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Yamaha FG Series FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The FGX800C is the acoustic-electric version of the FG800. New features include the scalloped X bracing and a reverse L block neck attachment, make it an instrument of high quality. Solid spruce ... Read More

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The FGX800C is the acoustic-electric version of the FG800. New features include the scalloped X bracing and a reverse L block neck attachment, make it an instrument of high quality. Solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides allows the guitars tone to improve with age.

Equipped with a System 66 under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Its controls include a 3-band EQ, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality. 


Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Nato/okume
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha SYSTEM 66
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Urea
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Truss-rod tool
  • Country of origin: China
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YamahaFG Series FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

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5.0

Solid guitar - unexpected and pleasing purchase

By Josh

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good volume from player's position
  • Great out of box action (needs slight lowering)
  • Great projection
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Action is not super low- but serviceable

Best Uses

  • Church / worship leading
  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha FG Series FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was planning to upgrade from my Dean Performer E, which I had purchased used from Guitar Center in Springfield NJ.

I ended up selecting the Yamaha unexpectedly after playing guitars that cost twice the price for 2 hours. If you're interested, here's my selection story:

I went back to the Guitar Center where I bought the Dean to look at a Taylor 114CE, a used Breedlove Stage and brand new Pursuit Bubinga. I also played some Martin guitars (to me sounded muddy).
I was really gunning for the used Breedlove Stage because it was a $1,000 guitar going for just $550, but I felt as though I could barely hear it from my playing position. Plugged in it sounded great, but horrible by itself. Kept getting out of tune, also. I tried out a Stage Concert, which sounded better, but still not there. Epiphone Masterbilt... Interesting but overkill on electronics and not great (a pin was popping out- looked like dimensions were wrong). Taylor 114CE. Wow, now that's a guitar! I was mentally settling into the $600 and about to go with the Taylor, but something still didn't seem right. Taylor is bright, clear, good volume at player's position, superb projection, but I wasn't picking up on decent low end.
In my role as worship leader at my church, I'm occasionally the only non-percussion instrument, so I need solid high, mid, and low-end sound. Balance is not an option. So I decided to experiment, think outside the box. I lowered my sights a bit. Tried an Ovation Applause. Had my eyes on an Ovation Elite Spalted Maple online (gorgeous!) But I wanted to feel what the rounded back was all about. Ovation- beautiful sound, even unplugged it's great! Couldn't deal with that slight upward tilt from the bowl...
So then there was this Yamaha. Never even considered a Yamaha. Played a few chords... Wow, that's rich (deep). Finger picking, clear. Electronics superb. AMF notch type filter. Amazing buttery neck. Played 30 minutes, put on a capo. Nothing out of tune. Sold!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More then I expected

By Ray Ray

from Vancouver, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FG Series FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I spent over 2 days trying out over 50 guitars in 3 different stores. I was prepared to spend up to $1000. The sound on this thing is killer! It has some of the chimeyness of a Taylor but not too trebley and some of the bottom end of a Martin. This guitar is loud. I play pretty hard and it takes it like a champ! Played pretty good out of the box but really came alive once it was setup. The only thing I wish it had was a neck strap button but my tech fixed that. I'm pretty animated on stage and can't stand having one end of the strap tied to the top of the neck. Falls off my shoulder when jumping around.

    The Martins and Taylor's up to the $1500 range just didn't have the time I was looking for. This thing smokes em and the for the price, it can't be beat. Hats off Yamaha!

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Enjoying the new guitar

    By Mojo500

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha FG Series FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am a beginner with the guitar, but after trying many different guitars I finally decided on this one. The sound seems to be much stronger than the fgx 700. Many of my friends that have very expensive guitars say it sounds and plays great.

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