Yamaha FS820 Review


The FS concert body offers a unique alternative to the larger folk-size FG. With smaller overall dimensions and a narrower waist, the FS has a sweet, focused tone that’s perfect for fingerpicking, recording and subtler playing styles. The latest model features a 10mm slimmer body for increased…

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Yamaha FS820 Acoustic Guitar Review

      • Solid spruce top
      • Mahogany back and sides
      • FS concert small body style
      • Natural gloss finish
      • Die cast tuning machines
      • 20 frets

When it comes to enhancing ease of play of a guitar no other brand does it better than the Yamaha FS820 Acoustic Guitar. This guitar comes in a body style that Yamaha calls the small body style. The body of the guitar is smaller than the usual dreadnought size with the curves just at the right places. If the size of this model bothers you, there’s another similar Yamaha guitar in our Yamaha FG800 review.

The result of this, is a guitar that feels natural to your hands and is easy to play. You can play the Yamaha FS820 Acoustic Guitar for hours because it produces great rich sound and it is comfortable. Be sure to know the differences between an acoustic vs electric guitar so you buy what suits your needs.

The Yamaha FS820 Acoustic Guitar has a solid spruce top with mahogany on the sides. This means sound resonates well so you hear great tones. The sound projection is also decent if that’s a factor you’re considering when reading through acoustic guitar reviews.

The Yamaha FS820 Acoustic Guitar features a scalloped bracing design which ensures authentic sound that is robust and full. This guitar is suitable for intermediate to professional guitarists. Since it has a narrow body and narrow neck, it can be played easily and it is suitable for a wide range of playing techniques. Beginners may feel more comfortable with a more beginner-friendly model like the slightly cheaper model in our Epiphone Pro 1 review. Drop D tuning might make playing easier in the beginning as well.

9.1 Expert Score

Price history for Yamaha FS830 Small Body Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Tobacco Sunburst
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  • $339.99 - February 9, 2023
  • $340.15 - January 23, 2023
Since: January 23, 2023
  • Highest Price: $340.15 - January 23, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $339.99 - February 9, 2023