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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 spruce - for the top. This gives you a nice mellow tone... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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 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 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
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    YamahaFG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (7)
    • Fun to play (7)
    • Good audio (7)
    • Good feel (7)
    • Stays in tune (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Jamming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (6), Experienced (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Guitar

    By Treblekicker, sometimes

    from Lincoln NE

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      Needed a brighter sounding acoustic that is affordable. My gibson lg1 is beloved but could not provide bright tones for certain songs. This guitar can. A good investment for my home studio.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nothing left to prove

      By Dr. Allan

      from hills and hollers of WV

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • song leading

        Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        I have owned Yamaha guitars for over 40 years from basic ones to high end ones. Their consistency and "bang for the buck" are unparalleld. The volume and tone the FG-800 gives exceed one's expectations when you look at the price. I recently ordered five to take with us on a mission trip to later donate to our host church, and I didn't consider any other guitar to buy multiples of other than Yamaha. Best guitar on the planet for a beginner guitar, best back up guitar to have, just hands down the best entry level model of any brand.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Yamaha FG 800

        By Turkeecaller

        from Central, Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Top Strap Button

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        I was looking for an acoustic guitar with low to mid range volume. I have an Epi Pro 1, which I really enjoy but, the only way to increase the low end volume is to play hard. Not my style. After reading all the reviews on guitars in the $200 - $300 range, my budget, I still couldn't make a choice. I figured the only way to decide was to go to the Columbus, Ohio GC and try them. Glad I did. There was nobody in the acoustic guitar room so I was able to play every guitar that I was looking at, and some that I wasn't, in my price range. After playing other Yamahas, Fender and even my beloved Epis, I kept coming back to the FG 800. Although a kinda "plain Jane" guitar, it had the low to mid range volume that I was looking for and the tone was fantastic. I purchased a boxed guitar and gave it a thorough inspection before leaving the store. After getting home and fine tuning it had a slight buzz on the D string. Put on some Elixer Polyweb 12s and no more buzz. the Elixir strings really brought out the tone and the volume is still there without "banging" it out. I gave it 4 stars because of it's Plain Jane looks. Really like the tuners, too.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great fireside guitar

        By John

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Bought this guitar as a gift and replacement guitar for my father-in-law. Great sound right out of the box and rock solid tuners. Fretboard is easy to play, especially for an older player.

        Great value for the price. A lot of guitar for the money.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good product! Must buy for beginners~

        By Wali

        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awesome bass & resonance
        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          Product seems absolutely great, however, my particular guitar has very faded fret marks which might be a bit difficult for a beginner like me.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar. I'm a beginner and this guitar is perfect.

          By Dakao

          from Foothill Ranch, Ca.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            Beautiful guitar. Great sound and feel

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yamaha alwaysdelivers best value deep resonance bright sound

            By Caneca

            from Miami, Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              bought it for my daughter, excellent for beginners. sounds bright but also deep resonance, Yamaha is synonymous to quality, always. tried Fender and Ibanez at same price range, but do not compare.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Neck issue

              By cash

              from Ports nh

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              I wish the neck would play smoother its hard to move up and down the neck drags a lot..

               
              5.0

              Best Entry Level Acoustic for the Price

              By Cameron

              from Corvallis, OR

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                I don't have much experience with other guitars, but I have owned this model for over a year now and I have no complaints. I was really impressed with the build and have decided that, at least at the entry level, Yamaha makes the best for the price. I use this mostly for practice and leisure playing. After putting some new strings on it held it's tune with only a few exceptions for the rest of the session. Would recommend to anyone in the market for an entry level guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Great Buying Experience

                By Danny-Boy

                from High Ridge, MO

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                  Lucky enough to have had Jake help me out and get me to the right guitar. They entire buying process was professional, interesting and fun. I can not recommend buying from Jake and GC any higher.

                   
                  5.0

                  intonation

                  By Jaribu

                  from Detroit

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                    I am a bassist who is also studying guitar. I did not expect to find such fine intonation on an instrument at this price. If this is also a concern for you, I highly recommend this guitar.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    So much sound so little price.

                    By Turn to Stone

                    from Auburn Ma

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                      great value.

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