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Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Meranti
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $299.99
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    - $110.00
  • Your Price:
    $18999

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An affordable, dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar that provides great sound and playing ease.

The Yamaha FX325 dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar is finely crafted by Yamaha. This acoustic-electric guitar provides great sound and playing ease. It is ideal for a beginning player, who wants a quality instrument, for an affordable price. It has a spruce top, meranti back and sides, and a nato neck. It has a built in, 1-way piezo acoustic pickup. The fingerboard is rosewood, as well as the bridge, and has a tortoise shell pickguard. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Meranti
  • Sides: Meranti
  • Neck: Nato
  • Scale Length: 632mm (25")
  • No. of frets: 20
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 43mm (1 11/16")
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pickguard: Tortoise shell
  • Tuners: Die-cast, chrome
  • Electronics: 1-way piezo, System53
  • Case sold separately

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YamahaF Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      jayncaz

      This is a great guitar for the price. It plays well and holds a tune well. The electronics are easy to use and good quality. Make sure not to leave it laying around...Read complete review

      This is a great guitar for the price. It plays well and holds a tune well. The electronics are easy to use and good quality. Make sure not to leave it laying around because it is not built to take abuse. In other words the wood is not thick.
      Low end price with high end features! Electronics are solid, guitar played well right out of the box. Great tone and action. Nothing fancy just a good solid knock around acoustic for a beginner or even for those of us rockers who play acoustic gigs from time to time.
      I have never been disappointed by anything that Yamaha sells. Great quality for the Price.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Recommended For Anyone

      I got this guitar as a gift from a relative, and trust me; after a while of playing it everyday, I would not recommend it. It feels comfortable and sounds exceptionally good,...Read complete review

      I got this guitar as a gift from a relative, and trust me; after a while of playing it everyday, I would not recommend it. It feels comfortable and sounds exceptionally good, but there are a lot of bad things connected to it.

      1) The pickup system isn't the best. I can hear that it definitely has a neck pickup, but no natural sound, so it doesn't sound good. 2) The guitar is really sensitive to your strumming style. In other words, if you are a person who likes to rock out on your guitar, this may not be the guitar for you, because it buzzes a lot, for some reason. I do not know how. The action feels right, the height of the frets look right, but somehow it buzzes a lot. 3) It has a gloss finish. I suppose it's not bad nor good however. A gloss finish is really beautiful and everything, but if you get body oils on it, it will be there forever, unless you can find something to wipe it down with. 4) When taken outdoors, it develops an irony smell, which isn't pleasing. 5) The sides of the frets, where they end, are uneven. They do not line up with the end of the fret, so be careful not to get any hair stuck in their or anything else.

      In conclusion, this is a guitar that I rated below average, because it deserves that title. I hope this helps all of you. I would definitely recommend any guitar except ones made in Indonesia, Korea, or China, for they are not the best quality. I would recommend Taylor, Martin, McPherson, and Takamine. Good Luck!

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      2.0

      JUNK!!!

      By bigboy808

      from Hawaii, Hawaii

      Pros

      • Beautiful wood grain
      • Playable

      Cons

      • Junk Pickup
      • Little bit uncomfortable
      • No Cutaway

      Best Uses

      • Hawaiian Lead
      • Making music
      • Practice

      Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

      This was a gift. This is an okay guitar. It's not the best, but not the worst. It's kind of in the middle. Kind of uncomfortable, great for Hawaiian Lead Guitar, practicing/making music, junk pickup, no cutaway for lead guitar (preference thing, i know), but it's playable. Waiting for my Martin OMCPA4 to come in. If you want great plugged in sound, get an under saddle pickup or a microphone or something, like a Martin, Taylor, or McPherson. Up to you, you decide. What kind of music do you play?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Mediocre

      Pros

      • Comfortable neck
      • Doesn't Buzz Easily
      • Nice Preamp
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

      • Buzzes
      • Not My Kind Of Pickup

      Best Uses

      • Demos
      • Jam session
      • Practice

      Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was given to me as a "hand-me-down" from a relative, who moved to the mainland. It was my first guitar, didn't know much, but now I now LOTS!!! The first thing that catches my attention is acoustic sound. It sounds great. It's kind of a like a spruce top with a mahogany meets rosewood back and sides. Very well done. However, the piezo pickup doesn't tickle my fancy. It's great for making demos, or practicing, or even jam sessions. My producer played some of the guitar tracks back to me in the studio, and personally, they sounded really junk. Wouldn't get another piezo pickup ever again. I recommend an under saddle pickup. It has great clarity and is the best for studio recording, in my opinion. I'd also prefer a cutaway, since I'm a very versatile player. But that's me! Good Luck!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Recommended For Anyone

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

            I got this guitar as a gift from a relative, and trust me; after a while of playing it everyday, I would not recommend it. It feels comfortable and sounds exceptionally good, but there are a lot of bad things connected to it.

            1) The pickup system isn't the best. I can hear that it definitely has a neck pickup, but no natural sound, so it doesn't sound good. 2) The guitar is really sensitive to your strumming style. In other words, if you are a person who likes to rock out on your guitar, this may not be the guitar for you, because it buzzes a lot, for some reason. I do not know how. The action feels right, the height of the frets look right, but somehow it buzzes a lot. 3) It has a gloss finish. I suppose it's not bad nor good however. A gloss finish is really beautiful and everything, but if you get body oils on it, it will be there forever, unless you can find something to wipe it down with. 4) When taken outdoors, it develops an irony smell, which isn't pleasing. 5) The sides of the frets, where they end, are uneven. They do not line up with the end of the fret, so be careful not to get any hair stuck in their or anything else.

