The Yamaha FG-130 was built from 1972 for the Japanese market as an entry level model. That said, it is a Yamaha, and built in japan, so the quality is apparent from the get-go. And it has weathered well over its 40+ years on the planet.
Brand – Yamaha
Model – FG-130
Finish - Natural
Top - Laminated Spruce
Body - Laminated Mahogany
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Country of Origin - Japan
Nut width - 43mm
Weight - 4.45 lbs
The FG-130 has a smaller body than a regular dreadnought so it’s a little easier to play for musicians on the smaller side.
It is in in very good condition and appears to have no changes, repairs or modifications since new. The neck is straight, the truss rod works fine, the frets are 90% and the original closed back machine heads provide stable tuning. No structural issues at all.
And it sounds good – a light and lively acoustic guitar with plenty of character and nice projection.
This guitar is built to very high quality standards. In the 1970s Yamaha was competing with long established but expensive American brands, trying to get a foothold in the burgeoning folk scene by supplying well built instruments to local consumers at a reasonable price. So the materials and workmanship had to be good – not just the price.
These MIJ examples from the 70s have stood the test of time, and represent very good value compared to similarly priced new examples today.
Comes in a quality hard shell case in good condition.