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Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top

SKU: # 479165   |   Model: # FGX800C   |    Product Reviews13 Reviews  Write a Review

Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top

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Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top
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The first choice in experiencing acoustic-electric music.

Derived from FG800 which has the solid spruce top and nato/okume back and sides, FGX800C has a cutaway body and the electric system. Yamaha's proprietary under-saddle piezo pickup and System66 analog preamp ensure the solid plugged-in performance.



Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing

A new 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. Yamahas 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, a new and ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer.


50 Years of History

The history of Yamahas FG series started in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Over the 50 years since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG - all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players. In all, there have been over 200 FG models since 1966.


Made in Yamaha

Every aspect of an FG is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.


Electric System

System 66 feature an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band EQ, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality.


SPECIFICATIONS

Body Shape: Traditional Western Cutaway
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 Material: Nato/Okume
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 (Black for BL color variation)
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Matt
Electronics: SYSTEM66 + SRT Pickup
Controls: Vol/3-band EQ/Tuner/Mid FQ
Connections: LINE OUT
Strings: .012/.016/.025(or.024)/.032/.042/.052(or.053)
Color: Natural, Black, Sand Burst
Accessories: Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
Case: None

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Beautiful Guitar 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Gravenhurst, Ontario
I think it sounds better then my Transaccoustic and thats saying alot because my Transaccoustic sound is unreal !
Posted by Robert Fyfe on Nov 19, 2023
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Closest Store   Gravenhurst, Ontario
I can't believe the nice tone that comes out of this guitar ! I bought it as a gift to a nephew ! And i tried it out well i couldn't leave it alone :) Might buy one for myself !
Posted by Robert Fyfe on Nov 10, 2023
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Fantastic for Busking, Gigs, Practice 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is what I call a poor man's Taylor. It has fantastic action, sound and finish. The pickup system is the best I have played under an Anthem. Awesome plugged in, not that thin annoying sound you get with a cheap Piezo. Great bass response but leaves a nice scoop for someone with a lower voice. We usually have to fight with the lower registers on a Martin dread, or just play a trebbly thing like 000 or 00 to create vocal space. Somehow, this guitar gives you a solid bass and midrange, but also scoops a high bass vocal range. Its dynamic range is great too, it does have tons of sound combinations in the right hands. I have used it for busking now for a full Summer and ended up buying it. Caution: please buy the 2023 model. I compared the older ones and the do not have these improvements in scalloped bracing for tone and a good pickup. Buy it new or 2023 or later. The older ones not nearly as good.
Posted by David on Sep 26, 2023
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so good 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Mississauga, Ontario
This is very good guitar. I bought it in the store and I am very happy with it. I have learning lots of different songs like wonderwall and stuff and this guitar is a great success.
Posted by Jamal on Dec 12, 2020
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Amazing Guitar!! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Québec, Quebec
Posted by Jennifer on Sep 23, 2020
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excellent guitar 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Pickering, Ontario
I try many guitars regardless of price. This one just fit. sounds awesome and plays amazing. Plug in sound is fantastic. Great guitar all round. I recommend for anyone looking for a 6 string acoustic with pickup.
Posted by JD Sautner on Jun 1, 2020
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FGX 800C 6 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
I am a keyboard player and have played many Yamaha products but I am a reasonably new guitar player and when I finally decided to bite the bullet and get myself a decent guitar I tried several and of course some pretty high end models. The folks at L&M were super helpful and assured me the best quality for my money it was the Yamaha hands down. I am so happy I went with this guitar. It has a light touch, is pain free to play for a newbie and the finish quality is fantastic. I paired it with an Acoustic amp and the sound quality is superb with zero noise from the electronics at rest. Just a really nice looking and sounding guitar. Great job Yamaha
Posted by Dale Williams on May 28, 2020
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Excellent Acoustic Guitar is Way Above It's Price Point! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
I was at L&M trying out different brands of acoustic guitars. I was skeptical about Yamaha especially for a guitar under $500, but I have to say I was glad I gave it a try. Great tone and playability for the price, I could have spent double or even triple the price but necessarily wouldn't have got a better guitar. Solid top and excellent construction, this is a good guitar for anyone just playing at home, with friends or on stage.
Posted by Ed on Mar 5, 2020
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Good all round guitar 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
I bought this guitar 2 years ago. It sounded good from the start. But after a year (after it was broken in a bit) I had it professionally set up with a new set of elixir strings and now I noticed guitar really warmed up with a great mid range, playability is very good. My only minor complaint is the neck had a small rough spot near the headstock. I’m very happy with this guitar, P.
Posted by P. on Feb 25, 2020
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Amazing guitar 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
I went to the Oshawa store and I tried lots of guitars that were in my price range. I wanted a good quality guitar at a medium price. I tried lots of guitars but this one stood out. I loved everything about this guitar and it is definitely worth the money. I highly recommend this guitar.
Posted by Jacob on Jul 16, 2019
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Amazing guitar for the price! 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
Sounded pretty awesome out of the box! Solid top and cross bridging and a decent pick up!!! for the price it can't be beat. I lowered the action a little and changed out the plastic bridge and the nut with nubone. Sounds Even Better now ! I like many others tried everything the 1000 price range and this guitar was the winner. Have had it for two years now and it gets played daily. I have a decent case and have even taken it on a few camping trips. It stays in tune and every time I pick it up it's hard to put down. That to me is the definition of a great guitar! highly recommend!!
Posted by Brent Kelly on Dec 13, 2018
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Wow great guitar 11 of 11 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
I've owned Gibsons and Taylors and Yamahas. I always wind up back where it started. Beautiful finish and playablity and the sound is perfect, both warm and bright too. I'm so glad I got this guitar. It's up to par with any of the big money companies plus I live in a climate that frequently changes so being solid top and lam sides, the fluctuations in temp don't worry me. nice sounding pick up and the 66 preamp it's great. The staff at L&M here in Windsor are great too.
Posted by Sean on Oct 6, 2016
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More than I expected 16 of 16 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Langley, British Columbia
I spent over 2 days trying out over 50 guitars in 3 different stores. I was prepared to spend up to $1000. The sound on this thing is killer! It has some of the chimeyness of a Taylor but not too trebley and some of the bottom end of a Martin. This guitar is loud. I play pretty hard and it takes it like a champ! Played pretty good out of the box but really came alive once it was setup. The only thing I wish it had was a neck strap button but my tech fixed that. I'm pretty animated on stage and can't stand having one end of the strap tied to the top of the neck. Falls off my shoulder when jumping around. The Martins and Taylor's up to the $1500 range just didn't have the time I was looking for. This thing smokes em and the for the price, it can't be beat. Hats off Yamaha!
Posted by Ray on Sep 29, 2016
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