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Yamaha FD01S Acoustic Folk Guitar

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When you're playing and singing songs of the people - their stories, dreams, and quests - the Yamaha FD01S is an acoustic guitar to play and express those folk songs best. Made of high quality materials, the FD01S is developed to complement the folk songs of Europe, the Americas, and several other parts of our globe.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 19 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004BUAQEU
  • Item model number: FD01S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,181 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 11, 2010

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Martman on April 12, 2013
I found this product used at a major retailer for $49.00. I was looking for a "campfire guitar" with a solid top. The Yamaha FG700S gets glowing reviews, as does the Yamaha F-335 (laminate top). I've researched all 3 guitars, and the FD01S appears to be the F-335 with a solid top, or the FG700S with different bridge pins and pickguard.

There is NOTHING I can see that distinguishes the FD01S from the FG700S other than price. Both are solid top (perhaps the FD01S uses a low grade A top whereas the FG700S uses a select grade A top?). Both have black and white bindings. Both have a compensated bridge (an upgrade for Yamaha-my FGX-730SC does not have a compensated bridge). The FD01S has a plainer headstock (no Y logo). Both have die-cast tuners. Both are nato (mahogany) laminate back and sides.

First thing I did when I got the guitar was clean the fretboard, polish the body, and peel the plastic off the pickguard (this guitar had to have not been played much). I changed the strings out to Elixirs based on some reviews on other boards, and began playing.

It held tune just fine. Soft sound when finger picking, but very beautiful treble on the high E and B strings. Good bass but not like my solid-wood dreadnought. The Yamaha, after all, I bought as "a beater," and it sounds really good for a low end guitar. Action was spot on-not high at all (1 quarter width at the 12th fret, as it should be). Action on the first fret was fantastic: very easy to finger open F and Dm, with no buzzing. Slides, hammer ons, pull offs, all sound good.

Fretboard looks cheap, but plays very nice. Rosette is plain but it's a $150 guitar after all. If you can get this guitar for $150, I don't think there are better guitars out there.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By juan caraig on November 1, 2011
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I was looking for a guitar that is cheap and good sounding. Of all the guitars in a price range of Less than $150, this guitar captured my attention and then looked for the reviews. After I searched in the worldwide web,I haven't seen as many reviews about this guitar, Yamaha FD01S. I just decided to buy this since, the fact that it's less than 150 bucks, it also has a SOLID top which I always consider when buying a guitar because I want the genuine acoustic tone. I've been playing guitar since 2005 and for me, I know what a good guitar is from other cheap sounding string instruments. Anyways, I bought my FD01S from J&R Music and Computer world for only 109 bucks which I can say the BEST deal ever.

Then, placed my order and waited for about 8 days for the package to be delivered since the seller is from NY and I'm from CA. After the long wait, I received my guitar just today and I opened it within minutes after getting it from my doorstep. It's perfectly packaged, very secured and you'll know that the guitar can't be damaged. Then, I opened the box and took the instrument out. I was like "WOW! THIS IS FANTASTIC". I own two guitars way back and because I left my guitar in my home country, Philippines, I decided to buy one. I compared it and I AM REALLY HAPPY because now I can say I really own a REAL guitar. This guitar amazed me because of its very good sound, amplified by the solid top! I really recommend this guitar!

For its price, you won't get wrong! I won't buy laminates because it has a different sound. (Maybe you'll know that if you really play a guitar for over 5 years. I've heard hundreds of guitars and this yamaha FD01s passed the sound quality test!)

JUST BUY THIS! You'll never regret purchasing this! :)

THE BEST GUITAR! FOR A CHEAP PRICE! :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kendra Bruce on September 5, 2011
This guitar was my first guitar and was perfect for me! I took classes in college and my professor told me that this is the best kind of guitar to use for beginners. Not only is it easy to use, but you can keep it for years and still have fun playing it. Very easy to tune and string. Lightweight and easy to carry. Hard, sturdy wood. A great instrument for country or concert music!
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Let’s look at some of the materials & measurements of the Yamaha FD01S. It has a solid spruce top (that means not laminate) that measures 3mm thick. The grain on my Yamaha FD01 measures11 grains per inch. A spruce top with 10 – 14 grains per inch is considered to be pretty good, while less than 10 is “lower grade” quality. Tonewoods are rated by tightness of grain, stiffness, and appearance (coloring, streaks, wavyness of grain).

Please note, the sides and back of a (lower end) Taylor 110 model guitar are ply (laminate or “layered”.) of Sapele (wood) with Poplar sandwiched in between. The Yamaha FD01S sides & back are Nato (or Mora) ply/laminate. I don’t know what’s inside the layers. Both Sapele and Nato look like Mahogany, but Nato is harder than both, and is reddish-brown in color. A guitar manufacturer can get 8 times as much usable material from a log when it’s used as laminate. The neck is Nato too. The head is glued on to the neck with a scarf joint. The fretboard & bridge are Rosewood. The width of the nut measures 1 11/16 The width of the lower bout measures 15 ¾”, depth = 4 5/8”, body length = 20”, fret scale = 25 ½”. The braces of the "X" brace are narrow and tall with a peaked crest (like the top of a gable roof house).

The saddle and nut on the Yamaha FD01S are made from a hard, white plastic that is somewhat brittle… you may want to replace them. The tuning machines are similar to Grover style, with enclosed backs. They're probably made by Shenzhen or Gotoh. The sound quality is much better than any laminate top guitar.
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