In my experience of older Yamaha guitars, even the cheapest are well made solid guitars. The G-55a sits in the middle of the range for early 1970's Yamaha guitars and has a lovely tone. I have a 225a which has a similar sound but a much squarer neck making this the nicer of the pair to play and it sounds great when recorded through a nice tube microphone.
Year(s) Sold:1972-74 Original MSRP(US$):$80.00 Top:Spruce Back / Sides:Katsura Neck:Nato Fingerboard:Bubinga
I am a final year student of the RMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Course. As part of my major project I have created a home studio with which to record my own music. This website chronicles the process that was followed and the items used within the studio.