Yamaha FG730S Acoustic Guitar - Review
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- Yamaha FG730S
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No. Strings: 6
Body Type: Dreadnought (Large Body)
Top Material: Sitka Spruce - Solid
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany 14 Frets To Body
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood - Solid
Scale Length: 25.4"
Total #Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Finish: Body Gloss, Neck Gloss
Bridge: East Indian Rosewood - Solid
Bracing: "X" Standard - Non-scalloped
Extras: Abalone Trim Around Soundhole
List Price: $489.99 (incl. Case)
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
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.
- 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
The Yamaha FG730S has brought Yamaha guitars a long ways since the 1960's.
I sold a bunch of Yamaha acoustics and classical guitars to students and store customers alike. At the time it was the best bang for the buck, but it sure did take a lot of work to make those guitars playable in those days.
The Yamaha of today is much more improved that the Yamaha of the 1960's. These guitars are truly a bargain for what you pay for them.
the Yamaha FG730S sports a solid Sitka Spruce top, the bracing is quite well done and the tone is supurb as a result of it.
I like the clear and natural finish along with the edge binding or purfling and sound hole purfling, makes for a beautiful guitar
It's quite amazing how much sound comes our of this beginner to intermediate class guitar. Yamaha has done their research and has come up with a real winner here. You no longer have to speed over a grand to get a decent sounding guitar.
Does it measure up to a Martin, Taylor, Collings or one of the other big name guitars? No, it doesn't, but it sure goes a long way to giving a sweet sounding package for less than $300.00 street.
The guitar I played, came out of the box with action that was too high for my tastes. If you are going to use if for strickly as a rhythm instrument, you may be ok. If you want to play some serious lead or fingerstyle guitar, you will need to lower the action.
I have herd that some other Yamaha FG730S's have had great action. Maybe this was just a function of the one that I had.
Yamaha has supurb customer service and if you develop a problem that is not a result of neglect you will get it fixed.
Yamaha guitars are known for their quality and sound, and the new FG730S is no exception.
The level of detail and craftsmanship found in the FG730S places this guitar in a class above the rest in this price range. The FG series of Yamaha guitars were introduced in 1969.
They were affordable, well made and put a quality guitar within the reach of an entire generation of musicians and music lovers. A lot has change in the last 35 years, but not the quality and affordability of a Yamaha guitar.
Yamaha's combination of quality components and craftsmanship make the Yamaha FG730S an instrument that produces great tone and playability.