YAMAHA「先駆者が創造するオリジナルギター」 - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI


[Origin to move to 1965]

While Shape of Classic Guitar, Yamaha, who manufactured and sells the original guitar "Dynamic guitar" of steel string specifications, 1965 was working on developing fork gutters in earnest.
It is said that we have started guitar development for export, under the request of the American market that you want a reasonable price guitar.

The music scene in Japan at that time is a lot of electric guitars as represented by Ventures. It was born to the word "1 billion election".
In the United States, a modern fork movement has begun, and it is time to sell so that Japanese guitars for beginners fly together.


[Two FG models that appeared]

The following year, October 1966, finally the first domestic original design fork guitar, "FG-150" and "FG-180" will be released.
The domestic FG series starts production with the idea that the size is bipetted since it is out. A little smaller "FG-150" with a fork body and "FG-180" of Western body.
Specifications other than size are equivalent and top material is spruce single-plate, side is 3pcs of mahogany plywood, back is mahogany single plate specification.
However, in several months of sales, both back and back will be changed to the plywood.

Characteristic is a scale. While normal acoustic guitar is about 650mm, YAMAHA adopts 634 mm.
You can see that it was designed to fit Japanese physique. Bracing is X bracing. Label is "light green label".

The price of "FG-150" is 15,000 yen and the price of "FG-180" feels good with 18,000 yen, but it is the 1960s, so it is equivalent to salary for one month of adult.
Even if it was said that it was cheap, it is still a gem of the era that was still a luxury item.



[Age that has been caught up]

In 1967, a full-fledged fork movement will finally arrive in Japan.
A fastener fork boom, including a big hit of Fork Cruseders' Returned Yopala.
It was sensitive to the times, or Yamaha will launch the "FG-110" of the FG-150 "FG-110" and the 12-stringed "FG-230" in April.
In 1968, minor change will be held in the era. From this year, "Green Label" was abolished and "red label" appeared, and the YAMAHA guitar penetrated in the blink in a blink.

In 1969, Yamaha will fully abolish the production of solid guitars against FG who fully traised.
Benefits of high economic growth are also focused on Yamaha's FG. Launched "FG-140" as a low-value version of FG-180 in March. "FG-350" and "FG-500" were released in May.
By the way, "FG-500" is known as a rare model that is very difficult to obtain because the initial rod was the side and back of the Side & Back.



[Appearance of one designer who changed the times]

In 1970, YAMAHA will continue to market new models as well as minor changes in existing products, and more FG will be sold, and it will be chased by production and feeding to the market.
YAMAHA aiming at expanding business will invite one designer to aim for the global standard in 1971. Nozomi's name guitar designer "Terry book" is Mr. Nakamoto.
A full handmade luxury lineup of "FG-1500", "FG-2000", "FG-2500", "FG-1500", "FG-2000", and "FG-2500" will be sent out by projects that have been developed mainly on Terry Nakamoto.

An event that the music scene responds to the future forecast diagram of this YAMAHA will happen. A surprisingly, Bob Dylan, which can be said to be a central person in the scene, used FG-1500!
The name of the YAMAHA acoustic guitar will face the vertices of the world in no time!



[From the end of the red label to the appearance of a new color label]

The "red label" of the design that the head of the head extends is renewed in 1972 to "Green Label".
The head design also changes from the "Green Label" model.
Thereafter, "Black label" in 1974 will repeat minor change from "Beige Label" in 1980.

A characteristic model that will be the first for the Green Label era appeared.
"FG-350E", an adjustable bridge, which is a pickup built-in model, and "FG-600S" of samburst adoption will be obtained.
Furthermore, in combination with the advocated era background that will continue, "FG-580", "FG-630", "FG-700", "FG-850", "FG-700", "FG-850", "FG-1000" Many models have also appeared.

In the black label era since 1974, it will be a lineup of 25 models for a total of 25 models.
It may be said that the demand from the music scene and the share from YAMAHA were also balanced and the most fulfilling time?



[Birth of new axis L series]

A new tradition began with the release of "L-31" in December 1974 was the L series. An L series that could not be called reasonable as a price of 50,000 yen for the lowest price model.
YAMAHA We adopt jumbo body to hit the world as a jockey in the new era. A player who is aware of overseas music scenes has gained a certain evaluation, and the goodness of the FG, which matches the Japanese body shape, has also been re-evaluated.

The next year's 1975, a custom model acoustic guitar that will be called by the name of "L 4 Tenno" will appear later.
L-53 Custom, "L-52 Custom" of J-200-type jumbo body, "L-52 CUSTOM" of J-200 type jumbo body, DOVE taste characterized by the "L-52 CUSTOM" of J-200 type jumbo body, DOVE taste characteristic It is four of the "L-54 Custom" of the maple body full of maple body.
Of course, this person's hand-written inspection sign is included in leather labels. That's right, Terry Nakamoto.

Also in 1974, the L series is a standard model, also popular "L-5", "L-6", "L-7S", "L-8", "L-10", "L-7" L-12S, "L-12SN", "L-15" lineup will be announced at once. In addition, "L-12-5," L-12-8 ", which is 12-string specification, also drops to the market.



[FG series and L series of time when near contemporary candor

The FG series has changed to "Ivory label" in March 1986 to full model change. The design of "pigeons" is inspired by the head and enters the age of "Pigefg".
Music trends are also subject to electric bands, and the FG series compared with the L series, and has changed their role as an entry model.
On the other hand, the L series is loved for a long time until the LL series appears in November 1985, and will be appreciated as a Standard model of Yamaha.



[Yamaha Acoustic guitar with a look at the future]

In the 1990s, Old FG began to be talked about in a row, and in October 1995, the FG-180 and FG-150 reprinted version will be limited to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the FG series.
This is a story that is not now there, but this was the first time that domestic brand reprinted its acoustic guitar.

The clock is advanced November 2000, Yamaha is the first to the world's first bodel, "FG-B1N" using "bamboo", "FGX-B1N" is released.
However, it is "bamboo" that has been impossible to processing to the guitar, but Yamaha will challenge and achieve this as a mission, even from environmental considerations and the height of supply power as resources.
As an aside, Yamaha will then manufacture until the drum using bamboo.

In March 2002, "THE FG" is released, and at the same time "THE FS" is developed. Put a little time and reprint "L-51 CUSTOM" in 2010. In addition, "L-53 Custom" is reprinted in 2012.
By simultaneously developing acoustic guitars that meet the current era, Yamaha may be looking for a way to the 2020s to come.

How to handle wood It is said that the thorns are noticeable, and it is still a good idea of ​​people who enjoy music, the existence of acoustic guitars.
If there is a person who plays a song while floating the vintage Yamaha at that time, some people who do not have a new Yamaha with your first code.
From the appearances of the first FG already 50 years old. Which age of Yamaha acoustic guitars may not have the history and technologies and passions that Yamaha have cultivated by Yamaha?


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