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Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

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List Price: $322.00
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Acoustic Guitar
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  • Affordable 6-string acoustic guitar-great for beginners
  • Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, die-cast tuners
  • Accented with black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard
  • High-gloss natural finish looks great under the stage lights
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
35 new from $179.99 5 used from $169.99 1 refurbished from $179.99

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Product Details

Style Name: Acoustic Guitar | Color: Natural
  • Product Dimensions: 43 x 6 x 21 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 32.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000FIZISQ
  • Item model number: FG700S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,449 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 30, 2004

Product Description

Style: Acoustic Guitar | Color: Natural

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A great entry-level acoustic guitar, the 6-string Yamaha FG700S offers deluxe features including die-cast tuners, solid sitka spruce top, and a rosewood fingerboard. Other features include a black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard, and a high-gloss natural finish that will look great under the stage lights. It's backed by Yamaha's limited lifetime warranty.

Product Description

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THE YAMAHA FG SERIES

Since it was introduced in the 1960’s, the Yamaha FG has been recognized as simply the best acoustic guitar in its league. Millions of guitarists recall the part an FG has played in their playing career. The FG is a perfect example of Yamaha’s unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern guitar-building techniques. Everything focuses on the same goal: an outstanding playing experience, and the great tone that’s made FG the choice of some of the greatest players in history. Now, the greatest players of the future are choosing it too.

A LIVING LEGEND

Around for more than 40 years now, the FG Series offers outstanding quality with features like non-scalloped X-bracing and reverse-L neck block. Solid tops provide excellent performance and quality, delivering the clear sound characteristic of the FG series. All in all, an excellent instrument truly enjoyable to play.

DOVETAIL NECK JOINT

The joint between body and neck is essential to an acoustic guitar, not just for physical stability but also for sound. The efficient transfer of vibrations from neck to body is crucial in creating a full and balanced tone. All Yamaha acoustic guitars feature a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint. The precisely crafted joint uses no metal parts and gives the guitar the best neck-to-body contact for outstanding tone along with incredibly strength and stability.

THIN FINISH

All Yamaha FG guitars feature our signature ultra-thin finish. The perfect combination of advanced finish technology and artisan hand-spraying techniques ensures the rich, high-gloss finish on FG models is around 0.25 mm thin. It provides the minimum restriction of vibrations of the wood, and a louder, fuller tone while remaining incredibly strong and resilient.

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FG700S Features
  • Affordable 6-string acoustic guitar-great for beginners
  • Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, die-cast tuners
  • Accented with black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard
  • High-gloss natural finish looks great under the stage lights
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
BRACING PATTERN

The main purpose of bracing on an acoustic guitar is to strengthen the top against the tension of the strings. Also, by modifying the vibrations of the guitar’s top, the bracing also serves to create the guitar’s tonal signature. Yamaha’s FG guitars use a non-scalloped X-bracing design with each of the eight braces carefully positioned to tailor the guitar’s sound. They perfectly complement the tone woods used in order to create the FG’s unmistakable combination of clear and balanced tone with incredible control. The use of non-scalloped bracing ensures your FG will retain its tone, response, and stability for a lifetime of playing.

COMPARE MODELS
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FG700S
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FG720S
VCS Finish Pictured
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FG730S
BL Finish Pictured
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FGX720SCA
BS Finish Pictured
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FGX730SC
Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Rosewood Fingerboard
White/Black Body and Neck Binding
Bound Headstock
Mahogany Back and Sides
Rosewood Back and Sides
System55T Piezo and Preamp
ART 1-Way System


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It sounds and looks great.
PT
The guitar appears to be very well made, looks and sounds good to me.
gerry v
I would highly recommend this guitar for a beginner.
Magic Mike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

252 of 260 people found the following review helpful By Travis Dalton on July 12, 2009
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural
I played a Johnson dreadnought in highschool and was told that my fingers would stop hurting eventually. They never did do to the really high action (distance from fretboard to string). After 2yrs I finally gave up guitar. Recently I was having a 1/4 life crisis (im 25) and wanted to learn guitar. I broke out the old johnson from the closet and played for 2 weeks and again the finger problem. I went to Guitar Center and talked to a couple of the guys and started playing as many guitars as i could. I found that every single one was easier on my fingers than the johnson. I tried out the yamaha and a few others in this range. The yamaha just felt so much better. The action was perfect for a newbie but after asking another customer to test it for me (guy was freaking awesome on a guitar) I realized this one was amazing on really advanced stuff and you could strum the heck out of it and it still sounds amazing. Please if you are looking at playing guitar. PLEASE start with something like this instead of the $99-189 range... This is a 350 guitar hiding behind a 199 price tag. I know most ppl just want a guitar now but if you get a cheaper one you will quit playing because you can only take so much pain.

