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FG-45 Get Pricing - student Spanish-style body, spruce top, katsura back and sides, round soundhole with single ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 12/18-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners with plastic buttons, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 21.5 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-75 Get Pricing - Spanish-style body, spruce top, maple or katsura back and sides, round soundhole with two color multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners with plastic buttons, rosewood bridge, black or tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1969-1973.
FG-110 Get Pricing - folk-style body, spruce top, maple or katsura back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bubinga fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners with plastic buttons, rosewood bridge, black or tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1969-1973.
FG-110E Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG-110, except has a single coil pickup mounted near the fingerboard in the soundhole and two knobs mounted on the top (v, tone), available in Natural finish, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-140 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1969-1971.
FG-150 Get Pricing - folk-style body, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side chrome-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1969-1971.
FG-160 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-160E Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG-160, except has a single coil pickup mounted near the fingerboard in the soundhole and two knobs mounted on the top (v, tone), available in Natural finish, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-170 Get Pricing - folk-style body, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side chrome-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-180 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1969-1971.
FG-200 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-230 Get Pricing - 12-string configuration, dreadnought-style body, select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, six-per-side chrome-plated tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1969-1971.
FG-260 Get Pricing - 12-string configuration, dreadnought-style body, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, slotted headstock with six-per-side open-style nickel-plated tuners and plastic buttons, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG-300 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, select spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply top and back binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with split parallelogram inlays, bound headstock, three-per-side chrome-plated tuners, adj. rosewood bridge with pearl inlays, large three-point tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1969-1973.
FG300A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, Indonesia mahogany/jetulong back and sides, round soundhole with multi-stripe rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret Indonesia rosewood/sonokeling fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, reddish/brown headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners with plastic buttons, sonokeling bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. late 1980s-1993.
FG-360 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, select spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, three-per-side nickel-plated tuners, ebony bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1972-73.
FG400A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bubinga fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, nato headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners with white plastic buttons, nato bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG401 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bubinga or rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, mahgaony headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1994-97.
FG402 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, mahgaony headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG402MS Get Pricing - similar to the FG402 except has a solid spruce top and Matte Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG403S/FG403MS Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, mahgaony headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural (FG403S) or Natural Matte (FG403MS) finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2002-04.
FG410A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bubinga fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, nato headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, nato bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG410-12A 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG410A, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG410EA Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG410A, except has a piezo APX pickup with three knobs (volume, two tone), mfg. 1989-1994.
FG411 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato or agathis back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black or multi-ply (Black finish only) body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, matching finish headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Black, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG411, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411C(E)-12 Cutaway Electric 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG411-12 12-String, except has a single round cutaway and System 26 one-way electronics with pop out controls (1993-94) or three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls (1995-97), available in Black, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411C(E) Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG411, except has a single round cutaway and System 26 one-way electronics with pop out controls (1993-94) or three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls (1995-97), available in Black, Marine Blue, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411E Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG411, except has System 26 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1997 only.
FG411L Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG411, except in left-handed configuration, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411S Solid Top Get Pricing - similar to the FG411, except has a solid spruce top, available in Natural or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411S-12 Solid Top 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG411S Solid Top, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, mfg. 1993-95.
FG411SC(E) Solid Top Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG411S, except has a single round cutaway and System 26 one-way electronics with pop out controls (1993-94) or three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls (1995-97), available in Natural or Tobacco Brown Sunburst finish, mfg. 1993-97.
FG411SL Solid Top Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG411S Solid Top, except in left-handed configuration, mfg. 1993-96.
FG412 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black or multi-ply (Black finish only) body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, matching finish headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Black, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG412-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG412, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2001.
FGX412C-12 Cutaway Electric 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FGX412-12 12-String, except has a single round cutaway and System 33 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Black or Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FGX412C Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FGX412, except has a single round cutaway and System 33 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Black, Natural, Marine BlueBurst, or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG412L Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG412, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG412S Solid Top Get Pricing - similar to the FG412, except has a solid spruce top, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FGX412SC Cutaway Electric Solid Top Get Pricing - similar to the FGX412S Solid top, except has a single rounded cutaway and System 33 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Natural or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FGX412 Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG412, except has System 33 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls available in Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG413S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural or Sand Burst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2002-04.
