Yamaha FG-140 Natural 1968 - 1972

Yamaha's FG series of affordable steel string acoustics has been around since the early '70s. There have been many different FGs over the years, and these guitars have earned a solid reputation for quality at a low price. Early Yamaha guitars such as this '70s FG-140 were made in Nippon Japan. Guitars from this era are referred to as "Nippon" or "Nippon Gakki" Yamahas and have a red label in the soundhole.

Years of Production: 1968-1972

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard 

Notable Yamaha Acoustic Players: Elliott Smith, Joe Bonamassa

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