Yamaha FSX800C - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Nato Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Yamaha Electronics - Natural
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High-value Folk Acoustic-electric

The Yamaha FSX800C acoustic-electric guitar stems from a long heritage of amazing FG "folk guitar" acoustic guitars and gives you incredible value at an entry-level price. The guitar's combination of premium tonewoods makes it a great value for seasoned players. Its combination of a smaller folk body, solid Sitka spruce top, and nato back and sides is responsible for the FSX800C's beautiful voice. And Yamaha's System-66 electronics take that sound onto the stage. Let your guitar-playing journey start with an amazing instrument you'll love playing for years to come - the Yamaha FSX800C folk acoustic guitar.

Yamaha FSX800C Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Genuine Sitka spruce top for great tone
  • Nato back and sides
  • Yamaha System-66 electronics
Genuine Sitka spruce top for great tone

Yamaha chose a solid Sitka spruce top for their FSX800C for both its look and tone. Sitka spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. These qualities have made it the undisputed leader for acoustic guitar tops throughout the industry. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by. And Yamaha improved their scalloped bracing on the FSX800C to allow for more top movement, resulting in a larger low end and more projection.

Nato back and sides

The FSX800C sports a body made from nato. This wood is really impressing strummers at Sweetwater for its warm tone that is very reminiscent of mahogany. Its rich sound enhances the midrange frequencies while maintaining top-end clarity, making it great for strumming. The sound is gentle and full, which is ideal for vocal accompaniment. Combined with the lively and defined sound of the spruce top, you'll love the rich tone you get from the Yamaha FSX800C folk acoustic-electric.

Yamaha System-66 electronics

The Yamaha FSX800C acoustic-electric guitar also has you covered when it's time to take the stage. The System-66 pickup and preamp electronics deliver the true sound of your guitar's spruce and nato tonewoods. The onboard preamp features a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids to help notch out unwanted feedback. It also boasts a fast and reliable tuner to keep your performances sounding great. And the battery compartment is easily accessed on the upper bout of the guitar for quick changes.

Yamaha FSX800C Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Value-packed acoustic-electric
  • Folk body style focuses the tone and is comfortable to play
  • Solid Sitka spruce top ages gracefully
  • Nato back and sides offer warmth and balance
  • System-66 electronics deliver great plugged-in tone
  • Single cutaway offers access to the higher frets
The Yamaha FSX800C folk acoustic-electric packs quality acoustic and amplified tones for a great value.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Concert
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Nato/Okume
Body Bracing Scalloped
Binding Cream
Neck Wood Nato
Neck Shape Thin
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Die-cast Chrome
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Urea
Nut Width 1.675"
Electronics Yamaha System-66
Manufacturer Part Number FSX800C

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

Comfortable, plays great, fantastic electronics

Yamaha guitars are great value for the money. I played at least half a dozen acoustics under $500 before settling on this, which was the one I was expecting to like the most. The body shape is very comfortable but still decently loud, and the neck has great action after a quick setup, especially for someone used to playing Strats and Teles. The electronics are easily the best I've heard in this price range - clearly better than the Ovation and Seagull guitars I've recorded with in the past. The EQ controls make it easy to get a warm and natural tone going into my interface. In a mix it's hard to tell DI from a condenser. The unplugged sound is the only shortcoming. It sounds perfectly fine, but lacks a bit of depth and articulation compared to nicer models. Still, for $ you can do a lot worse.
4/5

Nice guitar for price

This great guitar is exactly as billed. Great folk sized body ,lovely sweet tones and high range and mid range. I prefer medium-light weight strings by Martin, but light weight strings work well. My only problem is the battery connection piece. It fits poorly and many times looses contact which is trouble some when playing with friends. I had to Jerry- Rig the bracket to make reliably functional.. But again an entry level guitar is going to have some minor issues !,For $, good buy
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