Yamaha FGX800C Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Yamaha FGX800C - Natural

Gearank High Notes

Yamaha FGX800C: Highest Rated Acoustic-Electric Guitar Under $500 - 2022.08

Gearank Recommended

The FGX800C first appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $300 in August 2018 and it still ranks high enough to remain on the list today, however the price has gone up and it's now on the Under $500 list.

And since March 2022 we've also had it on our list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars for Beginners.


Yamaha is well known for the quality of their mass produced and affordable Acoustic and Electric Guitars. 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.


  • Body Shape: Dreadnought with Cut-away
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body: Nato/Okume Back & Sides
  • Finish: Natural, Black, Sand Burst
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 17"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.675"
  • Electronics: Yamaha System 66 Electronics

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