Yamaha FG9 R and FG9 M  - the music zoo

New Yamaha Made in Japan FG Acoustic Models Announced for 2023: the FG9 M Mahogany and FG9 R Rosewood!

The Music Zoo is very excited to announce the latest acoustic guitars developed by Yamaha - the built in Japan FG9! There are two models available with either Indian Rosewood (FG9 R) or African Mahogany (FG9 M) and they're full of features and details both technical and cosmetic that show off the skill of the luthiers at the Yamaha Japan factory! What they've accomplished doesn't disappoint.

Both the Rosewood and Mahogany models are FG bodies with cosmetics that pay tribute to Yamahas Japanese heritage and history. The ebony fretboard features subtle Kumiki (Japanese wooden puzzle) inlays, a matching "FG" logo inlaid in the heelcap, and a Japanese rope pattern intricately inlaid as the soundhole rosette. Lastly, beautiful Japanese washi paper is what the interior label is printed on.

Watch the Yamaha FG9 demo video!

Which Yamaha FG9 should you add to your collection?

The FG9 will be at home in the professional-level players collection who wants an instrument they can perform with as well as consider a crown jewel of their acoustic collection. If you're a fingerpicker who wants the warm nuances of rosewood to bring out the best of your playing, we'd choose the FG9 R, and players who play lots of rhythms and want a strong midrange to help them stand out - the choice is clear with the FG9 M Mahogany!

Yamaha FG9 R and FG9 M back of body - the music zoo

Yamaha FG9 R and FG9 M Specs

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Gloss Finish
  • FG Dreadnought Body Shape
  • Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Scalloped X Bracing
  • East Indian Rosewood or African Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Bolt-On One-Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • 25-9/16" Scale Length
  • 1-3/4" Bone Nut
  • 15-3/4" Fretboard Radius
  • 11mm String Spacing
  • Ebony and Wooden Rope Pattern Body Binding
  • Kumiki Inspired Wooden Fretboard Inlays and FG Logo Inlaid on Heelcap
  • Wooden Rope Pattern Soundhole Rosette
  • Gotoh Open Gear Black Nickel Tuners

 Yamaha FG9 R and FG9 M  headstock - the music zoo

 Yamaha FG9 R and FG9 M  back strip - the music zoo

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