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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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  • 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
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Fun to play (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (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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Really Disappointed

I bought this guitar as a gift for my husband. This is the guitar he has been waiting to buy all year and we finally bought it for him for Christmas. We opened it...Read complete review

I bought this guitar as a gift for my husband. This is the guitar he has been waiting to buy all year and we finally bought it for him for Christmas. We opened it early when it came in the mail today. I purchased a brand new model and it came with dings and scratches. When money is tight and you spend $300+ on something you expect it to be in pristine condition. If he wanted a used and abused floor model we would have driven the 50 miles to a Guitar Center store and bought one. Structurally it is fine but i definitely did not get what I paid for. I'm really disappointed.

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(76 of 83 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Calvin7658

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I have only recently started playing, but just through trying out different guitars i have been able to discern the difference between quality and cheap guitars. I must have overlooked the Yamaha a thousand times before i decided to try it. I couldn't believe the tone that came out of it, then i looked at the price tag and was amazed again. Needless to say i took this baby home with me the very same day and have not been dissapointed since. Great Guitar!

(76 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Tad Wagner

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(45 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a nice surprise!

By JeffW

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for many years. I have spent all of those years concentrating on electric guitar, but always used acoustics and classicals for various songs, practices, etc. I haven't owned an acoustic in a while, and I have recently gotten very seriously back into my hobby. I decided it was time to add a nice acoustic to my collection. I went to GuitarCenter in Memphis, and spent quite a bit of time in the acoustic guitar room. I tried many guitars across all price ranges. When I happened to pick up the Yamaha 730, I was first drawn to the beautiful craftmanship. It looked as nice as some more expensive guitars. I played it for a while and was sold. What a nice guitar for the price. This thing stays in tune and has a great tone. I bought an extra stand so it can sit out where I can pick it up anytime without hooking up cords, messing with amp settings, ect.

(38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every high,every low,everything in between!

By Bob Neaves

from Ontario,California

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

Have a 35 year old Yamaha acoustic that has aged gracefully and was looking for a new "main" ax. Played it for 10 minutes @ Guitar Center and took it home. Booming sound,highs,lows and mids are all clearly defined. XLNT for fingerpicking and hard rhythm. Now my son wants one...

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Niiice!!!

By QWYKTRUK

from Az.

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

What a nice guitar. I have several including a couple of very expensive ones and I continue to pick the Yamaha up to play. The others have found their way back to their cases and the 730 stays out on the stand. Great sound with the Elixer custom light strings! Easy to play and comfortable.Thsi guitar has a great look as well and i would recommend it to any and everyone looking for a new acoustic.

(23 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bluesman's Dream

By Ed5150

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

Fantastic guitar. No problem with volume, even lows sound crisp and clear. Highs are volumnous and resonance is extremely pure. The neck is extremely comfortable and allows for smooth, fast fingerwork. Outstanding value for the money. This guitar is comparable with others 200-300 dollars more expensive than it's full price. I haven't played an acoustic seriously for several years but took advantage of my daughter starting guitar lessons to get a nice model. Hate to say it, but the 62' strat may only get played for 2 hours a day for a while! Also, try it with a slide for a real treat.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding guitar...

By Jake From State Farm

from Indianapolis, IN

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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!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yamaha FG730S

By ttmnky

from Vacnopuver, BC

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

As a beginner guitarist, I found the Yamaha FG730S to be a very suitable guitar. A solid top at this price range is incredible, and teh action is low enough so that it is easy to play barre chords, but not so low that there is a lot of fret-buzz. The overall sound of the guitar very warm, and the guitar is perfectly suited for small get-togethers or playing around the campfire.

(9 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not So Much

By ImNotGivingYouMyName

from Boston MA

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I used to own this guitar for a year until i sold it. Its a good buy and a fine guitar, but its too bright and "tinny." You can do much better for the price, like an Ibanez or Washburn. Its not at all a bad guitar, but after a while, instead of getting a warmer sound, it sounds more artificial. Ok but, you can do better for the price

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good starter guitar.

By MARVIN CAMPBELL

from Olathe, Kansas

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I went to the Guiter Center with a budget ceiling of $500 and swore I wouldn't leave without a guitar. I tried this guitar in the Center and was surprised by the sound. I continued to go around the room trying models and brands and came back to this one several times. As a beginner guitar player I couldn't have made a better choice. I've been playing for just over a year now and feel I'm ready to move up. I've ordered a Taylor but will probably keep this Yamaha as my carry around guitar, because it's just a good guitar for the price. The fit and finish are excellent, it stays in tune with Elixir strings, and it looks and sounds like a more expensive guitar. I think for the money you can't go wrong with this instrument.

