FG9 delivers the outstanding projection characteristic of dreadnought-style instruments, while at the same time providing exceptional clarity and detailed articulation—a unique combination especially suited for accompanying vocals. All models feature Adirondack spruce top boards with tapered edges, providing structural strength while also allowing the body to vibrate more efficiently—a combination that contributes to both power and sensitivity.
The neck has a new structural design that combines bolt-on and glued construction to increase body vibration and improve maintainability. Neck and body joints are finished and adjusted with high precision. The distinctive fingerboard inlays resemble traditional Japanese Kumiki woodworking, while the rope-shaped inlay and purfling on the rosette is a motif that is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.
- FG dreadnought body shape
- Adirondack spruce top
- Indian rosewood back and sides
- Scalloped X bracing
- Bolt-on one-piece mahogany neck
- Ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Bone nut/saddle
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish