Yamaha FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$320
Yamaha FGX800C

Yamaha is well known for the quality of their mass produced and affordable guitars, and they continue to be the brand of choice for students and even for teachers. The Yamaha FGX800C was tasked to represent brand in the sub $300 price range (until the price went up in February 2020), and judging from reviews, it is doing very well in the market.

Everything about this guitar is conventional, from its familiar dreadnought cut-away shape to its comfortable neck and string action.

It also comes with built-in electronics that give you 3-band EQ control and a tuner. But what makes this guitar a bit more special is the use of solid spruce with scalloped bracing for the top, which ups the value of the instrument.

Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought with Cut-away
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body: Nato/Okume Back & Sides
  • Finish: Natural, Black, Sand Burst
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 17"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.675"
  • Electronics: Yamaha System 66 Electronics

Pros

The Yamaha FGX800C gets a lot of thumbs up from users who are happy with its sound and value for money. This also includes parents who bought their children this guitar to practice on. Playability is also commended often, along with its solid top build.

Cons

There are some concerns raised about its playability, but even those who gave slightly lower scores are happy with their purchase.

Overall

This was a very competitive acoustic-electric in the sub $300 price range, but now that the price has gone up it's competing with guitars in a higher price bracket and is slightly out-classed (although not by much). To see which guitars we are currently recommending see our guide to The Best Acoustic Electric Guitars - Under $300 & Under $500.

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