Overview

Along with the FG-140 and FG-180, the Yamaha FG-300 was one of the original "red label" six-string jumbo acoustics built in Japan starting in 1969. Specimens from 1972 - 1974 can be identified by a green label, while models between 1974 and 1977 had a black label. 

Years of Production: 1968 - 1976

Body Style: Dreadnaught

Wood Composition: Select Spruce top, Rosewood back, sides, fingerboard and bridge

Design Elements: Three-point tortoiseshell pickguard

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • FG-300
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1970s
Made In
  • Japan
Categories
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Top Material
  • Spruce

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Yamaha FG-300 Natural 1968 - 1976
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  • DO NOT TRUST PREMIER YAMAHA ****BUYER BEWARE******

    Verified Purchase

    I made an offer that was accepted . My credit card was charged and a UPS Shipping Label was created and tracking was sent to me. When it didn't ship for two days I messaged them with no response. I then had to contact Reverb and I got a message from the seller that said he had reneged on our deal and sold locally. It is relisted and THIS IS A SCAM!

  • Verified Purchase

    Gorgeous, full and "jangly" sound like an old Gibson J-45. It's got a reedy, punchy attack, less rounded than a Taylor or Martin. High quality build as well. Feels solid, looks great.

  • Sweet Old Friend

    Verified Purchase

    I bought my FG-300 in April 2019. Got it on Reverb. For the money it is certainly worth a look. It has a very similar feel and sound to comparable Gibson’s. It’s got that vintage mellow vibe everyone loves. A Gibson from this period (1968-1972) would be at least four times the cost. This is the best…

  • Yamaha FG-300 Natural

    I bought my FG-300 in Japan in April of 1991. Loved the sound. Booming lows and decent highs. Not as bright as a Martin but still good. Nose figured Rosewood back and sides. It has traveled around the world with me and survived. Over the years it had a couple braces come loose and I had the brid…

  • Verified Purchase

    Nice Vintage Guitar! Thanks