Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
A new FG has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division.
Yamaha’s engineers have achieved this sound by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition or guesswork.
This analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing pattern, a new and ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer.
50 Years of History
The history of Yamaha‘s FG series started in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Over the 50 years since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG – all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players.
In all, there have been over 200 FG models since 1966.
Made in Yamaha
Every aspect of an FG is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.
Nato/Okume Back & Sides
Similar sound characteristics to Mahogany
Warm sound and rich midrange
Body Shape Traditional Western
Scale Length 650mm (25 9/16”)
Body Length 505mm (19 7/8″)
Total Length 1038mm (40 7/8″)
Body Width 412mm (16 1/4″)
Body Depth 100-118mm (3 15/16”- 4 5/8”)
Nut Width 43mm (1 11/16”)
String Spacing * 11.0mm
Top Material Solid Spruce
Back Material Nato/Okume
Side Material Nato/Okume
Neck Material Nato
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius R400mm (23 5/8″)
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Material Urea
Saddle Material Urea
Bridge Pins Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners Die-cast Chrome(TM29T)
Body Binding Black
Soundhole Inlay Black + White
Scratchplate Tortoise Pattern (Black scratchplate on Black finish)
Body Finish Gloss
Neck Finish Matt