Yamaha announce FS9 Premium Concert Style acoustic guitar

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Yamaha announce FS9 Premium Concert Style acoustic guitar

Yamaha FS9
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Featuring solid Adirondack spruce tops, the FS9 comes with either Indian rosewood or African mahogany bodies.

Handcrafted in Japan, the Yamaha FS9 joins our flagship FG9 range, adding a premium concert-style body shape with outstanding projection, exceptional clarity, and detailed articulation.

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Strong Projection and Clear Top End

The FG/FS9 models deliver the outstanding projection, while providing exceptional clarity and detailed articulation—a unique combination especially suited for accompanying vocals.

Adirondack Spruce Tops with Tapered Edges

FG/FS9 models feature Adirondack spruce top boards with tapered edges, providing structural strength while allowing the body to vibrate more efficiently—a combination that contributes to both power and sensitivity.

Bolt-On Neck Joint

The neck has a new structural design that combines bolt-on and glued construction to increase body vibration and improve maintainability. Neck and body joints are finished and adjusted with high precision.

Scientific Approach Integrated with Luthier Techniques

When designing the FG/FS9 models, we employed cutting-edge acoustic and 3D-structural measurement processes to more fully understand how physical structure affects acoustic characteristics. Repeated prototypes were built by Yamaha’s custom shop’s skilled luthiers.

Body Shapes and Styles

FG/FS9 models offer two body shapes: dreadnought style for FG and concert style for FS. The FG’s larger, broader body responds superbly to strumming, with powerful lows and projective tones, while FS’s smaller body produces balanced tone with a sensitive response that enhances subtle and detailed arpeggios.

For local enquiries, visit Yamaha Australia.