Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural 888365032993

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Yamaha's FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar is a reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitar featuring one of the most popular tonewoods - solid Sitka spruce - for the top. This gives you a nice mellow ton... Click To Read More About This Product

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Yamaha's FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar is a reasonably priced entry-level acoustic guitar featuring one of the most popular tonewoods - solid Sitka spruce - for the top. This gives you a nice mellow tone with a slower response, and keeps the guitar nice and lightweight, a combination that is ideal for a beginner trying to find their way around the instrument. The nato back and sides also keeps the guitar lightweight and inexpensive while not sacrifcing tone. Other features of the FG700S include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black and white body binding, die-cast tuners, and a tortoise pickguard. Case sold separately.

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Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Black/white body binding
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Headstock inlay
  • Natural finish
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaFG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (27)
  • Good feel (27)
  • Fun to play (26)
  • Stays in tune (24)
  • Consistent (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (9)
  • School bands (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (21), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hard to beat its value in the $200 range

I got this acoustic a GC after my birthday. After browsing the store for weeks, I decided on a acoustic and narrowed it down to about 10 models which included Ibanazes, Fenders, Epiphones...Read complete review

I got this acoustic a GC after my birthday. After browsing the store for weeks, I decided on a acoustic and narrowed it down to about 10 models which included Ibanazes, Fenders, Epiphones and Ovations. I had very little time that day to pick one out from the hundreds of guitars they have so I asked one of the staff for help. He asked me a few questions like what was my price range is this my first guitar and so forth. When I told him my price range was $150-$250 and I didn't need a acoustic/electric, he immediatly grabbed a Yamaha FG700s from the rack. It seemed that he was quite estatic about this particular guitar. I asked another staff member just for a second opinion and he too was very positive about this model. After trying it out for 10 min. I decided to go with their word and buy the FG700s. Details I noticed: What really first grabbed my attention was the finish. Bleeding gorgoues. If it had the label Taylor on the headstock I wouldn't have any trouble believing it. The looks are practically on par with the $700-$1000 acoustics yousee in the high-end companies. The top is made of a solid Sitka Spruce top which has a absolutely awesome tone. The large body lets it be loud without strumming hard. The hardware is great, so much better than the tuners on the Squire I've been borrowing. I tuned it when I first brought it home and stayed in tune for about 3 weeks. The neck gives it a very long sweet sustain. The finished mahogany makes the neck easy to play and beautiful to boot. There's only a couple of things I dislike about this. Firstly there is no dot inlay on the third fret which makes it slightly difficult for a beginner such as myself. Also, the body is not exactly as easy to play as a shallo roundback so it may be a little bit uncomfortable at first. I would recommend this to anyone who is beggining playing and/or has a sub $300 budget. This is a great acoustic justas the people at GC said.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Guitar

I bought this because I thought it would be better than my Epiphone PR150..I am taking a guitar class at the community college..it seems higher quality, but the strings are so...Read complete review

I bought this because I thought it would be better than my Epiphone PR150..I am taking a guitar class at the community college..it seems higher quality, but the strings are so high up compared to my Epiphone it makes it difficult to play. I have yet to get used to it I guess. I also wish it had a dot on the third fret.

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(226 of 234 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hard to beat its value in the $200 range

By crazyhorse742

from ct

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I got this acoustic a GC after my birthday. After browsing the store for weeks, I decided on a acoustic and narrowed it down to about 10 models which included Ibanazes, Fenders, Epiphones and Ovations. I had very little time that day to pick one out from the hundreds of guitars they have so I asked one of the staff for help. He asked me a few questions like what was my price range is this my first guitar and so forth. When I told him my price range was $150-$250 and I didn't need a acoustic/electric, he immediatly grabbed a Yamaha FG700s from the rack. It seemed that he was quite estatic about this particular guitar. I asked another staff member just for a second opinion and he too was very positive about this model. After trying it out for 10 min. I decided to go with their word and buy the FG700s. Details I noticed: What really first grabbed my attention was the finish. Bleeding gorgoues. If it had the label Taylor on the headstock I wouldn't have any trouble believing it. The looks are practically on par with the $700-$1000 acoustics yousee in the high-end companies. The top is made of a solid Sitka Spruce top which has a absolutely awesome tone. The large body lets it be loud without strumming hard. The hardware is great, so much better than the tuners on the Squire I've been borrowing. I tuned it when I first brought it home and stayed in tune for about 3 weeks. The neck gives it a very long sweet sustain. The finished mahogany makes the neck easy to play and beautiful to boot. There's only a couple of things I dislike about this. Firstly there is no dot inlay on the third fret which makes it slightly difficult for a beginner such as myself. Also, the body is not exactly as easy to play as a shallo roundback so it may be a little bit uncomfortable at first. I would recommend this to anyone who is beggining playing and/or has a sub $300 budget. This is a great acoustic justas the people at GC said.

