Yamaha as a brand are known for high quality products. In the guitar industry, they are one of the brands that offer sophisticated and well-crafted guitars. They have lots of models and all of them are a proof of the excellent craftsmanship with which they produce their guitars. There are many models of the Yamaha guitars but this review will be focused on a particular model, the FG840 model. The FG840 is a member of the FG series. You may be familiar with the FS800 that is known for its small size and beautiful sound. But the FG840 brings something unique to the table. You must be aching to read the details, so without wasting time, here is a review of the Yamaha FG840.
The FG840 has a flamed maple back and sides which gives it a very distinctive and exotic appearance that makes it look expensive. It has a solid spruce top that helps to give you a well-balanced projection which can be trusted. The guitar is made from materials of high quality and this ensures that it is durable and of high strength. The guitar produces a transparent sound that allows the user to hear the chord ring clearly. It also has a black and white inlaid double rosette, die-cast chrome tuners, a tortoise pattern pickguard and Abs bridge pins that have white dots. This is an acoustic guitar, it cannot be plugged in, it has no preamp or pickup and it does not have an electronic tuner.
It has a dreadnought body type and it has no cutaway. The spruce top as mentioned in the overview is solid and helps to give the user balance. The back and the sides are flamed maple and it has a scalloped bracing pattern.
The nut width is about 1.6 inches and the fingerboard is made of rosewood. The wood used in making the neck is Nato wood and the scale length is 24.84 inches. It has 20 frets.
The headstock overlay is made from rosewood and it has a Die-cast Chrome tuning machine. It has t6 strings and it is made in china originally.
The FG840 is a great guitar that was built to replace the FG740. The entire body structure of the FG840 was built to last as it features a solid spruce top, flamed maple back and sides and a Nato neck. The scalloped bracing helps to give the guitar more volume and a bigger tone for an acoustic guitar. The FG840 was built by Yamaha with an intention of giving its users more quality at an affordable price. You can get an FG840 at about $500 and above, it is affordable and considering the benefits, it can be seen as a giveaway. If you are a beginner that wants a great acoustic guitar, then the FG840 is a place to start.