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Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack Tobacco Brown Sunburst

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The Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Package is built around the F325D acoustic guitar with die-cast chrome tuners and a spruce top. Also includes essential ac...Click To Read More About This Product

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A very affordable starter pack with Yamaha's legendary quality!

The Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Package is built around the F325D acoustic guitar with die-cast chrome tuners and a spruce top. Also includes essential accessories: a gig bag, digital tuner, strap, extra strings, picks, and an instructional DVD to kick-start your guitar playing.

Case sold separately.

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F325D acoustic with die-cast chrome tuners and spruce top
Gig bag
Digital tuner
Strap
Extra strings
Picks
Instructional DVD
Case sold separately
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YamahaGigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack
 
4.8

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Positive First Impressions

I purchased this 2 weeks ago from a local music store. I've been playing over 30 years and used to perform regularly at small local venues. A few months ago I started teaching an...Read complete review

I purchased this 2 weeks ago from a local music store. I've been playing over 30 years and used to perform regularly at small local venues. A few months ago I started teaching an after school class of middle school students. I was looking for another guitar for them to use and possibly recommend. The store manager recommended the Gigmaker Standard package.
The is a very good package and a great value. My guitar (sunburst) is very nice. I recently bought an Epiphone DR-100 also. The neck on the F325 feels smaller than the DR-100 and similar in size to my Martin D15 (spruce top). The action was good and you really have to play chords hard to get buzz (better out of the box than the DR-100 set up). The fit and finish were very good and I've not seen any obvious flaws. It seems to stay in tune well and has good tone.
This gigmaker package is generally very good, especially for beginners. The DVD seems to cover some good basic information. The strap is fine but the gigbag is not padded (I bought a case as it will be transported weekly). The picks & extra set of strings was also a good inclusion. The clip on tuner is the accessory that will be most useful (I've not used my old Sabine since & have removed the soundhole pickup from the D15). It functions well & uses CR2032 batteries which are readily available.
I would highly recommend the Gigmaker Standard. It is a very nice guitar and the accessories, especially the tuner, are useful. I've added a 2nd strap button and use a locking strap. When I change the strings I will go a little lighter (GHS EL, 11-50: Bright Bonze I use on all my acoustics).

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One fatal flaw...

I have owned this guitar since 2006, and it is a pretty decent starter guitar EXCEPT the action is about a mile high. For non-guitar people, this is the distance from the strings...Read complete review

I have owned this guitar since 2006, and it is a pretty decent starter guitar EXCEPT the action is about a mile high. For non-guitar people, this is the distance from the strings to the fretboard. You don't want it to be high, especially when you are learning, because it makes it harder to press down on the strings. Since this is a beginner instrument, making it with high action is counter productive. It is a good price, and it is novel to get all the accessories, but there are better beginner level guitars. Start off on a playable instrument and you will want to stick with it. Start out on a cumbersome, difficult instrument and you will not want to continue playing.

I would not recommend this to a beginner, but if you are experienced and looking for a beater guitar or you want to take the time and expense to lower the action, this is not bad at all.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first guitar, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

By Justin

from Manalapan, NJ

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Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

Obviously this isn't a high end Gibson acoustic, but for the price, this guitar comes close. Even the gig bag, strap, strings, video, and electronic tuner are great for the starting musician.
Fantastic tuners, excellent video included, amazing electronic tuner, and a beautiful and easy to play acoustic guitar.
For its price, this guitar has excellent quality. I've had it for about 5 years, and its still got a gorgeous tone and feel.
The value of this guitar is 10 merely because its one of the few guitars I own that has never given me a problem and maintains a great sound after years and years of use.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Positive First Impressions

By Old Rock Guitar Guy

from Crooksville, OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good tone
  • Great Value
  • Handsome
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

I purchased this 2 weeks ago from a local music store. I've been playing over 30 years and used to perform regularly at small local venues. A few months ago I started teaching an after school class of middle school students. I was looking for another guitar for them to use and possibly recommend. The store manager recommended the Gigmaker Standard package.
The is a very good package and a great value. My guitar (sunburst) is very nice. I recently bought an Epiphone DR-100 also. The neck on the F325 feels smaller than the DR-100 and similar in size to my Martin D15 (spruce top). The action was good and you really have to play chords hard to get buzz (better out of the box than the DR-100 set up). The fit and finish were very good and I've not seen any obvious flaws. It seems to stay in tune well and has good tone.
This gigmaker package is generally very good, especially for beginners. The DVD seems to cover some good basic information. The strap is fine but the gigbag is not padded (I bought a case as it will be transported weekly). The picks & extra set of strings was also a good inclusion. The clip on tuner is the accessory that will be most useful (I've not used my old Sabine since & have removed the soundhole pickup from the D15). It functions well & uses CR2032 batteries which are readily available.
I would highly recommend the Gigmaker Standard. It is a very nice guitar and the accessories, especially the tuner, are useful. I've added a 2nd strap button and use a locking strap. When I change the strings I will go a little lighter (GHS EL, 11-50: Bright Bonze I use on all my acoustics).

