case.
This 1972 Yamaha flattop is in excellent cosmetic condition and good playing order. The soft V neck profile feels very comfortable in hand paired with the 1 11/16" nut width. The frets show little signs of use and have loads of life left in them. There is some playing wear here and there (see photos) including a few top scuffs but nothing that's a deal breaker. This guitar has the great dry articulate tone that these red label Yamahas are famous for. A great guitar for strumming or fingerstyle. This guitar plays well as is with medium action but would benefit from some nut and saddle work. These red label Yamaha acoustics are sought after and seem to be going up in price. If you're looking for a fantastic flattop guitar from Yamaha's golden era, this is an excellent candidate. We're pricing this guitar lower than some to accommodate for any set up work that may need to be performed. We've been enjoying playing it at the shop since we put a fresh set of strings on it. This is a sweet little guitar.