New Guitar for my Father in law

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by fadetoz, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    My father in law just retired and has said he would like to learn some guitar. So for his retirement I got him a nice acoustic. It was only $200 new. I ended up getting a nice hard case and the pro coverage so it ended up about $400 by the time I was done. I played allot of acoustics and found the Yamaha acoustics sound really good. Even $800-$1500 guitars didn't sound as good to me. It doesn't sound dead and flat like allot of them. Only guitar at GC I really liked more was a Taylor that was over a grand. Anyway he is happy
    If anyone is looking for an acoustic these Yamaha FG guitars are great.

  2. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I love them Yamaha's ! Music Makers are great gifts ! ! Good on Ya ! !
  3. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    20191016_161237.jpg I have the FS800 and I absolutely love it. The sweetest tone and it just gets better.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Awesome Fade !

    I how he enjoys he strings off of it ;)

    I sat down a good while back an played a good many in the acoustic room at GC.

    The best tone was a Seagull.

    2nd was a Taylor.

    3rd was a Yamaha :)

    I've got an old fg 180 thats turning 50 next year and it still sounds good ;)
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  5. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Taking care of the fam!. Good job!
  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    Burnin some Nitro...
    That's awesome, great job.
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  7. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    That’s awesome! Your a good guy!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    awesome!! great choice on the Yamaha :)
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  9. Very nice gift on a major milestone like a retirement.
    Although funny, it beats this as a retirement gift.


    Cheers, Barrie.
  10. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    So have you found your Yamaha sounds better than most acoustics that cost up in the 1k and more range? They did have an Epiphone about the same price that I thought sounded pretty good too.
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  11. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    That’s exactly how I ended up with my APX500III when I wore out my APX5A (needed a refret after a decade of constant playing, re-crowned twice). Had a grand to spend, figured I’d get a Martin X or something similar, played everything in the acoustic room, and then picked up a APX500III... it was like playing my APX5A when it was brand new... and sounded just like how it did after 10 years of play. No contest, just felt like home.



    I’d still like a dreadnaught...
  12. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Meister

    Sep 29, 2019
    Milledgeville, Ga
    I have an FS 700 and love it. Yamaha makes great acoustics. I dont think you'll find a better sounding acoustic in the price range.
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  13. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    Yes, indeed. My whole family hits the local GC, often. I'm always picking up and comparing to various models in higher price ranges and it absolutely stands up to them. I'm afraid to change the strings on it, right now, because the intonation is so spot on. LOL!! It just rings out so sweet.
  14. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    What a nice way to treat the old man! Yamahas are always a great value for what you pay at just about every price point they have. Good for you!
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  15. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    204.JPG IMG_1118.JPG IMG_1113.JPG Nice job f2z! I love my Yamaha acoustic, but I love my Yamaha electric too!
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  16. tuner sandwich

    tuner sandwich Squier Talker

    Jul 27, 2019
    SC, US
    I have a fondness for Yamaha acoustics. I learned to play on my mother's old Yamaha Dynamic #20 classical.[​IMG]
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