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Yamaha FGX730SC Acoustic Electric Guitar, Brown Sunburst

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Acoustic Electric Guitar
Brown Sunburst
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Die-cast Tuners
  • A.R.T. 1-way Pickup System
  • Built-in tuner

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Product Details

Style Name: Acoustic Electric Guitar | Color: Brown Sunburst
  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 21.6 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002AKOML6
  • Item model number: FGX730SC BS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,566 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

Style: Acoustic Electric Guitar | Color: Brown Sunburst

FG730S TBS
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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.

FG730S TBS
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FGX730SC Features:
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Reverse-L Neck Block
  • Non-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Diecast Chrome Tuners
  • Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Rosewood Back and Sides
  • White/Black Body and Neck Binding
  • Cutaway Body Design
  • ART 1-Way System
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.

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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 Reviews

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Great look and sound.
Susan
The electronics, of course, aren't the best, but they are still pretty good.
Benevolent
It sounds great and looks great, very pleased!
Krystal Lundstrom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By dbd on November 17, 2011
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Tobacco Brown Sunburst
Yes, it's a Chinese guitar - I won't go into the political/economic aspects of it other than to say that I struggled purchasing this for that reason. Let's talk about the guitar on it's merits as a musical instrument.

Tone - Beautiful traditional dreadnought tones. Not as dark or boomy as a Gibson DN, not as bright as a Taylor DN. Really nicely balanced and articulate. If you sat down in an acoustic room with a bunch of guitars, this one would certainly float to the top in this category, no matter the price.

Playability - The setup and fret job are extremely good. Maybe not quite as polished as higher end guitars, but playability-wise no complaints at all. The string spacing is different than on my Taylor, which makes this feel a little off for me - but this is strictly a preference thing so some might like this better. The rosewood fretboard is pretty slick - I don't really notice a functional difference between it and my preferred material (ebony). Perhaps the only negative note in my review - the fretboard binding is not rounded, so it can feel slightly uncomfortable in some situations. Again, this is a personal preference - I've experienced squared-off binding like this on high end guitars as well.

Construction - The neck and body are solid and the bracing is basic, but solid. The neck construction seems less than ideal, but is probably as stable as anything else unless it suffers a big impact. It would be nice if they had mounted a second strap button.

Aesthetics - Overall, the guitar looks great. The sunburst is done well - many pictures of these guitars make the sunburst look pretty bad - it's great in person. The guitar I received (Tobacco Brown Sunburst) is darker than pictures would indicate - which I like.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Grateful Dad on December 10, 2011
Style Name: Acoustic Electric GuitarColor Name: Natural
I received this guitar as a gift a few years ago and it is my favorite guitar acoustic or electric. I have been playing over 30 years and fell in love with this guitar immediately. The tone is so full and the action is perfect. I have other guitars where I've had to lower the action and fool around to get it to my liking. This was perfect right out of the box. I've had friends that own Martin and Taylor guitars play it and just smile at the full tone and playability. Every player that has tried it just stops after playing a few minutes and says "This guitar sounds great." I play it through a Fender Acoustasonic Amp and just LOVE it. The ease of playing on the high frets is so smooth. The guitar does not fall out of tuning when playing several songs and is just a JOY to play. If you are thinking about purchasing this guitar, do so. Did I mention that I LOVE this guitar. The only down side is that I'll find it in my son's room from time to time and he has 2 acoustic guitars.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James S Felts on October 26, 2012
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural
I've had alot of acoustic guitars over the years from Martin, Takamine, Fender, Alvarez and a Seagull. To my ears, this guitar is a cut above the rest. It looks beautiful and the sound is just incredible. If you are in the market for an acoustic guitar and not willing to spend high dollar on one, you will be blown away by this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Benevolent on February 10, 2012
Style Name: Jumbo Acoustic Electric GuitarColor Name: Natural
This guitar is just as good, if not better, than the 100-300 series Taylor guitars at a fraction of the price. Beautiful tone, perfectly placed action allowing for beautiful notes no matter how high on the neck, gorgeous guitar (I got the natural color), Auditorium-like shape allows for great volume while the softer notes are flawless. Great for either finger-picking or strumming. The electronics, of course, aren't the best, but they are still pretty good. I mainly play without plugging up, so that makes no difference to me. I like the option of being able to plug up if I need to, but the pure acoustic sound (which this guitar so richly provides) is more my taste. Built-in tuner is an obvious plus, allowing for quick adjustments of off notes (which doesn't happen often, because this guitar stays in tune very well). I am picky when it comes to the cut-away, and the cut-away that this baby sports is perfect.

I've played the higher end Taylors before, so I obviously know that the 600-800 series Taylor are gonna sound better, but these ratings are based mainly on the bang for the buck that I got out of this guitar:

Tone: 10... Like previously stated, this guitar's tone is as good if not better than the $800-$1600 Taylor guitars. I had wanted a Taylor for a long time. I had my eye on the Taylor 114ce for it's beautiful tone. Though it was the lowest end of the Taylor guitars, it was still $850. When I found the Yamaha fjx730sc, I picked it up and played it, and thought "wow, this sounds better than the Taylor" so I assumed it would be a more expensive guitar. Looked at the price tag... $560.

Feel: 10... The action on the guitar is perfect. Just high enough not to buzz, while staying just low enough to make you barely have to touch the strings to play them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sunny on December 29, 2011
Style Name: Acoustic GuitarColor Name: Natural Verified Purchase
I was recommended this guitar by a guy at our local music store, and I am totally in love with it. Very easy to play, it's loud for rhythm, but it has nice crisp tones for finger-style playing too.

Beautiful rosewood back and sides, the sound quality is outstanding with exceptional projection, it doesn't have a place to put a strap on the body or neck so u will have to put one by the nut. it does have a button on the botom for this purpose though, the only fault i would say about the whole guitar!

I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a best sounding acoustic guitar.
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