Yamaha FG800M Solid Spruce Top Acoustic Guitar w/ Matte Finish

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One of the best selling line of acoustic guitars in the world now looks and sounds even better! For over 40 years, millions of musicians have used the Yamaha FG as the perfect tool to express their music. FGs gained the respect due to thet quality, dependability, playability and value.

The matt finish version of Yamaha's standard acoustic model, FG800 has 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. Ultra-thin natural satin finish creates an instrument with a rich, natural sound and incredible feel.

Features:

• Matt finish
• Traditional western body
• Solid spruce top
• Nato/Okume back & sides - similar sound characteristics to mahogany's warm sound and rich midrange
• Newly developed scalloped bracing
• Traditional looks and outstanding quality
• New scalloped bracing produces louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges

General Specifications:

Body Shape: Traditional Western
Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16")
Body Length: 505mm (19 7/8")
Total Length: 1038mm (40 7/8")
Body Width: 412mm (16 1/4")
Body Depth: 100-118mm (3 15/16"- 4 5/8")
Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16")
String Spacing: 11.0mm
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Back and Side Material: Nato/Okume
Neck Material: Nato
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: R400mm (23 5/8")
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Nut Material: Urea
Saddle Material: Urea
Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners: Die-cast Chrome(TM29T)
Body Binding: Black
Soundhole Inlay: Black + White
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Body Finish: Matt
Neck Finish: Matt
Electronics: None
Controls: None
Connections: None
Strings: .012/.016/.025(or.024)/.032/.042/.052(or.053)
Color: Natural
Accessories: Hex Wrench
Case: None

A real good decision2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
This guitar was recommended to me by an instructor. Before I bought it I rented for a two months. This proved to be a great way to try out guitars before you buy. These was the third guitar I rented. Liked it right off but thought the action was a little stiff and the strings a bit too high. After buying I used the technician to correct both of these issues. The results are amazing. Much easier to play. I asked Jennifer from L&M to recommend some string and again very happy with her recommendation.
Posted by Raymond on Jul 8, 2021
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
The best beginner guitar for its price.
Very nice tone and comparable to other high end brands in terms of sound and playability.
Posted by Ruel on Jun 6, 2021
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Perfect first guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
Used this to learn guitar, great sound and playability! Owned for almost 3 years now and still plays like new. Very full sound compared to others I have tried in the same range.
Posted by Jay Veno on May 22, 2021
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Great value5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Was out of stock in most stores, had to go to Cambridge to pickup but I figure because of how great it is, and I do not regret it. Really nice sound and feel. Would recommend to someone who knows they enjoy guitar and wants something that will last but also be nice to play.
Posted by Nick on Nov 11, 2020
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nice Guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Mayfield, Alberta
i love it got this guitar 2 weeks ago have been playing it for an hour everyday,looks nice and great sound
Posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2020
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Great buy11 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
a Yamaha acoustic was my first guitar over 50 years ago. I paid $200.00 at the time & had it for 15 years. I just let go of my Martin rated 'Performing Artist' since I only play once a week at home. But I could not be without a guitar in the house so I bought this Yamaha for $250. It feels, looks, sounds like a much more expensive guitar. I tried other brands that were in the $500 to $650 range but they couldn't compete. the matte finish was a great idea as well & looks super. And all this for $50 more than I paid in 1960 !
Great buy ! Go for it Yamaha
Posted by Frank on Jan 4, 2020
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Great first guitar7 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
When I decided to learn guitar, my very experienced brother and I went to try out a bunch. We tried out all the rentals they had; Yamaha, epiphone, Denver... this one felt and sounded the best! I am currently renting this one from L&M, and am actually considering buying it outright. I love that it?s matte, and it fits me just right. And for the price, it?s the perfect first guitar for me.
Posted by Myrosia on Mar 17, 2019
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Bought this unit at Edmonton South store. Great service and selection. Just getting back into music. This guitar looks good, built well and plays well. Too bad i don't. Expect that will change in awhile.
Posted by Mel on Feb 4, 2019
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Absolutely LOVE this guitar. For the price of it is absolutely amazing, solid spruce top with laminated nato back and sides, and scalloped fret board, great feeling and easy to play neck, and it has a nice and deep tone. I slapped some Ernie Ball Earthwood 12-54 bronze strings on it and it sounds just as good as any expensive Takamine or Gibson acoustic. The only thing I don't like about it is how thick it is, but that was easily adjusted to.
Posted by Christian Fitzgerald on Jan 4, 2019
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HIghlty Recommended3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
It's a delight to hear a rich warm sound in a budget oriented guitar which is playable. Very good workmanship with a classic double striped black binding. Throat of neck actually inserts inside the body adding stability and strength. I haven't yet been able to justify owning an expensive acoustic In a very dry climate. Hence; this fits the bill perfectly.
Posted by Blair Sveinson on Aug 25, 2018
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I love this guitar2 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I bought this guitar almost a year ago. I love this guitar and am told by experienced players that it is a great compact guitar. The strings do take time to get used to but that is normal with acoustic guitars- I am already used to it....
I am having a very positive experience with this guitar so far.
Posted by Brenda on May 24, 2018
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Fuller sound than some Canadian made guitars, too cheap for its price considering scalloped bracing. It will last a ling time, great built
Posted by Titeo on Nov 11, 2017
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Got this as my first acoustic since it's pretty affordable, and I've been pretty happy with it. I really have no prior experience or knowledge with acoustic guitars, and how they compare to eachother. But I'll add my two cents. I think the strings that come with it are pretty crummy, they felt like they were grabbing onto my fingers, which made it a little tricky to play. So I'd recommend getting some new strings right away. I got the standard d'addario lights and they seemed to be much better. There are also some slightly rough patches on the sides of the body, but it's really no big deal. The edges of the body are also a little sharp. And by that I just mean that they're at a 90° angle with no round over, so if you arm is in certain positions it can be kind of uncomfortable. But that's really all I have to say about the guitar. I like playing it. I'm sure it's not the greatest guitar, but I'm also sure that you'd be able to play it just fine, and have a hoot of a time. Doing so.
Also, Burlington store is awesome, the staff there are really cool and nice!
Posted by Ethan on Aug 10, 2017
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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
I was "all electric" but wanted to get an acoustic to cut out the need be where the amp was. Tried a few guitars in the shop and had almost made my mind up to go with another make when the salesman brought this Yamaha. It sounded good straight out of the box, better than the others, so I put my money down on this one. Got it home and was impressed with the overall product - nice sound, nice finish etc but after a couple of days the sound was a bit 'muddy' so I put a new set of Gibson strings on it. What a difference!! The only issue I have is that the is no strap button at the top of the body. I don't like having the strap tied over the nut end of the neck. I'll take it to get a button.
Having a lot of fun with the guitar and would recommend it as a great buy for $250.
Posted by Ian on May 20, 2017
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Great guitar5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Mayfield, Alberta
Recently purchased this guitar and couldn't be happier. A solid, practical acoustic for an extremely reasonable price. Sound is great, especially the mids and lows. Action was a tad high out of the box, but after the complementary L&Q setup it was absolutely perfect. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quality guitar on a budget
Posted by anonymous on May 4, 2017
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I love this guitar. Really impressed.
I gave it 5 stars even for features because of how cheap it is. I personally like the matte finish over the gloss and would have paid the extra 20 if the prices were reversed. After i break it in i will probaby do some minor upgrades like tusq saddle and pins etc, but right out of the box i think it sounds great. Stael of a deal!
Posted by jeff on Mar 4, 2017
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