- Acoustic Guitar Accessories - Steel String
- Inspection and Set-up
It All Starts Here
When it was introduced in 1966, the FG proved that a great acoustic guitar doesn't have to cost a fortune. With a focus on great playability, musical tone and outstanding build quality, the original FG180 became a classic. Now, 50 years since the introduction of FG acoustics, its tone is better than ever, so no matter where you are on your musical journey, it all starts here!
Derived from the FG800, which has a solid spruce top and nato/okoume back and sides, the FGX800C has a cutaway body and an electric system. The Yamaha proprietary undersaddle piezo pickup and System66 analog preamp ensure solid, plugged-in performance.
- Traditional Western Body
- Solid Spruce Top
- Nato/Okoume Back and Sides
- Scalloped Bracing
The FG/FGX Series 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 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 scalloped bracing pattern, an ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound.
- (1) Scalloped Bracing
- (2) Normal Bracing
50 Years of History
The Yamaha FG Series was born in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG guitars - all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players.
The Power of Choice
Two body shapes, including the concert-size FS; Five grades featuring different tonewood options; a myriad of color options; acoustic and acoustic-electric models. No matter what style you play, there is an FG to match.
Made in Yamaha
From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful, hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks, each and every FG is created to be a lifelong partner.
- Body Shape Traditional Western Cutaway
- Scale Length 650 mm (25 9/16”)
- Body Length 505 mm (19 7/8")
- Total Length 1038 mm (40 7/8")
- Body Width 412 mm (16 1/4")
- Body Depth 100-118 mm (3 15/16”- 4 5/8”)
- Nut Width 43 mm (1 11/16”)
- String Spacing 11 mm
- Top Material Solid Spruce
- Back Material Nato/Okoume
- Side Material Nato/Okoume
- Neck Material Nato
- Fingerboard Material Walnut
- Fingerboard Radius R400 mm (15 3/4")
- Bridge Material Walnut
- Nut Material Urea
- Saddle Material Urea
- Bridge Pins Black ABS with White Dot
- Tuners Die-Cast Chrome (TM29T)
- Body Binding Black
- Sound Hole Inlay Black + White
- Pickguard Tortoise Pattern (Black for BL color variation)
- Body Finish Gloss
- Neck Finish Matte
- Electronics SYSTEM66 + SRT Piezo Pickup
- Controls Vol/3-Band EQ/Tuner/Mid FQ
- Connections LINE OUT
- Strings Yamaha FS50BT or D'Addario EXP11
- Accessories Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
- Case None
- Acoustic Steel String Guitar Bags and Cases*
- Guitar Strings - Acoustic Steel String Guitars
- Guitar Cleaning and Maintenance
- Guitar Tuners
- Guitar Stands and Wall Hangars
*Not all bags and cases fit all guitars. If you aren't sure, please check with us at the store. Admin@easymusiccenter.com or call 808-591-0999.
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly. All instruments are set-up to factory specifications. Any requests made outside of those specifications can incur part and labor charges.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.