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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 abalone inlay around the sound hole, is more luxurious and an obvious step-up.Specially Developed Scalloped BracingYamaha's modern FG has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cuttin...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (3)

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(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful, rich tone, beautiful guitar.

By Tom Joad

from Cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Amazing Sustain
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Sounds like a more expensive guitar
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I got Yamaha's FG700s first, then the FG800. Both are amazing guitars, The 800 replaced the 700s, which was the world's bestselling acoustic. The 800 line, including the 830, are the same guitar as the 700 line was, except with scalloped bracing for more bass. This works out especially well with the 830, with it's laminated rosewood back and sides. When I first strummed it, it was like strumming a Martin. The sustain lasted forever. I notice one reviewer said they got one of these in 2010. They weren't out until 2016. They probably meant the FG730s, with the unscalloped bracing. Those are great, these are better. You will not find a guitar as good as the 800 or the 830 at their prices. They are amazing guitars. I have about 25 guitars, and I know.

      (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great going Yamaha

      By Edward

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I use this guitar to play the classics like " Will you still love me tomorrow". It's a beautiful guitar ( I got the sunrise model) and is a solid investment at the price. I think this is great rosewood at a bargain price. But Yamaha is my favorite inexpensive guitar.

      (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hands-down winner in this price range

      By Jim M.

      from Southern Oregon

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Ringing sustain

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun in the front room
        • Songwriting partner

        Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        This guitar sounds so sweet and feels so good I wonder why it took me so long to decide. Over the past few months I bought two lower-end Martins, thinking, "It's a Martin; it's gotta be good." Each time, I ended up returning it to Guitar Center, because it didn't measure up to the Yamaha FG180 I've owned since the early '70s.

        I finally decided to order the FG830 online. The one they had in my semi-local GC was the natural finish and had been on the floor for months. I decided to try a different finish, so I ordered the autumn burst online. I finally have a guitar I like better than my 45-year-old FG180. And it's roughly half the price of the Martins I brought home.

        I will warn people tempted to try the autumn burst finish that it's a real fiery, vivid look. makes you want to grab your shades -- or maybe a fire hose. But it's NOT BORING, and that's what I wanted.

        There's only one thing I would change about this guitar. I'd like to see Yamaha add a second strap button at the heel of the neck. Fortunately, I have a fantastic local luthier who put one on for $5.

        I'm sure people who can afford the $1,500 or $2,000 Martins could explain to me why their guitar is worth it, but I'll bet a ton of people who have the $600 to $1,000 Martins would end up choosing the FG830 in a blind listening test.

        I suppose sometime I'm going to try another brand again, but for right now, I'm comfortable knowing that the two Yamahas I have are just the best thing you can get for the money.

        (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        KUDOS YAMAHA

        By GUY

        from PLEASANT PRAIRIE WISCONSIN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          If you have 300 dollars to spend on a guitar this is it. If you have 500 dollars this is it. If you have 700 this is still it. I have no idea how Yamaha makes a guitar this good at this price. I did a lot of shopping and played a lot of guitars. I could have saved myself a lot of time by trying this first. As you can see I have an old friend that shares the same family tree. This guitar has been with me for 6 months now and may be the last acoustic guitar I own. The old one has over a 30 year history with me. If it could talk......what am I saying! It can do better than that. It can sing and it tells my life story

          (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yamaha's fit and finish and rosewood too.

          By Edward

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          For inexpensive rosewood it sounds great.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Happy Guy

          from Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Writing

            Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            How a guitar can sound this good and play this well for it's price is mind boggling. I played every guitar I could get my hands on for weeks. Many at 3 to 4 times the price. When I picked this one up it just felt like I had run into an old friend. Intonation is as good as it gets, up and down the neck. It makes playing and writing an absolute joy. A big thanks to Yamaha for making an instrument that plays and sounds better than a lot of guitars that I could never afford.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great purchase

            By RICHARD

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I've wanted to learn how to play the guitar for decades and with retirement around the corner I thought it was finally time.
            I purchased this as my first and I love it. The finish on the guitar is spotless. It arrived within a week of ordering and was well packaged.

            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awsome all around guitar

            By J.D.

            from Holt MI.

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • great value for $$ spent
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • their are no cons on this one!

