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Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar   

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Yamaha's FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar is a reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitar featuring one of the most popular tonewoods - solid Sitka spru...Read More

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Affordable and fun folk guitar for the budding musician.

Yamaha's FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar is a reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitar featuring one of the most popular tonewoods - solid Sitka spruce - for the top. This gives you a nice mellow tone with a slower response, and keeps the guitar nice and lightweight, a combination that is ideal for a beginner trying to find their way around the instrument. The nato back and sides also keeps the guitar lightweight and inexpensive while not sacrifcing tone. Other features of the FG800 include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black and white body binding, die-cast tuners, and a tortoise pickguard.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select between Natural or Sunburst finishes.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnaught
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Nato/okume
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Number of frets: 20 Neck finish: Matte
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicableFeedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Urea
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately

Get started today with this budget-friendly folk guitar. Order today!

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YamahaFG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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5.0

Absolutely amazing. Easily the nicest affordable acoustic

By Sal

from Melbourne

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Nice feeling easy playing neck
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Very nicely balanced sound
  • Very well built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought one of these for my son. I have a guitar that costs 7 times the price and it is a very very nice guitar but this Yamaha had me shaking my head in disbelief. If I had played this Yamaha at the time time I had bought my own guitar I would found it very hard to pay 7 times the amount for only a very small difference in sound. I have also had the previous model, the FG700 and the FG800 is better in many ways. It sounds more dynamic and considerably more resonant.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Outstanding!

    By JimmyJ

    from Way up North

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Minor flaws

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar is head and shoulders above its pricepoint. I wasn't expecting much, but I wanted a guitar to travel with that I wouldn't have a big investment in. Boy, was I wrong. This Yamaha is just amazing! It has a solid spruce top and laminated Nato/Okume back and sides, and a Nato neck. The fretboard and bridge are rosewood. The frets are level and polished, with no hint of sharp ends. Mine is Sand Burst, and the finish is beautiful. The back of the neck is a matte finish, making it very easy to play. The shape of the neck feels good, with just enough beef to be comfortable. This is not a skinny neck profile. The tuners are inexpensive, but they work as intended and the guitar stays in tune. The saddle and nut are some type of cheap plastic and could benefit from an upgrade, but they work just fine as is. The serial number is crudely printed on the brace just below the end of the fretboard (inside of the soundhole), and there is a cheap square green label glued inside to designate the model and brand. I can't determine how the endpin is installed, it was shipped installed and a look inside with a mirror reveals that there is no hole drilled through the base for the endpin. I can only guess that the pin is glued to the base of the guitar. There are a couple of small indentations in the soundboard, below the finish, but you have to look for them. All in all, the fit and finish is very good. The truss rod adjustment nut hits on the brace if loosened too much. This does not cause a problem, but the access hole does not line up perfectly with the truss rod adjuster. The rod itself turns freely and works properly. I had to do a truss rod adjustment, and everything fell into place with the exception of the intonation being slightly sharp on two strings. This is easily corrected, and the action is right where I like it, although some may want it lower. The sound is amazing, loud and sparkly with a clear, punchy tone. You can't go wrong!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Couldn't ask for more in a budget guitar

    By Greg C

    from Iowa City

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this as an inexpensive guitar I could be comfortable traveling with, and keep my more expensive acoustics at home. I couldn't be happier with this guitar. It exceeded my expectations for sound, playability, and build. The action is a little high out of the box, but that will be easy to adjust. The sound is full and rich, much better than any guitar in this price range I've ever heard. The quality is superb. The finish is beautiful and the construction is rock solid. I can't imagine a better beginner guitar or inexpensive second guitar. In fact, it's such a good instrument, I don't know if I can bring myself to travel with it.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      good!

      By marcus

      from hell

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        NIce guitar. Action is a little high but can be fixed.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for the price0000000000000000000000000000000000

        By tallman

        from Kingston okla.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been learning to play for 4yrs.During that time I have had several guitars in this price range.The reason being I was never happy with the proformance of any of them.This guitar right out of the box,was the best sounding, ease of fretting and best made of all.I will be playing this one for ever.

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