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My Yamaha FG-151 Acoustic Guitar

yamaha fg-151Introducing the Yamaha FG-151 acoustic guitar. This cheap but reliable, dreadnought guitar is the first thing I invested my very first salary on. I’ve had a number of guitars in the past but they usually don’t last very long. This vintage is at least 33 years old. That’s 10 years older than me.

Being a second hand guitar, I often wonder what type of person first owned her. What type of music he played. Was he a Gaga or Bieber person? :mrgreen:

This Yamaha FG (folk guitar) Acoustic Guitar taught me how to play Neil Young, Bread, America, Simon & Garfunkel and other great musicians. Regular play helps relieve stress.

I may use this in the future in making Youtube videos so watch out. Who knows where this guitar might take me.


This instrument was built in Japan somewhere between 1975 to 1978. It has the orange label. The action was unnaturally high that I had to create grooves in the bridge that would improve the angle of attack of the strings. I was told that high action was common for these type of guitars.
Yamaha FG-151 :

  • Dreadnought Shape.
  • Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge.
  • Mahogany Neck, Back and Sides.
  • Laminated Spruce Top.


yamaha fg-151

Bought this at PCParkJapan.

Sorry for the picture quality. I don’t have a decent camera. I should save up for one… or maybe save enough for a solid-top guitar. I hate being broke all the time, it’s depressing. (sigh) time to play my guitar again.

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