“Meticulously engineered to deliver the ultimate expression of acoustic artisanry”: Yamaha’s top-tier FS9 acoustics combine the detailed craft of Japanese Kumiki woodworking and high-end appointments in a fingerpicker’s dream guitar

Woman playing the Yamaha FS9 M acoustic guitar with palm trees in the background
(Image credit: Yamaha)

Yamaha has unveiled two new high-end acoustic guitars, the FS9 M and FS9 R, which the firms says represents its “top-tier craft”.

The FS9 is a concert-sized acoustic guitar that combines aesthetic influences from Japanese Kumiki woodworking (a method of intricate joinery) and high-end appointments into a fingerstyle-friendly build.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.