Ok so recently I was poking around curiously and checking out what type of acoustic guitars Elliott Smith owned. He was known to have owned a j-45 but a lot of the time, including his oscar performance, he was seen with, what I've confirmed from pictures, an FG-180 red label yamaha from the seventies.

The only problem I'm having is that his was NOT a Nippon Gakki red label as it was missing the words 'Nippon Gakki' under the FG-180.

Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough, but I can't find an FG-180 red label yamaha that ISN'T Nippon Gaki.

Anybody know anything about this?
Into the flood again...