About Yamaha FG Acoustic Guitars
There are acoustic guitars, and then there's the Yamaha FG. The best-selling acoustic guitar in the world for over 40 years, the Yamaha FG is prized for its exceptional feel, beautiful tone and affordable price. Today, Yamaha continues the FG's legacy by specializing in a wide range of FG models, including cutaways, 12-string guitars, left-handed beauties and even stage-ready acoustic-electrics. Whether you've been playing the guitar for years or just picked it up yesterday, there's a Yamaha FG guitar in this catalog for you.
If you're still in the early stages of playing, you're probably not looking for anything too pricey - in which case, we'll suggest checking out the FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar. Available in various finishes, this entry-level model boasts a solid Sitka spruce top for a mellow sound and lightweight feel. Another model for beginners to check out is the FG830. From its traditional look to its well-balanced sound and easy playability, you'll find yourself returning to this 6-string even well into your musical journey.
Now for those of you who have aspirations of hitting the stage, an acoustic-electric FG is the way to go. Need a suggestion? Turn your attention to the FGX820C Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar. The low end and mid-range of this guitar cuts through amazingly thanks to the state-of-the-art acoustic analysis technology. The under-saddle piezo pickup includes a 3-band EQ, adjustable frequency control and a precision chromatic tuner. The cutaway-style body is also a huge bonus for musicians who want easy access to the upper frets. On stage or in the studio, the FGX820C will amplify the natural characteristics of your performance is the best possible way.
We could go on and on about the great Yamaha FG guitars in these pages, but at this point we'll leave you to do some browsing of your own. Since it was first introduced in 1966, the FG has been impressing strummers of all tastes - and as you can see from this section, Yamaha is striving their hardest to ensure new generations get a chance to pick up and play this incredible instrument.
Previous Yamaha FG Models
Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Dreadnought (Discontinued)
It has been 50 years since Yamaha introduced the original FG180, which quickly became the first love of countless musicians. Its iconic Red Label represented the heart of the instrument - a beautiful, soulful tone that has come to define Yamaha's acoustic guitars. Yamaha recognized the FG180's milestone anniversary with the FG180-50th, with a run of just 180 guitars. It has a pairing of Solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped X bracing on a solid mahogany body with rosewood, cream and black binding. Other appointments include a black/white/cream ABS soundhole rosette, urea nut and saddle, open gear chrome tuners, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a black pickguard. The Yamaha FG180-50th is a true collector's edition that will take you back to where your passion for music began.
Yamaha FG700S & FG710S (Discontinued)
Yamaha's FG700S and FG710S folk acoustic guitars were reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitars featuring one of the most popular tonewoods - solid Sitka spruce - for the top. This gives you a nice mellow tone with a slower response, and keeps the guitar nice and lightweight, a combination that is ideal for a beginner trying to find their way around the instrument. The nato back and sides also keeps the guitar lightweight and inexpensive while not sacrifcing tone. Other features of the FG700S and FG710S include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black and white body binding, die-cast tuners, and a tortoise pickguard.
Yamaha FG720S (Discontinued)
Sweet looks and great feel. The FG720S folk acoustic guitar offers a solid Sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and die-cast tuners. The looks are enhanced with white/black body and neck binding with a tortoise pickguard. The sound is full and warm sound and the value is unsurpassed with first-rate Yamaha quality throughout.
Yamaha FG730S (Discontinued)
A solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides produce the perfect sonic mix. The Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar has the ultimate combo for projection and pure tone. The expertly braced spruce top speaks clearly atop the rosewood body. It has a rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, die-cast tuners, body and neck binding, and a tortoise pickguard.
Yamaha FG735S (Discontinued)
Luxury appointments and outstanding Yamaha craftsmanship with a diminutive price tag. The solid Sitka spruce top on the Yamaha FG730S acoustic guitar generates amazingly full resonance and warm timbre that's kept crisp by the rosewood back and sides. The full body, neck, and head binding together with a tortoise pickguard and beautiful finishes make this a truly fine-looking instrument.
Yamaha FG750S (Discontinued)
Fine woods and meticulous craftsmanship. The FG750S folk acoustic guitar is a stunning instrument that offers pro features at a modest price. Crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and sycamore back and sides, it produces rich, vibrant tone and outstanding projection. Die-cast tuners with vintage-style plastic pegs keep tuning locked in. The looks are enhanced with extensive tortoise and black and white binding on the body and neck.
Yamaha The FG Limited Edition (Discontinued)
Solid tonewoods lend this guitar a rich, vibrant tone. Yamaha's Limited Edition FG acoustic guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides for a warm, vibrant tone. The guitar also boasts an Indian rosewood fingerboard, bridge, and binding,and original FG open-style tuners. The Limited Edition Yamaha FG was handcrafted in Japan and production was extremely limited. Only 40 of these beauties were made.