To satisfy customers, particularly those on tight middle class budgets, retailers turned to Asian manufacturers to fill their shelves with affordable, low-cost instruments.
The phenomenal increase in demand for guitars was very beneficial to Yamaha.
Products in the Wave Runner line include the Yamaha Wave Blaster, Super Jet and the rare FX-1.
Ever wondered what you’re Yamaha guitar serial numbers tell you about your guitar?
It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
Like the NTX1200 and NTX900, Yamaha's NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles and offers the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound.
Traditional bracing are used on all GC with Spanish heel used on all pre-1985 models and the top models made after 1985.By the mid Sixties, the entire world had a fever called Beatlemania, and the only prescription was more guitars.The United States was particularly stricken, and domestic guitar companies struggled to keep up with the increasing demand for anything with six strings.Although Yamaha was originally founded in 1887 to produce pianos and organs, the company did not start building guitars until the early Forties, eventually opening a factory dedicated exclusively to guitar construction in Hamamatsu in the late Forties.Yamaha’s first guitars were nylon-string classical models, and these guitars were sold only by retailers within Japan through the Fifties and early Sixties.
In 1921, Yamaha acquired the Nishikawa & Sons in Yokohama after a death of its founder, and continued to manufacture the Nishikawa organs and pianos until 1936.