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Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar Condition 2 - Blemished Cherry Sunburst 886830740978

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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.

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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
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YamahaFG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 121 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Good feel (22)
  • Stays in tune (19)
  • Consistent (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (6)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (11)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Disappointing

I did a ton of research online on "the best acoustic mid priced guitars" and the Yamaha FG 730s was number one or near the top of every list. Yamahas have...Read complete review

I did a ton of research online on "the best acoustic mid priced guitars" and the Yamaha FG 730s was number one or near the top of every list. Yamahas have long had a great reputation for quality so I dove in and purchased a tobacco sunburst model last summer. I could not have been more disappointed. The finish on the guitar was sloppy and unappealing. There were different colored pieces of bone throughout the neck which made the guitar (out of the box) look old or like it had been pieced together by scraps. The neck had a significant bow in the middle and the action was a bit high. The guitar volume was very weak (for a dreadnought) and the sound was flat and uninspiring. I heard no distinct highs, lows, or mid range sounds, just a muddy mix. In spite of the high action and bow, the neck was smooth to play and the guitar did stay in tune. I also owned a Martin OM-1 (about five hundred more than the FG 730s) at the time and I recorded both for comparison purposes. Honestly, there was no comparison. The Martin, although a much smaller size, had more volume and a wonderfully rich, distinct tone. The Yamaha just sounded weak and flat. In my opinion, the guitar looks and plays like an entry level guitar. I sold mine within two months of making the purchase.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha FG730s A JEM INDEED!

By Ty Olson

from Utah

Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar for the price!

By Kaotix

from Denver, CO

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    My friend that I jam with had the red version of this guitar. I previously played on an Epiphone PR-150, which is a decent guitar, but does not produce a big sound, and also does not have a solid top, and the tuners are not that high quality. This guitar blows me away at how much fun it is to play! Every chord I strum feels like it resonates throughout the guitar to my body, and my flat picking comes out clear and precise.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hands down, best bang for the buck.

    By James Bolton

    from Denver, Colorado

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    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    I am very happy with my purchase. Like all instruments, I would recommend playing as many instruments as you can get your hands on before making a decision. The statements I make are based on my individual experience with the particular Yamaha FG 730S that I play. I do really love it, though.
    An earlier reviewer wrote, "a basic guitar". I just can't understand what more a person would expect in this price range or guitars that cost up to three times more. I bought mine off of craigslist and was amazed at the build, solid, I repeat solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, binding everywhere you look, mother of pearl rosette, sealed tuners and, and. Sheesh, to me that is beyond basic. This is a beautiful, well appointed acoustic guitar. I am very fond of the beautiful gloss finish along with the playability of the satin finish on the neck.
    I can find no fault with the fit or finish. I don't think mine had been played or set up. It needed new strings and a slight adjustment to the truss rod. If it lasts as well as it looks, I shouldn't have any complaints. I will say, this is my first rosewood experience. My other guitars are mahogany with spruce tops. The rosewood is a little bright for my taste.
    I suspect that I have waxed poetic enough in the above ratings that nothing further needs saying, regarding value.

    (7 of 7 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.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing!!!

      By Joey

      from Sioux Falls, SD

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      Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

      I have a beautiful Taylor 814ce that I have been playing for a few years now, but I wanted something that I didn't have to feel hesitant about playing at a campfire with a bunch of kids. I was recommended this guitar by a guy at our local music store, and I am totally in love with it. Perhaps my ear isn't trained enough yet, but I can't hear a couple thousand dollars in difference between this guitar and my Taylor. It's loud for rhythm, but it has nice crisp tones for fingerstyle playing too. I wanted a "beater," but this guitar is way to fun to be reduced to that title. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a very basic acoustic guitar.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Keeping Musicians From Going Broke

      By Andrew

      from San Antonio, TX

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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 will first admit that I think the one I bought at a local store is a gem. I have played several others of the same model and even though they are all great, mine just feels different. In a "This guitar is just amazing!" sort of way. Before I bought it I tried out guitars over double the price, as I was prepared to spend a good amount of money. Even though they looked nicer, the sound didn't even come close to this. The neck is very smooth and fast, but it is a big guitar. I am 6 feet tall and this feels like a big guitar to me. But it definitely adds to the sound. It was perfectly set up when purchased and I have not had any problems with it for almost 2 years. It sounds so great, my friend ordered one for himself. If anyone has a negative review about this guitar I'm sure it was just that 1 in 5,000. As stated before I have played several of these and each one has felt very solid and well built.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        )nly one fault.

