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Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar

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With 12 strings to drive it, the solid Sitka spruce top sings loud and clear atop the nato body. It also has die-cast tuners, a rosewood bridge and f...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sweet 12-string jangle at a price you can handle.

With 12 strings to drive it, the solid Sitka spruce top sings loud and clear atop the nato body. It also has die-cast tuners, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, tortoise pickguard, and white/black body and neck binding. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Solid Sitka spruce top
Nato back and sides
Rosewood fingerboard
Rosewood bridge
White/black body and neck binding
Die-cast tuners
Tortoise pickguard
Limited lifetime warranty
Case sold separately

Order today and get that ringing 12-string sound you've always wanted.

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YamahaFG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This guitar is a steal

If I was to be really picky, perhaps they could have had some stain on the Nato back and sides, which are natural in color. At least you can see exactly what the...Read complete review

If I was to be really picky, perhaps they could have had some stain on the Nato back and sides, which are natural in color. At least you can see exactly what the wood looks like. To me, it looks just like the mahogany used by Taylor and others.
I really recommend the Yamaha FG320 12 string guitar to anyone looking for a 12 string.
For features, this guitar has a beautiful finish, and the neck is very comfortable to put your hand around. A word of caution is that Yamaha is "famous" for using narrow necks on its guitars. This neck would be hard to play if it was any narrower. If you are a man with big hands, you might have to go to something else. If you are a woman with small hands, you'll think you are in heaven.
The sound quality is what I look for first and foremost. I ordered this without being able to play it. The other instrument in the store were too much money, or too cheap. I took the risk of ordering it online without ever hearing one. Wow. I was immediately impressed. Then I thought that maybe I should have ordered the rosewood Yamaha 12 instead, thinking it would be even more fantastic. That probably is the case, but I went to another music store, where I could try this instrument out against a Martin 12-28, a Taylor with sapele back and sides, and a Guild GAD-30-12 with solid maple back and sides ( a full jumbo instrument). What blows me away is that this humble Yamaha sounded better than all these high-dollar instruments! True, I have new strings on mine, and the others have older strings on them... but it really made an impression on me.
I looked into the use of Nato wood for the back and sides. At first I was put off with it, but learned from the internet that Nato is actually stronger than regular mahogany. Hence, the neck made of Nato is a wonderful thing.
String height: good at the nut, where lower cost instruments are usually too high; just a tad high at the 12th fret, but I can adjust with the tension rod and it should come right to perfection.
This instrument is so good that I am seriously thinking of buying the same thing, in a six string configuration. I have some expensive six string rosewood guitars, but the Yamaha FX300 I played in the store actually sounded more like what I always wanted! Now I put up for sale my collector's item Tacoma JR55, because Yamaha does it better for a lot less!
This instrument is such a good deal, I should be getting prison time for stealing, for buying it as such a low price. I'm joking, but the quality of the instrument versus the low cost is staggering.

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Just OK

I bought this after reading all the reviews. I had a Yamaha twelve with a laminate top many years ago. I thought this would sound better with a solid top, but it doesn't. ...Read complete review

I bought this after reading all the reviews. I had a Yamaha twelve with a laminate top many years ago. I thought this would sound better with a solid top, but it doesn't. This twelver has a nice sound, but that's about it. It lacks richness, depth, and bottom end. I will send it back and keep looking.

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(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest budget 12-string EVER!

By Sonney

from Marion, Illinois

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Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

Nail down this purchase while you can. Get a Bill Me Later account with Pay-Pal if you have to. Or hanker to relatives to buy it and pay them off. Don't be like me and suffer with a R. W. Jameson 12-string for years because you thought $99.95 was all you could risk.

This guitar will take you into the realm of the "Plays Like Butter" that you've heard about but doubted exists. IT exists baby with this guitar.
It's a no frills 12-string. No cutout.
No electronics so you know you're actually paying for all guitar here.
If it's a "solid top" then it's certainly a two piece one (bookend).
No neck heel strap button, so I'll be venturing into the realm of getting my first headstock tie on strap; as I don't dare to take a chance of cracking the heel on this sweet baby.

The nut with is 1' 13/16" at the top and its spacing is supurb and just right for my funky bony fingers, but be warned you Roy Clark guys with Joe Construction paws.

The tail block strap button is securely screwed on from the inside of the guitar.

The bridge appears to have been varnished, or perhaps it's of a composite material. But anyway it glistens and doesn't seem to be the sort of material that would need to be wiped down with boiled linseed oil for conditioning.

The lower bout is 16 1/2" wide and the upper bout 11 1/2". The thickness being 4 1/2" on the lower and 4" on the upper which is thinner than I'd have liked but how can you complain, I mean you're not gonna get a huge beefy acoustic unless you got out $2600+ these days.

