Yamaha FG800 Solid Top Folk Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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Yamaha FG800 Solid Top Folk Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Nato/Okume Back and Sides for a rich, warm sound
  • Newly developed scalloped bracing for stronger sound!
  • Traditional Western Dreadnought Body
  • Traditional looks and outstanding quality

  • Perfect for the first time player or the economical hobbyist, the 800 Series Natural provides fantastic tone and brilliant quality at a reasonable price. With its new scalloped bracing, Yamaha has achieved a louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges. This new bracing has created an innovative and ideal acoustic structure to maintain durability while bringing out the most sound possible. As Yamaha's #1 selling acoustic, the 800 Series Black has a modest and conventional appearance, but don't let that fool you.

    Body Shape: Traditional Western
    Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16")
    Body Length: 505mm (19 7/8")
    Total Length: 1038mm (40 7/8")
    Body Width: 412mm (16 1/4")
    Body Depth: 100-118mm (3 15/16"- 4 5/8")
    Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16")
    Top Material: Solid Spruce
    Back/Sides Material: Nato/Okume
    Neck Material: Nato
    Fretboard/Bridge Material: Rosewood
    Fretboard Radius: R400mm (23 5/8")
    Nut/Saddle Material: Urea
    Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
    Tuners: Die-cast Chrome(TM29T)
    Body Binding: Black
    Soundhole Inlay: Black & White
    Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern (Black for BL color variation)
    Body Finish: Gloss
    Neck Finish: Matte
    Electronics/Controls: None
    Color: Natural
    Accessories: Hex Wrench
    Case: None

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    • 5
      The Best $200 Guitar On The Planet!

      Posted by C J Camp, Seattle, WA on 12th Oct 2019

      I have played for 40+ years and owned many fine instruments (Martin, Taylor, etc). My first Yamaha was an FG200 that I purchased in 1973 when I was 15. The FG800 is a VAST improvement over that. IMHO it sounds like a $1000-to-$1200 guitar! At the very least, it makes a wonderful student, campfire, or informal-jam guitar. I suggest drilling out the bridge pin holes with a 13/64" drill bit so you can use standard-size bridge pins. I also suggest using Ernie Ball Aluminum/Bronze (12-54) strings. They seem to bring out the best tone to my ears. For $200, you really can't go wrong. This guitar beats out anything else in or near this price range!