When you think of starter guitar, does Yamaha come to mind? Well it should, because Yamaha consistency raises the bar on what to expect at low price points. And we're not talking about a low quality brand here, either. No, this FG800, though entry level, will give you a great look on what to expect at higher priced guitars. That tone is so balanced and maybe on the warm side, as most Yamaha bodies exhibit. The finish looks super nice too! Just don't be disappointed if you find that other guitars can't beat this one! Just get it properly set up and you'll have a great learning experience!