The Yamaha Red Label FG5 recalls the companyâ€™s now-legendary 1960s-era Nippon Gakki Red Label acoustic guitars. That said, itâ€™s been retooled to meet the demands of modern guitarists. A solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany body yield maximum resonance and tone, which are further enhanced by Yamahaâ€™s A.R.E. wood torrefication process. Updated scalloped bracing ensures a louder, more balanced tone. Whatâ€™s more, a bone nut and saddle augment the guitarâ€™s tone, giving it a loud, clear voice. A classic V-shaped headstock and eye-catching semi-gloss finish complete the Red Label FG5.
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 FG5 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.