New Yamaha FG & FS models coming...

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by DrPepper, May 21, 2019.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Afflicted

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    All solid wood (mahogany back and sides), torrified top wood, wooden scratch plate (looks like ebony), scalloped braces. The 3 series will be built in China and the 5 series will be built in Japan. The Japanese models will get bone nut and saddles and open back Yamaha branded tuners.

    It looks like they will be available in late summer.

    Jarvis of Guitar Spa in Singapore has reviewed a couple them.

    I want one
     
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    can't go wrong with yamaha
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Good builds. Yammies
     
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    Still banging away on the FG460S I bought back in the mid 80s. Had it referred a couple years ago. The FG neck profile feels like home.
     
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    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    The FG700S was the best $199 solid top guitar ever.

    I'm a Martin guy but I love Yamaha. I bought one for my son and I have an old Yammi at my mom's house and I have another at home.

    New FG's; that's exciting news.
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Nice, but cheapest MSRP is $1275. Not sure what that will mean as a street price...
     
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    I have an FG461S from early 90s. Still my main acoustic geetar.
     
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    I've got a FS5 on pre-order, they aren't expected in until August. I can't wait...
     
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