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Yamaha FG Red Label FG3 Traditional Western Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG Red Label FG3 Traditional Western Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) Treatment, All-Solid Construction w/ a Sitka Spruce Top & Mahogany Back & Sides, Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge


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MSRP: Old Price $1,275.00 Discounted Price $799.99 Save : $475.01 (37%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,275.00 Discounted Price $799.99 Save : $475.01 (37%)
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The FG3 is an all-solid traditional western guitar. Made by Yamaha at its Custom Shop in Hammamatsu, Japan, the A.R.E. treated solid Sitka spruce top and scalloped top-bracing deliver a rich midrange and low frequency response. The solid mahogany back and sides produce a warm and woody tone with a strong midrange.

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 fingerstyle performance.

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

Scalloped Bracing
With careful measurement and experimentation, Yamaha made several refinements, including scalloped bracing, that would enhance low-frequency response without compromising durability. These changes are optimized for the natural characteristics of the tonewoods, and for each body silhouette.

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement
Yamaha's exclusive Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) uses heat, humidity, and atmospheric pressure to accelerate the aging of the wood. The A.R.E. process gives the instrument a rich, vintage-quality tone, producing a sound as if you've been playing it for years.

Simple and Intuitive Control for Each Performance Style
The Atmosfeel preamp control lets you blend the microphone sound into premixed pickup sound. The microphone sound particularly compliments solo performers and chordal players, while a lower blend may be preferred by fingerstyle players and guitarists who need to cut through a full band.

The Bass knob controls a peaking EQ. The center frequency raises when boosting and lowers when attenuating, so that low frequencies, which could be problematic on stage, can be removed but never added.


  • 1960s Aesthetics & Modern Craft
  • The Original Yamaha FG Body Delivers a Full, Punchy Low End, Well Suited to Strumming & Flatpicking
  • Scalloped Bracing Provides a Warm, Powerful Tone w/ Rich Harmonics
  • Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) Treatment Imparts the Sound and Sustain of Aged Wood
  • All-Solid Construction w/ a Sitka Spruce Top & Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge
  • Urea Nut & Saddle
  • Made in Japan
  • Hard Bag & Hex Wrench Included

Get your Yamaha FG Red Label FG3 Traditional Western Acoustic Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Hard Bag
  • Hex Wrench


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Body Size/Shape Traditional Western
Body Wood Solid Mahogany
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing Scalloped
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Semi-Gloss
Neck Wood African Mahogany
Neck Finish Matte
Scale Length 25"
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 15.75"
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 44mm
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Urea
Tuning Machines Open Gear Chrome
Electronics None
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hard Bag
Series FG Red Label
Model FG3
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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