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Old 10-16-2017, 03:33 PM
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Default Yamaha g250s date / made in

Hi,
I recently bought guitar from the title.
It does not have paper label inside so I am wondering where it is made.
The serial number is: 70602012
From what I understan it should be made in 02. June 1977 and it's 12th guitar produced (that day or overall?) in Taiwan.

It that correct, because they could be from Indonesia, Japan on perhaps other decade.. (?)

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Old 10-16-2017, 04:27 PM
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You are correct. The G250S was made 1977 to 1981, MSRP $300, solid spruce top, rosewood back & sides, nato neck, ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:36 AM
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You are correct. The G250S was made 1977 to 1981, MSRP $300, solid spruce top, rosewood back & sides, nato neck, ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge.
Thanks for the answer. Although I wouldn't say it is a solid spruce top. Looks like two parts to me: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q7ilM-ykAd...1Y/s1600/2.JPG

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http://yahoobuckaroo.blogspot.hr/201...al-guitar.html
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:23 AM
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Thanks for the answer. Although I wouldn't say it is a solid spruce top. Looks like two parts to me: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q7ilM-ykAd...1Y/s1600/2.JPG

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http://yahoobuckaroo.blogspot.hr/201...al-guitar.html
Solid means it's not laminated (plywood). Almost all guitars are made with 2 piece tops. It would be had to find boards that wide.
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:58 AM
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Solid means it's not laminated (plywood). Almost all guitars are made with 2 piece tops. It would be had to find boards that wide.
Ooh, you're right! Don't know what I was thinking, Thanks!

One more thing: I noticed there's a relatively small crack just next to the bridge. Is it because of dryness (I don't think it is because of impact)?

Will it expand if it doesn't get fixed or it's best to leave it as it is?

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Old 10-18-2017, 05:10 AM
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Ooh, you're right! Don't know what I was thinking, Thanks!

One more thing: I noticed there's a relatively small crack just next to the bridge. Is it because of dryness (I don't think it is because of impact)?

Will it expand if it doesn't get fixed or it's best to leave it as it is?

Cheers.
It's probably from low humidity. What's your humidity been like? Under 40% is bad and could make it worse. Does it go thru? Put a flashlight inside. Post a pic.
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It's probably from low humidity. What's your humidity been like? Under 40% is bad and could make it worse. Does it go thru? Put a flashlight inside. Post a pic.
Hi. Sorry for the late response.

Images:
https://imgur.com/a/mzznK

It's quite hard to take a photo that shows it good enough. I think it doesn't go through though. Will it the crack become bigger?
The thing that bothers me more is a crack in the bottom of the guitar. It definitely went through and I can press it with my finger for top to "sit in the place".
Is this bad? Is it easy to fix?

I have no clue about the humidity, the guitar was bought a few days ago so it doesn't matter since it came to new environment. In my county is relative normal climate (Europe)...

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Post a pic of the other crack.

This is a classical guitar. The string tension is much less than a steel string guitar. There's probably nothing to worry about.
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Thanks and glad to hear that,
The other crack is shown in last two pictures of linked album.

This picture for example

https://i.imgur.com/7RDKVKw.jpg

You can see how spruce top came of (unglued?) from the side. This is on the bottom of the guitar. It's about 10cm long.
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