Dating yamaha guitars by serial numbers
started out with a serial number of 8,001 because the company estimated that is how many guitars they manufactured up until that time and accurate records did not exist, so this is a an estimated value.
Looking at the photo above, you can see there are two numbers stamped on the head block.
I just picked up a vintage FG 75, and i am having a tough time figuring out when it was made.
I've read where they were manufactured from 1968 thru 1974.
I don’t work for Yamaha guitars, I have absolutely nothing to do with the company. I’m hoping this site can become a popular place to visit for like-minded Yamaha Pacifica fans all around the world.
I've also read where some red labels weren't made in Japan, but in Taiwan.
By the mid/late 1970s most Greco Gibson-like models were being made with set necks and open book Gibson headstock designs.
Some other Greco Gibson-like models from the 1970s had a different headstock design, more like a Guild headstock design, that had a Greco logo with equally sized letters.
If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
Also be careful when you read the numbers as sometimes an "0" and a "D" can look very much alike.