(9 of 9 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.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Guitar

By telekindofguy

from DC

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

Oh yes, this guitar is worth every penny. The craftsmanship they have put in this guitar is phenomenal. The only thing that "some" people would complain is the split wood they used for the top. Yes, it could have been better with a one-piece but probably with a little bit more money. But it still sounds great. I would suggest investing in a good hardshell case with it. It'll serve you well for a long time.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price, sound, look and action out of the box

By Dennis Snyder

from Vancouver, WA

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I purchased this from the Guitar Center in SE Portland. I was looking for a low cost entry level guitar with a nice full sound. The FG730S was built very well with lots of luxury accents. It sounds great right out of the box with minimal setup. Perfect for the beginner but lots of room to grow. I had a professional luthier add fishman neo d magnetic acoustic pickups and oh what a great sound plugged in. VERY FULL!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If I'd have know it was this easy...

By Safety Don

from Des Plaines, IL

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I would have bought this a long time ago. First off: kudos to Gary at GC in Arlington Heights, IL. I had never picked up a guitar before and he walked me through several choices, played them all and let me heve a go with each. While I'm not a prop player, I've been doing pro sound work for over 20 years and although not a $3K Martin, we were into $2K guitars before the sound caught up to this one for the price tag. The Good: it tunes and stays that way. I packed the guitar into a Gator DREAD case (see other review) and we went through Chicago-O'Hare and customs into Canada and when I picked it up in the hotel, it was still in tune. WOW. I have medium to small hands hads for a big guy (6-1, 220) and the body and neck are both comfortable. I can hit all the chords on the neck with no problem and without catching strings on either side. I was worried about starting with steel strings but it hasn't been a problem, my fingers are getting used to it. The sound is fantastic. The bad: only one strap peg. The guys at GC installed another for $10 and it's well worht it. I'm 60 days in and so far, this is the only complaint. The judgement: I'll never give up this guitar. Not to say I'll never upgrade but the sound on this is wonderful and it's a joy to play. I've worked with a lot of pro musicians, recorded a variety of music and the sound from this guitar is well above it's price range. If I was recording a band and they needed a guitar, I'd give them this one and be confident in the playback. I've written a lot of reviews on fishing gear and this guitar reminds me of my fishing rods: buy the best you can for the money because the high priced ones break just as well and the lower price. Listen with your eyes closed and worry about the price later, that's how I bought this one and I'm glad I did.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

D-18 alternative

By K Rice

from Burlington,N.C.

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

Just picked up this FG-730S today.The guys at greensboro guitarcenter were very helpful.Bright tones,good low action and easy on the eyes.(the best price around also).Whether fingerpicking or flat picking this yamaha can do it all!!Been playing for 40 and when this guitar goes to my grandson theres no doubt the tones will be even richer from the sitka spruce top and the rosewood backing.Kudos to Yamaha.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great All Around!

By Michael Neal

from Norfolk, Va

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

My first totally new guitar in years, couldn't be more pleased. Sounds great right off the shop wall. A quick trip to the back room for a quick set up and some of my favorite strings, and I've got a great guitar for a really good price. Love the way the neck fits my hand,action is good, sounds great. No regrets choosing Yamaha.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price!!

By Donny Fath

from Michigan

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this a few days ago, I was in between guitars and needed something that sounded great and was easy on the wallet. When I walked in i was looking at the Yamaha fs720s and i found this one and was blown away! The quality was amazing for the price! when i saw how much it was i went for it! This guitar has a great bright sound and the volume is nothing short of amazing. Bottom line if you are on a budget and you're looking for a good quality guitar this is it!

(5 of 6 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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Minnesota Plunker

from United States

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this guitar for my daughter to play and am thoroughly pleased. The sound and harmonics are sweet for the price range. It has great volume and projection and a bright sound with a warm overtone of mellowness. The finish is really beautiful. The neck shape and fretboard make for comfortable playing whether you are picking or strumming. It sounds good playing blues, folk or classical.The action gets a little high after the 7th fret but is very acceptable for this price range and probably could be adjusted down a bit by a trained technician. You would have to go a lot higher in price range to get a guitar with cleaner harmonics. By now you have probably figured out that I play this guitar as much as my daughter and will probably get one for myself in the near future.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Brian

from Tulsa, OK

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

Best sounding acoustic I've played under $1000. You will not regret purchasing this guitar. I absolutely love it!

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