Side-by-side comparison of the Yamaha FSX830C and the Takamine GC5CE-NAT

Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Yamaha FSX830C to the Takamine GC5CE-NAT. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. Click here if you would like to see more product reviews in the same category.

 Yamaha FSX830CContestant number one is the Yamaha FSX830C.

 Takamine GC5CE-NATThe challenger is the Takamine GC5CE-NAT. Perhaps you’re a classical guitarist and you just want to be able to plug your guitar in to be heard for once? This is a great guitar for that purpose. It comes with nylon strings that are good for classical music, but works for most other genres as well. It’s refreshing to have a guitar with nylon strings, since many acoustic-electric guitars have steel strings.

A good look at the Takamine GC5CE-NAT

Here is a video with a guy that probably is over the moon, he has just gotten his Takamine GC5CE-NAT and is trying it out. He’s pretty good too!


Yamaha FSX830C

Takamine GC5CE-NAT


+ Beautiful sound
+ Hard case
+ Three different colors
+ Affordable
+ Solid Sitka Spruce Top

+ Great for classical music
+ Nylon strings
+ Warm, rich guitar tone
+ Versatile


If you are going to play pop music, we definitely recommend this guitar, it both sounds and looks the part for a very low price when you consider the average price range. It’s amazing that you can get such a good guitar for so little money! Alternatively, you could check out the Seagull S6 original acoustic electric.

If you like to play beautiful classical music but would like to be able to turn the volume up a bit once in a while, you’re in luck. This guitar sounds great and will enhance whatever you’re playing. It’s really good to have if you play with other people and need to make yourself heard or are playing at a big venue.

The Bottom Line

Check out Music Critic's in-depth article Top 10 Best Acoustic Electric Guitars Under $700 which includes even more information.

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