And the scale is 25".

The 25" scale and the rather thin thickness I'm sure goes in hand with the beefy bracing and purfing inside this guitar to make it a rather battleship sturdy sucker. But fear not the bracing has been generiously scalloped and has been milled to a pointy peak rather than just like blunt rails.

If you're like me and had only experience with laughable faulty China 12-string guitars that have to have a severely back-bowed neck in order to bring it straight under tension, then this one will make you happy. They for sure have a quality neck on this baby with the right tollerances built into the neck-set and truss rod and neck materials. It's the first 12-string I've had that doesn't get a funky HUGE "relief" curve in the neck from the 5th fret to the nut no matter hoe I mess with the truss rod.
I find nothing wrong with this guitar.

I bought it for $250 + $38.95 postage on e-Bay from a guy that had bought it from a failing and mothballed music store bankrupt sale. He and I agree that it was surely "setup" by a tech at that store, but for all we know it really comes out of the China box this good.

When the dude bought it it was in DGCFAD ( one whole note flat tuning) and I've left it that way until I can find the exact right truss rod wrench for giving it a bump if it needs it when I go to EADGBE tuning. By the way the truss rod nut is at the base of the neck inside the sound hole.

As I said this guitar had been in a music store as a courtsey demo and then in the hands of the guy I bought it from and was always tuned 1 note flat. But even at that it had only a 3/32" "belly" which might actually just be the built in natural belly of the guitar.
That "belly" remained after I removed the strings, and I'm certain that there is no forward canting of the bridge. and both those measurements shall remained locked in, because I've installed the JLD bridge system.
My only minor complaint would be that the China factory had failed to remove the inner bridge backer splinters after they drilled the string pin holes.
A can't go wrong venture.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is a steal

By KenW in Portland, OR

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

If I was to be really picky, perhaps they could have had some stain on the Nato back and sides, which are natural in color. At least you can see exactly what the wood looks like. To me, it looks just like the mahogany used by Taylor and others.
I really recommend the Yamaha FG320 12 string guitar to anyone looking for a 12 string.
For features, this guitar has a beautiful finish, and the neck is very comfortable to put your hand around. A word of caution is that Yamaha is "famous" for using narrow necks on its guitars. This neck would be hard to play if it was any narrower. If you are a man with big hands, you might have to go to something else. If you are a woman with small hands, you'll think you are in heaven.
The sound quality is what I look for first and foremost. I ordered this without being able to play it. The other instrument in the store were too much money, or too cheap. I took the risk of ordering it online without ever hearing one. Wow. I was immediately impressed. Then I thought that maybe I should have ordered the rosewood Yamaha 12 instead, thinking it would be even more fantastic. That probably is the case, but I went to another music store, where I could try this instrument out against a Martin 12-28, a Taylor with sapele back and sides, and a Guild GAD-30-12 with solid maple back and sides ( a full jumbo instrument). What blows me away is that this humble Yamaha sounded better than all these high-dollar instruments! True, I have new strings on mine, and the others have older strings on them... but it really made an impression on me.
I looked into the use of Nato wood for the back and sides. At first I was put off with it, but learned from the internet that Nato is actually stronger than regular mahogany. Hence, the neck made of Nato is a wonderful thing.
String height: good at the nut, where lower cost instruments are usually too high; just a tad high at the 12th fret, but I can adjust with the tension rod and it should come right to perfection.
This instrument is so good that I am seriously thinking of buying the same thing, in a six string configuration. I have some expensive six string rosewood guitars, but the Yamaha FX300 I played in the store actually sounded more like what I always wanted! Now I put up for sale my collector's item Tacoma JR55, because Yamaha does it better for a lot less!
This instrument is such a good deal, I should be getting prison time for stealing, for buying it as such a low price. I'm joking, but the quality of the instrument versus the low cost is staggering.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm sold on this!

