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.
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.
In defining the sound of the FG Red Label, Yamaha's 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.
Atmosfeel 3-Way Pickup and Preamp System
The Atmosfeel pickup and preamp system uses a piezo sensor in the bridge to capture low frequencies, a microphone for low and midrange and Yamaha's proprietary, thin synthetic sheet soundboard transducer for high frequencies. The result is a full, natural sound with simple controls that make it easy to get great plugged-in tone.
Simple and Intuitive Controls for Each Performance Style
Atmosfeel preamp controls let you blend the microphone sound into the premixed pickup sound. The microphone sound particularly complements solo performers and chordal players, while a lower blend may be preferred by fingerstyle players and guitarists who need to cut through a full band. The bass knob controls a peaking EQ. The center frequency rises when boosting and lowers when attenuating, so that low frequencies, which could be problematic on stage, can be removed but never added.
- Body Shape: Traditional Western
- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back/Side Material: Solid Mahogany
- Body Finish: Semigloss
- Neck Material: African Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fretboard Material: Ebony
- Fretboard Radius: 15-3/4"
- Scale Length: 25"
- Body Length: 19-7/8"
- Total Length: 40-1/2"
- Body Width: 16-1/4"
- Body Depth: 3-15/16" - 4-5/8"
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Case: Hardshell Case