Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

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Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Slappy161062 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:03 pm

Hi
I recently purchased a VG std 6 string violin guitar and i am wondering if anyone had any information on it as it looks to quite a rare item and I am having trouble finding any on it.

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Buzzard » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:17 pm

Welcome to the Yamaha Forums :D

Congrats, you've got one of the extremly rare Yamaha guitars. ((i))

As you've already found, there isn't much info,
and what I know about it is based on my own experience and online info,
therefore not necessarily 100% true.

The VG-std was produced in a very small number, possibly for Yamaha show/promotion in 1997.
MADE IN JAPAN.
It looks like a violin/beatles bass, but sounds close to a Les Paul with P-90 pickups.
The body is solid, and the "F" holes ar fake, only carved shallow and painted matt black.
It has bolt on neck, P-90 pickups, one volume and one tone control for both pickups and a 3 way pickup switch.
As far as I know, the hardware is gold plated.

This beauty is best suited for standing up with a strap,
because the violin shaped side tends to pinch the leg it's resting on.

Japanese brochure:
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Yamaha VG-std pictures found online: http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzza ... t=3&page=1

If this guitar was more known, it would probably be more sought after, and rediciously pricy.
They rarely come up for sale, but because of it's anonymity, they can be bought at a reasonable price.

An other model, the Yamaha VG custom, a real hollowbody version is even more rare, so far I've never seen one up for sale.

I hope you will treasure your fab guitar. :)

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Slappy161062 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:26 pm

Tnx for the reply it is a lovely looking guitar and in fantastic condition for its age I,m glad I snapped it up


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Daviedawg » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:07 am

Welcome. Happy New Year as well.

Thanks for posting about your super guitar. Enjoy it and please update your thoughts on how it sounds and plays as you become familiar with it. We love feedback on the various rare items.

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby merlin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:56 pm

What a cracker! Make it a keeper as it's not only rare, but quite beatiful. Congratulations. Makes me almost envious as I only have SGs and an SC1200...


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Slappy161062 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:05 pm

http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/slapp ... G%20guitar

Just a few pics of the actual guitar for those who may be interested :D


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Buzzard » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:19 pm

Yep, it looks like you got one in brilliant condition. ((i))

Have you got any other intresting guitars ?

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Slappy161062 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:35 pm

I own mostly bass guitars as I am a bassist so I don't have any thing else as exotic as the VG std but I have things like a 78 jazz bass a rickenbacker 4003s and a few status graphites. Ohh almost forgot a Yamaha RBX 374(not so rare but great for the money) and other stuff lol. Need a bigger house :mrgreen: :D :D :D


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby andywoolner » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:50 pm

Hi.

I have an unused VGSTD serial number 1FN2122. Can anyone tell me the history of this guitar or give an indication of value??

Also have a YSG Serial number 8K25014 in black with coil tap. I only bought these 2 recently, but there seems to be scant information available about either!!
Any info would be gratefully received! I am thinking that they are both quite rare but stand to be corrected!! Thanks in anticipation guys!


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Daviedawg » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:04 pm

Welcome to the Forum esp with two interesting instruments.

The YSG is a super looking guitar which some people reckon was targeted at the PRS range. If you have pics it would be nice to see.

A VG Std was sold on ebay earlier in the year but I can't remember the price.

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Buzzard » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:36 pm

Hi andywoolner, Welcome to the Yamaha Forums. :D

Personally I think a VG-standard should cost an arm and a leg + your house and car,
but as mentioned a few posts above this, the VG-standard is very rare, but rather unknown.

The price really is up to who you sell to and what they'll pay for it.
Your best customer is a Yamaha guitar collector looking for one.

Here's mine, definitely not for sale. :D
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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby balston11 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:06 pm

Hi Andy
Welcome to the forum
I have record of only three sold on Ebay this year details
Yamaha VG Std BNIB Violin Burst £291
Yamaha VG Std BNIB Violin Burst £335 CIP 1FM2122
Yamaha VG Std 1997 Sunburst £322 Mint unplayed CIP
CIP means collect in person tends to lower the price notice two are Brand New (BNIB) so I am not sure if there has been a reissue or someone had access to unsold ones (I do recall seeing a story about that in one of the listings)
Price checks for Yamahas and other guitars on my website link is
http://www.alston-family.co.uk/guitarin ... ndexgi.php


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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Buzzard » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:58 am

merlin wrote:What a cracker! Make it a keeper as it's not only rare, but quite beatiful. Congratulations. Makes me almost envious as I only have SGs and an SC1200...


Your SG's and SC-1200 are absolutely worth another look. :D

You're MOST WELCOME to post some pictures, and descriptions. ((i))

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby Buzzard » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:30 am

andywoolner wrote:Hi.

I have an unused VGSTD serial number 1FN2122.
Also have a YSG Serial number 8K25014 in black with coil tap. I only bought these 2 recently.


How about som pictures :?:
Both the VG and YSG are rare and interesting guitars. ((i))

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Re: Yamaha VG std violin guitar.

Unread postby andywoolner » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:23 pm

Hi.
I have realised why 3 VG STD's turned up for sale this year. I bought mine from a lovely lady in Woking who was selling it for her Client who suffers from "OCD". He purchased 3 brand new from (I think) Andertons in Guildford. Apparently they were nearly £800 each! I bought the last one which was boxed and never played! Apparently he changed his mind and decided he didn't like them!!!!! This may expalin why 3 appeared for sale this year but does not answer why Yamaha made them! Mine playes like a dream but I'd love to know the history behind Yamaha's thinking!!??!!??
Any ideas Guys????



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