By all accounts, this lovely vintage Yamaha FG-350W was made in 1978, the second year these Spruce/Rosewood models were made. This guitar has many lovely features including white body and headstock bindings, five-sided block neck inlay, multi-color etched flared pick guard, and marquetry style back divider. Even better, this guitar has that full resonant tone that these old Yamaha's are known for. It turns out that the "ply" guitars made by Yamaha back in the '70s differ from modern "laminate" guitars in that all the layers of the top are made from actual tone wood with no filler woods which gives them better tone and superior aging, and causing many to think they are of solid wood. This instrument is in very good playing condition with just some minor marks, dings and scratching as would be expected. There is some minor fret wear but all notes sound true and it has low comfortable action and great playability. The guitar appears all-original with the exception of the adjustable bridge which has been removed in favor of a modern bone saddle (but the original bridge parts are in the case). Comes with its original chipboard case in good usable condition.