Yamaha FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar

In Natural Finish with Vintage Styling

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FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar
FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar FS5 Red Label Acoustic Guitar

Overview

The perfect combination of modern inspiration and timeless design

Inspired by our iconic 'red label' guitars of the 1960s, the new FG Red Label folk models blend modern inspiration with a timeless design. Featuring a classic semi-gloss finish and high-quality components, FG Red Label guitars capture an authentic vintage aesthetic.

The mahogany back and sides are paired with a premium Sitka spruce top which has been treated with our Acoustic Resonance Enhancement ('ARE') process for genuine aged-wood tone and sustain. A new scalloped-bracing design delivers plenty of volume and a natural, balanced acoustic tone.

The new FG Red Label guitars sound and feel like you've been playing them for years - right from the very first note.

  • 1960s aesthetics and modern craft, refined over 50+ years of Yamaha guitar development
  • New scalloped bracing patterns provide a warm, powerful tone with deep lows and rich harmonics
  • ARE treatment imparts the sound and sustain of aged wood
  • All-solid construction with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back & sides
  • Ebony fingerboard & bridge

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Features

Heritage

The Return of the Red Label

At our founding in 1887, our founder Torakusu Yamaha gave the company the name Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd ('Musical Instruments of Japan') - only later did we legally bear his name. Hence 'Nippon Gakki' was the name shown on the red labels most famously associated with our original Folk Guitar series.

The Nippon Gakki Red Label FG acoustic guitar is one of our most iconic instruments. The reintroduction of the Red Label today invokes our history of over fifty years of guitar making. The result is a modern Folk Guitar with a clear heritage of our Japanese craftsmanship and innovation.

Classic Headstock

The guitar retains the original FG headstock shape, adorned with our iconic Tuning Fork logo. The traditional truss rod cover is emblazoned with "Since 1966" to mark the launch of the first FG models.

Design

Solid Sitka Spruce Top

Commonly sourced from Canada and Alaska, solid Sitka spruce offers a rich midrange and low-frequency response. The sound is tight and focused, working particularly well for chordal strumming or rhythmic finger-style performance.

Solid Mahogany Back & Sides

Mahogany has a slower transient response than many other tonewoods, contributing to a warm and woody tone with strong midrange.

Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge; Bone Nut & Saddle

Ebony is a stronger and more durable material than rosewood. Our Japanese-made FG5/FGX5 and FS5/FSX5 models also feature ebony bridge pins and a bone nut and saddle. Bone is a harder material than urea, providing a more efficient transfer of energy from the strings to the neck and body. The result is a louder and clearer sound.

ARE: Acoustic Resonance Enhancement

Our proprietary and exclusive Acoustic Resonance Enhancement ('ARE') treatment uses a carefully-controlled environment where heat, humidity and atmospheric pressure are altered to accelerate the natural ageing of the tonewood, removing imperfections and unwanted moisture in a process which would literally take years otherwise. ARE gives an instrument a rich, vintage-quality tone, producing a sound as if you've been playing it for years.

Classic FG Body

We were the first Japanese guitar maker to develop an original body shape instead of simply copying previous designs. The differences are subtle (measured with millimetre precision) but the slightly wider body contributes to the warm FG sound that players have loved for generations. A semi-gloss finish application further evokes a vintage look and feel.

New Bracing Patterns

In defining the sound of FG Red Label, our intention was to offer a warm tone which would be perfect for modern folk music and singer-songwriters. We started with the scalloped bracing design from the FG-180 50th anniversary reissue. With careful measurement and experimentation, we made several refinements that would enhance low-frequency response without compromising durability.

These changes are optimised for the natural characteristics of the tonewoods, and for each body silhouette. The resulting tone is full and powerful, both acoustically and through the Atmosfeel pickup & preamp system.

Specs

Body Shape: Concert (Small)

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”)

Nut Width: 44mm (1 3/4”)

String Spacing*: 11.0mm

Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Material: Solid Mahogany

Side Material: Solid Mahogany

Neck Material: African Mahogany

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: R400mm (15 3/4")

Bridge Material: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Open Gear Chrome(Y1D)

Body Binding: Black + White

Soundhole Inlay: Black + White

Pickguard: Wooden type

Body Finish: Semi-Gloss

Neck Finish: Matt

Electronics: None

Controls: None

Connections: None

Strings: Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light

Accessories: Hex Wrench

Case: Hardshell Case

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