Yamahaâ€™s original Nippon Gakki Red Label acoustic guitars are prized for a reason â€” they sound amazing! The Yamaha Red Label FG3 harkens back to those sought-after instruments but is tweaked for modern performance. Experience maximum resonance and tone, thanks to solid tonewoods that have been enhanced via Yamahaâ€™s A.R.E. wood torrefication process. You'll also enjoy a louder, more balanced tone, by virtue of updated scalloped bracing. The Red Label FG3 includes a classic V-shaped headstock and eye-catching semi-gloss finish.
Inspired by Yamahaâ€™s iconic Nippon Gakki Red Label guitars from the 1960s, FG Red Label instruments call to mind the look and feel of the companyâ€™s very first steel-string acoustic guitars. These sought-after instruments are cherished for their one-of-a-kind sound and high-end Japanese craftsmanship. Teeming with beautiful vintage aesthetics, the FG Red Label series enables you to experience the very essence of these legendary instruments, thanks to Yamahaâ€™s state-of-the-art wood conditioning techniques and true-to-life vintage sound. All FG Red Label guitars feature classic V-shaped headstocks with Yamahaâ€™s tuning fork logos, solid tonewoods, updated scalloped bracing, and eye-catching semi-gloss finishes. The guitarists at Sweetwater are excited about the FG Red Label series â€” it more than lives up to the legendary instruments that inspired it.
The great tone and smooth playability of the Red Label FG3 are enhanced by Yamaha's A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) wood torrefaction, which gives your guitar a broken-in and aged tone. By controlling the atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity, the molecular properties of the wood are manipulated to mirror those of a guitar that has been played for years. Each FG Red Label series guitar also features a modified and updated scalloped bracing pattern that exhibits a louder, more balanced tone.