A friend of mine just bought this guitar last week and didn't know much about it other than it is an older guitar. I know that it is a Yamaha. I has a spruce top, maple sides, a birds-eye maple back, a maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard.

The serial number is 28057. Can anyone give me a model and a possible year?
My gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul 100 (left-handed)
-Ibanez GRX20L (left-handed)
-Squire acoustic
-Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube amp
-1x12 Cab
Last edited by jklathem at Aug 21, 2010,
Just Checked on the yamaha website and according to that the serial number is invalid.
Are you sure you have got the serial number right?
It's an emperor knock off, Yamaha did some really great Gibson/Epiphone Hollowbody clones back in the day. Got sued over it too I'm sure.