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There's even more to love about this newest installment in the Yamaha FG series: the Yamaha FG800 acoustic guitar. Returning is the comfortable dreadnought body style and solid spruce top that players loved in the FG700, with new scalloped bracing to give this acoustic an even bigger low end and better projection for live and recording applications. Its body, back, and sides are made from nato wood (eastern mahogany) and okoume, imbuing the FG800 with a warm, full-bodied tone and striking good looks, while the satin-finished slim neck with rounded fret edges gives it comfortable playability. Plus, when paired with Yamaha's own Player Port app available on iOS and Android, the FG800 is the ideal tool for beginners looking to brush up on their playing with convenient access to tips, FAQs, and even a built-in automatic tuner.
The entry-level Yamaha FG700 rocked the guitar-building world with its craftsmanship and smart use of tonewoods. The FG800 takes this design several steps further with scalloped bracing for a punchier tone and better stage projection, and a slimmer, more comfortable tapered neck with gently rounded fingerboard edges. Sweetwater acoustic players have been fans of the Yamaha FG series for years, and for the price, consider it one of the better values on the market.
New scalloped bracing makes the FG800 even fatter and louder. This gives the solid spruce top — a feature normally reserved for professional instruments — an expressive dynamic range for punchy chords, sweet-sounding leads, and lively riffing.
It's not hard to see why Yamaha's FG series is a world best seller: the comfortable dreadnought bodies, professional-grade tonewoods, and fast-playing necks make these acoustics great first instruments for beginners, and solid seconds for seasoned players who need an extra acoustic for the stage or to play around the house.
With its wallet-friendly price point and extensive feature set, the FG800 is already a fantastic instrument for beginners or anyone else looking to add a top-notch acoustic to their arsenal. Yamaha is here to sweeten the pot even more, courtesy of their highly versatile Player Port app. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Player Port is a fantastic all-in-one resource for newcomers. Just download the app, register your Yamaha, and gain access to tips, tricks, articles, videos, an FAQ section, and more tools catered especially to the fledgling player. Player Port even comes stock with a free built-in tuner that doesn't require an instrument registration to use, making this incredible app all the more impressive.