Introducing the Yamaha FG-151 acoustic guitar. I bought this cheap but reliable, dreadnought guitar for about $120. It’s the first thing I bought with my very first work money. 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 its first owner was. What type of music was played. This Yamaha FG 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 guitar in the future for making YouTube videos so watch out. Who knows where this guitar might take me ( hopefully not behind bars 😉 ).
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 lower it and improve the angle of attack of the strings. I was told that high action was common for these type of guitars.
Yamaha FG-151 (FG stands for Folk Guitar):
- Dreadnought Shape.
- Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge.
- Mahogany Neck, Back and Sides.
- Laminated Spruce Top.
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.