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Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar Tobacco Sunburst 

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  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
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A solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides produce the perfect sonic mix.

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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • 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

The level of detail and craftsmanship found in the 730S places this guitar in a class above the rest in this price range. Order yours now.

 
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YamahaFG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (18)
    • Jamming (13)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Recording (5)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Novice (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Yamaha FG730s A JEM INDEED!

    Overall 10/10. I haven't found a single problem with this guitar. Perfectly set up right out of the box. I put some silk and steels on there for the rich warm tone...Read complete review

    Overall 10/10. I haven't found a single problem with this guitar. Perfectly set up right out of the box. I put some silk and steels on there for the rich warm tone they give ya, and it just sings like you wouldn't believe. Anyone looking for a value priced acoustic without getting something that sounds value priced, this is the best way to go. Especially if you want one with a great look to it too I've been buying/selling guitars for only about 6 years, but I can safely say this, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck. Definitely give this beauty a try.
    This guitar is just unbeatable, especially in this price range. You won't find a guitar under $300 that gives you solid top sounds backed by a name like Yamaha. Very VERY impressed with this guitar. Not to metion how well it stays in tune.
    I got the cherry burst finish. Beautiful guitar. The neck on this thing feels smoother than any other acoustic under the $500-$600 dollar mark. Very high quality
    For the Money, you simply can't beat it. I've worked at 2 different music stores now, and played most popular brands of acoustics from Epiphone, to Takamine, to Ovation, to Ibanez etc... but none of them even come close. I've spent $500 on acoustic guitars that don't sound 1/3 as good as this baby does. If you're looking for a great guitar to record some stuff with or just to go play some gigs, I would whole heartedly recommend this one. I won't be buying another acoustic guitar until I get the money to buy a nicer Yamaha one. VERY impressed with what they've been coming out with the past few years.

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    I think I wasted my money on this

    Had this thing 3 months and it started falling apart on me. The sides actually separated from the back. Maybe I didn't keep it moisturized enough. Honestly, I have an Esteban that while...Read complete review

    Had this thing 3 months and it started falling apart on me. The sides actually separated from the back. Maybe I didn't keep it moisturized enough. Honestly, I have an Esteban that while it may be lower in quality, at least did not fall apart.

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    5.0

    What A Bargain!

    By Razorboi

    from Loveland, Colorado

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

      I have been playing for less than one year, but have owned four guitars. This FG730s is the least expensive of the bunch, yet I cannot get over how nice it is considering the cost. Great sound, and its looks shout "$$$". My only complaint was that out of the box the set-up was pretty unplayable. The action was way high. I had it professionally set up, and now it plays like a dream. For the money you can't go wrong with this guitar!

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      5.0

      Ridiculous Value

      By El Guapo

      from Philadelphia, PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        Wow. I'd tried a couple samples of this model several years ago and was impressed. I recently ordered one for myself as a busking/small venue gig instrument I wouldn't have to worry about losing... And this guitar is even more impressive than I'd remembered. I am completely in love with it.

        I have owned many, many acoustic guitars over the years made by Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Larrivee, etc. While I have been happy with all of them, in terms of pure bang for buck I have never been more thrilled with a guitar than I am with this FG730S. It is a beautiful guitar (I bought it in natural finish), the fit and finish are flawless, the tuning machines are smooth and hold tuning very well (the guitar has kept *almost* perfectly in tune from day to day despite some really awful heat and humidity), it is a joy to play and the tone is terrific. It is bright and clear with decent bass presence and absolutely no harshness or tinny quality whatsoever. I find it very difficult to put this guitar down once I've picked it up because I am so awestruck by how great it sounds and how much fun it is to play despite its unbelievably low cost.

        I would unequivocally recommend this model to players of any level, ranging from beginners to very experienced players who want a darn good guitar to play out without being terrified of theft or damage.

        The only knock I must give this guitar is that the setup out of the box was truly atrocious. It was virtually unplayable as there was a massive amount of relief in the neck, and the heights of both the nut and saddle were kind of absurd. However, the guitar is extremely well constructed and it did not take a lot of work to adjust the playability to the point where it is now very comfortable and a ton of fun to play. There was plenty of saddle to work with, a truss wrench was included with the guitar and the nut had to come down only a tiny bit. For players not experienced with performing their own setup work, I very strongly recommend taking this guitar to a good tech for a setup as soon as possible.

