The Yamaha FS5 red label acoustic guitar re-introduces the classic 1960s Yamaha acoustic guitar with a newly developed wood ageing process and improved bracing pattern.
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 FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Key Features:
- Made In Japan
- Concert 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
Known for its strength and flexibility, Spruce is possibly the most popular tonewood for guitar building.
Giving you that great tone and versatility, the Yamaha FS5 red label guitar features a premium solid Sitka Spruce top.
To improve its already fantastic sound, the top has been treated to Yamaha's newly developed Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) process.
When tonewood ages, it gives you more resonance, better sustain and fuller tone. Through controlled heat, humidity and pressure, the A.R.E. process gives the Yamaha FS5's solid Sitka Spruce top those same aged qualities.
As a result, you get the rich and wonderful tone of a decades-old guitar in a brand new Yamaha FS5.
Complementing the lighter coloured Spruce top are rich Mahogany back and sides.
Just like the solid top, the back and sides are also solid and imbue your tone with more pronounced, bright and airy trebles and increased volume.
Concert Style Acoustic with New Bracing Pattern
As a concert guitar, the Yamaha FS5 produces has tighter, more articulate tone than larger guitars such as dreadnoughts.
This means it lends itself perfectly to fingerpicking style guitar playing and complex chording.
Within the concert style body of the Yamaha FS5 acoustic guitar is a new and improved bracing pattern.
The initial design of the bracing is based on that found in the Yamaha FG-180 50th anniversary reissue.
Through research and experimentation, Yamaha have made several adjustments to the bracing that are optimised to the wood and body shape of the Yamaha FS5.
Now, you get even fuller, more powerful tone with enhanced low-frequency response without compromising the focused nature of the FS5's sound.
Performance Enhancing Features
An African Mahogany neck is attached to the concert style guitar body of the Yamaha FS5 and has a matt finish giving you smooth, comfortable playability.
An Ebony fretboard is used, offering a strong, durable playing surface with a beautifully tight grain for smooth and speedy performance.
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.
Ebony has also been used for the bridge and bridge pins which provide incredible transfer of vibration energy from your strings to the solid top of the Yamaha FS5.
The nut and saddle are made from bone, further enhancing transfer efficiency of energy from your strings to the neck and body giving you natural, loud and clear tone with fantastic sustain.
The original Yamaha FG shape headstock has a truss rod cover emblazoned with "Since 1966" as a tribute to the original Yamaha FG guitars.
Also on the headstock, you'll find Gotoh open gear tuning machines providing precise and secure tuning of your strings.
Made in Japan
As it states on the Yamaha FS5's red label, this guitar was made in Japan and is the fruit of incredibly high quality standards and premium materials.
The perfect way to protect your new Yamaha FG red label guitar, the FS5 comes to you in a hardshell case.
Buy the Yamaha FS5 red label acoustic guitar from PMT Online for a fantastic acoustic guitar that offers amazing playability and beautiful tone thanks to its premium, all-solid wood and expert craftsmanship.
Yamaha FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Specs:
- Body Shape: Concert (Small)
- 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 FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar Dimensions:
- Scale Length: 634mm (25")
- Body Length: 497mm (19 9/16")
- Total Length: 1021mm (40 3/16")
- Body Width: 380mm (14 15/16")
- Body Depth: 90 - 110mm (3 9/16" - 4 5/16")
|Shipping Weight (kg)||10.500000|
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||African Mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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