FG800M Acoustic Guitar
The new FG800 models have been developed based on our extensive research as well as feedback from players and industry experts. We found that lots of things didn’t need to be touched - but there was a consistent theme: guitarists wanted to go back towards the original FG180 sound with just a little more volume; a little more bass; a little more oomph.
Combining our luthiers' experience with state of the art structural acoustic analysis, we developed an even deeper understanding of how internal structure affects a guitar's voice, and how the original FG180 sounded so incredible. From there, we engineered a new design which both captures and enhances that classic tone.
One result of this unique approach is a totally new scalloped bracing pattern. It gives our FG800 Series more volume, more projection, more low end and a bigger tone for the player - everything we set out to do. In addition, the new bracing pattern moves the resonant centre much closer to the middle of the guitar, with a big impact on both the tone and the feel to the player.
But our goal was not only to craft a guitar that sounds great today, but to craft one who's tone lasts for a lifetime. A solid top board, a 0.25mm thin finish for great tone and superior wood protection, a super-comfortable thin neck profile and thin back and sides construction ensure maximum volume and resonance with long-term stability and consistency.
Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
A new FG has louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division.
Yamaha’s engineers have achieved this sound by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition or guesswork.
This analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing pattern, a new and ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer.
50 Years of History
The history of Yamaha‘s FG series started in 1966 with the release of the FG180 and FG150. Over the 50 years since its introduction, we have developed and produced several generations of FG - all of which have made FG the ideal acoustic for contemporary players.
In all, there have been over 200 FG models since 1966.
Made in Yamaha
Every aspect of an FG is crafted to make a better guitar. From painstakingly cured and dried woods to beautiful hand-sprayed finishes and detailed quality control checks each and every FG is made to be a lifelong partner.
Nato/Okume Back & Sides
Similar sound characteristics to Mahogany
Warm sound and rich midrange
Sonic Port VX
Record amazing tracks anywhere
With Sonic Port VX, it’s finally possible to record complete songs anywhere inspiration strikes. The guitar/bass input features 120dB of dynamic range for incomparable tone and best-in-class dynamics. A stereo line input lets you record keys, drum machines, DJ mixers and other sources. Zero-latency monitoring means you can record without distraction. And with professional-level 1/4” stereo outputs, you can easily connect studio monitors and perfect your mixes. With Sonic Port VX, the world is your studio.
Built-in stereo and mono condenser mics - record studio-quality vocals, instruments and stereo sources
Sonic Port VX brings three built-in professional condenser microphones to the party. Matched stereo mics let you record live performances with remarkable clarity. The mono front-facing mic is perfect for capturing the raw energy of your songwriting sessions. Track guitars in the green room, drums in your rehearsal space and vocals in the living room - and make every demo worthy of being the final take. Inspiration can strike anytime, so capture it wherever you are with Sonic Port VX.
Seamless performance with iOS, Mac & PC - Keep your mind on the music, not the machine
With seamless compatibility on iOS, Mac and PC, Sonic Port VX gives you the power to create on any device, at any location. Sneak into a cathedral and record soaring vocals right to your iPad. Track thundering drums in a stairwell. Then add additional tracks and fine-tune the mix in your home studio. Sonic Port VX includes a Lightning cable connection so you can use your iOS device along with Mobile POD, GarageBand, and other Core Audio music apps to easily record complete songs, without restrictions.
Legendary Line 6 Guitar Tone - Jam with the sounds of your favourite artists
What do you get when you combine an unrivaled audio interface with legendary Line 6 tones? The best way to track guitar or bass, wherever you are. The included Mobile POD app gives you over 10,000 presets designed by artists, Line 6 and other players - plus the ability to mix and match 32 amps, 16 effects and 16 speaker cabs to define your own sound. Mobile POD also lets you use your custom tones when playing along with your iTunes library.*
Ready for all-night sessions - Professional mobile recording. Made easy.
We put a lot of thought into the Sonic Port VX design, so it’s built with handy features that make mobile recording easier than ever. Need to track long sessions or record live performances? No problem. Plug a USB power supply into Sonic Port VX and it simultaneously powers your iOS device, so you’ll never lack the necessary battery charge. Also, with features like a tabletop stand with mic stand adapter, and a 1/4” thread for tripod connections, you can put Sonic Port VX where you need to capture great recordings.
* Tracks must be stored locally, and must not be protected by FairPlay digital rights management.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
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