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Yamaha FG5 1960s style Yamaha FG, Spruce Top, Mah B/S, MIJ-Easy Music Center
Yamaha FG5 1960s style Yamaha FG, Spruce Top, Mah B/S, MIJ-Easy Music Center
Yamaha FG5 1960s style Yamaha FG, Spruce Top, Mah B/S, MIJ-Easy Music Center
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Yamaha FG5 1960s style Yamaha FG, Spruce Top, Mah B/S, MIJ

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The original Yamaha FG body delivers a full, punchy low end, well-suited for strumming and flatpicking, and 1960s aesthetics and modern craftsmanship culminate over 50 years of Yamaha guitar development.

  • Scalloped FG Bracing Provides Warm, Powerful Tone with Deep Lows and Rich Harmonics
  • Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) Treatment Imparts the Sound and Sustain of Aged Wood
  • All-Solid Construction with a Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and End Pin
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Made in Japan
  • Hardshell Case Included

    Classic V-Shaped Headstock
    The guitar retains the original FG headstock shape, adorned with the iconic "tuning fork" logo. The traditional truss rod cover is emblazoned with "Since 1966" to mark the launch of the first FG models.

    Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Commonly sourced from Canada and Alaska, solid Sitka spruce offers a rich midrange and low-frequency response. The sound is tight and focused, working particularly well for chordal strumming or rhythmic fingerstyle performance.

    Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
    Mahogany has a slower transient response than many other tonewoods, contributing to a warm and woody tone with strong midrange.

    Bone Nut and Saddle
    These made-in-Japan, five-tier instruments feature a bone nut and saddle. Bone is a harder material than urea, providing a more efficient transfer of energy from the strings to the neck and body.

    The result is a louder and clearer sound.

    Scalloped Bracing
    In defining the sound of FG Red Label, our intention was to offer a warm tone that would be ideal for modern folk music and singer-songwriters.

    With careful measurement and experimentation, we made several refinements that would enhance low-frequency response without compromising durability. These changes are optimized for the natural characteristics of the tonewoods and each body silhouette.

    • Body Shape: Traditional Western
    • Scale Length: 634 mm (25”)
    • Body Length: 505 mm (19 7/8")
    • Total Length: 1029 mm (40 1/2")
    • Body Width: 412 mm (16 1/4")
    • Body Depth: 100-118 mm (3 15/16”- 4 5/8”)
    • Nut Width: 44 mm (1 3/4”)
    • String Spacing: 11 mm
    • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Back Material: Solid Mahogany
    • Side Material: Solid Mahogany
    • Neck Material: African Mahogany
    • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Radius: R400 mm (15 3/4")
    • Bridge Material: Ebony
    • Nut Material: Bone
    • Saddle Material: Bone
    • Bridge Pins: Ebony
    • Tuners: Open-Gear Chrome (Y1D)
    • Body Binding: Black + White
    • Soundhole Inlay: Black + White
    • Pickguard: Wooden Type
    • Body Finish: Semigloss
    • Neck Finish: Matte
    • Electronics: None
    • Controls: None
    • Connections: None
    • Strings: Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light
    • Accessories: Hex Wrench
    • Case: Hardshell Case

    *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.