When it comes to making entry level instruments Yamaha is top dog, they sell more than anyone else and their budget instruments are the most reliable guitars you can find for the money. This article is intended to provide beginners with accounts of what are, in my opinion, the 3 best ranges of Yamaha acoustic for newbies.
If you have the budget for it, I’d fully advise any beginner to purchase an instrument from the FG Yamaha acoustic guitar range. These guitars produce the same great tone of high end instruments but for half the price, the FG line of acoustics was actually introduced with the intention of creating a value for money instrument which was as good a quality as far more expensive models. The end result is a Yamaha acoustic guitar which costs around £200 but can easily compete with instruments which cost double as much.
If you really can’t afford the price of an FG model, then a guitar from the F range is your second best option. Acoustics in the F range only cost £100 and are ideal for anyone who just needs an instrument for fooling around on; I wouldn’t mind a Yamaha f310 acoustic guitar myself! Obviously if your only paying £100 you’re not going to be getting an instrument made from premium materials, F series guitars come with laminated spruce tops and NATO necks, not the best I admit, but still great value for money.
Any beginner thinking about purchasing a Yamaha acoustic electric guitar listen up, the APX range are by far and away the best value for money electro acoustics you can find. The single piezo pickup gives the guitar are really authentic acoustic sound when you connect it to an amp, something many similar guitars fail to do. If you’re considering buying a Yamaha electric acoustic guitar from the APX range you should be prepared to spend the best part of £300 to find a really good quality model.