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Help: Yamaha guitar

Hummingbird 19 Sep 99 - 09:55 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 20 Sep 99 - 07:31 AM
Ted from Australia 20 Sep 99 - 07:36 AM
Jon Freeman 20 Sep 99 - 08:15 AM
Hummingbird 20 Sep 99 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,Linda 16 Aug 08 - 11:13 AM
The Sandman 16 Aug 08 - 11:24 AM
Little Robyn 16 Aug 08 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,lox 16 Aug 08 - 05:30 PM
Cluin 22 Oct 08 - 02:02 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 22 Oct 08 - 02:12 AM
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GUEST,Guest from Sanity 22 Oct 08 - 02:40 AM
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Subject: Yamaha guitar
From: Hummingbird
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 09:55 PM

Hi there, My daughters friend brought me a Yamaha G-100A guitar. she had broken a string and didn't know how to restring it. So I obliged her and used an old one of mine actually. (I always keep the used ones, don't know why) Any way, I don't know anything about this guitar, other than it is a Yamaha model G-100A, can't find any info at the many yamaha sites. I think it's a folk guitar, in very good shape and not very old. Someone gave it to her. I think it probably needs nylon strings, not steel, which is what I temporarily put on it, just to keep some tension on the neck. Any suggestions folks, or does anyone know anything about this cute little guitar????? It's not as big as my Monteya, maybe a 3/4.

Thanks to anyone who can assist me, Hummingbird.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 07:31 AM

I don't know much about Yamaha guitars; but if you don't get an answer here, try the newsgroup

rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic

They tend to have experts on almost every kind of guitar reading the postings.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 07:36 AM

Do the pegs onto which the strings go stick up from the head or go throuch it horizontaly. if the former It's probably a steel string if the latter a nylon. Hope this helps
Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 08:15 AM

I tried to look up the G-100A and the only G-100s that I have found have been amplifiers. Are you sure that there is not another letter. A long established range of Yamaha Folk Guitars has been an FG series for example.

My first suggestion is that if you are in any doubt, probably the best plan is to take the guitar into a music shop. I don't know about other parts of the world but the music shops near me will fit the strings for free if somebody is unsure and needs a little help.

Failing that, I would suggest that the best method of deciding how a guitar should be strung is to have a look at how the strings attach at the bridge end. If it is a Yamaha Folk guitar, it will have a row of 6 "plastic things" behind the bridge which you remove and put the bulleted string in and the replace and should be steel strung. Everybody will have different opinions on strings but I would suggest that for folk, try light guage bronze for starters. I used to like the Ernie Ball Earthwood ones on my old Yamaha - wish I still had it as it was a good one - I play a Fylde these days which is a lovely guitar but I should have kept the Yamaha as well.

A classical guitar will have small holes drilled in the bridge saddle to tie the nylon strings to. There are some guitars like some of the jazz ones that do things a bit differently but I have not come accross a Yamaha accoustic guitar that does not follow what I have suggested.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Hummingbird
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 10:47 AM

Thank for your thoughts on the littel Yamaha. It does not have pegs. G-100A is all it says inside the guitar. Thanks again. Hummingbird.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 11:13 AM

A bit late to reply, but this guitar originally had nylon strings. I still have mine which is now about 35 years old -and still sounds great. do not put steel strings on this guitar or you will wreck it.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 11:24 AM

I endorse lindas comments,take the steel string off.
It should have a reinforced neck if it is supposed to take steel strings,take it off at once.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Little Robyn
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 05:27 PM

But as this thread is almost 9 years old, the poor little guitar will either have been restrung in nylon, or else it must surely have died!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 05:30 PM

Gosh - I wonder what happened to that guitar ...


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:02 AM

I've got an old Yamaha 12 string (steel) with the slot-style tuning pegs.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:12 AM

Had a Yamaha FG 110..steel.

You can usually tell by a slotted headstock..and the heel(the back of the neck where it joins the guitar body..steel string guitars are smaller and narrower.
Also, Classical Guitars, usually have wider necks, and less, if any dots on the neck, and wider grooves, if any, on the bridge.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:26 AM

The bridge would be the give-away. If it doesn't have peg holes or a metal bridge plate at the bottom of the guitar, then it's a classical.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:40 AM

The bridge would be the give-away. If it doesn't have peg holes or a metal bridge plate at the bottom of the guitar, then it's a classical.

Metal bridge plate??????????????????..huh???


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 09 - 11:45 PM

I own one of these guitars (Yamaha G-100A), and wanted to find out a bit more about it.... Googled and came across this thread.

It is definitely a classical, nylon string-only guitar. I bought it (used) in 1975. I read somewhere else that it was sold from 1970-1972 with an original price of around $100. Not much information out there about this guitar!


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: Peace
Date: 20 May 09 - 12:05 AM

Same as guest, above.

It's a classical guitar.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 02:09 AM

i have a guitars yamaha G-50A i need information please, about I want to know if my guitar is original, becouse is very old.Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Help: Yamaha guitar
From: GUEST,ssinn
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 10:29 PM

I have a G-100A. I bought it in NY back in 1972. It was my first guitar. I still have it and play it every day. It is a classical guitar.


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