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Starter Guitar!

By Timothy Odom

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

All too often, starter guitars are unplayable, which can be very discouraging to the beginning guitarist.That is not the case here.I bought this guitar as a starter guitar for my son and was very pleasantly surprised at the tone and the playability. The neck is a managable scale and the action out of the box is just right.

This is a great starter guitar and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to equip a beginning player!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GIGMAKER ACOUSTIC GUITAR PACK

By KENNETH G.

from MOUNT AIRY , N.C.

Pros

  • Ease Of Chording
  • price
  • Sound Of Guitar

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I BOUGHT THIS GUITAR AND A HARD SHELL CASE FOR MY DAUGHTER A YEAR AGO. I DECIDED I WOULD BUY MYSELF A GUITAR AND WANTED THIS MODEL BECAUSE IT PLAYED SO WELL AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. IM VERY SATISFIED AND WOULD BUY THIS MODEL AGAIN. I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH MUSICIANS FRIEND BEFORE AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE COMPANY AND THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS.
      THANKS A LOT

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      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Great Value for a Starter Guitar

      By Brett Cammack

      from Daytona Beach, FL

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      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I've owned this rig for close to two years now. I have been teaching myself to play and performing with it by attending jams and open mics. The sound has really "opened up" over that time and I'm rather astonished that such an inexpensive guitar can sound so beautiful. The DVD is very, very helpful for starting out playing guitar for the first time. The tuner is useful. The gig bag is a little awkward to stuff the guitar into as the tuners and string ends tend to snag the inside of it. I've added a strap button to the heel of the neck and a Seymour Duncan Acoustic Tube pickup and happily play this guitar in public. It sounds terrific.I did have an issue with the corners of the bridge starting to de-laminate. This caused a severe bow and "belly" in the top as those corners tie most of the stress from the string tension to the internal "X" bracing. A little cyanoacrylate glue with the strings off corrected that problem.If I had to replace this guitar and price was a consideration, I'd buy another Yamaha without hesitation.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very satisfied

      By Thomasg2u

      from north hollywood, california

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I am very pleased with my purchase of this guitar. This was my first guitar and i am inexperienced. However, my brother-in-law has been playing for a few decades, so i asked him to tune the guitar for me, which he did. He said it sounded good. It also held its tune. I tried out the tuner and was able to tune it for myself.So far so good. i have had it about 1 year.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      One fatal flaw...

      By Liz-hSbqc

      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Nice workmanship

      Cons

      • High action

      Best Uses

      • Beginners
      • Lessons
      • Travel

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I have owned this guitar since 2006, and it is a pretty decent starter guitar EXCEPT the action is about a mile high. For non-guitar people, this is the distance from the strings to the fretboard. You don't want it to be high, especially when you are learning, because it makes it harder to press down on the strings. Since this is a beginner instrument, making it with high action is counter productive. It is a good price, and it is novel to get all the accessories, but there are better beginner level guitars. Start off on a playable instrument and you will want to stick with it. Start out on a cumbersome, difficult instrument and you will not want to continue playing.

      I would not recommend this to a beginner, but if you are experienced and looking for a beater guitar or you want to take the time and expense to lower the action, this is not bad at all.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      STAY AWAY FROM YAMAHAS!!!

      By krissypoo

      from lincoln, Nebraska

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      After getting this i don't think im ever gonna get another yamaha! The wood on the back started to chip away, this comes untunned very quickly! If you are starting on guitar get a baby taylor! not one of these it is a waste of money! At first i loved it.....but now i know not to get another guitar form this company even though they are cheep!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great First Guitar

      By Thad Tremaine

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      Just started my guitar "career" at 41, and this is the perfect guitar on which to learn. I bought the re-stock and thought it was a terrific value. It sounds good and comes with everything I needed to get started. Love it!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very good first impression

