Yamaha FG-180-1
Yamaha FG-180-1
ebreric 04/30/2011

Yamaha FG-180-1 : ebreric's user review

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A good Japanese folk guitar from the '70s without cutaway nor amplification.


Nice neck, a bit thick for a folk guitar (it was recommended to me for that, because I used to play classical guitar), balanced sound.


I use it to play accompaniment, DADGAD tuning, blues and finger picking with light strings.


It has given me 30 years of service, the sound is still very good but the strings a bit high because the neck is set to the max and it has a couple of scratches.
I had it amplified with a Fishman neck pickup, but the result didn't convince me (metallic sound and not the best control of lows/highs with a PA system). I'll maybe try with a Fishman in the sound hole.
I switched to a more recent model (with cutaway and amplification).