Oscar Schmidt’s OG1FYS is a stylish small-bodied acoustic guitar with a few unique characteristics. It’s a popular model among total novices, as well as players with smaller hands, and it also makes a fantastic acoustic guitar for youngsters, because it’s scaled down to 3/4 of the size of a conventional acoustic guitar. We’ve taken a closer look, as is customary!
The OG1FYS produces a strong sound that is reminiscent of vintage dreadnought models when all of the mentioned characteristics are combined. Of course, it’s a little quieter than a full-sized acoustic, but despite the smaller soundboard, it’s surprisingly full. The sound is clean, and the bass is powerful and forceful, with the trebles beautifully balanced. It doesn’t have the same full, rich tone as the higher-end Baby Taylor or Little Martin, but for a fraction of the price, it’s difficult to complain.
When all factors are considered, the OG1FYS provides excellent value for money, combining a stylish appearance, high-quality construction, and a pleasant tone in a package that virtually anybody can afford. We give it a big thumbs up!