FG413S-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG413S, except in 12-string conifguration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FG413SL Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG413S, except in left-handed conifguration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FGX413SC Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG413S, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 46 electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF slider controls, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FGX413SC-12 Cutaway Electric 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FGX413SC Cutaway Electric, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FG420A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound bubinga fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, nato headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG420-12A 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG420A, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG420E-12A Electric 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG420-12A 12-String, except has a piezo APX pickup with three knobs (volume, two tone), mfg. 1989-1994.
FG420LA Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG420A, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG421 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, mahogany headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1994 only.
FG422 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, matching finish headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural, Oriental Blue Burst, or Tobacco Sunburst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG423S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, matching finish headstock overlay with logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Black, Dark Sun Red, Natural, Oriental Blue Burst, or Tobacco Brown finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2002-04.
FGX423SC Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG423S, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 46 electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF slider controls, available in Black or Marine Blue finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FGX423SC-12 Cutaway Electric 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FGX423SC Cutaway Electric, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Black finish, mfg. 2002-04.
FG430A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, bound headstock with nato overlay and logo/leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG432 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid Englemann spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG432S Solid Top Get Pricing - similar to the FG432, except has a solid spruce top, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1998-2001.
FG433S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid Englemann spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring abalone pearl rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/design inlay, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2002-04.
FG435A Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, agathis back and sides, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound bubinga fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, nato headstock overlay with logo and leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Black, Brown Sunburst, Marine Blue, Oriental Blue, or Tinted finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG441 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, spruce top, ovangkol or agathis (Black finish only) back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Black, Natural, or Tobacco Brown Sunburst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1994-95.
FG441C(E) Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG441, except has a single round cutaway and System 26 one-way electronics with pop out controls (1994 only) or three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls (1995-97), available in Black, Marine Burst, Natural, or Tobacco Brown Sunburst finish, mfg. 1994-96.
FG441L Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG441, except in left-handed configuration, mfg. 1994-96.
FG441S Solid Top Get Pricing - similar to the FG441, except has a solid spruce top, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1994-97.
FG441S-12 Solid Top 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG441S Solid Top, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1994-95.
FG450SA Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, scalloped bracing, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/leaf design inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG450SLA Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG450SA, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG460SA Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, scalloped bracing, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding with abalone purfling, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/leaf design inlay, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG460S-12A 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG460SA, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG461S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding with abalone purfling, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays, bound headstock with black overlay and logo/design inlay, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1994-97.
FG470SA Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, scalloped bracing, round soundhole with a multi-ring abalone rosette, multi-ply body binding with abalone purfling, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/leaf design inlay, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1994.
FG502 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, mahogany headstock overlay and logo and design inlay, three-per-side chrome Kluson tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural Matte finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 1999-2003.
FG502M Get Pricing - similar to the FG502 except has a solid mahogany top, available in Natural Matte finish, mfg. 1999-2003.
FG700S/FG700MS Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood headstock overlay with logo, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural (FG700S) or Natural Satin (FG700MS) (mfg. 2005-2010) finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-present.
FGX700SC Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the the FG700S, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 55 piezo pickup electronics, available in Brown Sunburst or Natural finish, new 2012.
FG720S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, matching finish headstock overlay with logo, and decorative inlay, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Black, Brown Sunburst, Dusk Sun Red, Natural, or Ocean Blueburst/Oriental Blue Burst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-present.
FG720S-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the FG720S, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 2005-present.
FG720SL Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the FG720S, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2005-present.
FGX720SC/FGX720SCA Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG720S, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 55 piezo pickup electronics, available in Black, Brown Sunburst, or Natural finish, mfg. 2005-present.
FG730S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring abalone pearl rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/decorative inlays, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural, Tobacco Brown Sunburst, or Vintage Cherry Sunburst finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-present.
FGX730SC Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the FG730S, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 56CB one-way piezo pickup electronics, available in Black, Brown Sunburst, or Natural finish, mfg. 2008-present.
FG750S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, sycamore back and sides, round soundhole with multi-ring tortoise rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret tortoise-bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, tortoise-bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/decorative inlays, three-per-side chrome tuners with tortoise buttons, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-2010.