By 12Stringer

from NW Missouri

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Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

As I've indicated, in terms of appearance, this guitar is very ordinary-looking. However, in terms of sound, this is where it excels. I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and 12-string guitar for over 35. In that interval, I've owned six [including this one], and played dozens of others--from top of the line Taylors and Guilds, to intermediate-priced offerings from Ovation and Guild, to low-priced instruments from Applause, Mitchell, Dean, Epiphone, Samick, Walden, Conn, Alvarez, Seagull, and Ibanez to compare this with.
First off, I noted under features that the body configuration of this guitar is larger than that of a dreadnought, but not as large as a Guild jumbo. The Conn "dreadnoughts" from the early to mid 1970s also had a larger lower bout and deeper body than standard dreadnoughts.
This larger body I believe gives the Yamaha a deeper, richer sound, without sacrificing the chimey-ness for which 12-strings are noted.
The neck width and string spacing are narrow enough to not feel clubby, and yet the neck feels substantial enough that I won't feel like I have to have the neck adjusted every time the weather changes. At the same time, the spacing is wide enough to accommodate some Kottke-esque attempts at finger-picking.
All in all, this is a great guitar which will be at home in a variety of settings, from open-mic nights at your local coffeehouse, to campfire singalongs, to working in a praise band.
Solid spruce top, nato neck, laminated nato back and sides, rosewood bridge, fretboard, and cap on headstock. I rated this in the high average range because the one thing that sets it apart from others in this price range is it's size. The body dimensions, while not a jumbo, are larger than the usual dreadnought body configuration. This has a 16.25" inch lower bout width where most dreadnoughts have a 15.5" inch width at the lower bout. The body is also about 1/2" deeper than standard [Martin-sized] dreadnoughts.
In terms of quality, this is where the Yamaha gains an edge over others in this price range. The construction is outstanding. There are no loose braces and no sloppy glue joins. The kerfing inside is well-shaped and you can tell the workers who assembled this paid careful attention to their work.
The frets are even and well-placed. There were no loose wires or uneven cuts.
Although it's appearance is plain, this is an outstanding value for the money because it has what matters: sound.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sight unsees

By Osiros

from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    So I bought this guitar sight unsees, I have played alot 12 strings under the 1k range, Martin and Taylor and Fender, so I took a leap of faith knowing I did buy a Yamaha 6 string for my 14 year old daughter thats sounds pretty good. I own a Martin D-28, Taylor 810ce, and Fender 88 Strat. After recieving the guitar and tuning it the strings its sounded very thin and trebly, replaced with Martins same issue and going out of tune. Finally ordered some John Pearse strings, the staple on all my acoustics and WOW what a delightfull sound. I havent picked up my Martin in a week so far cant stop playing this. 320.00!!! Really this is a steal, buy one now!! anyone complaining about this guitar has no idea what they are talking about. Thinking about puting some fishmans in it next to get it wired up. Its all about the Strings people it makes or breaks everything.

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pretty good out of the box!,,

    By CraigeBobInAustin

    from Roving Minstrel

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      Now, I've owned several higher-end instruments including two Deering banjoes, a Gibson J-200 6-string, a Phil Leadbetter Dobro, etc., but always wanted a 12-string to fool around with and not feel afraid to take it to the beach, campfire sing-alongs, etc. So, I'm pretty happy with this instrument -- now made in China -- as it played right out of the box. The action is mildly high compared to the J-200, which I soon intend to remedy. But I've needed to tune only twice with an electronic tuner in the nearly two weeks I've owned it and feel that the nyatoh (a mahogany-like wood that grows in China and Korea) body adds deep growly lows to an instrument that already provides a good bit of natural jangle and sonority at a reasonable price -- especially after an extra 15% holiday discount!!! Lots of fun for between 1/10 and 1/8 of what I paid for each of my 'better' instruments. By the way, I do not recommend ANY 12-string for a FIRST guitar and probably would not recommend a higher priced one to anyone other than specialists and/or professional performing musicians and recording artists. Stylistically speaking, it's kind of a narrow genre or niche and, IMO, newbies have enough to think about without having to negotiate the additional challenges involved in buying, playing, replacing, and tuning an additional six strings...

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar

      By God's guitarist

      from Lillydale, West Virginia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

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          Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

          This is really good. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars because the inotation needs some work, the strings could be lower and the saddle needs to be pulled back however you do that but I bet some guitar tech can do it. I currently have 9-46 strings on it and the Top E, A, D and G strings on the bass side are still sharp. Get this fixed and it will be a 5 star guitar. I've been sanding down the bridge to lower the strings which I should probably let a professional do. But anyway for the good this guitar is LOUD! I like that. Loud and clear. To me it sounds really really good. Buy it then go have somebody work on it and it will be amazing.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great 12 string

          By Jimdave

          from Milan,Tn.

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

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              Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

              I was looking at Martins and Taylors and came across this. Picked it up and bought it on the spot. It rings like a bell. Just keeps vibrating. I sware, If you are talking when you take it out of the case, you can hear it start to reverberate just from your voice. I thought a 12 would be hard on your fingers. Not so, the two strings together makes for a flat platform for your fingers that note well. For the price, just get one. You won't be dissapointed.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT GUITAR!!!

