Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar



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Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar

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The Yamaha FG5 red label acoustic guitar brings back the classic Yamaha acoustic guitar from the 1960s.

Re-Introducing the Yamaha FG Red Label

Back in the 1960s, Yamaha launched their iconic "red label" guitars; their first steel string guitars.

Even played on stage at Woodstock, the Yamaha red label guitars have gone on to be known as a real milestone in Yamaha's history of guitar building.

Using a newly developed wood ageing process and taking a healthy dose of inspiration from the original lineup, the new Yamaha FG Red Label series gives you excellent, vintage tone and fantastic performance.

Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Key Features:

  • Made In Japan
  • Dreadnought Style Acoustic Guitar
  • Authentic 1960s Aesthetics
  • "Since 1966" Truss Rod Cover
  • New Scalloped Bracing Pattern
  • A.R.E. Treated Wood
  • Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. Top
  • Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
  • African Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Ebony Bridge Pins
  • Gotoh Open Gear Machine Heads
  • Includes Hardshell Case

A.R.E. Treated Wood

Premium solid Sitka Spruce has been used for the top of the Yamaha FG5 red label acoustic guitar.

Known for its broad range of tones and great combination of strength and flexibility, Spruce is possibly the most popular wood in acoustic guitar building.

Already delivering fantastic sound, the Sitka Spruce top has also been treated to Yamaha's proprietary Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (or "A.R.E.") process.

Using a combination of controlled heat, humidity and pressure, the Yamaha A.R.E. process authentically ages the wood.

As a result, you get a new guitar that has the increased resonance, improved sustain and all-around better tone you expect from a guitar you've been playing for decades.

Yamaha have complemented the Yamaha FG5's solid Sitka Spruce top with solid Mahogany back and sides, completing the all-solid construction of this fantastic guitar.

Not only does Mahogany look beautiful but it brings with it increased volume and pronounced trebles that have a clear, bright and airy character.

Dreadnought Style Acoustic with New Bracing Pattern

Offering fantastic versatility, the dreadnought is the most popular style of acoustic guitar.

As a dreadnought guitar, the Yamaha FG5 produces deep, rounded tone that's ideal for strumming styles so it is the perfect guitar for rhythm guitarists and singer-songwriters.

In order to further improve the Yamaha FG5's suitability as a folk guitar or companion for singer-songwriters, Yamaha have crafted the guitar with a new bracing pattern.

Starting with the scalloped bracing design found on the popular FG-180 50th anniversary reissue, Yamaha then made several adjustments through thorough measurement and experimentation.

The new bracing pattern adjustments are also optimised for the natural characteristics of the Yamaha FG5 guitar's tone woods.

As a result, you get full and powerful tone with enhanced low-frequency response.

Performance Enhancing Features

Attached to the body of the Yamaha FG5 red label acoustic guitar is an African Mahogany neck that boasts a matt finish for a smooth and comfortable playability.

Atop the neck is an Ebony fretboard which is stronger and more durable than Rosewood with its tight grain lending itself well to speedy performance.

The bridge and bridge pins are also made from Ebony, providing excellent transfer of vibration energy from your strings to the resonating A.R.E. treated solid Sitka Spruce top.

Bone has been used for the nut and saddle which further enhances transfer efficiency of energy from your strings to the neck and body giving you natural, loud and clear tone with fantastic sustain.

Up on the headstock, which boasts the original Yamaha FG headstock shape, you'll find the truss rod cover is emblazoned with "Since 1966" as a nod to when the first Yamaha FG guitars were launched.

Here, you'll also find six Gotoh open gear chrome tuning machines providing precise and incredibly secure tuning of your strings.

Made in Japan

Made in Japan to the highest quality control standards and featuring premium materials, the Yamaha FG5 red label acoustic guitar offers uncompromising, high end performance with authentic vintage style and tone.

To protect your new Yamaha FG5 guitar, it comes to you in a hardshell case which is perfect for carrying your guitar to gigs or storing it safely at home.

Buy the Yamaha FG5 red label acoustic guitar from PMT Online for a beautiful guitar that offers incredible tone through amazing craftsmanship and premium, all-solid wood.

Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Specs:


  • Body Shape: Traditional Western/Dreadnought Style
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E
  • Back Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Side Material: Solid Mahogany


  • Neck Material: African Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"


  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuners: Gotoh Open Gear Chrome (Y1D)


  • Body Binding: Black + White
  • Soundhole Inlay: Black + White
  • Pickguard: Wooden Type
  • Body Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Matt
  • Strings: Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light
  • Included Accessories: Hex Wrench
  • Included Case: Hardshell Case

Yamaha FG5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Dimensions:

Scale Length: 634mm (25")
Body Length: 505mm (19 7/8")
Total Length: 1029mm (40 1/2")
Body Width: 412mm (16 1/4")
Body Depth: 100 - 118mm (3 15/16" - 4 5/8")

More Information
Manufacturer Yamaha
SKU 306611
Shipping Weight (kg) 10.500000
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Warranty 2 Years
Series FG Series
Scale Length 25"
Nut Width 1.75"
Neck Wood African Mahogany
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard ebony fingerboard
Guitar Style dreadnought
Body Size full size


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