#1
Hi, guys!
I'm looking for a budget acoustic guitar and I can't decide whether to go for the Yamaha FG800 or the Takamine GD20-NS. I don't really have the possibility to them so I'm counting on opinions on demos. Any answer will be appreciated!
#4
Tony Done Can you tell between these two specific models though? I know the yamaha is a good model, but more friends recommended takamine. Also, the takamine is roughly €100 more expensive on Thomann. Don't know about the pinless bridge though. Would it cause any issues?
#6
bonearadu 

The thing about pinless bridges is that the whole of the string tension is being taken by the joint between the top and the bridge, whereas in a pin bridge the string balls lock into the underside of the top, taking the load off that joint. This is IMO a more secure arrangement. Also, I don't trust Tak and cedar tops, because you can't see grain runout in cedar as you can in spruce, and I've seen one damaged Tak with very bad grain runout.