Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural 886830829208

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A small body acoustic guitar, the FS720S has the same features as the FG720S, including a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and non-scalloped X-bracing. Perfect for anyone who wants a natural sound i... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

A small body acoustic guitar, the FS720S has the same features as the FG720S, including a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and non-scalloped X-bracing. Perfect for anyone who wants a natural sound in a smaller, more comfortable to play guitar.

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Features
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Nato (eastern mahogany)
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard and bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Die-cast chrome
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YamahaFS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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5.0

great Value

By TG.

from Wilmington,Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

Good guitar for the price.

 
5.0

Glad I picked this one

By Bucky

from Manchester nh

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    Love the sound it's my frist guitar and I'm very happy with it it was a great choice

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my guitar

    By C

    from Paramus NJ

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      Very happy with my guitar. The guys at guitar center were very informative & helpful.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice guitar for beginner

      By the hick

      from nevada

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        great guitar for just starting out, great sound

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        no regrets

        By Mandrill

        from Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            this thing is just sweet. the body is very comfortable, tone is nicely balanced.. beautiful finish plus a solid spruce soundboard. for the money, you're gonna be very impressed.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great at the price!

            By MikeX7

            from Des Moines Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              If you are looking for a take along beater/beach guitar, or if you have a young person just starting, this is a great guitar. Solid top, decent action with light strings, nice sound, good tuners. I had an inexpensive Yahama acoustic for 20+ years, then got snobby and only played Martins and Gibsons, then recently decided to get something inexpensive to leave lying around (don't do that, buy a case or good gigbag). i've tweaked the bridge and the truss rod, but for the price I doubt you could do better.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Value

              By Rick @ Montana Guitar Shop

              from Paradise, MT

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                Being a guitar maker as a profession I can tell you this is an excellent value for a student guitar.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like this little fellow

                By Guitar Buying Addict

                from clandestine location

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                    I don't know if I just got a good copy of this guitar or not, but if they are all like mine, I recommend them. I bought it used while I was buying an expensive guitar because it rang so loudly. It has such a fast neck that I feel like I am playing a Stratocaster. The action is perfect
                    ( easy to play but no buzz)and the body is comfortable. I have been known to put down a Martin to pick this one up. Some of the colors shown here I do not like; mine is the natural.
                    I hope if you buy one that it doesn't turn out that my particular copy was one of the few good ones.

                    (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar

                    By Albino Blues

                    from Sierra Vista, AZ

                    Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                    Priced right. Plays very good. Some minor issues mentioned above. But I like it and will keep it. I've been playing over 45 years and was looking for a cheap guitar to throw in my van for travel and playing at the beach. Would I buy another one? Yes.
                    Tuners work good. Some problems on low E and G staying in tune. Nut could be better. Bridge good. Finish pretty. Not that great for fingerpicking folk. It's best for strumming with a pick. Nice smaller body.
                    Moderate to Above Average in quality. Better than most at this price. B and high E strings not very loud. Not a deep tone, sorta middle to trebly. A lot of string buzz on fretboard requiring truss adjustment. Guitar had not been properly setup. Had to replace the cheap strings. Should have had at least a soft case but came with none. Heavy cheap wood smell. Had to spray it with fragance.
                    Good bang for the buck. Better than average. Not a PRO guitar but more appropriate for beginner to intermediate player, or someonr who wants a travel guitar.

                    (17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good for bluegrass, beginner, or travel instrument

                    By K Woodruff

                    from Portland, OR

                    Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                    Outstanding guitar for the money. If you are not playing bluegrass style, I would probably vote for spending just a few more dollars more to get the FG730S with rosewood, or if economy is of primary importance, consider the FG700S.
                    This is impressive as a basic guitar. The Yamaha FG720s comes with Nato laminated back and sides. This is also called Eastern Mahogany. Since the back of the instrument primarily reflects the sound, the use of laminated wood is not necesssarily a bad thing. Hint: Look up Nato tone wood in Wikipedia. I was impressed to find that it is stronger and harder than "regular" mahogany. This is a benefit in the use of nato wood for the guitar neck.
                    Mahogany gives a more punchy sound (maple would possibly also be in that catagory, as it gives a very bright sound). If you want a bluegrass instrument, this would be a good choice.It carries through more of the fundamental of the note, rather than the very low and high frequencies.That is why I bought it. The low E is more punchy than on my expensive rosewood instruments. If you want lots of overtones, spend just a few bucks more, and buy the Yamaha FG730S, which has laminated rosewood on the back and sides. In that situation, if you want more punchiness, you could use the D'Andrea brass tone pins (but with new strings, it might sound metallic...)
                    Sound/tone quality:
                    As a bluegrass instrument, this is pleasing in sound, punchy, and projects well (good volume). When I record, I might use this instrument over my more expensive guitars (as another reviewer also stated), as it will come across with clarity and good note separation. Reverb can then be added to give a great sound in the final album.
                    Note: I played a Yamaha FG700s in the store, and to my memory, it sounded like this instrument. That lower model did have a flaw in the pick guard installation (part of it was lifted up at the proximal end), and I suspect that the FG720S has better tuners, but I can't verify that.
                    Incidentally, I had purchased this instrument in the 12 string version, and liked it so much I immediately went for this 6 string version.
                    Setup quality:
                    Unbelievably good for an instrument in this price range. I wouldn't touch the string height... it's perfect at the nut, and seems OK at the 12th fret.
                    Manufacturing quality:
                    Outstanding. If you really want something to sell you on a Yamaha instrument, go to YouTube, and check out the video of the Yamaha guitar factory. Their procedures and quality blow away the competition for any instrument in this price range. To compare, then go to the Ibanez factory video. You will immediately buy the Yamaha!
                    Yamaha does a good job of giving a lot of guitar for the money, and they are very humble when they evaluate their own instruments. Most companies over-sell their product, but Yamaha possibly under-sells theirs. In other words, you are getting a better instrument than they claim.

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