The Yamaha FS850 Acoustic Guitar is a superbly built, high quality model that draws on over five decades of guitar-building experience. Yamaha's fruitful FG series began in 1966, and has long since remained one of the most sought-after acoustic guitars in the world. The FS acoustic body is designed to be 10mm slimmer than the FG, which appeals to a broader range of musicians thanks to its more comfortable feel. With its stunning, all-mahogany body, the FS850 is an all-round crowd pleaser.
BODY AND BRACING
The engineers at Yamaha have spent a lot of time developing their methods to find new ways of improving an acoustic guitar's sound output. Thanks to the extensive research they have carried out, a new scalloped body bracing design was born. The scalloped bracing featured beneath the body top of the FS850 adds strength to the soundboard and emphasises the natural, true acoustic tone of the guitar.
A solid spruce top is employed for enhanced projection and is paired with all-mahogany in the back and sides. Mahogany is known as a very warm, dense tonewood, and its woody, textured timbre helps produce a more refined acoustic sound with an incredibly rich midrange.
A strong nato neck is firmly joined to the FS850 and is topped with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. Subtle dot inlays decorate the frets to direct you from one to the next with confidence. The nato neck ensures a comfortable and durable feel in your hand as you make your way along the frets, while the rosewood contributes to smoother transitions.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A sturdy rosewood bridge with urea saddle is fitted to the lower bout of the guitar to maintain a strong connection between the body and strings. The all-mahogany body is also complete with mahogany and cream binding, as well as a decorative tortoise pattern pickguard to protect the body top against scratches.
The headstock of the FS850 is kitted out with die-cast chrome tuners to accomplish tuning accuracy with precision.
The Yamaha FS850 is a high quality acoustic model at an economical price, integrating value with specially selected materials for a versatile yet enjoyable playing experience.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model FS850 Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Nato Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 20 Body Shape Concert Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Nut & Saddle Urea Binding Mahogany / Cream Finish Gloss Soundhole Inlay Abalone / Black / White Pickguard Tortoise
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