      By C-ville Brent

      from SE Ohio

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      Pros

      • Good sound
      • Looks good
      • Plays Well
      • price
      • Quality

      Cons

      • Not A Martin

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I've been playing for over 30 years with the last 8 spent playing a Martin D15 Custom I bought from MF. I recently started to teach a small class of middle school students and realized I needed more guitars than the 3 acoustics I've been using. Although the D15 has a few scars from numerous gigs, I've worried about its well-being. I've been looking for decent but inexpensive guitars for the class and as possible recommendations to my students. I bought the gigmaker pack from a local store this afternoon on the recommendation of the manager (who I bought my 1st guitar from in 1981) and my firt impression has been positive. I like the sound. The sunburst finish and tortoise pickguard look good. The tuners seem to be good as is the overall fit and finish. The action seems pretty good but is more fatiguing than the D15, perhaps due in part to heavier strings (12-53) than the extra lights (11-50) I'm used to. The frets seem well seated and there are no sharp or rough edges.
      This seems to be a very nice guitar, especially considering the price. The extras in the pack are a bonus. The gigbag is very thin and since the guitar will be transported once a week I'll order the case tomorrow. I've not tried the tuner but needed a backup (my Sabine still works well with electrical tape). I'll watch the DVD to determine its utility with my beginning students. I'll install a second strap button and replace the strings when they dull with GHS ELs. I'll order an Epiphone DR100 tomorrow along with the case for the Yamaha.
      At this point, I would feel very comfortable recommending this guitar (and pack) to my students. The tuner (assuming it functions well) is a necessity (pitch pipes are next to useless for most beginners).

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By JefwithoneF

      from Iowa

      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      I bought this pack almost two years ago, and have been extremely happy with it. The tone has held up very well. If you are looking for a guitar to start with, but don't want to spend a lot of money on one before you know if you will be able to play (like I did) this is a great choice.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Value!

      By Jake-RmpJ8

      from Billings, MT

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      Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

      This was my first guitsr. I own other guitars WAY more expensive but I still find myself playing this one 3-4 times a week. It has become the litmus test for all other guitars.... When I play other guitars I often find myself saying: This doesn't even sound as good as my Yamaha. It's true this guitar has a great sound. As for as the "extras" I've never used the gig bag. It's really cheap and I liked my guitar so much I wanted something with at least a little padding. The rest of the stuff..not top shelf but certainly functional and beneficial. There's lots of good information and play along excercises on the dvd and it shows you how to play lots of really important chords. But if you really want to become a musician, don't count on the the instructional dvd alone. Take Professional lessons from an instructor of the guitar that uses traditional notation and not tab. It's kind of old school but if you learn tab you'll get good enough to not "need" to learn notation. If you learn notation... tab comes real easy and then you can play w/ anyone. And you'd be surprised how inexpensive lessons can be and how fast your playing real music. The Gigmaker is a perfect place to start though.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack

      By jerry

      from wharton ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not To Bigjust Right

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          My Daughter was learning to play the guitar with a loner and it was to big.She is very happy with the GigMaker.Perfect size for her stature !

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very good GUITAR

          By KANCHI

          from Moreno Valley, CA.

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          The stem is very smooth and the voice of the guitar is very melodious. on the whole it is a fantastic guitar.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Instrument

          By dansplace

          from Wellston, Michigan

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          The guitar and tuner are really nice instruments. The guitar keeps in tune and is quite easy to play.I'm really enjoying the software that came with the package.I would recommend not using the gig bag, it offers no protection for the instrument. Musicians friend picks are much nicer than the Yamaha ones that came with the guitar.Their deluxe dreadnaught case is also a nice extra to purchase and it is reasonably priced and fits this guitar perfect.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this guitar!!

          By musiclover16

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          I got this guitar a year ago when I ended school. It was my first real acoustic guitar, I use to have a little kids guitar. This guitar sounds so pretty, it is a great guitar for beginners. I will always use my Yamaha guitar no matter how many guitars I get in the future.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome guitar

          By angusfanatic

          from TN

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          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          I got this jumpstart pack about a year and a half ago and I love it. It's a good quality guitar that I think plays better than the epiphones I played at a gibson showcase in Nashville. I have even taken it to three guitar instructors in my area and all gave great reviews for this guitar. To sum it up, a great guitar for the money and awesome for country and blues.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          worth it just for the guitar

          By Dacian

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          I tell ya what, my parents got this pack for me nearly 10 years ago. It was my first guitar. Now, I'm 24, played around with quite a few different guitars, and this is STILL my favorite acoustic for the price. The guitar sounds beautiful with very warm tones. This is one of the best deals for your buck, even if it didn't come with any extras.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A great guitar

          By YamahaConvert

          from Philly

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          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          I traded in my Martin solid top guitar for this about six months ago, and I've been wondering why I waited so long ever since. The tone and playability of this guitar far surpass the Martins, Gibsons and Taylors.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By switty

          from Chicago

          Comments about Yamaha GigMaker Acoustic Guitar Pack:

          This is the first guitar I have bought. I wanted a beginner pack and this was a great value. Not only that it is a BEAUTIFUL guitar with a gorgeous sound. Definitely worth the money. You get a great guitar with some great accessories. The only down side is the gig bag isnt the best quality. If your looking for a beginner guitar this is a great buy.

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