Yamaha Introduces FG9 Premium Steel-String Acoustic Guitars

Yamaha FG9 Acoustic Guitar - NAMM 2023

Yamaha has unveiled the FG9 steel-string acoustic guitars specifically designed for singer-songwriters pursuing the highest level of expression. These dreadnought-style guitars are handcrafted in Japan and feature Adirondack spruce tops, a choice of Indian rosewood (FG9 R) or African mahogany (FG9 M) backs and sides.

Singer-songwriters, in particular, will appreciate the projection and clarity, as well as the guitars’ remarkable responsiveness to cut dynamics—whether they prefer the deep lows and sparkling highs of Indian rosewood or the warmth and accentuated midrange of mahogany to complement their vocal performances. Deluxe appointments and traditional Japanese aesthetic details such as rope rosettes also ensure that FG9 guitars are as inspiring to behold as they are to play.Yamaha FG9 Top

“When designing the FG9, we employed cutting-edge acoustic measurement and 3D structural measurement processes to more fully understand how physical structure affects acoustic characteristics. Our custom shop’s skilled luthiers built numerous prototypes,” said Osamu Ito, brand director at Yamaha Guitar Group. “This level of scientific measurement and analysis, combined with innovative craftsmanship, is unique to Yamaha.”yamaha-fg9-namm2023

The results are guitars that deliver the outstanding projection characteristic of dreadnought-style instruments while at the same time providing exceptional clarity and detailed articulation. This unique combination of penetrating projection and extraordinary clarity distinguishes FG9 guitars from all other instruments in their class.

FG9 Highlights At-a-Glance

  • FG dreadnought body shape
  • Adirondack spruce top
  • Scalloped X bracing
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Bone nut/saddle
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish


The FG9 series will be available in April 2023 at the following pricing:

  • FG9 R NT MSRP: $6,780.00
  • FG9 M NT: MSRP $6,620.00


Additional information on the FG9 series can be found at: https://yamaha.io/FG9Guitar

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