A good resource on Yamaha guitars, but far from complete I’m afraid, is the US guitarchive: http://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchives/guitarchive2.asp

Great information on recent yamaha acoustics, but also a lot of history: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/guitar/aguitar/history.html

Information on the production of Yamaha Guitars in the ‘Yamaha Guitars, Essential Knowledge”: http://nl.yamaha.com/nl/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/special/images/essential_knowledge.pdf

Vintage Guitar article on Yamaha SG’s: http://www.vintageguitar.com/1979/yamaha-sg/

The same on the Yamaha Image: http://www.vintageguitar.com/5511/yamaha-image/

A lot of info on early SA’s and some great restore projects of these old Yamaha SA’s. Look at the Supposed String Meister website: http://www.thesupposedstringmeister.net/

A great resource of Super Flighter information: http://yamahasuperflighters.co.uk/, the most versatile guitar Yamaha ever made.

The John Denver Guitar Research Site with a huge amount of fantastic L-53 pics: http://www.jdgrs.com/index.php

A lot of great pics of very old Yamama Dynamic Guitars: http://www.geocities.jp/mmasmcb/catalog.html

Great pics and SG’s for sale on Elite Vintage Guitars http://elitevintageguitars.com/ and also a lot of SG info and great pics on http://yamahasggeek.com/index.html

A lot of info on different Yamaha’s on Bill Alston’s website http://www.alston-family.co.uk


A lot of old and newer Japanese catalogs: http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/yamaha.htm and The World of Musical Instrument Brochures: http://brochures.yokochou.com/

Great resource of catalogs: http://www.vintaxe.com/index.php

Other MIJ

The best forum on Japanese guitars: http://forum.japanaxe.com/

Mark Fletcher’s great resource for vintage MIJ guitars: http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/

Great vintage Tokais and spare parts: http://www.tokaiguitar.de/

Guitars and other gear

Deacci, hand-crafted pickups: http://www.deacci.com/





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