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Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A guitar with quality materials, outstanding construction, and great value

The FGX730SC acoustic guitar offers great features, including a cutaway body with a Solid Sitka Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard in a beautiful hi-gloss natural finish. With FGX730SC you have the option of plugging into a PA or amp with a 1-way piezo/preamp system with a 3-band EQ, adjustable midrange frequency control, and built-in chromatic tuner. Acoustically or plugged in, the FGX730SC sounds fantastic.

A.R.T. technology uses unique multilayer structuring and achieves optimum dynamic balance. Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars have consistently used piezoelectric pickups to reproduce the pure sounds of the acoustic guitar. But piezoelectric pickups tended to overreact to changes in attack, which, in turn, caused distortion. To achieve ideal playability, Yamaha improved the way the dynamics were controlled on the FJX730SC acoustic electric.

The guitar pickup was designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials. This dampens excessive vibration from the top board while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance. Also, because the pickup is fitted directly beneath the top board, it functions as a transducer attached to the guitar body. In addition to two main pickups mounted under the saddle, this system has one each on the bass and treble sides to capture the vibrations of the entire length of the strings and body, as well as the sound's bass and treble components. The Yamaha guitar's pickups are laid out in such a way as to achieve clear reproduction even during high-position soloing.

The A.R.T. preamp system's 1-way configuration features one main pickup system consisting of two pickups underneath the saddle. The 3-band equalizer gives the ability to control the mid-range for versatile sound creation. The system is also equipped with an onboard tuner. The body's non-scallop, X-type bracing design delivers deep lows full of presence that are unique to the Yamaha sound, and a clear upper end, making a clear and tight response. The Yamaha FJX730SC's head design includes real mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock and adds a touch of class not found often in this price range.

Yamaha's original L-block neck design offers faster transfer of string vibration to the acoustic electric guitar's body for greater depth and tone while enhancing stability around the neck joint. The large bridge offers greater transfer of string vibration to the body producing a tight and clear mid-range with full, balanced tone. Smooth lines and edges keep the playing surface unencumbered. Case sold separately.
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Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Body Type: Cutaway
    Back & Sides: Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Body Depth: 3-15/16" - 4-5/8"
    String Scale: 25-9/16"
    Preamp: A.R.T. 1way Pickup System (1-way, 3-band EQ, adjustable midrange frequency, chromatic tuner)
    Tuners: Die-cast Chrome
    Finish: Natural
    Warranty: Limited Lifetime
    Case sold separately

Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • I Can't Believe I Love A Yamaha

    As reviewed by rubrsoul29 on 12/6/2010

    Okay, so I have been a Martin owner for quite some time I own three... A vintage D-28, an O-45 and a D-16GT. My D-16 has been my knock around for gigs and travel. Although I love to play all of them, I love to keep them in good condition even more, so six months ago I decided to go on the hunt for a good "knock around guitar" that wouldn't hurt my wallet but could stand up to the sound and playability of the Martin. I went to several stores around town to start the search but found that I had been spoiled by what I'm used to playing. I played several Takamines to much disappointment as they proved to have a lot of dead spots and seemingly bad intonation. I finally made it to my local Guitar Center and proceeded to play every acoustic guitar in the store. I was starting to lean towards a Breedlove of the same price and was asked to give the Yamaha a try by the clerk who had done some gigging with the same guitar. Much to my surprise as I started to play I found that I loved the tone, it has a very warm resonance that comes through plugged in or unplugged. Right out of the gate I found the action to be spot on (although I think I just lucked out). Overall I have no complaints this is a great gigging guitar, the electronics although cheaper than my Fishman, are very solid. I am also surprised to report that I have a lot of fun with this guitar because of the $1,000 sound at half the price. I have gigged with it now for 6 months and other than getting it set up 2 months into owning it, I have nothing but good things to say about this guitar. You CANNOT beat the quality for the price here, so if you're on the fence, just buy it.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great buy.

    As reviewed by Ed M. on 10/3/2010

    Like most, I played them all and chose the Yamaha. The neck is very user friendly, The way it sits is solid (won't feel like your fighting to keep it on your leg), The sound is Great plugged in or not. If your looking through the Guitar center give this one a try. I purchased this guitar 3 years and hasn't let me down. It is a guitar that you'll have to keep even after moving up to a more expensive one. Recommend 5 stars.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best tone under $1000

    As reviewed by Argyle on 2/11/2011

    Title says most of it - I tried a ton of different guitars in at least four different stores, and the $500 FGX730SC had better acoustic tone than anything else priced under $1000. In fact I had to go up above $1500 before I started to hear comparably good tone from other brands. Plugged in, the FGX730SC's tone is still excellent, though not quite as beautiful as the acoustic sound. I play it through an Acoustic AG-30 guitar amp. The Yamaha's built-in tuner is very convenient, the neck feels superb, the nut was perfectly cut for easy playability at the low frets. I removed and sanded the saddle to lower the action at the other end of the strings, and also switched to extra light (.010) strings for effortless playability. The only slight criticism I have of this guitar is that it is not particularly loud (unplugged). If you don't need maximum acoustic volume, check this out - it's a really good guitar.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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