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Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Autumn Burst

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Product Price $299.99
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Rich overtones and improved sustain thanks to the rosewood back and sides deliver improved sound through greater ‘depth’. The appearance, with abalon...Click To Read More About This Product

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Affordable and fun, with deeper tone and better sustain thanks to special bracing.

Rich overtones and improved sustain thanks to the rosewood back and sides deliver improved sound through greater ‘depth’. The appearance, with abalone inlay around the sound hole, is more luxurious and an obvious step-up.


Specially Developed Scalloped Bracing
Yamaha's modern FG has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division. Yamaha’s engineers have achieved this sound by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition or guesswork. This analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing pattern, an ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer.

FEATURES
Body			
Body type: Traditional Western
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Solid Spruce
Back & sides: Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Info not available
Body finish: Gloss Natural
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Info not available
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Nato
Scale length: 25.6"
Number of frets: 21
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
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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YamahaFG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Thing.............

By markiemoon

from north fla.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • have a good time
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    My Yamaha FG830 arrived almost one week ago and I have been in love ever since. I have owned much more expensive guitars over the years and this guitar is right up with them all. My Martin,which I have owned for more than 45 yrs. and a broken in sound that can't be equaled is a close first to this much less expensive under three hundred Yamaha.Very attractive with abalone rosette and beautiful solid top. A must have for any guitar collection. Very glad i did! Dig it!

    (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful guitar, could not be happier with it!!

    By Ed

    from Florida

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I love this guitar. For the price, you can't find a better sounding guitar. I was looking to upgrade my Yamaha FG700S and I was looking at many different models and brands at the seven hundred price range. I played many at my local guitar store and I liked the sound of a few more expensive guitars (including Martins and Taylors) until I tried the FG830. This guitar sounds amazing, considering it costs less than half the price I was looking to spend. The new scalloped bracing gives this guitar a huge upgrade, the sound is so rich and the bass sounds so much better. The Rosewood gives it such a beautiful sound.
        Overall, this guitar is a huge improvement over the very nice sound of the FG700S. You can't go wrong with Yamaha and the FG830.
        If you are looking for a great sounding guitar that will rival more expensive models, I would advice you to try the FG830, you will not be disappointed.
        Jesus loves you!!

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding guitar for the money!

        By Milwood

        from Cincinnati, OH

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I just received my FG830 today and I haven't been able to put it down yet! It's really amazing that the price of this guitar is as low as it is. I have been playing guitar for 25 years and you could never find a guitar of this quality at this price point back then. I have spent far more on lesser guitars. After selling off a few mid-range guitars over the years, I was in need of a new guitar just to practice with around the house. This guitar projects like no other guitar I have ever played! It's loud and punchy. If you like to play you're guitar hard then this one is an excellent choice. The tone is bright and it has excellent clarity while delivering nice low end. The fit and finish of this guitar is amazing. This is my first Yamaha guitar and I have to say I'm a huge fan so far.

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best for the money

          By KenW in Portland, OR

          from Portland, OR

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Excellent workmanship and thin glossy finish. Initial playing gave sound that was acceptable, but not outstanding. The high strings were resonant, but lacking somewhat in brightness. Replacing the plastic saddle with bone gave much better high frequency response and tone. Ironically, the factory strings and bridge pins give better sound than new Elixir 80-20 bronze light gauge nanoweb strings with Tusq 2mm dot (indicates size) bridge pins. These Tusq pins simply did not fit well; the low E string kept popping out. Perhaps the 4mm dot size would fit better. I smoothed the bridge, fingerboard, and sides of the frets with 0000 steel wool and applied lemon oil, and the instrument feels much nicer.
            This instrument has a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, as is expected on instruments lower-priced. High-end instruments have ebony, which is rapidly becoming difficult to obtain. Ebony gives brightness; rosewood appears to give more resonance, but less brightness. I am content now with the level of brightness, with the new bone saddle, when tuned to full pitch. If you like using lower tunings, you might look for a jumbo shaped instrument, or perhaps a concert size. Dreadnaught guitars tend to be bass oriented, and lowering the tuning two or three frets takes away too much of the high end frequencies.
            There are no electronics, but I take this as a plus. Under-saddle pickups hinder the acoustic tone, as does the use of a cutaway design. I installed the K & K Mini pickup on all my guitars, which doesn't affect the acoustic tone, and gives awesome amplified tone. So… if you want a pickup, consider the K & K mini.
            Hints: My flat pick is a Clayton fake tortoiseshell .56mm which I made more pointed with a file, and filed the tip thinner. A hole punched close to the tip gives better grip. The result: outstanding, crisp tone, even with a rosewood instrument.
            Conclusion: Good sound, less cost than a Martin or Taylor.
            My use: Home worship.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love mine

            By Hotwheels

            from Scottsboro,Al

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Practicing love the sound

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Nice Guitar

              By Challagan

              from Council Bluffs, Iowa

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Received this within 2 days of ordering. Well made guitar that is very nice looking with the binding on neck and body and abalone on the rosette. Out of the box the action was high at the nut and saddle. I had to adjust nut action to .018 and was able to get action to nearly 4/64 at 12th fret. Plays like a dream, but do expect to have to either set it up yourself or take it and get a set up.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I couldn't be happier!!!

                  By Autumn

                  from NYC

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I searched for a guitar for months. I dreamed of this guitar and finally found it at Musician's Friend. The sound is perfect, just gorgeous! It rings like a bell and has nice highs and lows. I can't put it down it's so much fun to play! I love the Autumn sunburst color and the abalone inlay around the sound hole. I can't believe the great price I got this for- especially considering the fact that it is all wood! Can't wait to purchase my next guitar from Musician's Friend. It will be a D'Angelico, either the Bowery or an Excel, if I can swing it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this guitar

                    By Jimbo

                    from Marion, NC

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • church
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      This guitar is a fantastic instrument. I have had other brands, but this one is the best I have had. It stays in tune, is light and very comfortable to play. I would recommend this one to anyone just learning, or already playing.

                       
                      5.0

                      Simply Amazing

                      By flandep53

                      from Charlottesville, VA

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Gigs

                        Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        For the money NOTHING can touch these instruments. Sounds and plays just as good as my Martins or Taylors. You'll never find another solid wood guitar at this price point. I have the small body version of this guitar too!

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