Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to learn more about this very cool, very strange Yam guitar that I bought recently. It is a Yamaha Dynamic Guitar No. 2 with a black label inside, 12 strings, and really interesting wood work. I can't find a peep about this guitar anywhere online. Has anyone seen one of these before? I am stoked to learn more about this thing! Thanks a lot!
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Re: Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Welcome to the forums ramalamma :)

Certainly an "interesting" looking guitar you have there!

I wonder if it has been customised at some point?

All these "Dynamic" guitars were I think, built in the late 1950s' to mid 1960s. This was before the FG line appeared. The earlier ones apparently do not have the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) symbol on the headstock. It was introduced on the guitars in 1963? I am not entirely sure of that because as you say, information is a bit sparse.

Does it have a serial number at all?


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Re: Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Hi Saul,

Thank you for the welcome and the info! I investigate for serial number and report back! Customization seems very possible to me. If so, it looks like they did a pretty nice job. The headstock is a composite of two pieces braced in the back with this metal piece (pics below).

Thanks again!
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Re: Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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I have never seen anything like that before!

Maybe Leon will have some info somewhere. He often has older catalogues etc that will show models not always listed on the web.


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Re: Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Looks like a heavy modded No 2 to me.

Yamaha never made a 12 string Dynamic Guitar. Looks like someone put two headstocks together to make a 12 string guitar.

Tailpieces like that were never used on acoustics. The bridge is not Yamaha either. The No 2 as many Dynamic Guitars had a white dot on the bridge where the bridge was extra fixed to the top. These guitars were used with steel strings and these strings caused more tension so the bridge-top connection was reinforced.

Possibly that's why the top was modded too. Perhaps the 12 strings would have ripped the original top to pieces.

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Re: Strange/Unique Dynamic Guitar

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Thank you both very much! This info is very much appreciated.

The guitar has the serial stamp 25341.

Can I ask one other quick question? The darker laminate wood that makes the wave pattern on the front of the guitar is deteriorating at the edges... wondering if yall might have any suggestions for a clear coat or something that I could apply to the edges/front of the guitar to integrate the laminate detail more securely... or would you advise against that?

Thanks again!


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