I walked into GC, front and center there were these three different acoustic guitars. I picked up one of them, it looked pretty good and had a price of $199. Then, I strummed a few first position chords and went whoa! This thing sounds good! I looked at the tag, it was a Yamaha FG800 in "sand burst". Solid top, scalloped braces, excellent build quality and made in China. Really good set up and really good tone! Especially for a new guitar. I own 5 Martins, a Santa Cruz and 2 Guilds so I know something about good tone. I'd have to say that the Yamaha FG800 is the best bang for the buck in an inexpensive acoustic guitar! I give it two thumbs up.