Pros:
Great Look!
Perfect action for a beginner
Quality instrument for really cheap!

Cons:
Been playing for 3 weeks and I have yet to find one
No wolf notes, nor anything else. Solid Solid instrument
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129 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Anon on September 21, 2009
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural
I got this guitar about a year ago as a birthday present from my girlfriend. Because ears are so subjective, we went to Guitar Center to try out a whole slew of makes and models. Pretty much anything they had in the sub-$500 range. I tried Martins, Fenders, Epiphones, Gibsons, Taylors, Ovations, Yamahas-- you name it, I tried it. Most sounded pretty good, but you could tell they were budget guitars. Just no balance. Some had great deep tone but no treble. Others were very bright but had no bottom end. I was about ready to settle on a $350 Yamaha (which looked BEAUTIFUL) and had a decent balance, but then my girlfriend found this FG700S hiding behind some boxes. I played it and...WOW. Rich lows and bright highs. Needless to say, that's the one I picked. My fingers hurt at first from playing it so much, but I got used to it pretty quick. I kept the same strings Yamaha had originally put on it for about 6 months before they started to turn dark with corrosion. I don't know how long the guitar sat in their showroom for, but my guess is about 6 months based on the build date (I got from calling Yamaha). Get one of these brand new and I bet the strings will last you a year. I played and still play my FG700 more than my $500 Epiphone Les Paul, even when practicing. I just like the sound that much.

Then after doing some research in March I had a guitar shop put in a bone saddle (the white part that the strings bend over right before they go into the body) and I couldn't believe my ears! What was already a great sounding guitar now sounds as good as anything up into the $800 range, easily. All for roughly $270 ($180 guitar + $90 saddle).

To me, this thing is an investment. They say that guitars age kind of like wine.
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76 of 85 people found the following review helpful By S. Murphy on May 7, 2009
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural
After many years of thinking about it, I finally decided to actually pick up the guitar so received a hand me down Sigma from the 70's and started plucking away. After a few months of killing my fingers I figured I would spend a few bucks and get it fixed. In about 30 seconds Billy from B & D Repair (highly recommended if you are in the Phoenix area) said in all reality this was a money pit that would never get anywhere.

After a good discussion of what my playing level was and where I wanted to go with my guitar experience he recommended the Yamaha FG700S as a top level entry instrument.

Immediately after picking the guitar up my playing improved, mainly due to the strings actually being close to the fret board as opposed to a few inches away. I have been playing it pretty solidly every day for the past 4 months and have really enjoyed this guitar.

Sound stays true during light strumming as well as through hard and fast pieces. No real distortion of the sound during hard playing. Unit has a nice full sound as well for a wide variety of songs. Guitar comes with coated strings, so is nice and easy to play, as well tuning stays true. I am a bit of a nut so I tune it frequently, but it is not really needed that frequently as the unit maintains its tuning quite well.

For me this has been the perfect affordable beginner guitar.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Panzermann on December 31, 2011
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural
This Yamaha guitar is a great bargain: no, it's not as good as a Martin or Taylor, which cost substantially more. But in the budget price range, this guitar looks good and for the most part sounds great. Those are subjective matters, to be sure, but to my ears, this guitar beats a lot of other comparably priced acoustic guitars from other manufacturers I've tried. Note that this guitar lacks electronics for playing directly through an amp--an important concern for anyone who wants to perform.

Pros:

-- Stays in tune extremely well
-- Good intonation overall
-- Good projection and tone
-- Quality fit and finish
-- Durable: mine has served me well for a number of years now. (But bear in mind: like any stringed instrument, this guitar requires moderately careful handling and proper storage. Use it, don't abuse it.)

Cons:

-- Action a bit high on the upper frets
-- Bass tone a bit weak once you leave first-position cowboy-chord country
-- Truss rod doesn't turn smoothly

Certainly, any beginner* should be delighted with this guitar, and more experienced guitarists on a budget should be quite happy with it.

* If this is your first guitar, you should also consider purchasing a guitar stand, case, chromatic tuner, picks, extra strings, string winder w/ bridge pin puller, capo, and a polishing cloth.
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