Antique Yamaha FG series neck

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by csdawson97, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. csdawson97

    csdawson97 Squier Talker

    Nov 23, 2017
    Took in a 1978? Yamaha FG375S on trade, for its age, great condition and the neck is so flat you could put a straight edge down it. Now my question, I've heard that with age the necks on these older acoustics can bow up from tension over the years. It's currently missing nut and saddle. The previous owner set it up with a chopstick for a nut and some folded business cards for a saddle, hey it worked surprise surprise. Once I replace the nut and saddle, should I store it with strings relaxed or leave it tuned?
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  2. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    I had a mid 70s red label FG150 and man that thing sounded good. That's one that I regret letting go. The only issue it had was the top was starting to bow up a tad causing the bridge to be higher that it was supposed to be therefore raising the action. It was dinged up quite a bit but it was loud and just sounded amazing. Anyhooooo........ I'd probably leave strings on it but tuned down so there's less stress on the neck.
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