Yamaha makes some amazing instruments, particularly pianos. But when it comes to their student-line acoustic guitars, you can get SO much more bang for your buck with Canadian brands like Seagull, and Alvarez guitars. I've never owned a Yamaha acoustic guitar but I have taught MANY students over the last 12 years who had these as starters, and they always disappoint. Trust me ... shop around.
Hands down the best acoustic I've ever owned. Found it at an antique mall. It was covered in stickers that ate away the finish, and the body was split a bit. Almost caught on fire, carried case-less through rain, sanded part of it for a scratch pad. Gave out and split past the point of repair in early January 2016, and the support beams disconnected. Saddest loss of a guitar I've ever experienced.
The Yamaha F325 is great guitar for beginners, this was my first acoustic guitar, as I got more adept at guitar, the more I noticed the problems of this guitar. The action is high, the sound is thin. The tuners are sub-par... But for all this, a beginner will have this guitar and cherish as the quality of this affordable guitar is miles ahead of other guitars in the same price range.