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The label "Red Label" affixed on the inside of the back of the guitar immediately evokes the manufacturing of the very first Japanese FG FGs become iconic of the 60s, produced at the time under the name of Nippon Gakki. The FG Red Label series is not a series of guitars frozen in time, it brings together the heritage of more than fifty years of know-how with a modern look at the current needs of guitarists.

The first Yamaha "folks" guitars are made in the Custom workshops
Hamamatsu shop (Japan) in 1966. These models called FG150 and FG180 were followed the following year by a 12-string guitar, the FG230; then at the very beginning of the 70s by models with massive table, the FG500, FG1500 and FG2000. It was during this period that Yamaha became an essential name for young guitarists around the world.

Yamaha FG Red Label FG5X

JAPAN Manufacturing

Traditional Western Checkout Form
AREA Solid Spruce Top Sitka Table
Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
Solid African Mahogany Neck
Bone saddles
Ebony fingerboard & bridge
Ebony pegs
Case length 505mm
Total length of the guitar 1029mm
Case width 412mm
Box depth 100-118mm
Space between the strings 11mm
Semi Gloss Body / Sleeve Finish
System (FGX model) Atmosfeel
Controls (FGX model) Master Vol / Bass EQ / Mic Blend
Line Out connectors (FGX model)
Scale 634mm
Nut width 44mm
Fingerboard radius 400mm
Binding Caisse Black + Cream
Inlay. Rosette Black + White
Gotoh Open Gear machine heads - Chrome
Pickguard Wood Type
Rigid case
Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light Strings
Weight FGX5: 2.2 Kg

Sitka solid spruce top
The guitars of the FG Red Label series feature a magnificent massive table in North American Sitka spruce. This species is particularly present in Canada and Alaska. The Sitka offers rich mids and a nice response at the bottom of the spectrum. His abilities are expressed as well with a game that requires a lot of attack like the fingers.

Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
Mahogany offers a characteristic roundness and warmth to this essence. This choice also makes it possible to find a beautiful presence in the mediums.

Ebony fingerboard & bridge
Ebony is a dark wood with a density greater than Rosewood. The handcrafted models in Japan FG5 and FGX5 also offer ebony pegs.

Open Vintage machine heads
Bones head and bridge
Bone is one of the materials that offers much better results than composite materials. The bone allows better transmission of energy between different elements such as the handle and the body, for better projection.

New Atmosfeel System
The Atmosfeel 3-way system relies on a combination of 3 sensors to reproduce the natural sound of the guitar. A piezo sensor is placed under the bridge nut to pick up the low frequencies. A second microphone placed under the table is responsible for the bass and mediums. A third contact sensor placed closer to the bridge reinforcement and the lower strings will capture the upper part of the spectrum.

ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
The ARE system (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original process of artificial wood aging exclusive to Yamaha instruments. Instruments made with woods that have benefited from this technology offer a tonal richness comparable to that found on instruments
"Vintage" played for years. ARE technology is based on the transformation of the molecular structure of wood by a very precise action on the temperature and humidity conditions in order to obtain ideal acoustic characteristics (similar to those of old instruments). This natural process does not use any chemical, and is part of the environmental protection policy led by Yamaha.

Brand reference number:GFGX5
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