Arising from the exceptional FG series by Yamaha, the FSX800C is a superb entry level electro acoustic guitar. It takes on a smaller, concert body profile but certainly doesn't lose out on that unmistakable, big acoustic timbre. The FSX800C is stage-ready thanks to the onboard electronics, and Yamaha have used a selection of carefully chosen tonewoods to offer superior tone and comfort.
BODY AND BRACING
The FSX800C is built to a concert cutaway body profile, which has a more compact feel and is consequently very comfortable to play. The FS guitar is 10mm slimmer than the FG but still offers a wide-ranging, full-bodied sound. Solid spruce is used in the body top and is joined by nato / okume in the back and sides which have similar properties to mahogany, adding warmth and depth to the tone.
Yamaha have employed a new bracing technique in the build of the FSX800C; the scalloped bracing beneath the body top not only strengthens the guitar but also enhances the low to mid range overtones.
The FSX800C is fitted with a nato neck which is topped with a rosewood fingerboard, offering 20 frets for you to explore. The cutaway in the concert body allows for easy access to the upper frets and higher notes, while dot inlays decorate the frets to guide you from one to the next.
Yamaha have fitted the FSX800C with SYSTEM66+ analog electronics for an all-round boosted performance when played through an amplifier. The preamp has a 3-band EQ, Volume knob and a handy onboard tuner, all situated within an easy-to-use interface. The onboard preamp works incredibly well to provide big, rich acoustic tones. It's very easy to change the battery over when needed via the upper bout of the FSX800C.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The concert body of the FSX800C is fitted with a robust and reliable rosewood bridge, allowing for longer, better sustain and resonance even through its smaller, folk body profile. The headstock features die-cast chrome tuners which uphold accurate tuning with each string with complete precision, which is incredibly convenient, especially for a beginner.
The Yamaha FSX800C is a remarkably built electro acoustic model at an economical price, ideal for beginners or even players of a higher proficiency looking for a guitar that can be played either in the comfort of your own home or on stage.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model FSX800C Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back & Side Material Nato / Okume Neck Material Nato Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 20 Body Shape Concert Cutaway Electronics SYSTEM66 + SRT Pickup Controls Volume, 3-band EQ, Tuner, Mid FQ Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Nut & Saddle Urea Binding Black Finish Gloss Soundhole Inlay Black / White
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