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Other Acoustic Guitar from Yamaha belonging to the FG series.

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  • Yamaha FG 160

    Yamaha FG-160Published on 08/16/04 at 15:00
    Well, being quite experienced with Yamaha. I snagged this little puppy up right away. I bought it from a Swap Meet in Nipomo, California. From someone who obviously did not know what he had. I also talked hip out of a full set of yamaha strings.
    I paid $75.00 with a hard shell case.

    Once restrung with new strings, i was amazed at how nice this sweet little instrument sounded. I was suprized at the debth of tone it had. Similar to Guild guitars. Bassy. Oh, then you know I loved the price.

    The possiblilty of selling it. I have had it only l0 days and have had 2 offers over $200.00 on it already/

    This guitar is very well made. The neck is in perfict condition. The sound is......
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    Well, being quite experienced with Yamaha. I snagged this little puppy up right away. I bought it from a Swap Meet in Nipomo, California. From someone who obviously did not know what he had. I also talked hip out of a full set of yamaha strings.
    I paid $75.00 with a hard shell case.

    Once restrung with new strings, i was amazed at how nice this sweet little instrument sounded. I was suprized at the debth of tone it had. Similar to Guild guitars. Bassy. Oh, then you know I loved the price.

    The possiblilty of selling it. I have had it only l0 days and have had 2 offers over $200.00 on it already/

    This guitar is very well made. The neck is in perfict condition. The sound is awsome and it is one of the easier guitars i have played. I notice that the new strings even hold their note in place easier than some.

    The Yamaha FG 160 is a wonderful little guitar for beginners through professionals.
    I would suggest this little unit for anyone. My daughter has a birthday coming up and I am planning on letting her have it for a first guitar.


    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Yamaha FG-160

    Yamaha FG-160Published on 12/31/02 at 15:00
    This guitar was purchased new at Manny's Music in New York City. It cost $90 in July 1976.

    The timbre of the instrument is incredible for the budget price. The neck intonation is near perfect. It's characteristics are affected a food deal dependent on your choice of strings. For the 25 plus years that I have this instrument, it's finish has changed beautifuly with the darkening of it's varnish.
    I recently have been looking at other acoustics and so far the only guitars I like better than this unit are Martins and Gibsons in the $1000 plus range.
    I guess I have gotten way more than my $90 worth out of this guitar.

    The machine heads always bothered me on this unit. They have covers......
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    This guitar was purchased new at Manny's Music in New York City. It cost $90 in July 1976.

    The timbre of the instrument is incredible for the budget price. The neck intonation is near perfect. It's characteristics are affected a food deal dependent on your choice of strings. For the 25 plus years that I have this instrument, it's finish has changed beautifuly with the darkening of it's varnish.
    I recently have been looking at other acoustics and so far the only guitars I like better than this unit are Martins and Gibsons in the $1000 plus range.
    I guess I have gotten way more than my $90 worth out of this guitar.

    The machine heads always bothered me on this unit. They have covers over the gears that always losen up and buzz over time. A minor problem that is kept in check during normal maintainence.

    Other than the machine head problem that I described, the unit is built like a brick s**t house. This guitar has taken so much abuse over the years, and still plays like a fine instrument. It is a beautiful thing. Yamaha knew what they were doing when they designed this guitar. The neck has never developed any problems, where as my fine Stratocasters always had very tempermental necks that needed adjustments frequently. The fact that this is not in Yamahas product line anymore is a great disappointment. This was the perfect beginners guitar, so perfect that I still own and cherish it after 25 plus years.

    If you can get your hands on one that is still in good shape, snatch it up.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Yamaha FG-160

    Yamaha FG-160Published on 02/16/02 at 15:00
    Well, this is an old story as I purchased the guitar used in 1974 from a friend and have recently given it to my nephew as his first guitar. I bought it for $75 with no case and in need of new strings. The axe itself was and is in excellent condition as I bought a good hard case for it as soon as I could afford it. Being in college money was tight, but the guitar was beautiful and I wanted to protect it. The case cost me $35. A nice braided strap was added and it served me for over 25 years! Maybe not the best out there, but it is still a nice guitar, especially for the beginner, which I was at the time.

    I like the finish and style. It may not have the best playing abilities, but is......
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    Well, this is an old story as I purchased the guitar used in 1974 from a friend and have recently given it to my nephew as his first guitar. I bought it for $75 with no case and in need of new strings. The axe itself was and is in excellent condition as I bought a good hard case for it as soon as I could afford it. Being in college money was tight, but the guitar was beautiful and I wanted to protect it. The case cost me $35. A nice braided strap was added and it served me for over 25 years! Maybe not the best out there, but it is still a nice guitar, especially for the beginner, which I was at the time.

    I like the finish and style. It may not have the best playing abilities, but is still a good solid guitar for the beginner. I hope my nephew appreciates it. Cosmetically, it is a very nice looking guitar and plays well. It's action could be better, but is manageable.

    The action could be better.

    Not being an expert, I cannot compare to the higher quality units out there, but it has served me well.

