Vintage classical dynamic gituar

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Vintage classical dynamic gituar

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Hello, I hope I can find some advice possibly from forum members in establishing the exact year and collectability of my Yamaha nylon string classical guitar. I found it buried in the earth under a house I was refurbishing. While digging a new foundation for the home, I snagged my string line on the tuning keys and pulled it out of the dirt.

The bowl was filled with dry dirt, rat nest rubble, etc and was a total mess. It sat in my shop for a long while until last spring I began to try to clean it up. It took a lot of elbow grease and patience but once I had it dirt free I realized that it was in amazing shape for being buried for years. The neck was straight, the binding was still excellent, no cracks anywhere on body, head stock, bridge, or neck. The only thing that didn't survive were the tuners. They totally rusted away.

The finish was gone so I had to try to restore the body and neck the best I could. I lightly sanded the guitar with fine steel wool and 800 finishing paper. I applied a very light red cedar stain and numerous coats of boiled linseed oil. It actually turned out beautiful.

The guitar plays wonderful. Resonation and tone are superb. I installed new tuners and pro series strings. It is a joy to play every day.

The red label inside is intact and in great shape but it does not show a serial number, only a 6 digit patent number. It lists on label as a Nippon Gakki Yamaha 'Dynamic' guitar #20. Patent #:187409.

Also, on the head above the string nut there is a round insignia symbol with the numbers 9202 below it. If anyone could assist me with any info on my guitar. I would greatly appreciate your time and knowledge.



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Welcome to the forum and the string section. :D

A find like this is always VERY interesting.

When you mention a red label inside, I start thinking FG models.
Show us some pictures, that gives our members a fair chance to identify your guitar.

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I'm amazed the wood didn't rot through. Perhaps being under the house protected it to some degree. Still an amazing find. Sounds like a lot of work has gone into it since though.

Definitely add some pictures if you can :)


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aha …. googling this: nippon gakki yamaha dynamic guitar no. 20 , will give a lot of results. :clap:

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