Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

Pinned on September 3, 2013 at 10:35 am by Julie Martinez

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

The Yamaha FG700S Acoustic guitar is a great entry level acoustic guitar with deluxe features including a solid Sitka spruce top, die-cast tuners, and a rosewood fingerboard. The heritage of Yamaha guitars begins with the FG line of acoustic guitars. Yamaha’s legendary value and quality make their instruments some of the most prized on the planet. This is an affordable way to own a high-quality instrument. Yamaha FG700S Features Solid Sitka Spruce Top Rosewood Bridge Tortoise Pickguard Natural FinishA 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.

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Travis Dalton says:

Great guitar 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 beginnerQuality instrument for really cheap!Cons:Been playing for 3 weeks and I have yet to find oneNo wolf notes, nor anything else. Solid Solid instrument

S. Quinn says:

Excellent guitar, with excellent potential 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. You take good care of it and it will just sound better and better the older it gets. My father’s got an FG110 from the 70’s and it sounds amazing now. I figure that give this thing 20 years and it will sound as good as anything out there.Pro’s: Great sound especially for $200, nice finish, easy playability, very good factory strings.Con’s: Action can be a little high if you play a lot at the higher frets (you can have that adjusted), it’s a jumbo acoustic: so for smaller people the body can be a little oversized.

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