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The FS800 Folk is Yamaha's standard acoustic model, with simple and traditional looks and outstanding quality, at an affordable price. A solid-top gu...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bargain for beginners with better bracing.

The FS800 Folk is 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. At this price, the FS800 Folk Acoustic is perfect for all beginner guitarists. Its small and thin body is perfect not only for female/young players but for intermediate to upper level fingerpicking style players as well.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Concert/O
  • 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 applicable
  • Feedback 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
  • Accessories: Hex Wrench
  • Country of origin: China

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YamahaFS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar

By Dato

from Woodstock, Georgia

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      The perfect guitar. Size, sound, construction, fit/finish, and price. This has become my go-to instrument. Don't be distracted by the affordability of this instrument.

      I bought two, one for my daughter and one for me.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      FS 800 versus the discontinued FS 700 it replaces

      By Arkansas Boy

      from Next to Oklahoma

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      Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      The first thing you notice is the thick neck. Sorry Yamaha, whatever you did to improve the Yamaha entry level Acoustic line doesn't work for me. That neck holy cow it's like a big old Gibson neck from years ago. I thought I was grabbing a chopping axe instead of a finely crafted FS series 700 now 800 that replaces it. Other than that it's a good guitar. The sandburst finish is great. I grab my FS 700 bought new from Musicians' Friend and oh it is so much nicer on the neck. Slimmer, more like our Taylor guitars. I buy Yamaha FS for one reason, it is the best for a beginning player. Had to knock it down a star. Will work great for folks with larger hands though. Also, and not a negative, the FS 800 is now thinner on the guitar body at least 1/2 to 5/8 inch thinner, but not as thin as my Martin 000. The FS 800 is 3/8 to 1/4 inch thicker, without measuring, just comparing and estimating. The FS 800 appears to have all the same other features: Solid Sitka Spruce top, the main tone component. It may have a little thicker braces, no sure. I notice it is not as open and vocal as the Yamaha FS 700, due to a smaller cavernous body most likely. The FS 700 series has phosphor bronze more mellow strings where the FS 800 has 80/20 bright brass strings. I do prefer phosphor bronze. So when you order the guitar get you a couple sets of EJ16 D'addario Lights. I give it 4 stars, 80 Percent, but I would put this at 90 percent if I could, because it rates an A minus, not a B minus. Cheers to Yamaha, as they continue to make a great guitar that could use a few tweaks. If I were guessing they might have changed builders in China. Cost dictates manufacturer. I say bring back the FS 700 and offer it at a slightly higher price and let the customers decide. My guitar the FS 800 was a level 1 return, perfect in every way, no papers or allen wrench for truss rod though.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolute worldclass

      By Jonah

      from Sweden

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Amazing sound
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Looks much more expensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fingerpicking
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Songwriting
        • Strumming

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Owner of Taylor, Seagulls, Sigma and this one. Tried most guitars under 500dollars ( probably 50 guitars ) in 5 different guitar shops. This one was for me the best sounding one. Not the one with the most sound but the most versitaile when it comes to picking strumming and percussion. I've been playing for 20 years and tour around the world as a solo musician for the past 5 years. This guitar was a gift for my girlfriend but now I want one for myself and add a LR Baggs M1 to it for live gigs. Don't know why it's called a beginner guitar. It suits anyone. easy to play and great sound for the price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I just bought this FS 800 Yamaha Acoustic

        By Arkansas Boy

        from Next to Oklahoma

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        Pros

        • BEEFY NECK
        • Chinese manufacture by Yamaha, blue label
        • Consistent
        • Fantastic Sandburst Finish
        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Solid wood Top
        • Stays In Tune
        • Thinner body to FS 700

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entry level guitar with solid top, perfect

          Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          The thicker neck of the FS 800 will be great for folks with larger hands. And it will be less likely to have neck issues ever on down the road. Beefy Neck is a big plus....

           
          5.0

          Great purchase

          By Smokin Joe

          from Pemberville, OH

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            Great guitar for the money. I wanted a guitar to play around on while i'm sitting around the house but I didn't care for the smaller boxier sounding parlor guitars.This thing sounds great. Nice clear tones and plenty of volume. And after applying my rewards points it was too cheap to pass up. Love the matte finished neck to. I would happily recommended this instrument to anyone looking for a great sounding affordable acoustic guitar.

             
            5.0

            Such an awesome guitar!

            By Some duder

            from West Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            I have to say that this is a lot of guitar for the money, beautiful sound, fun and easy to play, beautiful finish and style, I was going to hold out for the vintage tint but I played this guitar and fell in love so I went ahead and ordered the natural. It's perfect for beginners and experienced guitarists alike, I would recommend this guitar over and over, money very well spent.

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