FG 230 nippon ghakki red label series 12 string acoustic

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FG 230 nippon ghakki red label series 12 string acoustic

Unread post by RVDW01 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:10 am

Hi,

I found this old FG230 acoustic 12 string. all is well except it needs a pick guard and a new bridge saddle.
Anyone have specs on them or know where I can find them online or in South Africa?

any insight would be really appreciated :music-guitarred:
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Re: FG 230 nippon ghakki red label series 12 string acoustic

Unread post by Saul » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi RVDW01, welcome to the forums and the string section :)

Interesting guitar you have there. Does it still have the label on the inside? If it is a red label...might have faded a bit then it will be one of the earlier Japanese built guitars. They moved production to Taiwan at some point but not sure of the year.

The FG 230 was built between 1968-1972 so it won't be any later than that.
Top will be Spruce with back & sides of mahogany.
Fretboard is Rosewood.
Bridge is also Rosewood.
Scale: 635 mm.
Nut width: 48 mm.

Value depends on condition of course but around £500 here in the UK.

Hope that helps a little?
Saul
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