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... Read More
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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Reviewed by 81 customers
Ok, so first of all, I did all kinds of research and read all kinds of reviews on this Guitar, and played it for myself before purchasing it. I played a whole list of Guitars that were there, some of them being $2,000 dollars, and none of them sounded as good as this one. Now, I'm just a hobby Guitarist, but still I don't understand the logic of the people that are leaving reviews on this Guitar saying its a great "entry level Guitar". I mean, like I just said, to me (and a hell of a lot of other people), it sounded better than the most expensive Guitars in the place. So, I wouldn't call this Guitar anything like "beginner", or "entry level', I'd say at the very least this Guitar is an epic level of awesomeness that I imagine could put a smile on even the most "professional Guitarist". It comes right out of the box with a nice low action. Perfect for my taste. Not to mention, it is so beautiful that my Wife half expected me to put it in a Wayne's World style display case in the man cave. BTW I got the natural finish. Can you tell I love this guitar?
I purchased this guitar for my husband who has always wanted to learn to play after researching the best beginner guitars. This was a top rated guitar with great reviews. My husband was shocked when he opened it. He absolutely loves playing on this guitar. It has a great sound, to my untrained ear, and it does a pretty good job of retaining the appropriate tuning. I'm very happy with this guitar and my husband's inability to put it down exemplifies his satisfaction with it as well. :)
The Yamaha FG700S is an incredible "beginner" guitar. I put "beginner" in quotes because while priced competitively with beginner guitars, the FG700S will last you well into your intermediate years. Stays in tune, has a gorgeous finish and is a joy to play. But what's it like to decide on this guitar over all the others? Read my Beginner Yamaha Guitar Review here: http://musicmunch.com/2014/08/beginner-yamaha-guitar-review/
I teach guitar and I think this a super guitar for beginning players. It's very affordable, but plays well enough that you won't need a better instrument for years. The ones I've played (which belonged to my students) all had good actions and great tone. Is it equal to a top level Martin or Taylor? Of course not, but compared to other guitars in its price range it's the best I've seen.
I have an Alvarez acoustic/electric that is valued at over $650. This guitar has a different sound than the Alvarez but the quality is easily comparable. The guitar has a deep tone and when I added medium strings, it gave the guitar really wonderful sound. I wound absolutely recommend this guitar. For the value, the quality is amazing!
A great guitar for the price, actually better than great. Factory strings are a bit on the stiff side but that is easily replaced. Great sound but a bit bright for my taste. I would definately buy another if something happened to mine. For the same price the Fender DG-8S pack does sound more well rounded and comes with all the needed accesories. Still though you can not go wrong with this one and it is really more than just abeginner guitar.
Plays well, sounds great, tunes great, and is a great guitar for the price. Way above and beyond all the other beginner level guitars we have tried, and wish we had started on this one 6 years ago. Even my 30+ yr seasoned guitar playing friends are impressed with this guitar. Ratings on this are well earned.
It was a Christmas present, and my first acoustic guitar ever. I've had a couple different electric guitars but never an acoustic. My mom had actually went to the store (without my knowledge) and asked the sales guy there for a perfect guitar for her son, with a reasonable price. I would have never thought a Yamaha would be the guitar for me. I got this guitar my junior year in high school, (17 yrs old). I'm now 23 and still have that same Yamaha, I've added a pick-up to it so I can play with an amp but the sound is beautiful just as I got it from day one. I've advanced with my acoustic guitar skills very much and can never see me departing with this guitar. It's my first, my baby, and looks sexy! Great guitar for beginners and advanced. The price is unreal, don't hesitate to get it; unless your rich and can afford to throw hundreds of dollars around.
It's a great guitar. It plays well, sounds beautiful, and these are consistently made. I bought a new one two years ago for my daughter(no problems with it) and a used one I bought from Guitarcenter.com (for another daughter) just arrived today. I sold guitars back in the 70s and 80s and I was always impressed with the Yamaha FG guitars, especially those with a solid top. A solid top tends to make a guitar sound better with age, and in my experience, Yamaha FG---s guitars do. The price of the guitar is in the top, which is an important element in the sound, whereas the features that are more just decorative but would add to the cost (such as gold hardware, exotic back and sides, fancy inlays) are all at a minimum in this model. Also, the used Yamaha FG700s arrived quickly, very well wrapped, they had clearly put on new strings and it plays beautifully and sounds great. As for the condition, it looks almost new. The FG700s is priced for beginners, but could easily satisfy a more advanced player. I don't think there is a better new guitar for the money and if you want to save a little money you can buy a used one from guitarcenter.com with confidence.
I got this guitar last christmas. I've never played guitar before that and i loved it. Very easy to play, i have the same strings on that it came with and they still sound great.