So it goes like this....
About 2 months ago, I bought a Taylor acoustic guitar. Pricey, but very nice.
I returned it a month later & bought a Variax JTV89. Since I was laid off from my job on my birthday (Jan 18th) after 9 years, I really needed a utilitarian guitar that provided a bunch of acoustics & tuning options. I figured the Variax would work out well because I could use my Pod HD Pro with it & I wouldn't have to buy a pile of various guitars for the gigs I have coming up.
Unfortunately, the wife calls me from LA (where she's been for the last 2 months) last week & informs me that she's abandoning our 10 year marriage & her entire life in Seattle for good. Gee, thanks, you fucking heartless, selfish bitch. So much for being a devoted, faithful, supportive loving husband. And of course, she leaves me all the bills as well because her decision to go there left her financially broke. Smart. Real smart.
So....since my expenses just went up, I returned the Variax to recoup some cash for bills & got me a cheap acoustic. I didn't think I'd find anything as nice as the Taylor in my price range, but I found something pretty damn close. I ended up with the Yamaha FSX700SC. She played pretty nice at the store, but after giving her a minor setup & a fresh set of Elixirs, she really opened up. Sounds & feels great! It's awesome for a cheap investment (the guitar streets at only $299). I tried more expensive guitars, but this one just feels right. Easy to play & really nice tone.
I still have my 1st guitar that I got in 1984. It's a Yamaha EF-15. I've played the hell out of it & 29 years later, it's still a workhorse. It's no surprise that I got another Yamaha. Great acoustic axes.
Anyway, here she is & again, a nice big fuck you to the soon to be ex-wife.
Specs: FSX700SC - FGX/FJX/FSX Series - Acoustic Electrics Guitars - Guitars & Basses - Musical Instruments - Products - Yamaha United States
Very nice! Yamaha acoustics are killer bang-for-the-buck. My older brother has one that he got about 20+ years ago, and it sounds phenomenal, and just gets better with age.