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Yamaha FG700S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar, Natural
|Price:||$169.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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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
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Austin Bazaar||My Music Life|
|Top Material||Sitka Spruce||Solid Spruce||Sitka Spruce||Spruce|
|Number Of Strings||6||6||6||6|
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From the Manufacturer
The Best-Selling Acoustic Guitar of All Time
Yamaha FS Series
Choice woods, the finest craftsmanship and a smaller folk style body make the FS a popular alternative to the larger FG. Precise, smooth response and a sweet, focused tone make this a great choice for recording or fingerpicking.
Designed with a full-sized body depth, the FS Series delivers rich low-end tone that contradicts it's size. It's short scale makes it an excellent choice for guitarists with small hands.
Yamaha FG Series
For over 40 years, millions of musicians have used the Yamaha FG as the perfect tool to express their music. FGs gained the respect due to their quality, dependability, playability and value.
Since it was introduced in the 1960’s, the Yamaha FG has been recognized as simply the best acoustic guitar in its league. 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.
The main purpose of bracing on an acoustic guitar is to strengthen the top against the tension of the strings. By modifying the vibrations of the guitar’s top, the bracing also serves to create the guitar’s tonal signature. Yamaha’s guitars use a non-scalloped X-bracing design with each of the eight braces carefully positioned to tailor the guitar’s sound. The use of non-scalloped bracing ensures your guitar will retain its tone, response, and stability for a lifetime.
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.
Hand Sprayed Thin Finish
All Yamaha FG & FS 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 each guitar is around 0.25 millimeter thin. It provides the minimum restriction of vibrations of the wood, and a louder, fuller tone while remaining incredibly strong and resilient.
|Acoustic Models||Dreadnought, Concert||Dreadnought, Concert, Left-Handed, 12-String||Dreadnought, Concert|
|Acoustic-Electric Models||Dreadnought Cutaway||Dreadnought Cutaway, Concert Cutaway, Jumbo Cutaway||Dreadnought Cutaway, Concert Cutaway, Jumbo Cutaway|
|Top||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Sitka Spruce||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides||Nato||Mahogany||Rosewood|
|Body Binding||Black & White||Ivory & Black||Cream|
|Finish Options||Natural, Sunburst||Natural, Black, Cobalt Aqua, Dusk Sun Red, Tobacco Brown, Brown Sunburst||Natural, Dusk Sun Red, Tobacco Brown Sunburst, Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Brown Sunburst, Black|
Top Customer Reviews
Perfect action for a beginner
Quality instrument for really cheap!
Been playing for 3 weeks and I have yet to find one
No wolf notes, nor anything else. Solid Solid instrument
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.Read more ›
-- 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.)
-- 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.
The unusual circumstance is that through no fault of Amazon, I received three of these guitars when I ordered one as a Christmas present for me using a gift card. This allowed me to literally inspect, set up, assess, play and listen to each guitar back to back to back.
I'd like to first commend Yamaha for what I would call impeccable quality control. Now let's discuss the guitars:
FINISH: Okay, most everyone reading this knows this guitar is made with a Sitka Spruce top, or sound board as it's technically called. All three guitar tops looked perfect and the finish polished to a nice smooth finish. Two of the guitars were exactly the same color, or shade if you will, while the third was about 10% lighter. Obviously this relates to the actual tree used as it is a clear urethane used by Yamaha that doesn't shade or tint the color at all. This is normal and for those who order via Amazon, you'll get whatever color you get, but trust me, they all looked good due to the use of the Sitka Spruce which is typically reserved for guitars costing way more than this one which is classified as more of a beginners guitar (likely because the wood used for the sides and back of the body and tuner hardware are not "high end" like professional or less "beginner" guitars than this one). That said, the wood is beautiful on all three and just because of my personal preference, I kept the guitar with the more blonde color than the other two. Plus it looks identical to an Ovation 12 string I used for years and always loved the color of.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the sale price on a deal day, you couldn't go wrong with this. It's amusing though. We used to laugh at the "cheap" Japanese junk being made, until they started making... Read morePublished 2 days ago by S. E. Shapiro
I got it on Amazon for 99.99 basically 1/2 off the regular price. The internet says that it is the most popular guitar and they are right. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kevin H. Le
I own a few of the Yamaha acoustic guitars, FG 730S & A3M Acoustic Electric. The FG series are an excellent guitar for a beginner all the way to a seasoned pro. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lee
Bought this guitar over two years ago as a total novice and it is still going strong. Perfect guitar to start on as it is more than suitable through the intermediate level. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Sinsff Cantmg
My daughter loves this guitar. It's beautiful and the shell inlay is so pretty. The sound is beautiful too.Published 21 days ago by LCMOMMA