But the modern incarnations add up-to-date features like a new scalloped bracing pattern, Yamaha’s “Atmosfeel” pickup and preamp system, and tonewoods “aged” through the company’s pressure-, humidity-, and temperature-treating process. Martin X LX1E Little Martin. On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Yamaha FG850 is a more popular guitar, based on its 30+ reviews. Ray, I was recently gifted an 80's Yammie, by folk I care a lot about. Fit and finish on both are top notch. It is from Yamaha plant operating under Yamaha quality control. Yamaha’s new FG/FS Red Label lineup visually evokes those early red-label FG Yamaha steel-strings. DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member. It is a very good sounding acoustic for what I paid. After quietly celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic red label acoustics in 2016, Yamaha decided it was time to revisit the range, employing some modern tweaks and upgrades along the way. Post Nov 18, 2010 #3 2010-11-18T22:44. A little tuning, very slight adjustments. FGX5. Yamaha makes a more neutral guitar. Two very similarly made guitars, both are excellent, both are different. Pricing is as follows (all prices are MSRP): FG3/FS3: $1,275.00; FGX3/FSX3: $1,585.00; FG5/FS5: $1,900.00; FGX5/FSX5: $2,320.00; The FG3 and FGX3 models will ship with a hard bag; the FG5 and FGX5 models with a hardshell case. This quite often meant sundry anonymous torture devices from far-flung lands or, if you were lucky, you’d discover Yamaha’s early FG range. So Yamaha FG850 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Martin DRS2, as seen on the chart below. Atmosfeel™ 3-Way Pickup and Preamp System. For more information: Yamaha. The Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum > Guitars > The Guitar Critic's Corner > New Yamaha FG5. The neck carve and fretboard are perfection to play. wood torrefication process. That said, it’s been retooled to meet the demands of modern guitarists. Go to awesomeness ranking Go to consumer score ranking Yamaha FG830 is more popular I've been trying out a bunch of Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Larrivee, etc., and the Yamaha's were easily the best, IMO. Yamaha has also redesigned the neck profile, firstly with a straighter taper in terms of depth than previous models - less increase in thickness as you go up the neck. Registered Member. waterpoet57. SalFromChatham. Recent Articles by PRESS RELEASE. Atmosfeel™ Pickup and Preamp for Natural, Plugged-In Sound; Scalloped FG Bracing Provides Warm, Powerful Tone with Deep Lows and Rich Harmonics; Acoustic Resonance … Customers like Martin LX1 a bit more Martin LX1, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Yamaha FS800 [4.8 vs 4.7 ]. Yamaha has done a great job on the LL16 from China. Martin 000-18 vs Yamaha FS5 Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by DrPepper, Aug 8, 2020. Aug 8, 2020 #1. process utilizes heat, humidity and atmospheric pressure to accelerate the aging of the wood and gives the instrument a rich, vintage-quality tone as if you've been playing it for years. In our awesomeness score Martin LX1 ranks #1 out of 207 and Yamaha FS800 ranks #6 out of 207. This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Martin D-18 VS but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. More videos from Premier Guitar. The original Yamaha FG body delivers a full, punchy low end, well-suited for strumming and flatpicking, and 1960s aesthetics and modern craftsmanship culminate over 50 years of Yamaha guitar development. The Yamaha Red Label FGX5 recalls the company’s now-legendary 1960s-era Nippon Gakki Red Label acoustic guitars. Yamaha FG Red Label guitars will ship in the summer of 2019. Martin X … Many companies "cheap out" on the middle ply and I think that some use non-tonewood on the inner ply also. Martin X LX1E Little Martin Yamaha FG830; Kind of wood (back) Mahogany: Rosewood: Kind of wood (fingerboard) Rosewood: Rosewood: Kind of wood (neck) Stratabond: Nato: Kind of wood (sides) Mahogany: Rosewood: Kind of wood (top) Sitka spruce: Spruce: Type of strings: Steel: Steel: Often compared with Martin X LX1E Little Martin. Delightful as a brand new, top-end acoustic can be, an aged or played-in one usually sounds better. Share with: Link: Copy link. This is a comparison between a 1960's- 70's Yamaha FG336 and a Martin DX1. The Fender CD-60S and the Yamaha FG800 are both solid acoustic guitars when it comes to tone and price point. Bob Thomas checks out the results of Yamaha's 'ARE' process on a stunning newcomer. Customers like Yamaha FG830 a bit more Yamaha FG830, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Martin X Series LXME [4.7 vs 4.7 ]. Yamaha has paired the FGX5's Sitka top with solid mahogany back and sides for a boost of warmth, more woody tone and to bolster the midrange. A solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany body yield maximum resonance and tone, which are further enhanced by Yamaha’s A.R.E. Post Aug 13, 2019 #1 2019-08-13T09:21. Go to awesomeness ranking Go to consumer score ranking Yamaha FS800 is … The FGX5 Red Label dreadnought has also been equipped with the new for 2019 Atmosfeel 3-way pickup system, which mixes piezo, mic and contact sensor pickups for a full, natural-sounding plugged-in sound. The neck felt good in my hands, the seagull can feel a little big at times, the neck just felt perfect. waterpoet57. In our awesomeness score Yamaha FG830 ranks #7 out of 244 and Martin X Series LXME ranks #35 out of 244. Yamaha FG Red Label guitars will ship in the summer of 2019. Which is why some manufacturers have developed new techniques aimed at making brand new guitars sound nicely aged. Martin D-18 VS 3.94 out of 5 based on 1 ratings . Yamaha's laminate is top of the line stuff, they use all tonewoods. 3,078 756 3. Yamaha LL16 ARE. You either raided the piggy bank and looked at the high end of the market, which was the expensive imported USA ranges from the likes of Gibson and Martin, or you took your chances at the more affordable end of the price range. The build quality is spot on! Atmosfeel™ 3-Way Pickup and Preamp System . Inspired by Yamaha’s iconic “red label” guitars of the 1960s, new FG Red Label folk guitars blend modern inspiration with a timeless design.