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RDR
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Jun 1st, 2016 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi. I may buy a cheaper acoustic that I don't have to worry about. I like the Yamaha FG-730S and the 830 is their new upgrade with scalloped braces. $299 for a Rosewood/Spruce guitar with Yamaha build quality. My local GC doesn't have one yet to try. Anyone?

Lookey here

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Jun 3rd, 2016 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can't help you with the 830 but a very long time ago I got a used FG340 which was really cheap but every one I knew was amazed at the sound and playability. I turned down a lot of offers. Not long after I got it I read an article about Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) who had one too and couldn't say enough good things about it. The Yamahas definitely have something.

(This message was last edited by davywhizz at 09:11 AM, Jun 4th, 2016)

RDR
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Jun 3rd, 2016 09:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I too have an old Yamaha, a small-bodied FG-150. My parents gave it to me in about 1970. They paid $30 (with case) for it. It has a sweet sound but, alas, it needs a neck reset. I can't afford a $$$ reset on a $30 guitar, darn it. Cowboy chords are fun tho! It has great sentimental value to me.
I want an inexpensive guitar for those times I don't want to possibly bang my Martin around.

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Aug 3rd, 2016 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yamaha makes the best inexpensive Chinese guitars. They don't just contract out to any Chinese guitar manufacturer; they build their own facility and train the workers.

The FG800 is a good guitar for only $200 street price.

My first guitar was a 1980 FG375S. My brother still has his.

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Sep 4th, 2016 09:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just Played a FS850 at GC, would of took it home but I wanted a small body guitar..Took home a Taylor GS mini-e RW instead but the Yammaha was very nice sounding...It is in my future:)


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Sep 5th, 2016 07:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't tried one, but it sure looks nice for the price.

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Sep 13th, 2016 01:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Played a 730 and loved it. The scalloped bracing providing an even bigger low end must be really nice

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Oct 18th, 2016 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RDR, my son-in-law just bought a Yamaha FG830 and loves it. Not sure if it is just the guitar center they went to in Mesquite Texas but they have it on sale for $250 thru November 2, 2016 (Sale not shown on internet)but he said all their Acoustics were on sale.
He was looking for an FG 720 but fell in love with the 830

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 01:05 PM, Oct 18th, 2016)

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Oct 18th, 2016 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I read some rave reviews on another forum about the FG-800.

Sounds like Yamaha really has it going on these days. I've always liked their electronic gear.

RDR
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Oct 18th, 2016 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmm, have to see if my g.c. is having a sale!

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Oct 19th, 2016 06:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll probably take a hit for this but I had a Martin D16. One day it sounded incredible and the next it may be flat dull sounding. I attributed this to humidity changes.

I have tried Yamaha's and they sound and feel every bit as good as the Martin, feel quite nice and do not suffer the effects of humidity. Balanced, Nice feel good consistent tone, I would pick the 830 any day. My son-in-law bought one the other nice and loves it. They are an incredible value in guitars.

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 01:20 PM, Oct 21st, 2016)

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