            In conclusion, this is a guitar that I rated below average, because it deserves that title. I hope this helps all of you. I would definitely recommend any guitar except ones made in Indonesia, Korea, or China, for they are not the best quality. I would recommend Taylor, Martin, McPherson, and Takamine. Good Luck!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Well...It Works.

            Pros

            • Beautiful gloss finish
            • Comfortable
            • Slim neck
            • Solid Output Jack

            Cons

            • Bad electronics
            • Bad Preamp
            • bulky
            • Doesn't last long
            • Fragile Bridge Pins
            • Fret Buzz
            • Loose Tuning Machines
            • Wears Over Short Time

            Best Uses

            • Background Dinner Music
            • Beachside Gigs

            Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

            Before I write the review, I need to let you guys know that you must trust me on this, despite all the other reviews that rate it 5 stars. This is a real review from a professionals point of view.
            I have owned this guitar for about 3 years now. When I first got it, I didn't know too much about guitars. It was my first acoustic electric guitar, and it was better than the first one I had. I have been using this guitar ever since.
            I now know a lot about guitars and can rate this guitar properly. There are a few pros to this guitar, as listed above: Comfortable, slim neck, good output jack, and a beautiful gloss finish. But with ever pro comes two cons: Fret buzz, loose tuning machines, bulkiness, bad electronics system, fragile bridge pins, short term wear, bad preamp, and short life.
            If I were to recommend you a guitar, I would recommend you get something more reasonable. A Martin, Taylor, or a Guild Guitar. Now you can probably fix all of the problems of this guitar by taking it to a mechanic, but all the money you would have spent on fixing up the guitar, you could've bought a better Ibanez or Takamine. Now I have made my mind to invest in a Martin GPCPA4 Rosewood. But it's all by preference. Good luck to all of you. I hope you find your dream guitar!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome Amateur Guitar!

            Pros

            • Comfortable To Sit With
            • GOOD PROJECTION
            • Low action
            • Responsive
            • Slim neck

            Cons

            • Not The Best Electronics

            Best Uses

            • Everything
            • Not For Acou Prac W Band

            Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

            I really think this is an awesome starter guitar. I have tried many many guitars in my life, and haven't heard anything close to this Meranti guitar, except Koa and Rosewood. I definitely know that my guitar is old and has had the opportunity to open up over the years, so I know for sure that only Koa and Rosewood can match the sweet acoustic sound of this affordable Yamaha. I've used this guitar at gigs in the past and had always wanted something better like a Taylor or a Martin. I knew what I wanted, I just needed to put the money together and buy it. The electronics don't come out the best. They come out a bit more "creamy" in a bad way, at performances. You can't really get that natural sound that everyone yearns for, unless you use and L.R. Baggs DI or some type of EQ pedal. I think it's great for starters and those who play at little bars along the beach. Don't use this for acoustic practice with your band though, because you may not be able to hear yourself playing. It doesn't have the best projection, but there is something. And if you just got out from the small music biz, then definitely go for a Martin or a Taylor. GOOD LUCK!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Good For Starters

            Pros

            • Beautiful sound
            • Fast And Slippery Neck
            • Good action
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • buzzing

            Best Uses

            • Jam session
            • Performances
            • Practice

            Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

            (Acoustically) I really like this guitar. It has a really nice sound, and it has huge comfort. I mostly agree with "Mr. Button Man", but some of the things he wrote were opinions. It's actually very versatile, whether you like fingerpicking, flatpicking, or strumming. It'll give you what you want. The only thing I find bad is buzzing. It just doesn't work for me.

            (Electrically) I think the electronics could be a bit more clearer like Taylors. Taylor guitars have a very clear sound when they are plugged-in, so that you can hear every little pick. Remember this Yamaha is a starter guitar, so it's not gonna give you that much of a good sound. I think it's pretty average though. Very nice.

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            3.0

            Okay

            By MR. BUTTON MAN

            from Hawaii, Hawaii

            Pros

              Cons

              • Too much BASS

              Best Uses

              • Anything

              Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

              (Acoustically)It is a really good guitar. I think all Japan made products have very good quality. The sound is really nice, as far as projection. From my view, I don't like the lack of treble. The craftsmanship is pretty bad. The battery container is crooked, on my guitar.

              (Electrically)This guitar will give you whatever you want. It is very different from the acoustic sound. It gives a bit of unwanted feedback. Remember, the type of strings you use, however, make a difference on how it sounds both acoustically and electrically.

              Overall, the guitar does not have the equality of a Takamine, Gibson, Taylor, or a McPherson. It is really good for people who can't afford the big name guitars, so I would only recommend it to those people. Otherwise, you're better off getting a Taylor/Takamine.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great guitar with great service

              By ZF

              from troy, Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

              This is a good guitar. The service was great. A nice experience shopping with Musician's Friend

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              jayncaz

              By Jay Bolles

              from Southern Maryland

              Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

              This is a great guitar for the price. It plays well and holds a tune well. The electronics are easy to use and good quality. Make sure not to leave it laying around because it is not built to take abuse. In other words the wood is not thick.
              Low end price with high end features! Electronics are solid, guitar played well right out of the box. Great tone and action. Nothing fancy just a good solid knock around acoustic for a beginner or even for those of us rockers who play acoustic gigs from time to time.
              I have never been disappointed by anything that Yamaha sells. Great quality for the Price.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              First guitar

              By Phillip Smith

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Yamaha F Series FX325 Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar:

              I read around and it seems Yamahas were pretty highly reccomended for begginners. I must be enjoying it, the tips of my fingers have blisters on them. Pretty good guitar for the money
              Stays in tune very well so far

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