Home Acoustic Guitars Yamaha FS800 vs FG800 - Which is The Better...

Yamaha FS800 vs FG800 – Which is The Better Guitar? (Review)

-

A lot of people have confused and even interchanged Yamaha FS800 to Yamaha FG800 as both acoustic guitars are made from the same materials.

However, there’s a fine line that separates these two outstanding guitar. We will discuss more about it in this post. And most importantly, in a battle between Yamaha FS800 vs Yamaha FG800 – who wins? Let’s get started.

Materials

Both guitars are made from the same materials. Each acoustic guitar has the same solid sitka spruce top, nato back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge and diecast tuners.

The Difference

YAMAHA FG800 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
4.7
CHECK PRICE ON SWEETWATER CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
We may earn commission from purchases made from our links, at no additional cost to you.

The main difference between this two acoustic guitars is – the size. The Yamaha FS800(“FS” stands for Folk-Small) has a body dimension of 19.1 x 41.6 x 6 inches, while the Yamaha FG800(“FG” stands for Folk Guitar) 20.7 x 42.5 x 6.1 inches.

YAMAHA FS800 Small Body Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
4.5
CHECK PRICE ON SWEETWATER CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
We may earn commission from purchases made from our links, at no additional cost to you.

Of course, given that the FS is a much smaller acoustic guitar, players with short hands will find comfort in this guitar’s tighter string spacing at bridge and shorter neck.

How’s the Sound?

Well, some might say that the FS800 has a warmer and louder sound. While the FG800 has more emphasis on the bass and has more sustain.

But I will say that based on my experience, these are slight differences and they are almost unnoticeable. Also, these sound differences don’t matter at all as these as both great acoustic guitars in own right.

You can watch more of how each guitar sounds here.

YouTube video

YouTube video

Which Guitar Should I Buy?

Having said that these two guitars have the same materials though have different sizes, it all comes down to comfortability in playing and preference.

Editor's Pick
YAMAHA FS800 Small Body Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
4.5
CHECK PRICE ON SWEETWATER CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
We may earn commission from purchases made from our links, at no additional cost to you.

The Yamaha FS800 is included in our best acoustic guitars for beginners list, and arguably a perfect guitar for those players who are short and were used to play smaller instruments. There are also some players who prefer playing on a smaller guitar and some who wants to have a guitar that they can easily carry along with. We recommend the Yamaha FS800 for these guitar players.

YAMAHA FG800 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
4.7
CHECK PRICE ON SWEETWATER CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
We may earn commission from purchases made from our links, at no additional cost to you.

On the other hand, there are also some who prefer a standard dreadnought style guitar with a full loud sound, and the Yamaha FG800 is the perfect acoustic guitar for these players.

Did you find this acoustic guitar comparison useful? Let us know by leaving your comments below.

Guitar Junky
Hi there, I’m Charles, chief editor here at The Guitar Junky. I'm a professional guitarist, and have over 10 years experience in playing guitar, piano, and other music instruments. When not working, I love playing with my two lovely kids, Caryss and Philip. Read more about our team of music experts here.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recommended

Bass vs Guitar – Key Differences and Which is Better to Learn?

Stringed instruments are among the most versatile pieces to learn and master. Most people who are starting to express...

PRS Silver Sky vs Fender Strat – Which is Better?

Investing in an electric guitar needs a thorough thought process for you to arrive with the instrument that will...

PRS Custom 24 vs Standard 24 – Difference, & Which is Better?

Finding the perfect electric guitar can be daunting. However, once you’ve narrowed down your options, it can be a...

Tube Amps vs Solid State: Differences, & Which is Better?

Tube amps vs solid state? What are their differences? If you’re on the market trying to pick a guitar amp,...

Most Popular

10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $200 (2021 Reviews)

Editor's Choice: If you're looking for the best acoustic guitar under $200, Fender FA-100 Acoustic Guitar is a good choice....

Yamaha FG800 Review 2021 – Should You Consider Getting This Guitar?

Editor's Note: Some beginner guitar players cannot decide whether to get an entry-level acoustic axe with a laminate top...

Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Review (2021)

Before the Taylor GS Mini was released, Taylor Guitars had already released small sized guitars specifically the Big Baby...

10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300 in 2021 (Reviews)

Editor's Choice: If you have a $300 budget for an acoustic guitar, consider the Yamaha FG830. The brand boasts...

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar Review (2021)

A lot of people have been searching online about "Jasmine s34c vs Jasmine s35." In this Jasmine S35 review, we...

Must read

Roland TD-1K Review (2021) – Good Budget e-Drums for Beginners?

Roland TD-1K Electronic Drum Set This is the cheapest among...

10 Best DJ Controllers in 2021 (reviews)

With the advent of modern technology, along with all...

10 Best Solid State Amps for Gigging Reviewed in 2021

Do we know what you’re thinking - solid-state amps?...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

error: Content is protected !!