enter image description hereenter image description here I want to know about this guitar. it's real yamaha product or fake? plz

  • I don't feel like a Yamaha made in Taiwan is the kind of thing someone would be highly motivated to fake. That's like a fake nickel. It would cost more to fake a nickel than a nickel is worth. Apr 1, 2016 at 10:40
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    And yet, it most likely is fake. The label is wrong, the logo is wrong. Very similar question: music.stackexchange.com/questions/11229/…
    – Johannes
    Apr 1, 2016 at 11:09
  • A close-up of the headstock might help too; the fakes always seem to get the M wrong & often the 'leaf' logo is nowhere near as sharp as an original. As @Johannes already said, the label looks wrong too, the outline & overall sticker shape should be the same.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 1, 2016 at 12:20
  • @ToddWilcox - if you can sell a £25 guitar for £300 it's probably worth someone's time to do it. If bought from eBay etc, then who would ever know? If bought through a 'real' retailer, I'd be very interested in asking them about their current standing with that territory's Yamaha Distributor.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 1, 2016 at 12:52
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    Yamaha make good instruments. Apr 1, 2016 at 13:19

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I think it's fake, the label is worrying, clumsily printed & doesn't match the shape of the printed oval to the shape of the actual sticker.

A picture of the headstock from the OP would help to check the logo & font used more closely, fakes tend to get the M wrong.
Note the centre of the M shouldn't reach the baseline.

Just to provide some pictorial comparison, this is the label, serial number (ringed) & headstock from a real [if not magnificent] Yamaha acoustic.

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Another thing to worry about is that no Yamaha pure acoustic has a cutaway - only the 'electric' acoustics have that.

Compare -
Yamaha Acoustics
Yamaha Electric Acoustics


Yamaha seems to have only sold FG 720 S models. I can't find any FG 720 C models, even in their list of discontinued models. On the basis of this, I would argue it's a fake.

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