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Mother-of-pearl inlaid headstock logo This guitar needs a fair amount of work, the bridge was peeling up, the top has sunken in...

MIJ Yamaki F-250 12 String Guitar

Mother-of-pearl inlaid headstock logo



This guitar needs a fair amount of work, the bridge was peeling up, the top has sunken in front of the bridge and bellied up behind the bridge, the top is cracking parallel to the fretboard, the neck has a slight twist, and who knows what else I'll discover.

The bridge surprised me as its not actually rosewood, its a light wood that was dyed to look like rosewood. And even though it was already pulling off, the bridge did not come off without a fight and led me to my next surprise

After I took the top off I was overcome with the sweet smell of cedar which I confirmed to be the wood used in the top, not spruce. I have not encountered that yet in any of my guitars but google tells me it is another common wood so thats pretty cool. 

Currently I have the guitar humidifying to try and see what issues I can moisturize out before I start getting into serious work. The neck twist has me slightly concerned though I'd prefer not to take the fretboard off.

So these guitars are not attached with a dovetail joint and instead are mounted with dowel pins. Thats disappointing...

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