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A while back I posted here for opinions on a good beach campfire guitar.
General consensus was lower end Yamaha.
So I picked up an FG 800 Matt finish.
I shaved the saddle and it plays pretty nice. But not as nice as a used LL 16 I stumbled upon.
For about 250 more then I have in the FG I can own the LL16.
What to do?
Why can't I just be satisfied with what I have??
And no I can't keep both. My wife pays no attention but she knows.......
 

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A while back I posted here for opinions on a good beach campfire guitar.
General consensus was lower end Yamaha.
So I picked up an FG 800 Matt finish.
I shaved the saddle and it plays pretty nice. But not as nice as a used LL 16 I stumbled upon.
For about 250 more then I have in the FG I can own the LL16.
What to do?
Why can't I just be satisfied with what I have??
And no I can't keep both. My wife pays no attention but she knows.......
Ll16 keep


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LL 16
 

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The ll are hard to come by . And if I recall are all solid wood. And fg line normally laminated back and side and sometimes lamented tops . Otherwise yuck


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The ll are hard to come by . And if I recall are all solid wood. And fg line normally laminated back and side and sometimes lamented tops . Otherwise yuck


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The LL06 has laminate back and sides (still sound good), as do the FGs. The LL16 is where you get all solid woods.
 

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Is there an FS sized LL16??
 

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Pretty sure the LL series is Yamaha's top of the line
 
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A while back I posted here for opinions on a good beach campfire guitar.
General consensus was lower end Yamaha.
So I picked up an FG 800 Matt finish.
I shaved the saddle and it plays pretty nice. But not as nice as a used LL 16 I stumbled upon.
For about 250 more then I have in the FG I can own the LL16.
What to do?
Why can't I just be satisfied with what I have??
And no I can't keep both. My wife pays no attention but she knows.......
 

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I've played both. I'll take the LL16 any day. The FG800 is quite a decent guitar but it's not in the same league as the LL16. The A.R.E. process seems to add to its impressive tone as do the solid top and solid Rosewood back and sides.
 
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Pretty sure the LL series is Yamaha's top of the line
The make them right up to master luthier level guitars that cost thousands, apparently handmade by a single crafter in Japan. Models like the LL56 or LL66 must be amazing guitars if they follow the trajectory of my LL16.
 

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fOR a camp fire guitar the Fg will be a better beater & more likely stay in tune better .
For this reason i have a FG 700 & taking it out on a cool night i don't encounter the tuning problems that i have with my higher end guitars as the adjust to temp change .
 
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