Yamaha FG800M Solid top Guitar at Thomann Delivered
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Yamaha FG800M Solid top Guitar at Thomann Delivered

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Found 10th Aug
The FG800 series is the best selling guitar in the world. Use one of the fee free credit cards to get this price (195euro converts to 173.45). A solid top for this price is fantastic. Sides and back are laminate. The M version of this guitar means it is a matte finish so no varnish.

I bought this a few months back and it sounds great, it gets so many compliments (the guitar, not my playing though). Shipping is free and I had the guitar within 5 days of ordering.
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Very nice, Thomann are a great company to deal with too
Joni231 h, 32 m ago

Very nice, Thomann are a great company to deal with too


No import duty or tax to pay as we're still in the EU for now, also Thomann have one shipping fee for everything, best musical instrument provider in the whole of Europe I would say.
Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has never picked up a guitar before 😳
Absolutely Awesome Stunning guitar! Thanks BarneyOnion!
Endgame31 m ago

Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has …Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has never picked up a guitar before 😳


It's a great guitar but the action is quite high for a beginner, in my opinion.
Endgame1 h, 19 m ago

Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has …Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has never picked up a guitar before 😳


Yes an excellent guitar for a beginner. If you need something that can be cleaned often you can buy the fully varnished version of this for around 230 quid.
Endgame10 h, 35 m ago

Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has …Would this be any good for a beginner, by beginner I mean somebody who has never picked up a guitar before 😳


Definitely!
TomLC10 h, 36 m ago

It's a great guitar but the action is quite high for a beginner, in my …It's a great guitar but the action is quite high for a beginner, in my opinion.


Personally, I would recommend the washburn wd10s for a beginner. Great sounding guitar, nice low action, and can normally be found for a similar price to this.
£175ish seems to be the going price for this, rather than it being dramatically cheaper than other places?
Gore6 h, 12 m ago

Cheaper at …Cheaper at https://www.musicstore.de/en_GB/GBP/Yamaha-FG-800-M-Natural/art-GIT0038050-000V000082664?campaign=PSM


That seems to be a return item for that price. The new item is price matched to thomann.
iambalrog23 m ago

£175ish seems to be the going price for this, rather than it being …£175ish seems to be the going price for this, rather than it being dramatically cheaper than other places?


I posted this as as a niche because the guitar in any other finish is around 230 whereas the matte is 173. Solid top guitars are a huge step up in quality so if you are buying a starter guitar then go the extra and get this instead.
Edited by: "barneyonion" 11th Aug
TomLC11 h, 52 m ago

It's a great guitar but the action is quite high for a beginner, in my …It's a great guitar but the action is quite high for a beginner, in my opinion.


Its a great guitar for the money, and will last you years, its a guitar you'll keep as you grow more proficient. Its important to have a good quality instrument as a beginner, it doesn't have to be expensive, but an easy to tune, good tone and build quality will make you want to continue, without the distractions from a crap guitar. You can learn on a crap guitar, many have. And jimmy page, jimi hendrix would sound good playing almost anything. Just my experience.
barneyonion20 h, 0 m ago

Yes an excellent guitar for a beginner. If you need something that can be …Yes an excellent guitar for a beginner. If you need something that can be cleaned often you can buy the fully varnished version of this for around 230 quid.


Which model number is the fully varnished one? Is the fret board varnished too?
Surprised at the heat on this when lots of other music retailers have the same guitar for about the same price (ie PMT is £174, Dawsons and Gear4Music £178 based on a quick search!). Yamaha's are nice guitars though, but theres always deals around on the lower level FG models.

IMO the best deal on the FG800M would be to pay £15 more, and buy the FG800M bundled with a Line 6 Sonic Port VX Interface for £189 for Gear4Music. There's a lot of choice with interfaces; but someone playing at home or considering recording some of their music, you really can't really go wrong for that low a price to get started on one as it even has a built-in mic and the quality of Line 6 devices in the last few years has been pretty solid. Its not fancy, but lets you give it a try without committing to something expensive!
gear4music.com/Gui…KF7

FWIW, I personally find Thomann are really really good to deal with, but if you decided you didn't like the guitar due to its action or size (Yamaha FG series are dreadnaught style bodies so bit large for some people), it is more of a hassle to return to them in Germany, and they don't automatically provide free returns from the UK.
I don't think it is a great deal, I but have given it heat just for the information and discussion it has generated which is most useful. Have been using a £70 Yamaha acoustic for last couple of years, and need a step up in guitar now.
After a LOT of tooing and froing I went for the FG800 in brown Sunburst which I managed to get for £199. Many thanks for helpful advice, looking forward to getting it and starting a new hobby!
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