Thanks for all your contributions to this blog. They've been very informative and it's great to see fellow guitarists assisting and building each other up.
I'm completely new to the classical guitar world, but was looking into picking up an NCX-1200r for sake of plugging in, until I recently landed a Yamaha G260s.
This guitar has not been used for many years, and is not without its issues:
- there are 3 cracks in the top wood; ranging from 3-5-12 inches long, and about 1.5-2 inches apart from each other, beginning at the lower part of the body and getting longer (reaching the sound hole) as you get closer to the saddle
- the longest crack, reaching the sound hole, extends to the edge of the bottom body where the top wood is actually lifting off slightly from the side wood (near the bottom strap pin, if there was one)
- there seems to be a crack/separation (which may have been repaired by the previous owner) where the neck joint and the guitar body meets
- there's a crack in the headstock from the E tuning peg
- the D string tuning peg is snapped off
After tuning it and playing all strings (except for the D string, as the tuning peg's unusable), it stayed in tune well, though the action was higher than my liking. I was impressed by its sound considering the age of the strings, the lack of a set up/intonation, and all of the guitar's ailments.
I am not looking to get this unit restored to absolute perfection, but I am curious if anyone could share wisdom on if this unit is a wise one to invest in considering its current state, and with the hope for it to have a plugin option. I have scoured the Web for information on the G260, and haven't come up with much.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts and feedback!