        This one is a definite keeper, and I hope to have it for the rest of my life. Love it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        unbelievable for the price

        By JakeNC

        from Arlington, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          a beautiful guitar. I got a cherry sunburst one and it is really nice. I always thought I would go with natural on an acoustic but the cherry sunburst looks great with the pickguard and the rosewood back and sides. But most importantly, it plays like silk. after having to put the death grip on my previous guitar, this Yamaha almost has the action of an electric guitar. Love it, love it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GUITAR LEGENDS BORN IN THE SUMMER OF '69

          By Christopher Whitehead

          from Clinton, MO

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

            I purchased the 12 version in the 700 series first, and was accidentally sent this 6-stringer, which I played briefly but returned for the original purchase of a 12-string. This instrument sounded and played so well, that I sold both of my Breedlove Atlas Stage models, one concert body, the other a dread cutaway, and then went back and picked up this Yamaha 6-stringer. I learned inadvertently that Country Joe MacDonald(and the Fish)drug(literally)one of these 700 series guitars up on the stage of Woodstock one August day in 1969 and began his set by shouting out, "Gimme an F." I digress a bit, but the point has been made by many reviewers here and elsewhere on the Yamaha model reviews that this company knows what they are doing and builds an instrument typically one or two price levels above what you are asked to generally pay for one. I have owned this guitar three years now, and both it and the 12-string with nato sides and back, sound better and richer than they did when they were purchased and set up. I play nothing but 10-guage 80/20 phos bronze, mostly D'Addario EJ15's, and have never been displeased with the sound. The rosewood sides and back of this model really sets it apart and puts it on a par with instruments whose price points approach 3X! As I did with the 12-string, I put a Fishman Neo-D single coil sound hole-mounted pickup in with an instrument jack to replace the standard end pin, and even without a preamp, there is not much I have been able to complain about. While this combination sounds great through a larger stage amp rig, my prefered way is to run it into a little 15W solid state VOX Pathfinder with reverb and tremolo, mic it, and feed the signal into whatever PA or house system is being used. This arrangement is prone to far fewer problems with feedback and tone control than a large speaker system behind or beside you moving a lot of air, etc. Get one of the Silver Creek vintage 1940's style archtop cases made by Guardian here at MF, invest in an Oasis humidifier and keep an eye on it, and you will have an outstanding instrument and music value, of which there are not many these days!

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            5.0

            FG730S SOLID TOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR

            By Christian

            from Saratoga Springs

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar sings!

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              5.0

              Wonderful guitar

              By Tacomamike

              from Tacoma

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought this used. It's brand new to me! Zero blemishes and great sounding guitar!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                awesome buy

                By maksim choice

                from brooklyn NY

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  love it. sounds great. looks awesome. Stays in tune.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  INCREDIBLE VALUE

                  By El Guapo

                  from Philadelphia, PA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                    This model is one of the best acoustic guitar values on the planet, in my humble opinion. I've been playing a long time and have owned guitars made by just about every good large brand out there. Yamaha has been making good guitars for so long, they really have this down to a science and, IMHO, I don't think they have any competition in or near this price range. Their quality is consistently excellent, fit and finish consistently tight, great playability out of the box. They simply know what they are doing, and it definitely shows on the FG730S. If you are a beginner to intermediate-level player, or a very experienced player who wants a good-sounding guitar to play out without the risk of losing thousands if your guitar gets stolen, the FG730S is an excellent choice that will last a lifetime if cared for properly and will sound better with age because of the solid spruce top. If you are a beginner, once your playing and your ear have developed you will really begin to appreciate the quality of this instrument.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Been playing this guitar for years now

                    By SeaBreeze

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Durability
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                    I got this as a gift about 4-5 years ago and loved how it sounded out of the box. Through the years, I've played this guitar exclusively for hours a week. There's easily a few thousand hours on it at this point, and the sound has definitely started to become its own as the wood has gotten broken in. The action is great, and my fingers never get fatigued after playing for hours at a time. I almost never tune it, it stays in tune for weeks and weeks. Although I'm big on the idea that 99% of the sound comes from the fingers, I can't deny that this guitar has a beautiful sound.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Solid Spruce Top makes a big difference

                    By ramdaskm

                    from allen,tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune
                    • Very Little Fret Buzz

                    Cons

                    • No Dot On Top At 3rd Fret

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                    I used to use an Ovation and this blows the socks off that guitar. So much easier to play barre chords. Sustain is fantastic on this guitar. Beginning to wonder what the higher end Yamaha's can do better than this guitar.

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