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YAMAHA FS800 Small Body Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Natural
|Top Material Type||Spruce Wood|
|Back Material Type||Nato wood|
|Neck Material Type||Nato Wood|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||Tortoise Pattern|
|Guitar Bridge System||Hardtail Bridge|
About this item
- Solid sitka spruce top
- Nato back & sides
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Rosewood bridge
- Diecast tuners
- This guitar has an adjustable truss rod
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50 Years of History
The history of Yamaha‘s FG series started in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Over the 50 years since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG - all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players. In all, there have been over 200 FG models since 1966.
The YAMAHA FG/FS 800 Series
When it was introduced in 1966, the Yamaha FG proved that a great acoustic guitar didn’t need to cost a fortune. With a focus on great playability, musical tone and outstanding build quality, the original FG180 quickly became a classic with countless careers and hit records starting life on an FG. 50 years since the introduction of the FG acoustics, the new range features the best-ever FG tone and the same great playability and class-leading quality that’s made it the choice of millions of guitarists.
The 800 Series has a louder and stronger sound in the low to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division. Yamaha’s engineers have achieved this sound by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition.
Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
The 800 Series features a new scalloped bracing pattern; an ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board, while bringing out more of the natural sound of the instrument.
The Power of Choice
2 body shapes, including an all-new FS concert size; 5 grades featuring different tonewood options; a myriad of color options; acoustic or electric-acoustic models. Whatever the personality of your music, there’s an FG to match.
Made in Yamaha
Every aspect is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control, each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.
|Models||Dreadnought, Concert||Dreadnought, Concert, 12-String, Left-Handed||Dreadnought, Concert||Dreadnought||Dreadnought, Concert|
|Top||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Mahogany|
|Back & Sides||Nato||Mahogany||Rosewood||Flamed Maple||Mahogany|
|Finish Options||Natural||Natural, Black, Autumn Burst, Brown Sunburst, Sunset Blue, Turquoise, Ruby Red||Natural, Tobacco Sunburst, Autumn Burst, Dusk Sun Red||Natural||Natural|
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Sam Ash||Amazon.com||Austin Bazaar||Amazon.com|
|Neck Material Type||Nato Wood||Maple||Nato Wood||Mahogany||Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6|
Yamaha's standard acoustic model, with simple and traditional looks and outstanding quality, at an affordable price. A solid-top guitar with authentic sound that is well balanced without sacrificing its robust strength, thanks to the newly developed scalloped bracing design. Can be confidently recommended to all beginner guitarists.
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Update: After owning the guitar for 8 months and playing it for hours every week, I have nothing but good things to say. It's got a great sound, a really comfortable size, and continues to stay in tune for multiple sessions. After several months of use I replaced the original strings and opted for a lighter gauge. The guitar kept its superb playability and the tone remained excellent (though changed slightly given the lighter strings).
I can now add, after developing more experience with acoustic guitars, that the neck is quite comfortable to play. That will, of course, be a matter of taste, but as a newbie I found it very easy to use pretty much right away. No regrets: this is a great guitar.
The greatest features of this guitar relate to its design. The instrument is quite light and has a good balance between neck and body making it easy to play while standing. Most important is the neck. The neck has a matte finish making playing very smooth even with sweaty hands and features a compound neck profile. Closer to the body the neck is fairly thin and flat making barre chords and individual notes comfortable to play. As you move closer to the head the shape becomes a deeper rounded rectangle that fits nicely in the hand and gives great comfort and support for open chord playing. I cannot say enough about how smooth and comfortable this neck is to play. It is worlds away from the more U shaped profile of my previous acoustic.
All of the above complements the excellent sound of the instrument. The bass is responsive and the treble clear and sweet. The whole package makes this a superb value. In my opinion the neck design alone makes this the best value guitar available. This guitar punches well above its weight competing with instruments $500 more expensive in terms of sound, fit, and design. If you are looking for an acoustic guitar below $700 this needs to be on your list of guitars to test drive.
Top reviews from other countries
Packaging: Packaged for shipment in a light, but highly-protected corrugated cardboard box with clear labels that it's a guitar. Surprised there was no damage but it arrived in perfect condition.
This set does not include any accessories which may be useful for beginners.
Great guitar to learn on, I could play this for several hours on end.
I own/owned epiphone lespaul custon prophecy plus ex; cort kx5; pluto hw 41; fender squier bullet.but price to quality of this guitar blew me over ..the most satisfying guitar yet ,a keeper forever...