A Great Value-priced Acoustic Dreadnought
From the first strum, you'll get it — the Yamaha FG820 performs way above its modest price tag. This acoustic dreadnought's solid spruce top ensures a warm, strong sound that's enhanced beautifully by its mahogany back and sides. You'll love the feel of this guitar's Standard-shaped neck, which is topped by an easy-playing rosewood fingerboard. You also get an eye-catching cream-colored body and fingerboard binding. Plus, when paired with Yamaha's own Player Port app available on iOS and Android, the FG820 is the ideal tool for beginners looking to brush up on their playing with convenient access to tips, FAQs, and even a built-in automatic tuner.
Solid spruce top for great tone
Yamaha chose a solid spruce top for their FG820, due to its look and tone. Spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. These qualities have made it the undisputed leader for acoustic guitar tops. And because it's made from solid wood, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by. Beyond that, the FG820 boasts scalloped bracing, resulting in a larger low end and more projection.
Mahogany back and sides
The FG820 sports a back and sides made from mahogany. The strummers here at Irvine Art & Music Center appreciate this wood for its warm, well-balanced tone. It enhances midrange frequencies while maintaining top-end clarity. The sound is gentle and full, which is ideal for vocal accompaniment. Combined with the lively and defined sound of its spruce top, you'll love the rich tone you get from the Yamaha FG820's mahogany.
Yamaha FG: the best-selling acoustic guitar series in the world
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.
Player Port app: the complete beginner's toolkit
With its wallet-friendly price point and extensive feature set, the FG820 is already a fantastic instrument for beginners or anyone else looking to add a top-notch acoustic to their arsenal. Yamaha is here to sweeten the pot even more, courtesy of their highly versatile Player Port app. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Player Port is a fantastic all-in-one resource for newcomers. Just download the app, register your Yamaha, and gain access to tips, tricks, articles, videos, an FAQ section, and more tools catered especially to the fledgling player. Player Port even comes stock with a free built-in tuner that doesn't require an instrument registration to use, making this incredible app all the more impressive.
Yamaha FG820 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:
- Solid spruce top yields a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection
- Mahogany back and sides enhance midrange frequencies while maintaining top-end clarity
- Scalloped bracing accentuates low frequencies and increases projection
- Great-feeling Standard-shaped neck topped by an easy-playing rosewood fingerboard
- Eye-catching cream-colored body and fingerboard binding
- Makes a quality first instrument or top-notch backup
- Player Port app provides users with tips, tricks, videos, and a built-in instrument tuner
- String Type:Steel
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Shape:Dreadnought
- Top Wood:Solid Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood:Mahogany
- Body Bracing:X-bracing
- Neck Wood:Nato
- Neck Shape:Standard
- Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
- Number of Frets:20
- Scale Length:25.562"
- Tuning Machines:Die-cast
- Bridge Material:Rosewood
- Nut/Saddle Material:Urea/Urea
- Nut Width:1.6875"
- Strings:D'Addario, .012-.053
- Manufacturer Part Number:FG820