Played a really good sounding acoustic at GC today

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  1. THDNUT

    THDNUT Senior Member

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    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. :shock:


    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. :dude:
     
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    E1WOOD5150 Purveyor of Joke Grenades

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    Did you leave with it?

    Your Guild Jumbo 12 string makes me weak in the knees.
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    No, I didn't leave with it. I have enough acoustic guitars.

    I did buy it from Musicians Friend the next day for the same price ($199.99 with no tax and free shipping) and had them send it to my daughter in Washington though. She's all excited about it! :dude:
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    Bump this thread! :rofl:
     
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    Belvedere Senior Member

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    Yeah, yamahas are fantastic deals!
     
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    Those new FG800 models are fan-freakin-tastic!!

    I know a guy that has one, and it's unbelievable for the price.
    I recommended one to a friend, but he got another Yamaha model.
    The one he got has a cutaway and electronics....neither of which he needs....and it sounds nowhere as good as the FG800.

    Oh well....ain't my money.:dunno:
     
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    Walt_T Senior Member

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    Yamaha acoustics have been the real deal economical guitars since the 70s. Had an FG312 in high school, what a great guitar. Might pick up another Yamaha 12, because I can't afford a Guild at the moment.
     
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    The older FG700S (solid top $199 dread) has been a huge seller for years. I bought the FG700S for my son. I have a couple older Yammi's purchased off craigslist. They make some fine affordable guitars. I had the 12 string version of the FG700S before I bought my Taylor 12 string and the 12 string Yammi was great. I also have several (6) Martins so think I can hear a good acoustic. I like Yamaha.
     
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    From what I've seen on the net, the FG700 is the best selling guitar of all time!

    That's crazy!
     
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    Just bought an FG820 a couple of days ago. What a great sounding guitar. I owned an FG730, and it was good, but with this new scalloped bracing, wow.
     
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