              By Frosty

              from Clovis, CA

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              Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

              I've owned a lot of guitars over the years. I've been playing for over 35 years, and this guitar matches some of the more expensive guitars I have had in my hands. The action and tone are amazing, and it plays so easy! A beautiful guitar, and I like it so much, I plan to purchase the 6-string version of the same guitar. If you want a bright sounding guitar, and one that has a full sound as well, this is for you!!! I've had several musician friends play this guitar already, and they are amazed. I've played a friend of mine's Martin, and another friend's Taylor...I would put the sound of this guitar up against theirs any day of the week!!!
              Right out of the box, the action on this guitar was amazing. The neck is excellent for a 12-string, and it's comparable to my Epiphone 6-string.
              For the price, this guitar is every bit as good as some 3x it's price!
              Can't beat the price!!! I would put this guitar up against guitars of greater value...I am surprised to get a nice sounding guitar for this price. Truly amazing!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BENCHMARK 12-STRING ACOUSTIC UNDER $500

              By Arch69er

              from Clinton, MO

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              Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

              Again, you'd have to pay at least in the $500 or possibly up in the $700 range to get a better built instrument, although your ears are going to have a tough time making the cost justification. I know with a set of Phos Bronze, uncoated, EJ41's or the new Ernie Ball Acoustic Slinky's this guitar will produce some wonderful warm harmonics and wolf tones. Even though this guitar is a full sized dreadnaught," it doesn't have quite as much ""boom"" and projection as a Breedlove Atlas or dare I say a Martin D-12-28. Then again"," we're talking and comparing this Yamaha to guitars costing 4-8X! I should say this is one of the most comfortable neck profiles for a 12 I have EVER had the pleasure to play. It's right about 1.75""W at the nut", and is a shallow U-shape, somewhat like an early '60's Gibson LP or many of the ESP's. The neck itself is also nato/mahogany and the back of it is satin lacquer finished which is very smooth in the hand as you play! Subtle details like the neck profile and finish are player driven and/or inspired and appreciated by the same.
              Very smooth chrome, mini-Schaller style tuning machines, nut and saddle appear to be Corian, or some similar material and NOT hollow plastic; rosewood fingerboard with 3mm position markers on the horizontal surface and black dot side markers in the creme binding. 5-ply creme and black binding on top; two ply on the bottom. Rosewood overlay on near Martin style peghead with MOP Yamaha logo inset. Black strap button with white dot on bottom edge which matches the bridge pins. One piece nato back and two pieces of same form the sides. High gloss poly finish. B-W-B-W-B kerfling on the rosette. 20 vintage nickel silver frets. Last but definitely not least....a solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood bridge.
              No fret burrs whatsoever; moderately low action right out of the box after it settled into concert tuning. Nice 80/20 D'Addario EXP 10's factory installed under generic name. Inside and outside assembly and finish was absolutely perfect. Far and away better attention to detail and build quality than any Epiphone's I have seen and played, and is easily on par with Takamine's in the $700+ price range. While the multi-mahogany(nato)back and side construction is not able to produce the rich overtones of rosewood, it compliments the 12-string configuration better, IMHO, than some of the maple bodied dreads and jumbo's I have played from the likes of Washburn or Alvarez. While the overall material quality is mid-to-upper-mid-grade, everything is assembled with such care and precision that you get a sense of elegant simplicity. The absolutely key areas such as the solid spruce top and rosewood bridge, in addition to the perfect internal bracing without any excess glue help deliver a tone and sustain that is unmatched in it's price range.
              While I generally appreciate Korean and Japanese made guitars for their build and overall cosmetic quality, Yamaha has something special with the relationship in this Chinese factory building the FG Series guitars. There is no strap button for the upper bout of the guitar, and they do not recommend drilling the neck heel area as it will void the warranty. I however, installed one anyway and can't deal with the issues of a tie-off the headstock style strap. No electronics/preamp/tuner, so you know every penny of your purchase price is going toward decent component materials and outstanding detail of assembly. I purchased a single coil Fishman Neo-D($50) that is sound hole mounted, and on this guitar it is out of this world, whether I run it straight to my Pevey mixer or into a VOX 15W Pathfinder.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fun!

