Fg series?

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Fg series?

Unread post by Michael66 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Hi all:) new to forum. Use to own fg730, had it for a year and sold it. I regret it to this day, question, how different is sound and playability of new fg830? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Fg series?

Unread post by Saul » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:48 pm

Hi Michael. Welcome to the forums :)

Difference in sound and playability between the FG730 and FG830? Not a lot. They are almost identical guitars apart from the change to scalloped x-bracing on the FG830 and more variety of finishes.

Soundwise I am not sure there is a huge noticeable difference. There is a LOT of hype around scalloped bracing and different bracing patterns but truly they lend very little to the overall tone of the guitar. This is why you don't see Taylor doing side by side comparisons with the new and much hyped "V-Bracing system" next to their previous non V-Braced guitars. IF there is a difference I certainly can't hear it.

However that aside the FG830 is a fantastic guitar, as are all of the FG range.

If you are going for the aesthetics then the FG830 looks great but if it is just sound and playability and you want to save some cash the FG800 is just as good.

The laminate rosewood back and sides on the FG830 look great but do nothing for the sound. Only the outward facing layer is rosewood and being a laminate the only thing it adds is strength. An all solid guitar will sound better but laminate is always stronger.

Not sure any of that will help but it's my 2 cents. I am sure others will be able to share their thoughts about it :)
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Re: Fg series?

Unread post by Michael66 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:04 pm

Thank you Saul for the welcome and input. The fg's are amazing guitars, regardless of price.
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