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Yamaha's FG710S 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 FG710S 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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select between Natural or Sunburst finishes.

FEATURES

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Black/white body binding
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Natural finish
  • Extra fret markers
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaFG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Much Better than What I was Hoping for !

I own 2 Taylor guitars (GS Mini mahogany and 114ce)and 2 Ovations.I wanted to purchase a less expensive guitar which could travel with me especially on flights without my worrying about it getting...Read complete review

I own 2 Taylor guitars (GS Mini mahogany and 114ce)and 2 Ovations.I wanted to purchase a less expensive guitar which could travel with me especially on flights without my worrying about it getting dinged up. I played several Yamahas at my local GC store (where I had purchased my last 4 guitars). I tried all brands within the $100-200 price range then just narrowed it down to the Yamahas specifically the FG700S, FG710S and the FG335. My criteria, as it is for all guitars, is looks (aesthetics), feel (playability), and sound but not necessarily in that order. The sound of the FG710S was noticibly clearer and stronger due to the solid spruce top. It sounded almost as good as and played as well(action)as my Taylor, especially after I immediately changed out the factory strings to a new set of Elixir custom-lights. The bridge looks similar to the Taylor bridge which is a plus for me. I chose the natural finish, the gloss brings out the beautiful grain and color of the top, back & sides (see photo). Check out the Youtube reviews as they are very helpful. I am very happy with my new FG710S, it is much more than I expected and it compares with much more expensive guitars/brands. I recommend it to beginner and experianced guitarists alike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sounding guitar at affordable price.

Right now I'm using the guitar for practice. I am very pleased with the tone and sound. It has enough volume that I believe make it perfect for small venus (yeah the veritable...Read complete review

Right now I'm using the guitar for practice. I am very pleased with the tone and sound. It has enough volume that I believe make it perfect for small venus (yeah the veritable coffee shop kind) as well as easy enough to mic for a larger venue. I am told this is a somewhat entry level guitar....i would pit it against more expesive guitars and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Much Better than What I was Hoping for !

By gary

from Palm Springs, California

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I own 2 Taylor guitars (GS Mini mahogany and 114ce)and 2 Ovations.I wanted to purchase a less expensive guitar which could travel with me especially on flights without my worrying about it getting dinged up. I played several Yamahas at my local GC store (where I had purchased my last 4 guitars). I tried all brands within the $100-200 price range then just narrowed it down to the Yamahas specifically the FG700S, FG710S and the FG335. My criteria, as it is for all guitars, is looks (aesthetics), feel (playability), and sound but not necessarily in that order. The sound of the FG710S was noticibly clearer and stronger due to the solid spruce top. It sounded almost as good as and played as well(action)as my Taylor, especially after I immediately changed out the factory strings to a new set of Elixir custom-lights. The bridge looks similar to the Taylor bridge which is a plus for me. I chose the natural finish, the gloss brings out the beautiful grain and color of the top, back & sides (see photo). Check out the Youtube reviews as they are very helpful. I am very happy with my new FG710S, it is much more than I expected and it compares with much more expensive guitars/brands. I recommend it to beginner and experianced guitarists alike.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Value in a Wonderful Guitar

By James

from Maynard, Massachusetts

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I was in the market for a new acoustic guitar to replace my 1977 Epiphone FT-120. I looked at Epiphones, Fenders & Yamahas, (both acoustic and electric-acoustic before deciding to stay with an acoustic (especially since I own many electrics already). I narrowed my choices down to Yamaha, but the toughest decision was - "Which Yamaha should I choose?" The Yamaha FG335 and FG700S both caught my eye & ears and then I saw and played the Yamaha FG710S (in Sandburst). Having owned a natural Epi for 38 years, I found the Sandburst color very attractive and different in a good way. Playing this guitar absolutely sold me on it. The sound is absolutely amazing, not only for a guitar in this price range but for any acoustic guitar. It didn't hurt that the FG710S felt just right to me. The solid spruce top surely aids in the wonderfully resonant tone of this beautiful guitar. The rosewood fretboard is wonderful. Yamaha has proven once again that they build beautiful high quality guitars that are also amazing values. If you're looking for a new acoustic guitar be sure to check out the FG710S.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Value in a Wonderful Guitar

