Ok, so I'm from the electric guitar forum, so apologies if this beater guitar is discussed too often.
I recently won a raffle for a Yamaha FG700s, and when I brought it home, I was quite surprised and pleased with the sound. Lots of volume, and very balanced tone. I don't know all that much about acoustic guitars, and I had no idea about this model. Since it sounded so nice, I wondered if it was a pricey model, and I was surprised to learn that it is a beginner's guitar!
My nice acoustic is a Larrivee D-03R, and playing them side-by-side.... well my Larrivee plays a lot better, and I have to admit the strings are in desperate need of changing on it, but the Yamaha sounds so good I almost think I should just sell my Larrivee since it's worth a few bucks. Crazy. I don't know if I'll actually sell my Larrivee, but I really am surprised by this cheapie. Are cheap acoustics always this nice?