(79 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha FG700S

By mperez

from Covina, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

Now just hold on I know that people often say that a Yamaha is the poor man's guitar, but wait... Appearance: The FG700S is a pretty clean looking guitar. Has a nice gloss on the body with a less intensive amount on the neck making sliding up and down the neck a breeze. Play ability: The low action of the strings makes it easy to play with minimal effort, but not so low you get a sound from hitting the frets. Sound: Wow. What sound, I get other experienced musicians telling all the time when they play it that it sounds great and they can't put it down. Cost: For what you get it can't be beat. I would send anyone interested in buying an acoustic for a similar price to compare it yourself to see what I'm talking about Down sides: It?s not a cutaway, it's not acoustic/electric and not fancy.

(52 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

can,t be beat

By j.beverly

from dunnellon , FL.

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I own the yamaha FS700S acoustic, as well as many other acoustics and electrics. This Yamaha looks great and sounds better than both of my fender acoustics and my friend's gibson! My only regret is not buying this guitar first, I could have saved a lot of money, It's everything I needed in an acoustic guitar: nice action and playability,great sound,and outstanding value,period.

(51 of 62 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yamaha FG700S

By scooter'sdad

from Rougemont, N.C.

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

After years of not playing, I bought a FG700s after comparing against several other brands in this price range. I was totally surprised with the sound and the quality. I now play it every day, and it rarely needs tuning.

(51 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best of the group

By Mutt Lang

from Iraq

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

We have a group of us over here in Iraq trying to teach ourselves guitar. OUt of the three guitars we have this FG700S outperforms all the rest. For the money, this guitar is definately the bees knees. The action is smooth and the sound is much fuller than all the other guitars in its price range. Thank You Yamaha for making a quality product.

(47 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar for an Amazing Price!!

By Victoria L.

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I've been playing for almost 2 years, I learned on a First Act student guitar, got a Squier Strat and a nylon, and decided I wanted to try a steel string. I went to a Guitar Center where I live fully intending to buy the Mitchell MD100S, but when I got there it wasn't what I wanted. The awesome salesperson who was helping me, Andy, asked why I was looking at the MD100S, and of course it was the price. He then brought out the Yamaha FG700S. In ten minutes I knew it was the one. The finish was beautiful, I loved the shape, and the fact that it's very light in weight. It plays tremendously for its price, I was shocked when I strummed a chord. It has a nice, small neck, which is good for someone like me with small fingers. I've had it for a little over 2 months and have not had any problems with it, some of my friends who are much better than I am that were also shocked by the playability. I had a coupon so I actually got this guitar for the price of the Mitchell. This is now my primary instrument, and there really are no downsides. If you're considering getting this guitar, go ahead and do it! You won't regret it!

(45 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By unknown209

from Merced,CA

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

My cousin bought it and it sounds better than mine. It's great for beginners, but it sounds too great to be a beginner guitar. It is really loud and clear. At Guitar Center I played a $800 guitar and this one sounds better than that expensive one. I love this guitar I even wish I bought it before my cousin!!

(38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Beginner Guitar

By Geoff

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I'm impressed with this guitar's overall quality. It sounds great and has little or no buzzing while playing. The finish on the front, back, sides and neck of the guitar is beautiful. Nothing sticks out on this guitar as being 'offensive' in any way. For the price range, you would be hard pressed to find a better sounding guitar. I'll admit at first I was looking at an Epiphone for the same price, but the salesman at Guitar Center was very helpful and convinced me this guitar is better. Indeed it does have better build quality and sound than the Epiphone. And, it sounds comparable to much more expensive guitars. Bottom line, buy it and you will not regret it. *(just remember get a JUMBO sized gig bag)(it's larger than standard guitars)*

(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect First Guitar

By Felipe

from Phoenix,AZ

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

When I first decided to learn the guitar, I went into GC for some advice (I had a certain guitar in mind, from looking at the website) and from my first breathe of "i'm a beginner" They took me to this guitar. Not knowing much I couldn't be happier with the way it sounds and it's ease to play. I was recently given a more expensive Fender for my bday but I still play my Trustee FG300S!! GREAT GREAT GREAT Guitar

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

While looking for a "beater" . . .

By BeachBoy52

from Huntington Beach, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I dropped in to the local GC looking for something in the $100 to $150 price range that I could take to the beach and not worry about. I was stuck between a Fender and Mitchell both had pretty good sound, and I asked if there was anything else close to those two. The salesman said if I wouldn't mind kicking in another $50 he had a great sounding guitar to show me, and brought out a 700S. So after a little more debate I took home the 700S, it seemed to be a little warmer than either of the others. After the ride home in the gig bag on my motorcycle it was still in tune. Later that day I took it over to a friend and we played the Yamaha alongside his Taylor 410. We couldn't believe the similarity between the voices of these two guitars. It may not be a Taylor but it sure sounds like one. If I was looking for my first guitar all over again, and if I knew then what I knew now, this would be my choice to start with.

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