By James

from Maynard, Massachusetts

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I was in the market for a new acoustic guitar to replace my 1977 Epiphone FT-120. I looked at Epiphones, Fenders & Yamahas, (both acoustic and electric-acoustic before deciding to stay with an acoustic (especially since I own many electrics already). I narrowed my choices down to Yamaha, but the toughest decision was - ""Which Yamaha should I choose?"" The Yamaha FG335 and FG700S both caught my eye & ears and then I saw and played the Yamaha FG710S (in Sandburst). Having owned a natural Epi for 38 years, I found the Sandburst color very attractive and different in a good way. Playing this guitar absolutely sold me on it. The sound is absolutely amazing, not only for a guitar in this price range but for any acoustic guitar. It didn't hurt that the FG710S felt just right to me. The solid spruce top surely aids in the wonderfully resonant tone of this beautiful guitar. The rosewood fretboard is wonderful. Yamaha has proven once again that they build beautiful high quality guitars that are also amazing values. If you're looking for a new acoustic guitar be sure to check out the FG710S.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for Buck

By Jason

from IL

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this guitar as a gift for a buddy of mine knowing that he wanted to start playing. I looked at similar guitars in the same price range (Epiphone, Fender, etc.) and this was without a doubt the best. I had not given Yamaha any consideration until an employee suggest I give it a try. In addition to sounding great, it has the ability to play fast. Now it's no Taylor or Martin, but it easily plays like a $400 guitar. For the price, you can't hardly beat the quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha makes great acoustic guitars

By Jim the Plumber

from Washington, DC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    Over the years, I've owned several "budget" acoustic guitars by different manufacturers (Ibanez, Epiphone, Bedell). This Yamaha is by far the best of the bunch. For the price it is a steal, it looks and sounds like a much more expensive guitar (and it has a solid wood top). If you are a beginner, you can't go wrong with this guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality Guitar

    By murray

    from clarkston, mi

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      Great Guitar for the bucks! quality surprised me. Spruce top, rosewood board. i recommend this one

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FG710S

      By Mike

      from Raymond Wa.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons
      • No Consm

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      Learning to play the guitar and did a lot of research on what would be the best beginning guitar for me.i am very pleased with the my purchase of the FG710 S. Thank you so much!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FG710S a Acoustic Guitar

      By Bill

      from Joisey now but ya can't get the Brooklyn

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Fantastic sound helps to know when I'm messing up a chord.

         
        3.0

        Great sounding guitar at affordable price.

        By Bill

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Right now I'm using the guitar for practice. I am very pleased with the tone and sound. It has enough volume that I believe make it perfect for small venus (yeah the veritable coffee shop kind) as well as easy enough to mic for a larger venue. I am told this is a somewhat entry level guitar....i would pit it against more expesive guitars and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.

         
        4.0

        Sweet Sounding Sandburst

        By Slim Murray

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar from the Concord GC in 2015; writing a year later, I can say that this guitar is durable, and I have had no problems. The biggest plus at this price point ($160+/-) is the solid (two-piece) spruce top. Tone is thick & mellow, rather than thin & bright. A good low end, and balanced right out of the box.

          I'm not sure that this is the easiest guitar to play, however. Frets were a bit rough, and action was rather high (especially for someone moving from electric guitar to acoustic). Because I'm writing with the beginning guitarist in mind, I will say that Yamaha might have been more merciful in providing larger size frets for ease of playability. However, if the beginning guitarist sticks with this guitar, hand strength will likely improve. This solid, well-built guitar is one of the best selling guitars in the U.S. for good reasons: aesthetics (the sandburst is classic western) and sound (sweet & woody) that will improve as the spruce top ages. Even the stock strings are nice--of the same style that Willie Nelson is fond of (or so my guitar tech tells me).

          A smart purchase this is!

          This ets themselves might have been larger. I'm writing this with the beginning guitarist in mind. I don't regret this purchase at all.

           
          5.0

          Love this guitar

          By Pat

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Yamaha FG710S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            This is an amazing guitar for the money. It's easy to play and sounds and looks great. It doesn't look or sound like a cheap guitar at all. My father in-law who owns a really expensive Martin eric clapton signature series says that this Yamaha sounds and plays better than that guitar.

            Can't say enough good things about this guitar.

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