It All Starts Here
Derived from FG820 which has the solid spruce top and mahogany back/sides, FGX820C has a cutaway body and the electric system. Yamaha's proprietary under-saddle piezo pickup and System66 analog preamp ensure the solid plugged-in performance.
- Traditional Western Body
- Solid Spruce Top
- Mahogany Back & Sides
- Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
- Warm and Strong Sound
Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
A new FG has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division.
Yamaha’s engineers have achieved this sound by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition or guesswork.
This analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing pattern, a new and ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer.
50 Years of History
The history of Yamaha‘s FG series started in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Over the 50 years since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG - all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players.
In all, there have been over 200 FG models since 1966.
Made in Yamaha
Every aspect of an FG is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.
Mahogany Back & Sides
Warm and strong sound
System 66 feature an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band EQ, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality.
|Body Shape||Traditional Western Cutaway|
|Scale Length||650mm (25 9/16”)|
|Body Length||505mm (19 7/8")|
|Total Length||1038mm (40 7/8")|
|Body Width||412mm (16 1/4")|
|Body Depth||100-118mm (3 15/16”- 4 5/8”)|
|Nut Width||43mm (1 11/16”)|
|String Spacing *||11.0mm|
|Top Material||Solid Spruce|
|Fingerboard Radius||R400mm (23 5/8")|
|Bridge Pins||Black ABS with White Dot|
|Soundhole Inlay||Black + White|
|Pickguard||Tortoise Pattern (Black for BL color variation)|
|Electronics||SYSTEM66 + SRT Piezo Pickup|
|Controls||Vol/3-band EQ/Tuner/Mid FQ|
|Strings||Yamaha FS50BT or D'Addario EXP11|
|Accessories||Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries|
* Measured from the center of one bridge pin to the center of the next bridge pin