I was conflicted on which acoustic guitar I wanted to buy and getting the most bang for the buck. There were A couple I had my eye on, and went to my Local Sam Ash to do a comparison. The sales person steered me towards the Yamaha FG800. It sounded beautiful. I made the order online due to a promotion PayPal was doing that saved me $30. The Customer service at Sam Ash.com was excellent, we talked several times and he also recommended the Yamaha FG800. I am so happy with quality and sound of the guitar, and the customer service I recieved. I would do this all over again without hesitation!