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Old 10-08-2019, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by L20A View Post
I own a 1981 Yamaha L20A.
It is close to the specks of the newer LL-26.
Mine has a 3 piece Rosewood back with Engelman top.
I have had people play it and comment that they are very surprised at how good it sounds.
I also have a 1981 Martin D-35 and I will put the Yamaha up against it in sound and build quality.

The one downfall to an upper end Yamaha is the lack of knowledge from most buyers. They will always think of Yamaha as an enter level guitar which keeps the prices of used high end Yamaha guitars down.

I have never considered selling my L-20A so resale pricing isn't an issue for me.
I agree. I currently own (but am selling here on AGF) a 1981 L25A model. Spruce top and 3 piece Jacaranda (looks like Brazilian) back and sides. All solid woods, hand built in the Yamaha factory. This thing is sweet, yet powerful. If I didnt have my eyes on a brand new guitar that I'm gas'ing for, it would be a keeper.

Yamaha's are great guitars, plain and simple.
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