Summary: After being away from the guitar for over 30 years, I'm returning to it with this instrument, and I think I've made a great choice! The only problem I had was that the "Gigmaker" package I purchased didn't come with a strap string. Other than that, GREAT PURCHASE!
Pros: Consistent, Fun To Play, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune
Summary: As an inexpensive laminated guitar, it doesn't need to be babied - which means you take it more places and have more fun. Mine was set up well and was very playable out of the box. Yamaha has been making laminated guitars for decades, so they know how to make them sound good.
Pros: Durable, Fun To Play, Good Feel, Stays In Tune
Summary: This was my first guitar. After over two years of usage, it still works just as new. It's a very sturdy guitar and works great for beginners. Though I'm not the biggest fan of its sound-- it can come off flat, even with new strings-- it's pretty great quality for the price.
Excerpt: For what it is, a dirt-cheap laminate top guitar that comes in a beginner kit ("GigMaker Std"), the F325 is a remarkable value and a surprisingly nice guitar. I got mine for even less than the normal $159.99 with a GC coupon.
Excerpt: Hmmm. If lost/stolen I'd likely pick up another. For its price point, I think it's the best cheapo acoustic you are going to get for $125. Other acoustic instruments: Guild D55, Yamaha FG750S. Electric: Lite Ash Tele, Epi Dot Studio, Agile 3100LP, SX Tele, SX Strat.
Excerpt: For a starter, this is more than a rookie can hope for. The sound is above average, and I���ve read reviews about putting D���addario or Elixir strings into this guitar and it turned into a really nice instrument. I���ll definitely consider it.