Yamaha FS3 Red Label Acoustic Guitar
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Yamaha FS3 Red Label Acoustic Guitar

by Yamaha
The Yamaha FS3 Red Label acoustic guitar boasts modern guitar building techniques to give you authentic vintage quality FG Concert guitar to..

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The Yamaha FS3 Red Label acoustic guitar boasts modern guitar building techniques to give you authentic vintage quality FG Concert guitar tone and style.

Red Label Heritage

First released in 1966, the Nippon Gakki Red Label FG acoustic guitar went on to become one of Yamaha's most iconic instruments.

Torakusu Yamaha originally founded the Nippon Gakki Co. in 1887, and while the company now goes by his own name, it was "Nippon Gakki" that was famously associated with the red labels on the original Folk Guitar series.

Now, Yamaha are reintroducing the Red Label series, giving you the chance to own one a fantastic modern Folk Guitar with clear heritage of its legendary origins.

Yamaha FS3 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Key Features:

  • 1960s Aesthetics
  • New Scalloped Bracing Pattern
  • A.R.E. Treatment
  • All-Solid Construction
  • Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Includes Hard Gig Bag

High Quality Woods

Ensuring great sound that only gets better with age, the Yamaha FS3 Red Label acoustic guitar is made with all solid wood construction.

Solid Sitka Spruce is used for the top, offering rich midrange and great low-frequency response with fantastic overall focus.

Solid Mahogany is used for the back and sides, strengthening your midrange tones whilst adding warmth.

This combination of characteristics makes the Yamaha FS3 ideal for strumming chords and fingerstyle performance.

An African Mahogany neck is attached to the body and holds an Ebony fretboard offering a beautifully smooth, highly durable playing area for your fretting hand.

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement

Exclusive to Yamaha is the Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) wood treatment and it has been applied to the solid Sitka Spruce top of the Yamaha FS3.

The A.R.E. treatment uses a combination of heat, humidity and atmospheric pressure to accelerate the aging process of the wood.

As a result, you get incredibly rich and resonant, authentically vintage tone from day one.

Other Fantastic Features

Within the body of the Yamaha FS3 is a new scalloped bracing style that has been optimised to work perfectly with the tone woods of the guitar.

This results in fuller, stronger sound with added warmth for tone that's ideal for modern folk and singer songwriter performance.

Furthermore, while the body style of the Yamaha FS3 is derived from the concert guitar, it is slightly wider. This gives you an even warmer sound to fill out your performance.

The headstock is the same style as found on the original 60s models and features a traditional truss rod cover that pays homage to the guitar's origins with "Since 1966" emblazoned on it.

High Quality Hardware

Mounted to the headstock of the Yamaha FS3 is a set of Gotoh open gear tuners offering precise and secure tuning with an old school aesthetic.

Down on the body, there's an Ebony bridge providing fantastic transfer of string vibration to the solid Sitka Spruce top of the Yamaha FS3.

Modern Build, Vintage Tone and Style

With a combination of modern guitar building techniques and respect for heritage, the Yamaha FS3 is able to give you authentic vintage tone and style.

What's more, the Yamaha FS3 acoustic guitar comes complete with a padded hard gig bag to protect it when you're on the road.

Buy the Yamaha FS3 Red Label acoustic guitar for rich, vintage style sound and classic looks in a fantastic, modern instrument.

Yamaha FS3 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Specs:

  • Body Shape: Concert
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce with A.R.E.
  • Back/Side Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck Material: African Mahogany
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Urea
  • Fingerboard/Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
  • Body Length: 19 & 9/16" (497mm)
  • Total Length: 40 & 3/16" (1021mm)
  • Body Width: 14 & 15/16" (380mm)
  • Body Depth: 3 & 9/16" – 4 & 5/16" (90 – 110mm)
  • String Spacing: 25/64" (10mm)
  • Body/Neck Finish: Semi Gloss
  • Scale Length: 25" (634mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.73" (44mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15 & 3/4" (400mm)
  • Body Binding: Black + Cream
  • Soundhole Inlay: Black + White
  • Tuners: Gotoh Open Gear – Chrome
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: Hard Bag
  • Accessories: Hex Wrench
  • Strings: Elixir NANOWEB 8/20 Bronze Light
  • Weight (lb/kg): 4.19/1.9
  • Packed Weight (lb/kg): 14.6/6.6


Weight (kg)6.6000
Case Includedgig bag
Scale Length25"
Nut Width1.73"
Neck Woodafrican mahogany
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left-Handedright handed
Fingerboardebony fingerboard
Guitar Styleconcert
Body Sizefull size

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