GUITAR SHOWCASE 2022: Yamaha have a glowing reputation for delivering quality, inspiring guitars for a wide range of players. For guitarists just starting out, you can’t beat the Pacifica 112 electric or F310 acoustic. Within those beginner-level guitars you’ll find the same ethos and commitment that run through the flagship instruments.
Here are just two examples that show the scope of their lineup at the top-end. Whether you’re looking for your dream guitar or something for someone learning to play, head to their website to delve deeper.
FG Red Label
Modern Inspiration and Timeless Design
The FG heritage extends back to the 1966 release of the FG180, Yamaha’s first production acoustic guitar. In the more than half-century since, we have balanced traditional guitar craft with a spirit of constant refinement, pursuing our vision of the ideal Yamaha folk guitar.
Inspired by Yamaha’s® iconic “red label” guitars of the 1960s, FG Red Label guitars feature a semi-gloss finish and high-quality components to deliver a beautiful vintage aesthetic.
Powerful Vintage Tone
Custom-treated Sitka spruce top paired with mahogany back and sides deliver genuine aged-wood tone and sustain.
A new scalloped bracing pattern offers a louder, more balanced tone.
Atmosfeel Pickup and Preamp System
Yamaha’s new Atmosfeel three-way pickup system provides a remarkably natural plugged-in sound.
Revstar – Meet Your Other Half
The original Revstar guitars launched in 2015—our first new electric guitar series in more than a decade. A completely refreshed lineup was introduced earlier this year. The new Revstar series offers three tiers, two pickup choices, new switching options, and a new range of racing-inspired finishes. Find the perfect fit for your sound and your style.
Music and Motors
The Revstar style is inspired by café racer motorcycles—stripped-down performance machines that were customized to reflect the personality of their riders.
Revstar balances Japanese innovation and traditional artisanship. Modern features enhance playability, versatility, and tone, while the design references classic Yamaha electric guitars going back to 1966.
Used in place of a signature in Japan, the hanko stamp on every Revstar guitar is our seal of approval. Element and Standard models feature the “Revstar” hanko, while the stamp on Professional models signifies “Made in Japan.”