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Yamaha FG 800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural


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Yamaha's flagship FG800 Folk acoustic guitar is now available with built-in electronics for live performance and recording. The FG800-E blends the warm, balanced tone of solid spruce and nato with Yamaha's proprietary under-saddle piezo pickup and System 68 analog preamp. The result is an acoustic that projects beautifully unplugged but also cuts through when amplified on stage or in the studio.

Solid Spruce Top and Nato Back/Sides for Full, Articulate Tone

The FG800-E's solid spruce top and nato back and sides produce a clear, responsive tone with tight bass and sparkling highs. Spruce is a preferred top wood for its ability to reflect a wide tonal range. Nato, also known as eastern mahogany, provides a lightweight yet rigid platform for the top to vibrate. Together, these tonewoods yield an acoustic voice suited to many styles, from folk to rock to jazz.

Onboard System 68 Preamp for Clear, Feedback-Resistant Plugged-In Sound

Yamaha's System 68 analog preamp gives the FG800-E a natural amplified tone with minimal noise. It features 1⁄4" output, volume control, and 2-band EQ for dialing in the perfect amount of lows and highs. The preamp's simple but effective design provides a clear signal free of the harsh, brittle quality often associated with piezo pickups. Feedback is also less of an issue, allowing for higher stage volumes.

Ergonomic Body Style and Neck Profile

The FG800-E features Yamaha's signature dreadnought body shape, renowned for its power, depth and articulation. A slim nato neck and 12" radius rosewood fingerboard provide a comfortable playing feel for chords and single-note runs alike. Dot inlays help guide you up the neck with a minimum of distraction. A smooth satin finish protects the wood while enhancing resonance.

Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Sand Burst
Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Sand Burst
Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Sand Burst

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  • Body type: Dreadnaught
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Nato/okume
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Number of frets: 20 
    Neck finish: Matte
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • 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