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This information is usually found inside the sound hole of your guitar.
Yamaha’s serial number system is one of the more complicated ones I have come across – so it’s a little bit involved.
The purpose of this article is to solve the mystery of the early Yamaha FG serial numbers, internal markings, and labels.
I have over 350 serial numbers so far, but only 38 of those have the internal date code. See Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981 for more information. Internal date code (I use flashlight and a cheap USB endoscope with my cell phone, or my cell phone camera if the strings are off.) This is very important to establish the date range of the serial numbers.See Yamaha FG Serial Numbers, Interior Markings, and Labels – 1966 to 1981 for the results of this search.My search expanded to also include the Taiwan FG’s.I’ve started a list of guitars I’ve found (including 3 of mine) with the model number, the serial number, and the date code, which will allow the 6 & 7 digit serial numbers to be grouped into a range for each year, allowing any 6 or 7 digit serial number to be cross referenced to the year it was made.On You Tube I found a guy in Japan who’s posted short videos of many vintage FG guitars, with the year, model number, partial serial numbers, and in a most cases the internal date code.
Once I discovered the internal date codes I knew I could compare known 6 & 7 digit serial number/date code sets with other serial numbers and make a good guess as to when other guitars were made. I found a Japanese guy on Youtube who made videos of himself playing many early FG, and he mentioned the serial number and date code most of the time.