YAMAHA ACOUSTIC: FG SERIES The FG Series has been a consistent staple in Yamaha's line up since the late 1960s. Yamaha has also changed the series several times since the original red label guitars were introduced. We were unable to compile any information on the FG Series between approximately the mid-1970s and the late 1980s because there are no catalogs available for that time period. Any catalog or price list information from this era would be greatly appreciated and it will help bridge the gap. A brief overview of the FG Series is compiled here.
The FG-140, FG-180, and the FG-300 were the original six-string jumbo guitars introduced in 1969. Also released that year was the 12-string FG-230, Spanish FG-75, and the folk body FG-110 and FG-150 models. Guitars from this era have a red label, and early models have wide heads.
In 1971, some higher end models were introduced with fancier appointments including the FG-580, FG-630, FG-700S, FG-1000J, FG-1200J, FG-1500, FG-2000, and the FG-2500.
In 1972, the FG-140, FG-300, FG-230, and FG170 were discontinued as a whole new line of models were introduced. In the six string series, the FG-160, FG-210, FG-280, FG-165S, and the FG-295S were introduced. The 12-String model became the FG-260. A 3/4 sized model was introduced as the FG-45. The folk series gained the FG-170. The first acoustic/electrics debuted this year as well with the FG-100E and the FG-160E. Guitars now feature a green label, and should all have the narrow headstock.
In 1974, all model numbers were changed to carry an "I" suffix (FG-160-I, FG-180-I, etc.). Exact model specification changes are unknown, but the labels were changed to black and the necks were made out of Toog.
In 1977, an entirely new line of guitars was introduced that started with "3". The only models to survive the switch were the folk acoustic electric models and the high-end models. Eight new models were introduced and they included the FG-335, FG-340, FG-345, FG-350W, FG-365S, FG-375S, FG-336SG, and the FG-351SB. The first solid top FG models were introduced and they carried an "S" suffix, which previously indicated Sunburst finish (now noted as SB). Three 12-String models were also introduced with the FG-312, FG-412SB, and the FG-512. Other models included the Spanish body FG-325 and the Folk Guitar series with the FG-300 and the FG-331. These guitars featured orange oval labels and a nato neck.
In 1978, the high-end series of FG models became the L Series. In 1979, a mid-range series was introduced featuring the FG-750S and FG-770S models. Between 1978 and 1980, a transition of moving the tension rod adjusment from the head to the body occurred. By 1981, the tension rod was in the body.
In 1981, the FG-350W, FG-336SB, and the FG-351SB were all discontinued. In the same series the FG-340T and 355SB were introduced. It appears that this year a prefix was added to all the models, but what happen is unknown. The 12-String series gained the model FG-612S. The Folk guitar series became the Semi-Jumbo series and brought in the models SJ-180 and SJ-400S. The acoustic/electric series was overhauled with new models FG-335E and FG-365SE replacing the old ones. In 1982, the FG-332 was added to the six-string line. In 1984, the FG-335SB and the FG-346SB were introduced for one year only into the six-string line. Also in 1984, the first cutaway acoustics were introduced with the models CW-350E, CW-370SE, and non-electric models CW-350 and the CW-370 were introduced.
In 1985, the entire line of FG acoustic guitars was overhauled. No models retained their same model designation. The six-string jumbo models were now the FG-400, FG-405, FG-410, FG-420, FG-430, FG-440, FG-450S, FG-460S, FG-470S, and FG-480S. The 12-string models were changed to the FG-420-12, FG-440-12, and FG-460S-12.
The model lineup remained unchanged until 1989 when all models earned an A suffix. The FG-405, FG-440, and the FG-480 were all discontinued. The FS-350S, and the cutaway FG-420C and FG-450C models were discontinued. 1989 marked the first year for Yamaha left-handed acoustic instruments and these new models included the FG-420LA and FG-450LA (the L suffix stands for left-hand). The leaf logo was now on the headstock.
In 1995, they discontinued many of the models and changed the last 0 to a 1, so an FG-400A became the FG-401, etc. In 1999 the dropped the 1 in favor of a 2 and introduced some new models. Then in 2001, they dropped the 2 for the 3. In 2005, Yamaha overhauled the entire line with the 700 FG Series, which is currently available.

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