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Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar

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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 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (29)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Good feel (28)
  • Stays in tune (26)
  • Consistent (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (10)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (23), Experienced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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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(229 of 237 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.

(82 of 87 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.

(53 of 59 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.

(48 of 49 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!!

(40 of 40 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.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very good choice for a beginner.

By Doug

from ny

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I Got this guitar for my birthday, and had a hard time choosing a guitar, but when I asked an employee for help he said the FG700S is a inexpensive guitar and has a lot of great qualities. When I went to play the guitar it sounded great and is very good for a person who is new and wants to learn the guitar. I've had no problems at all and I learn a lot when playing this guitar. For people who have about a 300 dollar of cost and are beginners at the guitar I highly recommend this guitar!

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Timothy m

from Nj

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

The action and tone is great for a guitar of this price. This guitar can easily beat guitars double it's price. It is great for beginners but also for those who play once in a while. It also looks awesome

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great!

By Deighan

from Pawtcket, RI

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

This is such a great guitar, this is my first acoustic guitar and it is perfect. It has great sound to it and it is worth the money!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal

By blake

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

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for beginners

By CybermancerJ

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I picked this guitar up at the GC in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I walked in cold, not knowing a thing about acoustic guitars and the salesman walked me over to the FG700S and played a few chords on it. He pointed out the resonance of the solid top, then did the same with an all laminate cheaper guitar. That sold me. The FG sounded warmer, more lifelike than the whiny laminate. I took it home and play it daily.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than a martin

By christian

from phoenix az

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I went into guitar center about to buy a fender acoustic and it needed to be tuned. This one was in tune so i used it to tune the fender and i noticed it was amazing so for fun i tried out a martin and this guitar was even better. I ended up walking out with this guitar. i wish i could rate it 6 stars!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning quality for the price!

By Russell B.

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I went to Guitar Center originally to buy a Fender CD-100. I found out they didn't have any in stock but one of the guitar guys told me of a Yamaha they had that was even better than the Fender. It was the same price, but I have to tell you it is just one great guitar! Especially for people who just want an acoustic to play or are beginning. The first thing that I noticed was how much sound this guitar produced! It can be heard in a loud room easily. Second, the tone is great and carries well with how loud this guitar is. There is next to no fret buzzing and the playability is great! It is not only a great sounding guitar, but a great looking guitar too! It has a beautiful brownish red finish with a nice shine. I am very happy with this guitar!

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound and feel at this price.

By Lazlo

from New York

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

About the GUITAR: This guitar has exceptional sound, very brilliant highs with a rich deep low end. The action, while not a "fretless wonder" is excellent for a beginner, and I recommend having it re-set up after it's had a chance to breathe. Some BACKGROUND: I purchased this guitar for my son who wants to learn to play and has been on my guitars at times. I own a number of guitars (electric and accoustic, mostly vintage at this point) and I would keep this for myself if he loses interest. I tried many of the guitars above and below this price range, including some from the all in one "gig" kits. All NG. This model was recommended by the salesperson and he was dead on right. I ended up with the Sandburst over the Natural only because after trying a few of the FG700S (the salesperson was very accommedating..he brought a few of each down from stock..cheers to Guitar Center)I chose the one I felt was superior to the others. These guitars are pumped out so each is alittle different, so play many of them before choosing.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Value in Warmth & Chime, Period!

By Steve

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.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST OF THE YEAR

By donald

from knoxville,tn

Comments about Yamaha FG700S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

This is a guitar any guitar player would want.It has a nice sound to it,but most of all it has a good price for it.I got this guitar for christmas and i will never regret it.I have a band and all the people talk about is my guitar.Get this guitar is all ihave to say.

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