1981 Yamaki Model YW30M Dreadnought *Martin D-28* Original Hardshell Case

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1981 Yamaki Model YW 30M
Serial Number: 140202
This Is A Martin D-28 in Disguise!
Unmatched Sound!

Overall Condition is Excellent. There is absolutely nothing appearance-wise that detracts from the overall aesthetics of this handcrafted beauty

Many professional musicians claim the Yamaki acoustic line plays and sounds better than the same-era Martin D-28 they are copied after!

Scale: 25"
Lower Bout: 11.5"
Lower Bout: 15.5"
Nut: 1 3/4"
Action: Low
Case: Hardshell

These guitars were hand-built and made to compete with the Martin's and Taylor's of that same era, this guitar is pretty much a Martin D28 with the Yamaki brand.

Incredible sounding and handbuilt by Japan's best luthiers!

Straight neck and very nice frets make this rarity very fun to play

The History of Yamaki Acoustic Guitars

Sometime in the late '60s, Daion began exporting very high quality Yamaki guitars to America, where they were well received. By the early '80s, however, Daion felt that the Yamaki Martin-style guitars were getting lost among similar instruments from other Japanese builders like Takamine, Yasuma, and C.F. Mountain, so they redesigned the entire acoustic line and started building acoustic-electrics and solid-body electrics as well as oddities like double-neck acoustics.

They dropped the Yamaki name and rebranded their instruments as Daion guitars. Daion began an extensive advertising campaign to introduce the new line around 1982, but this was a time when musicians were more interested in the new MIDI-equipped synthesizers than in guitars. In 1984 Daion stopped importing guitars to America and soon went out of business. Yamaki, on the other hand, survived the downturn of the '80s and now makes parts for other Japanese guitar companies.

Product Specs

Listed13 days ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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