Month: January 2020

#1 History Of The Yamaha Guitar
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#1 History Of The Yamaha Guitar

The Yamaha guitar has been around for over 60 years and the company itself for over 100 years. In 1887, Torakusu Yamaha made his first reed organ and began taking orders to make more. In 1897, the Nippon Gakki Co. Ltd. was founded with Torakusu as president of the company. For the next 40+ years, Yamaha’s company made organs, pianos, harmonicas, furniture, phonographs and finally their first acoustic guitar in 1942. In 1965, a year after The Beatles made their legendary Ed Sullivan Show appearance, Yamaha began production of solid body guitars. In 1966, they started to make the electric bass as well. By the 1970s, Yamaha started to grab the attention of major artists such as Carlos Santana and Bob Marley because of the instrument’s great quality and design. The Yamaha guita...