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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... Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (92)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (12), Experienced (3)

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, but not great

I have an older, much cheaper Yamaha F-35P that sounds much louder, clearer, and boomier than the FG700S. I recently purchased an FG700, and was very disappointed with it. The action...Read complete review

I have an older, much cheaper Yamaha F-35P that sounds much louder, clearer, and boomier than the FG700S. I recently purchased an FG700, and was very disappointed with it. The action was so high it was almost unplayable, and once I got it lowered, the sound just does NOT compare to my old cheap Yamaha. Tone is not balanced well at all, as it's very mid and bass heavy, and the highs are somewhat muted. Also, playing along even with just a sound system, it was difficult to hear the guitar. I cut a sound hole in it, and it improved the sound somewhat, but it still simply does NOT compare to the much cheaper F-35.

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5.0

I love this guitar!

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from Santa Cruz, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      I'm a super beginner, but tried other guitars and this one fit me like a glove. Easy to hold, easy action, all notes are easy to hit, rich sound and constructed well! I recommend this to anyone just starting out and I also read a lot of positive reviews outside of guitar center. Thumbs up!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By 

      from Philadelphia, pa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Sounds Good

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      I play everyday and it's great. Everyone should buy it

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      5.0

      I love my new ax

      By 

      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        It is fun to play and makes learning the instrument a great experience.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By 

        from Albany, NY

        Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        This guitar, I think, is a true bargain. I am a drummer and wanted to just try something different so naturally, I gravitated toward the guitar. I got mine almost a year ago as a starter guitar and have been very impressed. When I went to the store to look , I told the employee what I wanted and my price range and he right away showed me this guitar. The one on display was the sunburst, which is the one I got, and I was sold on it right away. Now, I couldn't even play a chord so I couldn't test it so I asked the guy to play it a little and the tone blew me away. I actually still have the stings it came with still on it and though they do need to be replaced, they still sound pretty good. I am not no expert, but I can confidently say that this guitar is great and I am still very happy with it and expect to be into the future.

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        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        a better guitar than epiphones ive had

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        from Mon louis island, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          this FG 710 i have is better than all of the epiphones ive owned. put a bone saddle and martin ebony bridge pins on it and it came alive!

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          decent, but not great

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          from Baton Rouge

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          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          I have an older, much cheaper Yamaha F-35P that sounds much louder, clearer, and boomier than the FG700S. I recently purchased an FG700, and was very disappointed with it. The action was so high it was almost unplayable, and once I got it lowered, the sound just does NOT compare to my old cheap Yamaha. Tone is not balanced well at all, as it's very mid and bass heavy, and the highs are somewhat muted. Also, playing along even with just a sound system, it was difficult to hear the guitar. I cut a sound hole in it, and it improved the sound somewhat, but it still simply does NOT compare to the much cheaper F-35.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal

          By 

          from Tacoma Wa

          Site Member

          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          When I first strummed this axe I expected the price tag to read 500 to 600 bucks I mean THIS GUITAR SOUNDS AND FEELS AWESOME!!! So imagine my pleasant surprise when the tag read 199 bucks! Yamaha could ask 3 times what they do and it would still be worth it.I chose the sandburst finish which makes the guitar look like its been dipped in golden honey.NO DOUBT ABOUT IT for the buck NO BETTER UNDER 200 DOLLAR GUITAR ON THE PLANET

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By 

          from Nashville. Tn

          Site Member

          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          People are rightly saying this is the best value for money in an entry level acoustic. I would go further. Compare this to anything costing up to say $800 and I would be surprised if you find anything to surpass it. It sounds alive, the intonation is spot on and the finish is beautiful. I have 33 guitars and this one is a stand out.

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          5.0

          Like an old freind

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          from Buckley, Washington

          Site Member

          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been traveling for 7 weeks. When I finally came home, the FG700S was still in tune. No adjustments needed, the tone was even better than when I left. I have 2 other guitars that cost more. This has become my favorite.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Value in Warmth & Chime, Period!

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          from New Jersey

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Chime
          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Great With Extra Lights
          • Intonation
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Warmth

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          Straight to the point the FG700S is indeed the best guitar value in a dread out there...and one of the best dreads out there for vocal accompaniment, especially for the trippy rhythm machine variety, the warmth and chime I seek and find after 40 plus years of guitar playing in the Yamaha FG700S. Played with a Fender thin celluloid or Dunlop standard nylon .60mm on a set of Martin SP PB extra lights (that's right, extra lights), not trying to max out this guitar into some driving bluegrass realm of guitar machismo (though most FG700S dreads have decent headroom), I personally am much more about the textures I get, trippy sexy rhythms that are just plain "together." I have in the past written a favorable review of the FS700S, but really at least for me the FG dread gets me there more easily and somehow always with that sense of better. Had to come back and revise my first review after a try out/set up with extra light strings. Love it even more! An iconic guitar at the entry point but also for the seasoned singer/player on stage or in the studio. Crazy good for the money.

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