Best Acoustic Guitar of 2016

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It’s no easy task selecting the best acoustic guitar for this year. There are definitely a lot of factors and variables that come into play. However, having said that, my top pick for the Best Acoustic Guitar of 2016 is the Yamaha FG800.

Beautiful and Affordable

The Yamaha FG800 has a beautiful natural finish which complements the outstanding sound that you get.  If you have the opportunity to pick one up and play a little you will know what I mean. Not only is this a great guitar but it is affordable as well for the quality that you are getting.  You can pick one up for just around $200.

These days you don’t need to go out and spend a crazy amount of money to get a decent guitar. Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been playing your entire life and it is time for something new, the Yamaha FG800 will be a good fit. It is a well rounded acoustic guitar, the top is made of solid sitka spruce. Spruce is great for playing loud, it allows you to really get into your jam sessions without losing your clarity. The spruce is complemented perfectly with the rosewood fingerboard & bridge, It will give you an awesome response for whatever kind of music you want to play.

The Best Acoustic Guitar of 2016

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Yamaha introduced the FG series in 1966, yet they have been making crucial changes to improve the guitar for years. They used cutting edge acoustic analysis technology to bring you a louder and stronger sound. Of course everyone has their own opinion, but even if it isn’t your first pick I would venture to say that it is at least in your top three.

All in all, this is a great guitar, hands down.

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How do you like the Yamaha FG800? If you prefer another acoustic guitar, which is your favorite? We love hearing your feedback so feel free to leave us a comment!

 

5 Responses to Best Acoustic Guitar of 2016

  1. Darren says:

    Cheapest solid top acoustic guitar for 2016 or The BEST Acoustic Guitar of 2016 ???

    I had no idea the 800 had a solid sitka top so I will definitely run by the local dealer to check one out BUT … The BEST Acoustic Guitar of 2016 would be, hands down, the Takamine EF75M TT.

    When the Gibson, Taylor and Martin guys are talking about a Takamine, you know they did something right.

    • Roy Lay says:

      Really? I’ve listened to several Martins in the $575 to $800 range that didn’t sound as good as my FG-800, and I sold my Takamine EG-240 the other day for $100, because it wasn’t that great. But if people have $300 to spend, they should check out the Yamaha FG-830, with rosewood back and sides, and harmonics that will make your neck hairs stand up, they are so rich. Definitely the Best Guitar For The Money for 2016.

      • Darren says:

        You’re saying your EG240, with a laminate spruce top and nato back and sides, wasnt that great ? I am kind of shocked.

        I actually did get a chance to play an FG800. Much more than expected. Really nice sound and average play ability. Definitely need to drop some $$$ on a set up. Put it up against the low end Takamine GD20-NS and the choice was pretty clearly leaning towards the Tak. I did buy an FG Junior (JR1) for my youngest because nothing else in the size and price range even compared to it.

        There was no 830 on the wall so I have no idea about it, but I did walk out with a Simon & Patrick Cedar 6 for $300 that totally impressed me.

    • Roy Lay says:

      Maybe it’s because it costs as much as an upper end Taylor, Gibson, or Martin. Most people don’t have $4,000 to blow on a guitar. I think the idea here is best guitar for the money, and I guarantee that guitar doesn’t sound 20 times better than an FG-800.

  2. Barry Shephard says:

    In my 55 yr experience with all types of guitars I have found that you can’t get a really good acoustic for less than $700 . I had a yamaha Fg that really sounded good but it played like strings on a baseball bat. Now I have a Martin D-35 and its the best all around acoustic I ever had,

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