              By andy Davidson

              from Midwest

              Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

              I am very happy with this purchase. It sounds great, it seems well made, it is tough and it is affordable. I love my new 12 string and I find myself playing it more than my other acoustics. Buy this one!
              Simple, no frills 12 string that is fun to play and easy on the eyes.
              Upon inspection it is a sturdy and well made guitar. The frets are even and without any obvious flaws and the fretboard is perfectly smooth and free of chips or excess glue. The action was fine right out of the box and required no adjustment. The nut slots were a little tight and pinched the strings a bit making the tuning process a bit cumbersome but that was easily fixed and is no longer an issue.
              This is a wonderful value and as an alternative to one of the more expensive models its perfect.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beauty

              By TcSam

              from Traverse City, MI

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                Yamaha acoustic guitars have always offered the best bang-for-the-buck and this one is true to that. I hope they never let up on their commitment to quality. A great 12 string. The only negative I can say is that the neck is a bit too narrow for my fingers. But in all other aspects this is my favorite purchase in the last 20 years. Buy one! And put DR Sunbeam strings on it, you will not be disappointed!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The majority was right.

                By Axcrafter

                from Mercer, PA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                  I agree with all of the previous positive comments, and will add that after adjusting the truss rod, nut height & action, as well as filing the fret ends, this guitar plays & sounds great. I bought it as a compliment to my Yamaha FS700S, and they do make a great pair. I'm a happy customer.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great buy on this 12 string

                  By autojohn

                  from brevard, nc.

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                  Pros

                  • Action Is Very Good
                  • Consistent
                  • Excellent Finish
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Intonation Is Very Good
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune
                  • Well constructed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                    This instrument looks great with no apparent finish flaws,etc. It tuned right up and has required minimal tuning tweaks. The tone is rich with good balance between treble and bass. Overall, this is one sweet 12 string.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Pleased with the purchase!

                    By Gwyn Perrett

                    from Perth, Western Australia

                    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                    I'm primarily a keyboard player in a Pink Floyd tribute act. I play the 12string on "Wish You Were Here" and "Fearless". My old 12 string is passed it's 'use by' date and I chose the Yamaha purely on sound quality. When I got it home and played it for the first time I didn't put it down for 2 hours, a great 12 string for the price.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    You can't go wrong with a Yamaha!!

                    By Wilf

                    from Big Bear Cal.

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        I'm experienced enough to know mid quality at a fabulous price. The action is way too high and the neck needs tension adjustment, oiling, plus the sanding of the brass frets and an immediate string change. I played the guitar for less than five minutes and the D string broke.

                        Once set up and with proper strings, this guitar will sound great. I have the six string folk model and when it was properly set up, it changed its' voice to that of a higher quality guitar. I expect the same of this one. Yamaha knows how to engineer sound really well.

                        Many people don't like the sound of a twelve string guitar, this is my second one. My other one is acoustic electric. Buy this guitar, you won't regret it. I own 23 guitars now, so I do have a little bit of understanding.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent quality for the money

                        By J. Wallace

                        from San Diego

                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        I bought the FG720S-12 this month and am very happy with it. I searched reviews on 12 string acoustics for quite a while before deciding on this model. For the price I was expecting to have to take it to my local tech for a proper setup. There was no need. The action was very low and playable straight out of the box. The frets are dressed properly and have no flaws. The sound and action on this model is equal if not better then guitars I tried at 2 and 3 times the price. Now that I own it I know that I will not be selling it anytime soon. I rarely write reviews on guitars but I would highly recommend the FG720S-12 to anyone considering adding a 12 string to their collection.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excelent!!!

                        By Tabor, J

                        from Mt shasta, CA

                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        Yamaha has the best value for the 12 string. This guitar does not only look bueatiful but sounds awsome, and with the price tag I could not pass it up. The sound seems to ring and ring within the body, unlike most 12 string out their, which sound dead. I'm not sure what the one bad review was about, but this guitar stays in tuned as well as any of my 7 other guitars; and never once broke a string. But, I do prefer to keep my 12 strings tuned down a step due to the stress on the body and neck. Overall, I'm more than content with the Yamaha FG-720 12-String, and definantley the best bang for the buck.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awsome 12 string

                        By JImi

                        from Queens, NY

                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        Good twelve string to start off with. I got it as a birthday present and I couldn't let it down. It's not a Martin but it gives you that twelve string tone that everyone loves. No faults here...

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        impressive

                        By Drewseph

                        from Middletown, CT

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                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        I played this next to a Mitchell that was 200 dollars and a 700 dollar takamine. The Takamine sounded good, but the Yamaha at half the price beat the Takamine and the Mitchell handily. Really a beautiful sound. Solid top is a must. Features are nothing to write home about, but the woods are nice and the inlays are classy. Buy one!

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Yamaha FG720S 12 String

                        By The Aliens Den

                        from Salem, MA

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                        Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                        Own 8 top quality guitars 3 of which are Martins! Found this inexpensive Yamaha 12 to be super easy to play. Stays in tune well. Sounds great and looks fantastic. More than anyone could ask for or expect for the price. Fantastic deal in my book! Totally satisfied and would highly recommend.

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