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moosers 05/18/2010

Yamaha FG700S : moosers's user review


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The Yamaha FG 700 S is an inexpensive dreadnought steel string acoustic guitar. It isn't an acoustic/electric, so you won't find any pick ups or setting controls here. I'm not sure of the material this guitar is made out of, but while it is somewhat sturdy it definitely doesn't feel like the best construction of a guitar that I've felt.


Playing the Yamaha FG 700 S is surprisingly easy for a guitar of this price, as the neck actually has quite a playable feel. While it doesn't have the watery feel that upper end acoustic guitars will have by a long shot, it is nonetheless easy enough to play where it isn't really noteworthy either way. The inherent tone is definitely bright sounding, and although it isn't as full sounding as other dreadnought acoustic guitars, it sounds fine for what most people will probably be using this for.


No one is going to be blown away by the sound of the Yamaha FG 700 S, as even though it sounds good, when compared to higher end guitars it can't compare. Setting aside this comparison, upon first play I definitely didn't expect this type of sound from a guitar of this price. So keeping in mind the very low price of this guitar, it's definitely well above average when compared with other guitars in this price range. The only complaint that I have about the sound of the guitar is that it is almost too bright sounding.


If you're looking for an acoustic guitar that sounds pretty decent and is actually quite playable for $200 USD or less, the Yamaha FG 700 S is about as good as you'll find. Since Yamaha is such a large establishment, they can afford to put out higher quality instruments at lower prices, so those looking for some bang for your buck, look no further than the Yamaha FG 700 S. I'd recommend this guitar for any beginner or intermediate player, but it isn't on par for more experienced players.