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Yamaha FS Red Label FSX5 Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Yamaha FS Red Label FSX5 Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Scalloped Bracing, Acoustic Resonance Enhancement, Atmosfeel 3-Way Pickup and Preamp System

 
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MSRP: Old Price $2,320.00 Discounted Price $1,399.99 Save : $920.01 (40%)
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MSRP: Old Price $2,320.00 Discounted Price $1,399.99 Save : $920.01 (40%)
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The FSX5 is an all-solid concert guitar with an Atmosfeel pickup system. 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. The Atmosfeel 3-way system mixes piezo, mic, and sheet sensor pickups for a full, natural sounding plugged-in sound.

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.

Bone Nut and Saddle
The Made-in-Japan, 5 tier instruments feature 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.

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.

Atmosfeel 3-Way Pickup and Preamp System
The Atmosfeel 3-way pickup and preamp system uses a piezo sensor in the bridge to capture low frequencies, a microphone for low- and mid-range, and Yamaha's proprietary thin, synthetic sheet soundboard transducer for high frequencies. The result is a full, natural sound with simple controls that make it easy to get great plugged-in tone.

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.

Features:

  • 1960s Aesthetics & Modern Craft
  • Atmosfeel Pickup & Preamp System Provides Uniquely Natural Plugged-in Sound
  • The Original Yamaha FS Concert Shape is a Good Fit for Players who Prefer a Smaller Body, & has a Slightly Brighter Sound to Complement Strumming & Fingerpicking
  • Scalloped FS 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, & Bridge Pins
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Made in Japan
  • Hardshell Case, Soundhole Cover, & Hex Wrench Included

Get your Yamaha FS Red Label FSX5 Concert Acoustic-Electric 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-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Soundhole Cover
  • Hex Wrench

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Body Size/Shape Concert
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 Bone
Tuning Machines Open Gear Chrome
Electronics Atmosfeel Pickup and Preamp System
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series FS Red Label
Model FSX5
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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