1971 Yamaha FG180

  • $349.00
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Summary: The Made in Taiwan FG 180 "Red Label" models from this era have the well-deserved reputation of being the poor man's D-18. The tone of this guitar is beautiful, complex, and integrated, with an especially sweet lower mid-range. It has one changed tuning key and a few cosmetic issues, but it still plays great and sounds fantastic.

Body: Spruce top with Mahogany back/sides.

Neck: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard, 25” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, 20 frets/14 open frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Open gear tuning keys (one has been replaced with a non-Yamaha tuning key that is similar to the others), black pickguard, black binding on the body, Rosewood bridge, white endpin.

Cosmetics: This guitar has various nicks, dings, and scratches. The back of the neck has worn down to a satin like finish. Someone has tried to cover up some of the scratches with a Sharpie marker. The frets are still in pretty good shape. This guitar plays very well and sounds amazing.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: The G string tuning keys has been replaced.

Weight: 4.02 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships without a case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.