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The Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar has the ultimate combo for projection and pure tone. The expertly braced spruce top speaks clearly atop the rosewood body. It has a rosewood fingerboard, ro... Read More

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The Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar has the ultimate combo for projection and pure tone. The expertly braced spruce top speaks clearly atop the rosewood body. It has a rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, die-cast tuners, body and neck binding, and a tortoise pickguard. Case sold separately.

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Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Rosewood 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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YamahaFG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sometimes you get MORE than you pay for....

When I HAVE money, I have no problem paying more for a decent guitar. I think that if you want to play and sound good, you need a guitar with decent action,...Read complete review

When I HAVE money, I have no problem paying more for a decent guitar. I think that if you want to play and sound good, you need a guitar with decent action, playability, PERFECT intonation, and the best tone you can find. I have owned Martins, Guilds, Gibsons and Fenders. The best guitar I have owned in the past was a Guild GAD-40CE with a Solid Mahogany back and side with a solid spruce top. The sound was rich, vibrant, and it's intonation was perfect. The retail price was $1,399. Now while the Yamaha FG730S is no Guild, the workmanship, however is comparable in many ways to the Guilds: 1) its Well made-The fit and finish similar, as well as the feel and look. The difference is that the Yamaha has a 2 piece solid spruce top while the Guild has a solid one piece spruce top. The back and sides (of the Yamaha) are Rosewood laminates, while the Guild sports all solid Mahogany. Tuning pegs are of higher quality on the Guild, and its a bit more ornate, yet the Yamaha looks VERY good with its side piping, mother of pearl inlays and glossy finish. The REAL impression comes when you PLAY the Yamaha. I picked this up from the wall display at Guitar Center, hit one chord and was BLOWN AWAY by TONE and sound I simply didn't expect from a guitar that had a sticker price under $300! The intonation was perfect, the playability was outstanding, the projection of tone was FAR superior to all the others in its price point and the only other guitars I could find to top it were selling for $1,500 and above. Yamaha has been making instruments for well over 100 years, so its no wonder these guys have figured a few things out. If you want to buy a GREAT instrument that will not let you down, but don't want to go broke in this GREAT economy then THIS is the instrument for you. I have been playing for over 25 years. This is the best value I have found to date. My next purchase will be higher end all solid wood Yamaha. If they pay as much attention to detail on their higher end guitars as they do their less expensive ones, its hard to imagine anything but greatness from these master instrument builders.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality wood

The brand new FG730s that I received looked terrible. Not only were there scratches on the neck and fretboard, the top looked like it had been made from scrap wood. The top was...Read complete review

The brand new FG730s that I received looked terrible. Not only were there scratches on the neck and fretboard, the top looked like it had been made from scrap wood. The top was NOT bookmatched at all. One side of the top was significantly darker than the other resulting a very poor appearance. I would not recommend the FG730S due to, IMHO, a complete lack of quality control.

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5.0

sweet guitar

By monty the guitar finder

from mt home arkansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    Great sounding and playing guitar...have played more expensive guitars but this one is amazing for the money.

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    5.0

    Nice guitar

    By Yutahay

    from Boise

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        I like nice guitars. My keen ear is sensitive to quality. I've had a Martin D28 since the 70's which gets better by the year. I had James Goodall make me two custom guitars, his Standard and his Baritone Jumbo. Out of Mertlewood they are without equal in every way and are a matching pair. I needed a campfire guitar so I was looking at Yamaha as my son owned a nice playing Yamaha that impressed me. When I ran into a Yamaha FG730S it impressed me so I bought it. I have had it a couple of years now and truth be known it's not far behind my D-28 or my Goodalls. Impressive and well built dreadnaught. Nice action and tone and impressive when you get on it. Highly recommend.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awsome Guitar

        By Pleased Mother

        from New York, New York

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Middle Level Experienced
          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this guitar for my son, after a musician friend recommended it, and my son couldn't have been happier with it. He loves the way it sounds and how it feels. It's the perfect size and it stays in tune.

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          5.0

          Beautiful Guitar!

          By Tyler The Great

          from Clearwater, FL

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • So Far Nothing

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought 2 guitars withing the week before getting this one, having problems with both i decided to follow the guitar sales man Alan at the Clearwater Guitar center who recommended this to me the very first time i walked in. This guitar is BEAUTIFUL. It looks like some of the higher end taylors and sound very close!

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding guitar...

          By Jake From State Farm

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Zero

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          My dad bought me this guitar several years ago shortly before he passed away. He was a lifelong musician, so he knew what guitars were worth the money. This guitar is perfect for beginners and people who want a cheap yet dependable guitar. I only tune this thing once or twice a year. I can pick it up and play it and it will be in tune after months of sitting in the case. It hasn't had new strings on it since he bought it over three years ago and it still sounds fantastic. Now that I am older and more experienced, I can recognize this guitar as the gem it is. You HAVE to add this to your collection!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best guitar ever!!!

          By Shani

          from California

          Site Member

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          really good guitar

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeded expectation

          By Brian

          from Mobile, AL

          Site Member

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          I've had this guitar aprox 6 months and am very pleased. Tone perfect. Natural finish beautiful. Sound is deep and sustains great. Action is set perfect, easy to play but not too low to buzz. I echo previous reviews....this is as close to a Martin or Taylor sound as you're going to get at a budget friendly price. Very good, well rounded guitar. Kudos to Yamaha for making such a great sounding acoustic.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice, Very Nice

          By Ron Rossi

          from Langhorne, PA

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          Been thinking about getting a new acoustic guitar for a while. I have a 1971 Epiphone 6830 dreadnought that developed some neck block problems. I reset the neck to make it playable again, but it has some shortcomings. So, after test driving a number of lower priced ($200-$400) acoustics at GC, It came down to one, the Yamaha FG730S. It came set up just about right. the neck is straight, the action is OK, could be a tad lower, but it plays just fine. The sound is full and robust. I couldn't have made a better choice in this price range. I also had considered the FG700S, but since the 730S was on sale it was an easy buy.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice

          By Ron Rossi

          from Langhorne, PA

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          Nice guitar. set up out of the box was just about right. action is ok, could be a tad lower. But, I'll let it sit this way for a little while before making any adjustments. Got a great deal during presidents day sale.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Guitar

          By Stephen King

          from Lebanon, Ohio

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          After Playing the FG700S I did expect a little more from this guitar. It looks amazing but the the sounds from one to the next are VERY inconsistant. This goes the same for any guitar but I have picked up some rather "Tinny" sounding FG730S guitars. When you find a good one take it home. Play it in every room, take it outside, play at a friends house. You may change your mind and take it back or you may have just purchased the best guitar you can buy for under $700-800. It is "better" than the 700S but it is hit and miss. Bottom line, yes I do recommend the product but like with any guitar take it home and they all sound different.

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