    A good beginner unit for a serious learner.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Yamaha FG-160

    Yamaha FG-160Published on 07/14/01 at 15:00
    In 1972 I borrowed $225 to purchase this guitar (with hard case) new at a local music store in Marietta, GA. Before I walked in the store I didn't even know Yamaha made guitars. I couldn't afford a Martin (Back then EVERYONE wanted a Martin). I figured I would trade-up later on when I could afford a nicer guitar. Joel, the owner of the store took down this FG-160 and said, 'Try this one..nice guitar for the buck.'

    I discovered that this guitar is very responsive to the paricular types of strings. With light guage it has almost a classical quality - great for jazz rifs. With a medium or studio guage the bass comes out very rich - especially for country or Spanish. I recently......
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    In 1972 I borrowed $225 to purchase this guitar (with hard case) new at a local music store in Marietta, GA. Before I walked in the store I didn't even know Yamaha made guitars. I couldn't afford a Martin (Back then EVERYONE wanted a Martin). I figured I would trade-up later on when I could afford a nicer guitar. Joel, the owner of the store took down this FG-160 and said, 'Try this one..nice guitar for the buck.'

    I discovered that this guitar is very responsive to the paricular types of strings. With light guage it has almost a classical quality - great for jazz rifs. With a medium or studio guage the bass comes out very rich - especially for country or Spanish. I recently tried an electric pick-up on it (removable type) and without an equalizer it has great clarity
    plugged in.

    It's difficult to come up with a dislike about this guitar. It came with only one strap button...I've never put a second one on it.

    Since I've kept the guitar cased all its life (when not in use) the finish has maintained extremely well. The finish has developed a rich patina, slightly darker than the original. I've never used anything but a soft cloth on it. It's a very well built guitar. It has never warped. Everything on it is still original, even the tuning gears.

    At first, my motives for keeping this guitar were mostly sentimental - after all, it was my 'first' and has given me years of pleasure. But I have come to appreciate its quality and craftsmanship even more. It's not the most expensive or elaborate guitar I've played, but it will always be my favorite.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Yamaha FG-160Published on 12/30/06 at 05:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Guitar 1970

    Solid mahogany, among other

    The handle is rather round.

    Made in Japan I guess ...
    20 frets

    UTILIZATION

    Channel Pleasant
    Ergonomics: good

    Its magic in all cases!

    Least one small: do not Burin wildly, he needs the gentle subtlety.

    SOUNDS

    Catte folk has a magical sound
    Warm, bright, loud and clear
    Well defined in the bass and treble in the crystalline

    Magnificent as arpeggio riffs or rhythmic
    She also loves the blues

    With that, you can do whatever you want!

    All those who have played or heard remained glued and tried (unsuccessfully) to buy me, starting with my guitar teacher ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is my first guitar, which helped......
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    Guitar 1970

    Solid mahogany, among other

    The handle is rather round.

    Made in Japan I guess ...
    20 frets

    UTILIZATION

    Channel Pleasant
    Ergonomics: good

    Its magic in all cases!

    Least one small: do not Burin wildly, he needs the gentle subtlety.

    SOUNDS

    Catte folk has a magical sound
    Warm, bright, loud and clear
    Well defined in the bass and treble in the crystalline

    Magnificent as arpeggio riffs or rhythmic
    She also loves the blues

    With that, you can do whatever you want!

    All those who have played or heard remained glued and tried (unsuccessfully) to buy me, starting with my guitar teacher ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is my first guitar, which helped me to learn, it's been 12 years that I have, so it is older than me.

    I did realize later that this guitar is a gem.
    It was a terrible stroke of luck, since I did not play, I bought it (eyes closed) Used (250F) to a man who wanted to get rid of it, other folks also sold, but more expensive ...

    What I like most is the sound, which has a huge fascination about the non-musicians as the musicians.

    I have since tried other folk, but found no equivalent, but I did not try to high-end folk.

    The price / quality ratio is unbeatable!

    Today, I would do this choice with his eyes closed, it's a great guitar and it sounds better and better with time.
    I can not imagine one day part with it, I would kill myself the one who steals or breaks mela!

    If you find one, please
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  • Yamaha FG-160Published on 06/05/08 at 10:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Made in Japan, 20 frets

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is a bit wide, acute Access in is irrelevant, the weight is acceptable, 2kg, ergonomics trs is enjoyable, the sound is unique and often criticized as being too pronounced in low, but it sounds right and good agreement is trs

    SOUNDS

    The sound well suited trs Folk and Blues

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for almost 40 years, it's not a Martin but it holds the road with the exprience I would have chosen an Ibanez that the era is over and that can be pr has the advantage of much lower strings of the handle moves away in the treble, this dsavantage as less serious today with light strings ...
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    Made in Japan, 20 frets

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is a bit wide, acute Access in is irrelevant, the weight is acceptable, 2kg, ergonomics trs is enjoyable, the sound is unique and often criticized as being too pronounced in low, but it sounds right and good agreement is trs

    SOUNDS

    The sound well suited trs Folk and Blues

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for almost 40 years, it's not a Martin but it holds the road with the exprience I would have chosen an Ibanez that the era is over and that can be pr has the advantage of much lower strings of the handle moves away in the treble, this dsavantage as less serious today with light strings
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