Yamaha FGX5 Red Label Electro-Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FGX5 Red Label Electro-Acoustic Guitar

The Yamaha FGX5 red label electro-acoustic guitar brings back a '60s classic with A.R.E. aged wood and incredible Yamaha Atmosfeel electronics.
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The Yamaha FGX5 red label electro-acoustic guitar brings back a '60s classic with A.R.E. aged wood and incredible Yamaha Atmosfeel electronics.

A New Generation of FG Red Label

Yamaha released their first ever steel string guitars back in the 1960s. These legendary instruments came to be known as the Yamaha "red label guitars" due to the distinctive label found within the soundhole.

Played on stage at Woodstock, these Yamaha red label guitars were a huge milestone in Yamaha's storied guitar building history.

Now, combining premium wood, expert craftsmanship and cutting edge technology, the Yamaha FGX5 electro-acoustic guitar brings the amazing Yamaha FG red label guitar range roaring into the 21st century.

Yamaha FGX5 Red Label Electro-Acoustic Guitar Key Features:

  • Made In Japan
  • Atmosfeel Pickup System
  • Dreadnought Style 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

For the solid top of the Yamaha FGX5, Yamaha have opted for Sitka Spruce. One of the most popular tonewoods in guitar building, Spruce is renowned for its broad tonal range, strength and flexibility.

The incredible tone and performance of this wood is made even better thanks to Yamaha's Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (or A.R.E.) process.

The wood is "aged" using carefully controlled heat, humidity and pressure to give you the sound and response of a much older guitar in a brand new Yamaha FGX5.

As a result, you get greater resonance, increased sustain and all-around improved tone.

Solid Mahogany has been used for the back and sides, complementing the Sitka Spruce top with its beautiful visual contrast while adding increased volume and augmented trebles for gorgeously rich tone.

Dreadnought Style Acoustic with New Bracing Pattern

Dreadnought guitars are hugely popular due to their fantastic versatility and strong low end.

The Yamaga FGX5 is able to produce beautifully deep and rounded tone making it perfect for strumming style performance so it's ideal for rhythm guitarists and singer-songwriters.

Within the dreadnought style body of the Yamaha FGX5 is a new bracing pattern based on that found in the popular FG-180 50th Anniversary reissue.

Yamaha have taken this bracing pattern and experimented to find to find the best possible tone and performance and optimised the pattern for the wood and body shape of the Yamaha FGX5.

Atmosfeel Electronics

Allowing you to plug in the Yamaha FGX5 and enjoy beautifully resonant tone is the new Atmosfeel 3-way pickup and preamp system.

A piezo sensor has been installed in the bridge to capture the low frequencies while a microphone captures the low and mid range. Capturing the high frequencies is a proprietary contact sensor pickup.

While many pickup systems leave your guitar sounding lifeless, dull and brittle, the Atmosfeel system gives you full and natural tone.

Simple controls are on hand so you can get the exact sound you want with ease.

Using the Microphone Blend control you can dial in how much of the microphone sound you want in the mix. Turn the knob fully clockwise to get 50% of your signal from the microphone sound and the rest from the piezo and contact sensor combined. Turn the knob fully clockwise to remove the microphone from the signal entirely.

A Bass EQ knob is also present so you can control the peaking EQ with the centre frequency raising when boosting and lowering when you turn it down. This prevents the problematic low frequencies, which can cause havoc when on stage, from being added to your sound.

Lastly, there's a Master Volume knob for you so you've got full control over your output level.

Performance Enhancing Features

An African Mahogany neck is attached to the body of the FGX5 and has a matt finish offering a wonderfully smooth grip.

Stronger and more durable than Rosewood, Ebony has been used for the fretboard with its smooth surface providing a fantastic playing surface for speedy performance.

Ebony has also been used for the bridge and bridge pins which offer amazingly efficient transfer of vibration from your strings to the Yamaha FGX5's solid top.

Genuine bone has been used for both the nut and saddle, further enhancing energy transfer from your strings to the FGX5's neck and body.

As a result, you get more volume with beautifully natural, clear tone and increased sustain.

Up on the classic Yamaha FG style headstock, you'll find six Gotoh open gear machine heads providing precise and secure tuning of your strings along with vintage aesthetics.

Paying tribute to its heritage, the Yamaha FGX5 also boasts a truss rod cover emblazoned with "Since 1966"; the year the original Yamaha FG guitars were introduced.

Made in Japan

The Yamaha FGX5 red label electro-acoustic guitar is made in Japan with premium materials and to the highest quality control standards.

It comes to you in a hardshell case; the perfect way to protect your new Yamaha FG guitar at home or on the road.

Buy the Yamaha FGX5 red label electro-acoustic guitar from PMT Online for a beautiful guitar that offers old school style, authentically vintage tone and amazing, stage-ready electronics.

Yamaha FGX5 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)


  • Electronics: Atmosfeel (Undersaddle Pickup + Contact Sensor + Microphone)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Mic Blend, Bass EQ
  • Connections: LINE OUT


  • 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 FGX5 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")
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Manufacturer Yamaha
SKU 306609
Shipping Weight (kg) 10.300000
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
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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