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Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar Natural 886830253720

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With 12 strings to drive it, the solid Sitka spruce top sings loud and clear atop the nato body. It also has die-cast tuners, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, tortoise pickguard, and white/black bod... Click To Read More About This Product

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With 12 strings to drive it, the solid Sitka spruce top sings loud and clear atop the nato body. It also has die-cast tuners, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, tortoise pickguard, and white/black body and neck binding. Case sold separately.

FEATURES

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • White/black body and neck binding
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaFG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly GREAT sound!

By MartinBoy-Dreadnought

from Fremont, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I've been playing for only a little over a year now, but I've had the great pleasure in playing several different brands of guitars - Fender, Martin, and Palmer to name a few. For a while, I thought no brand was capable of even coming close to the "perfect" sound of a Martin guitar. With a limited budget, I really wanted a decent, (12)steel-stringed accoustic guitar and the Yamaha FG720S 12-string impressed me. With a glossy finish on the body (natural on the neck,) a REAL solid spruce top, chrome tuners, and a low action out-of-the-box, it raises your eyebrows. :) If you don't like the action, this guitar comes with an Allen wrench to adjust the truss rod. I wasn't familiar with "Nato" wood, but I can assure you that this guitar projects very well. It provides excellent, deep bass and it RINGS! This guitar sounds beautiful and it's not as hard as I thought it would be to fingerpick with it. (I'm used to playing 6-strings.) For the hardware you get at this price, this is the best deal I've seen, especially for a 12-string!

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for sound and quality

By BostonGuitar

from Boston, MA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I just sold my 6 string, and went with my wife to look at some guitar. We both agreed that we were only going to look and not buy anything. I wanted to check out the 12 strings. I played everything from the $250-$4,000. The Bust sounding guitar was by far the yamaha. It was loud and clean. Forget about the price for second, and it seems like a very exspensive guitar... then look at the price and see that it is well below your budget! My wife said to BUY IT!!!... and she never would ever do that!

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

$!$Outstanding Guitar$!$

By chris

from n. bellmore

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

For the price, its like its to good to be true. For features i put 5 because its an acustic not electric-acustic. it does its job. theres no need for electric due to the amazing projection. holds up really good and stays in tone very good. it alsoi has a real solid top.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value!

By Jeff C

from Temecula, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

For the price, this is a great guitar. I have an older ovation 6 string and wanted to get an inexpensive 12 string to dink around on a few hours a week. This Yamaha guitar plays very well and sounds good. It has a very "bright" tone more so than a "deep" tone, but it is not overly "twangy". The action is great making it very easy to chord and strum. I have had my guitar for about 2 months and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Dream Come True

By Vachine

from Santa Monica, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

A Martin nylon-string plunker for forty years, with bad experiences attempting to play a steel 12-string with high action and narrow nut, the Yamaha FG720S was a vastly pleasant surprise on ease of playing and roomy finger space. Granted that learning to pick and finger twelve strings instead of six was a challenging learning curve, but the beauty of the loud clear sound compensated for the extra effort. All that and the price was so low it's hard to believe that such a value is possible.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Versatile, Rich Sound

By Kenbear

from Sterling Heights, MI

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I upgraded to this guitar from a Yamaha 410-12 string. It's got a deep, rich sound, especially with D'Addarios. I started off with it tuned a half-step down, and it proved to be very versatile in both strumming and picking (both fingerpicking and flatpicking). Then I recently had the truss rod tweaked and tuned up to standard pitch for more volume...WOW! I haven't had this much fun playing a guitar (either 6 or 12 string) in a long time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beautiful.....

By Jacob Brown

from ohio

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I've never had such an amazing sound come out of a guitar. If you want a beautiful sounding and looking guitar get this. don't think about it. if you have any money just get it. I promise you won't be disappointed. the neck is seriously smooth and fast. and I can't stress to you how beautiful the sounds from this guitar are with the right strings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Nancy

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I have small hands so I thought I would never find a 12 string I liked. I went into guitar center and strummed around on this one for fun and ended up buying it. It is very comfortable to play, sounds great, stays in tune, high quality tuners (that's important to me as a music teacher). I really like the volume for larger groups of people. For the price, I give it 5 stars.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yamaha quality

By Jack Long

from Tucson Arizona

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I just want to say i have been playing yamaha acoustics for many years. Have always wanted a twelve string. Have played fenders ,ovations, richenbachers, and yamahas. This guitar is quality built. Is easy to play stays in tune, and the sound is awesome. Never bought a guitar unless i have played it first. Took a chance buying online, and was surprised. Whoever made this guitar did a fine job, it will ring out the sounds that are in my heart and soul for many years.Thank you yamaha for an affordable twelve string.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice

By DenisVolga

from Somewhere over the Rainbow

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

Always wanted to have a 12string guitar to play some "Travis" (FranHealy) stuff, some Russian stuff (AlexandrRozenbaum) and, of course, how can we miss it, "Wish you were here". Then, despite of money issue, I went of the hook, made a decision right on the spot and bought this Yamaha FG720S-12. There are many very nice Y. guitars that are not expensive (comparatively) but sounding very good and they are very durable. Roughly saying the sound is between Taylor and Alvarez). Personally, I like the well-rounded neck, just very comfy. Yes, there are other good 12string models like Seagull (don't like much personally the feeling and looks of their 6 strings, but the sound is nice, deep and juicy),Epiphone, Fender,...Know nothing about Ibanez somehow. But knowing Yamaha reputation and having Yamaha FGX720SCA at home (amongst others...a small nice 'company'), I know that this guitar will keep in tune, the natural brightness of Yamaha just fits the 12 string version, it is comfortable, it looks just beautiful and, yes, the price is good enough for the thing. Very often one doesn't have to go too far (pricewise)to make a nice music and Yamaha gives us a good choice . When I play this one, I feel it with my guts and heart, physically. That's a good sign. After all - it's how and what you play. And this model would be good, i guess, for anyone, ..unless one is picky and interested more in brand or price than in music itself.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds like a flock of sparrows

By Ian McRae

from New York, NY

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

It's a wonderful guitar (after 4 weeks). Beautiful, rich sound. Very playable for a 12 string. I prefer the sound over every 12 string I played under $900. It's an incredible deal at $330.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha is the blue collar Martin!

By Gary Moore

from Desert Hot Springs, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

This is a remake of a guitar I owned in 1971. Just bought this one and it's identical, top to bottom, front to back. The sound is rich and deep, just like my first one. Fingering was incredibly easy right out of the box. Yamaha simply makes the best guitar for the money. Just play one at Guitar Center next time and you'll be amazed. THEN look at the price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Get Way More Sound Than You Pay For

By Jeremiah Tabor

from Mount Shasta, CA

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

If you are on a budget, this is the perfect 12-string. I've played better 12-strings but they were 4 times the money and not much better sounding, or not in production anymore. This is perfect for playing at home. The actions is smooth and the sound is well rounded. I've had mine for several years and nothing has changed. Its solidly made (in Taiwan). The only thing to keep in mind is the nut with. At 1 13/16" wide, the nut makes the neck a little on the narrow side for a 12-string. This was not a deal breaker for me, but I due prefer a wide neck on a 12 string. This narrow nut width is great for smaller hands and shorter/thinner fingers. Overall, it's an excellent guitar and at well under $500 its worth it. You save enough money that there is no excuse not to buy a Hardshell case for it. Buy one, and protect your instrument.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar will bring a smile on your face every time you pick it up

By Olivier

from MD

Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I bought mine used (very slightly, and after reading tons of review about how great it was for the money), it was in excellent shape. It needed a setup out of the box, the action was really high, but once set up properly, it's an absolute JOY to play! It's hard to put down. For the price, it sounds very, very good. The notes are very well detailed, the lows sound great, the highs chime in beautifully, overall it's very well balanced across the whole spectrum... It looks and feel very well constructed, the woods are very nice, the grain very tight. I have no problems with the tuners so far, the guitar holds its tune very well for days (it's in my basement, which is fairly dry (never exceeds 40% humidity) and cool (66F-70F)). It's also very light (of course I'm used to a resonator so I'm biased). I find it very comfortable to play. Sure, the body is fairly big, but the neck itself is pretty comfortable. I'm using it to play some travis picking and while it takes a while to get used to, it feels more and more comfortable. Honestly, for that price, I feel like this guitar has been an excellent introduction to the world of 12-strings, and with the quality of the build and of its sound, I feel like it will take a very long time before the fun wears off. Right now, every time I play it I start grinning...

 
4.0

Wonderful 12-string acoustic

By Brian

from Bellevue, WA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    This relatively inexpensive guitar is very well -made and has the playing characteristics and tone I expected. I'm looking forward to many years of enjoying it.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Is there a better 12 string? No.

    By BRYAN PAEPKE

    from Merrimack NH

    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for about 15 years. I own a 2002 Martin D35 and a knock around Washburn WD-12S. I bought this Yamaha FG720S the moment I saw the coupon come in my email. This guitar SINGS! It has tremedous low end and crisp highs. You can't go wrong with this one. No, it's not a $2000 Taylor 12 string or anything... it's not going to solve world hunger either. But, I don't think you can go wrong at this price. I love it!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definite keeper!

    By Marc Lewis

    from Joppatown md

    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    I am totally impressed with the price/value of this piece. If you are looking for a 12 string to add to you collection, this is the way to go for sure. I have read the reviews and I would recommend not worrying about the lack of electric. Just get yourself a DM pop in Pro Mag like 44 bucks last time I checked and your ready to roll! As a matter of fact I was a bit disappointed that the salesman didn't recommend this from the tart and I had to figure it out on my own but, now I know and now you know so go get you one and have a blast because that combo will blow you away!

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