Yamaha FG840 Traditional Western Body Folk Acoustic Guitar - Natural (NAMM 2017 Exhibition Stock)
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.
Flamed Maple Back & Sides
Fast note decay
Each individual note in a chord is clear
- Traditional Western Body
- Solid Spruce Top
- Flamed Maple Back & Sides
- Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
- High-end Appearance and transparent sound
|Body Shape||Traditional Western|
|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|
|Back Material||Flamed Maple|
|Side Material||Flamed Maple|
|Fingerboard Radius||R400mm (23 5/8")|
|Bridge Pins||Black ABS with White Dot|
|Soundhole Inlay||Abalone w/ Black + White|