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I have a Yamaki guitar that was handed down from my father which he got from his uncle about 20 years ago and it sounds AMAZING. The model is B40 which is burnt into the bracing. I have endlessly searched the web for some type of reference to my guitar but the only thing I was able to find was a picture of it on a japanese website. I am still trying to find out what my guitar is worth and other info on it but i have had no luck yet even though I have been looking for over 5 years. I would absolutely love to find something about my guitar!

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Comment by Jim Yates on April 24, 2016 at 9:55pm

Darren playing "News" on Loni's guitar

Here's a friend Darren Glover playing Loni's guitar.

Comment by Jim Yates on April 24, 2016 at 9:45pm

My daughter-in-law, Loni, has a Yamaki that once belonged to the late Willie P. Bennett, a friend of hers and my son's.  I was using it to serenade my grandson this weekend, but didn't get the model number.  It is similar to yours, but has dot inlays rather than blocks.  It has had a new bone nut and saddle installed and it sounds and plays great.

Comment by Devon Kaufman on July 31, 2012 at 9:45pm

Istill cant find anything on the B40 model though.. ):

Comment by Devon Kaufman on July 31, 2012 at 9:40pm

Thanks so much!!

Comment by Chris Carden on July 30, 2012 at 9:06pm

Here are a few sites that I found with a bit of info on the guitar. From what it sounds like, Yamaki was supposed to be a 2 bit guitar clone company, that wound up actually making some high quality guitars. However, they never really took off, making these guitars extremely rare, and potentially very valuable. Hope this helps!

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