1970s Yamaha FG-160 (Japan-made) Jumbo Guitar

Here's recent early '70s FG-160 number two -- made in Japan rather than Taiwan. Click here to see the Taiwan version -- though to be honest they're almost the same guitar save the label in the soundhole. You can also read about my gushing for old '70s Yamahas at that post, too, heh heh.

This one is still owned by its original owner who's responsible for all of the loving wear to the top. I would be proud of that playing legacy if I were him!

The action was high and the frets chewed-out when this arrived but it made a quick recovery and is now playing bang-on once again. At some point the original (only-ok) tuners were swapped for Grover Rotomatics and a very thin-element undersaddle pickup was installed.

Repairs included: neck reset, fret level/dress, setup.

Top wood: ply spruce

Back & sides wood: ply mahoga ny

Bracing type: x

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: medium-big C

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-low

Scale length: 25"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 16 1/4"

Body depth: 4 1/2"

Here's how the frets came in... yikes!