Yamaha L-20A

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Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by JDZ » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 am

L-20A made it safe.

Thanks again to Leon for helping me to get my head around these models! :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Been ages since I've owned an acoustic, so can't really compare it to anything.
But construction and woods used are pretty impressive to me.

Any ideas on dating it? Serial number is in pics below.

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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:55 am

Lovely looking guitar :)

According to my chart that would be Oct 1981 but Yamaha serial numbers are not the easiest things to work out.
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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by JDZ » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:03 am

81 it is then!
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 am

Looks like it is in really good condition from the photos. Any issues with it at all?
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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Mimasu » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:33 pm

JDZ wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 am
Been ages since I've owned an acoustic
And guitars like that could easilly turn you into a Yamaha acoustic addict 8)

That's a great looking guitar and it looks in fantastic condition too.

Enjoy her.

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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:44 pm

Mimasu wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:33 pm

And guitars like that could easilly turn you into a Yamaha acoustic addict 8)

Enjoy her.

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Oh yeah! (Y) Yamaha acoustics don't always come with the 'bling' element that some acoustics have but they are invariably wonderful to play, the build quality is top notch and they sound fantastic. And that's what it's all about :)
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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by JDZ » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:16 pm

Saul wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 am
Looks like it is in really good condition from the photos. Any issues with it at all?
Fretboard needs to be oiled and a bit of cleaning the body. That's about it.
It does play really nice and action is fine.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:33 pm
JDZ wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 am
Been ages since I've owned an acoustic
And guitars like that could easilly turn you into a Yamaha acoustic addict 8)

That's a great looking guitar and it looks in fantastic condition too.

Enjoy her.

Leon
I've got too many electric guitars, so will need to be careful no to do same with acoustics (I hope).
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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:38 pm

HNGD, that's a fantastic looking guitar :D

The backside is beautiful too.

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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by JDZ » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:13 pm

Buzzard wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:38 pm
HNGD, that's a fantastic looking guitar :D

The backside is beautiful too.

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Thanks Peter!

Been quite happy I found this guitar and I'm a fan of beautiful backsides.

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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:49 pm

JDZ wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:13 pm

I'm a fan of beautiful backsides.

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I think we can all agree on that one! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Yamaha L-20A

Unread post by Mimasu » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:07 pm

Guys,

Another very, very rare beautifull backside for sale, a L25AT:

https://www.tfoa.eu/en/yamaha-l25at-bra ... -1981.html

A bit pricey though, but it's a fantastic looking guitar.

Leon

BTW: If you have some spare time check out that shop. An enormous collection of high end and vintage acoustics. Not only a webshop, but also a real brick shop.
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