The Yamaha FG800 Natural Folk Guitar is the standard acoustic model with quality sound and a traditional design. This solid-top guitar has authentic, balanced sound with robust strength, due to the scalloped bracing. The FG is louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division. This sound is possible by utilizing analysis and simulation to arrive at the best bracing design without depending on tradition or guesswork. This analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing pattern, a new and ideal acoustic structure that maintains the durability of the top board while bringing out the most sound the Yamaha FG has to offer. This is a great guitar for beginners.