There's even more to love about this FG830, Yamaha's recent installment in their hugely popular FG series of acoustic guitars. Back is the comfortable dreadnought body style and solid spruce top that players loved in the FG730, but new scalloped bracing gives this acoustic an even bigger low end and better projection for live and recording applications. The body's back and sides are made from rosewood to give the FG830 its powerful tone and warmth. And the satin-finished slim neck with rounded fret edges gives the Yamaha FG830 smooth playability.
The Yamaha FG730 rocked the guitar-making world with its craftsmanship and smart use of tonewoods in an affordable package. The FG830 takes this design several steps further with scalloped bracing for a punchier tone with better stage projection. And it also boasts a slimmer, more comfortable tapered neck with gently rounded fingerboard edges. Sweetwater acoustic players have been fans of the Yamaha FG series since the beginning and consider it one of the better values on the market.
New scalloped bracing makes the FG830 sound even fatter and louder. This gives the solid spruce top — a feature normally reserved for higher-end instruments — an expressive dynamic range that is even across the frequency range. And its ideal stiffness-to-weight ratio gives it plenty of power for full chords, punchy single-note playing, and riffing that never gets muddy. The rosewood back and sides give the FG830 its low-end power. You'll be able to punch through acoustic mixes with plenty of articulation and detail.
It's not hard to see why Yamaha's FG series is a world best seller. They were the first to offer full-sized dreadnought bodies, professional-grade tonewoods, and fast-playing necks on instruments that were affordable for beginners and pros alike. If you're just learning to play, you'll enjoy the comfort of the neck and body, the low string action, and the full sound. Seasoned players who need a quality backup will love the detail of tone, the acoustic power, and how effortlessly the guitar plays.