1976 Yamaha AE-18
Beauty of carved spruce top. A true jazzbox
Quality of this guitar is somewhere between excellent and good. A little bit of tarnishing, such as no pickguard, aged trustrod smeared on the rear neck (not a crack at all), and neck wear on the right hand side. Detailed photos taken and attached below. Your generous judgment will be appreciated. Other than that, action, intonation all good, both pickups resonate with matured jazz tone. No noise in circulating the knobs and little fret wear.
To date this guitar I called Yamaha HQ informing of serial number 31657. They responded it was manufactured at Hamamatsu Factory in Japan, July 1976. Excited to be asked this treasure, he proudly explained AE full hollow series, along with SG solid body and SA semi hollows sits on Yamaha's top range trilogy. 2 digit AE series (AE-11 AE-12 / AE-18) evolved to 4 digit AE's in 1980 (AE1200, AE1500, AE2000), among which AE1200 got revived again in 1990 with the new name given 'AE1200S-II'. All are revered jazz guitar and still holds high accolades. My closing comment, this is definitely a true vintage classic.
I don't have the case for this guitar yet. I will get you either second hand soft case (costs additional $30) or hard case (additional $60) depending on your preference. The shipping cost below is based on the softcase, and will go a bit higher for hardcase buyer.