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I first purchased this guitar back in 2010. Found it to be as good sounding as the 4-$600.00 other well known brands and this one beat them all in tone, craftsmanship and overall value. Of coarse I let it go. But I will be replacing it with this model. I feel that this is the best deal out their in this price range.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great buy!

            By James W

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camp Fire
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              I'm a beginner so I don't have much to say but this is a great quality acoustic guitar that I got for an awesome price. I really enjoy learning and playing.

               
              5.0

              Thanks For A GREAT Guitar At An AMAZING Price!

              By C J Camp

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Exceeds More Costly Instruments
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Enough For Pros
              • Good Feel
              • Impressive Looks
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Needs An Action Job

              Best Uses

              • Great Campfire Guitar
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar is an even better value than the FG800! I have played and owned guitars for 40+ years and in all that time I've never seen ANY maker offer this much for this little. This guitar equals or exceeds instruments selling for 4x the price. I've got to hand it to Yamaha; they've made the world's best low-end guitar look and SOUND like a high-end guitar with booming bass, great mid-range, and sparkling high notes! It did need a setup, but in an instrument this affordable that is not unusual. I cleaned up the guitar (this was a floor model), oiled the bridge and fingerboard, adjusted the truss rod, and I will VERY SLIGHTLY deepen the string slots in the nut. Then It should be ready to go. Thank you again, Yamaha!

               
              5.0

              Don't waste money on a Martin unless you wanna brag

              By VC

              from Columbia Md

              Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Do yourself a favor. Buy one of these instead of buying that flashy Martin and save yourself a grand or two. The sustain on this guitar is amazing! There is very little difference between a Martin and this Yamaha. But the most important thing for me is the action. Much better than Martins but that's just me. I like lower action on my acoustics. The feel is great. Not too bulky for a dreadnought. Can't lose with this one.

               
              5.0

              Amazing Purchase

              By Mack

              from Flint Michigan

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Blew me away. I never thought you could find a guitar this good for so little. I will be investing in a LR Baggs Anthem Sl pick-up for this guitar. It's that good. Made me a Yamaha fan over night

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Guitar I've Ever Played

                  By Aedyn

                  from McAllen, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    This has got to be one of the best guitars around. It has always been a dream of mine to own a Yamaha guitar, and when I got this one in the mail, it makes me love them that much more. This thing sounds so amazing. I originally came from a Silverthorne guitar, and it was time for a new one so I went with the FG830 over the FG800, and I'm very glad I did. The lows are just as loud and clear as the highs, and with almost when set of chords, it all just sounds so amazing.

                    If you're looking for a good sounding guitar with a good build quality for a fair price, this guy is for you!

                     
                    5.0

                    Sounds Great

                    By Bruce

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Plays nice . Stays in tune. Sounds great

                     
                    5.0

                    Great first guitar and beyond for our son

                    By Dill

                    from Mn

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Great sound! Beautiful look- comfortable feel.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this guitar again

                    By Michael

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Love the guitar and the price. I searched for a month and nobody could beat the price.

                     
                    5.0

                    A great guitar for the price!

                    By Parjack

                    from Hollywood, MD

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      Great sounding guitar... Solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides is unbeatable.

                       
                      5.0

                      Yes, I would buy any of them again.

                      By Edward

                      from undisclosed

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      I have Electric's, a Gibson Les Paul, a Yamaha ACIM, and an Alvarez AG610CEAR, Electric acoustics, I bought from Guitar center, all excellent Guitars, but I needed a basic Travel around acoustic, so I purchased the Yamaha FG830 Perfect for the price, good tone, and fun to play. I also bought numerous Acoustic Guitars from GC, both on-line and at the local store here in Fayetteville NC, for gifts to family members, both Yamahas, a recording King, and Epiphones, all perfect. Thanks!

                       
                      5.0

                      A great gitfiddle

                      By Higgy

                      from Des Moines IA

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Unbelievable sustain

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        I am 63 and wanted to play guitar. I am glad I chose the Fg 830! I really enjoy it!

                         
                        5.0

                        Classic beauty

                        By Carlos danger

                        from Atlanta GA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Yamaha FG830 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                          Got this guitar as a travel/ camp fire guitar and could not be happier. Absolutely beautiful guitar

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