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Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural

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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 guitar with authentic sound that is well-balanced wit... Click To Read More About This Product

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  • FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural
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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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Overview

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
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it great. Shipped out to my house fast

By DLo

from Wyoming

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    Great guitar

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful sound

    By Deb

    from Wyoming, MI

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      I am a true beginner so I can't compare it to much except for the other guitars I tried at GC. Since I'm new, I set a spending limit of $300-$400. I must have tried every guitar from $99 to $400 in the place... at least twice. After narrowing it down by size (didn't want a bulky drednaught) I was either going to get the Fender 135-CE or this one. The sound on this guitar is absolutely beautiful. I just kept coming back to it because it sounded so pretty! Easy to play too. I've had it for a month now and I couldn't be happier. Stays in tune pretty well, it seems like the low E string goes out of tune more quickly than the others. Love, LOVE the sand burst finish. Extremely satisfied with my choice and would highly recommend it to anyone!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Let's Be Objective Here

      By Rob

      from Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Ok first, I've owned this guitar for 6 months so this isn't a typical "I've owned it for a week" review. I've been playing for 25 years. I play Folk and Fingerstyle, I capo a lot and I rarely use a pick. Now the guitar! For the price, it's unbeatable. I'm not going into the specs, you probably looked at those before looking at the reviews. Yes, it is playable, imminently playable, right out of the box but YES it will need a setup, if you want to play fingerstyle anyway. Better strings (not knocking the D'Addario's it comes strung with, but there are much better strings out there) make a big difference. I use Curt Mangan Strings (Check them out :)). The guitar has a nice rich voice. Good bass and clear high's with suprisingly good articulation across the strings. The sound is clear and remarkably precise for the price point. The craftsmanship is so good (Yes it's made in China) I was shocked. The guitar is capable of gigging (I do a lot) and going in the studio (I've used it there too) and getting the job done nicely. Yamaha has proven yet again that a guitar doesn't have to cost a ton of money to look and sound great (They've been doing this since 1876 guys). Now, I would change one thing (and I did change on both of mine) . The tuning machines, they are ok but just put Grover's on it. Finally, even though I rarely use a pick, I spent a few days strumming mine just for the sake of this review. It does well when lightly strummed, but like most if not all small body guitars, if you have a heavy hand/hard strummer it's not going to do well. So, I highly recommend this guitar, I own two of them. They look great, sound great, feel great, play great and just ARE great. Get one, even if it's just for travel, etc. to protect your expensive guitars. You'll be glad you did.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unbelievable guitar for the price

        By H. Lewis

        from Boston

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        I'm a professional rock musician and have played many guitars throughout my life; but this is the first piece of music equipment that compelled me to write a review. Generally, I play high-end Martins when I play acoustic. I picked up one of these FS800s as a "beater" while on vacation in Florida, not expecting much; but I was astounded. My go-to is a Martin M-36 (0000 body style), and--though quite a bit small, as you'd guess--this Yamaha has many of the same playability and tonal characteristics. ...and with the solid spruce top, this guitar will only get better with age. As a minor side-note, the action was a bit high to start, so I did some minor setup work on it (just turned the truss-rod nut 3/4 of a full turn, clockwise--NOTE: Only do 1/4 turn truss-rod adjustments at a time; then, after each turn, re-tune the strings and check the action. You can easily damage a guitar by playing around with the truss-rod too much. Whether you're a pro or amateur, get one of these guitars now! I'll be picking up a dreadnought version of this guitar soon as well. Snag these guitars before they're off the market.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spot on straight out of the box!

        By JDubya

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Incredible Bang for the Buck!
        • Love the realistic quality of the Vintage Tint!
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Very comfortable in arms on couch, stool, chair

        Cons

        • Not One!

        Best Uses

        • ANYTHING compared to guitars made decades ago!
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Purchased at Scottsdale, AZ location with a generous (thanks, GC!) Vet discount. Got home, tuned it up and behold it is everything anyone ever claimed! The scalloped braces make a real difference too, not that the 700 series were anything short of great. The attention to detail is very nice, the intonation perfect and what an awesome sound for the price! I am sooo glad I paid a little more for this new FS800 instead of a good used FS700.

         
        5.0

        Fine guitar

        By Scott

        from Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          Very nice guitar! I have had the instrument for just over a month and play it every day. I suggest replacing the plastic nut and saddle with bone which greatly improves the tone quality. Other than thst, its grest out of the box.

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar!

          By Sarale

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          Great, strong guitar, clean sound. Best guitar for the price

           
          5.0

          amazing sound and excellent value for money

          By Harry

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              Amazing guitar for beginners and maybe intermediates as well. The Yamaha quality is needless to speak of, and the sound quality is way more for what it is priced. I really like the reverb and sustenance of sound on this. The action is slightly on the high side, but thats ok until the technique is in place. Worth every penny. But make sure you try the instrument before buying. My fist purchase had some fret buzz going on, and GC exchanged it for me.

               
              4.0

              I'd buy it again.

              By Lee

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              Bought it for my grandson. New to guitar and he is enjoying it.

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