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YAMAHA MAPLE DREADNOUGHT HSC NEW - $450 (NW Reno)

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Sharlands Ave. near Avenida de Landa

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Yamaha
model name / number: FG 840
size / dimensions: Dreadnought

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NOTE: SOLD THE ROSEWOOD FG 830. THE MAPLE FG 840 IS STILL AVAIL. AND AWAITING A NEW HOME. BEAUTIFUL NEW INSTRUMENT!

Up for sale are a PAIR OF YAMAHA FG'S (FOLK GUITARS) DREADNOUGHTS IN MUSICIANS GEAR BRAND NEW BLACK NICE HSC'S, BOTH NEW AND UNMODIFIED AND NEARLY UNPLAYED IN ANY WAY, PERFECT IF YOU WILL. I bought these two Yamaha Acoustics a couple years ago, I believe both 2021's, at any rate, both from same year, first letter of serials both H, meaning they come from same year, sorta a matched pair. Got a FG 840 in awesome Flamed Maple and a FG 830 in Rosewood because I was growing tired of the electro-acoustic sound (and weight) and wanted a stripped-down, back to basics lightweight pure-acoustic resonate sounding guitar again and I wanted to test out the Flamed Maple (FG 840) and compare it with the Rosewood (FG 830), couldn't decide. Figured I would keep the one I loved the most and sell the other, only problem is I couldn't bring myself to part with either. They both sound different but awesome, a nice pair if you got some money. The maple body 840 is bright, loud, defined and crystalline, every note rings loud and clear. All the top end early Gibson acoustics had maple bodies for these very reasons, plus the Maple 840 is stunning to look at, always been a sucker for a large maple bodied acoustics. Just the looks of this guitar sold me quick.

Both have the rosewood fingerboards and bridges, which are compensated for better intonation and full awesome ivory-colored bindings on everything (these are both higher end models in the FG line). The rosewood fingerboards and bridges are now nearly a thing of the past, (can you say Indian Laurel?) Both with original strings still. Both of these weigh in at a lightweight 4.5 lbs. and both with the natural light thin finish, SOLID awesome Sitka Spruce tops and as mentioned no stinkin' pickups and batteries to fool with, just the way God intended acoustics to be! Want a nice pickup, you can put in an awesome sound-hole pickup, they got a bunch out there that sound great, look great, and are not particularly expensive and can be taken out when you don't need or want 'em, just sold a bunch of them in fact, good enuf for old Neil or John Prine, plenty good enough for me! Cleaning house on wife's orders (See other stuff for sale by seller).

These go for $469.99 for the FG 840 and $349.99 for the FG 830, very cheap for the fine quality, appearance and tone. The identical Musicians Gear hard cases are new with tags still on, two keys inside, never left house, same as the guitars, fit like a glove, the hard cases go for $79.00 each, basic awesome good fitting generic black HSC's. They have sat in my climate/humidity-controlled office, no pets, no smoke and in their cases nearly all the time, too many guitars, I guess! Add in sales tax and the FG 840 with case is damn near $600. $450 takes the 840 and hardcase home today. On this platform save expensive sales tax and shipping, which will amount to several hundo. If you want 'em, buy 'em, or they move on to larger more expensive platforms for both of us. Give it a week or two here. If you're interested in just one, we sure can do that as well, but like I say, they do make a nice pair if you got the bread and remember with quality musical instruments well taken care of, they usually do not cost you anything to own as you can usually sell them for what you paid (sometimes more), if you don't abuse them. Big thing with acoustics out here in arid west is of course humidity, or lack thereof. Keep them humidified and many ways to do that and products to use that are not expensive. I even use digital hygrometers to measure humidity and those are not expensive either. Got some of those for sale as well (SOLD).

There were a lot of reasons why I chose these two from the FG Series, first, I remember when the FG series first came out way back when, well over 50 years ago now, 1966 I think it was, most popular acoustic guitar line in history, changed acoustic guitar market. First really good, imported line of acoustics as I recall it. I bought a new one, a FG 180, loved it to death and played to death. They turned the acoustic guitar market upside down. They were awesome and cheap and durable and sounded in some people's opinion, like a little brother to a Martin and only got better with age and playing. Lots of pros played 'em. These are no exceptions, solid Sitka Spruce tops and scalloped bracing (like Martin's) but not the huge price tags. Beautiful full cream-colored binding everywhere on both, Grover-style tuners and work just as good, meaning perfect. These are in the upper FG line and as such, have the nicer appointments.

I highly suggest you check out the awesome video demo/review Joshua Ray Gooch did of the entire new FG line (it was redone and updated a few years ago, like 2016 I believe), just google 'The New Yamaha FG Series Overview with Joshua Ray Gooch'. Think he either is, or was, with Sweetwater. Kind of gives you a good intro to these and how they look and sound. Of course, tons of other reviews and demos of these guitars, as much as you wanna read and watch. Very well-liked by pros and amateurs alike, great instruments.

I would echo what many reviewers say of these guitars, you will not find a better sounding acoustics on the market for the price, period. Both come with original Yamaha cartons. Both purchased new from Sweetwater where you can choose by appearance and weight.

You see this, item is for sale, no need to ask. Located just off I-80 at Robb Drive in NW Reno (Exit 9) at 6850 Sharlands Ave. (Large condo complex, Silver Creek, map in post is correct, just zoom in/out). Make an appointment to come (email or phone, phone in post, don't do texts), and when you are here (place is well marked, go in through roundabout past clubhouse and park by mailboxes, plenty of open parking, security cams and people...safe.), gimme a shout (again number in post, and will bring to your vehicle for inspection etc., can also go into Clubhouse if you wanna really do a test play. Safe area with security cams and people. EZ Breezy. See other items for sale by seller. No tax, no fees, no shipping, no flakes, no checks, no b.s. You are welcome to make an offer on anything but no low balls please, never desperate, specialize in quality stuff for quality people who can appreciate it.

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