        By djhtex

        from Texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        The construction and cosmetic look of this guitar is excellent. Good sound and sustain.
        Only problem I have is that the Yamaha FG-730S
        Guitar deserves better tuning machines. The ones installed on my FG-730S are not of the quality the guitar should have.

        That is my only problem with this guitar.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best FG of them ALL!

        By Taylor Groupie

        from Bay Area

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        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        I actually own 4 Yamahas = FG700s, FG720s FGX730SCA and the FG730s and the FG730s is BY FAR the best of the 4. I heard the FG750s is also a good axe, but many have stated that the 730 even wipes that one out and I can believe it. For the amount you pay it's simply ridiculous for Yamaha to offer such a great, reliable and fun guitar for the price. It's an excellent strummer and built like a tank. The abalone rosette is a nice touch that is usually only seen on others 2xs the price.I teach guitar and the FG series is simply phenomenal. Whether you're a beginner/intermediate, even some veterans I know give praise to this particular model and I honestly believe that this may be the new "Nippon Gakki" craze.If you can spare the extra bucks, get one, even just for a solid backup. If you're a beginner = start here and you will not regret your purchase. 2 thumbs way up, huge bang for your buck and add a bone saddle and some nice 80/20 bronze mediums and you have yourself a go-to piece you can rely on and enjoy.GO GET IT NOW!!!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        excelent tone and quality!

        By raxx man

        from oklahoma

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        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        the only complaint is it aint set up for a strap like an electric, oh well, easy to live with!
        beughtiful rosewood back and sides, the sound quality is outstanding with exceptional projection, it doesnt have a place to put a strap on the body or neck so u will have to put one by the nut. it does have a buton on the botom for this purpose though, the only fault i would say about the whole guitar!
        exceptional build quality!
        for the money I dont know how many guitars out their match this one, their cant be many! i dont think a person can go wrong with the fg730s!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bang for your Buck

        By Tex

        from texas

        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        I have been playing for over 25 years. Over the years I have been ask a several times what the best guitar for a beginning guitarist would be and until the last couple of years that was a difficult question to answer. At one time you really did get what you paid for but I couldn't say that today. Yamaha has really changed the way I view import guitars. This is now always my go to guitar when I make a recommendation. The Yamaha line has always been know for its value and craftsmanship but fg730S really takes it to a new level. (Bang vs. buck). If you are a novice or a seasoned pro do not look past this guitar without taking it for a spin. There may be better guitars out there but none that are remotely in this guitars price range. For a beginner you cannot do any wrong with this guitar. The solid top will grow with you as a mature as a player. Buy the best acoustic guitar you can afford and worry about adding electronics to it later. The truth of the matter is that you will spend more time unplugged then you ever will plugged in. The real beauty of the acoustic guitar is that it gives you the option.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A fine value in a basic guitar

        By Tuna27

        from Connecticut

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        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        A fine value. Sound is loud, clear and (almost too) brilliant, but still delivers dreadnaught depth. It is well constructed out of nice materials. It can be pushed with hard strumming, yet will deliver beautiful, quiet articulation. With a little time spent on getting the set up right, this is a great instrument to own. It is especially suited to be a first guitar or one to use when you don't want to pull out the expensive ones (like around the campfire). Don't call it a "beater", though, because it is way, way too good for that! Of particular note are the tuners which are very good. They hold their tuning like a vise. Even if this your only guitar, you will be well served.
        A nicely made guitar. Great tuners. Sound is loud and full. It is voiced a bit high ended for a dreadnaught, but still has the bottom end.
        Very nice wood and construction quality. Mine needed some action work (neck, nut and bridge adjustments) and it is fairly playable, but nothing like the feel of the big names like Martin or Taylor; and nothing like their cost. Tone is slightly uneven across the neck , but is generally quite pleasing and better than nearly anything at this price.
        For the money, this is an exceptional guitar.

        (5 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Very Disappointing

        By Will Carson

        from Shenandoah Valley

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        I did a ton of research online on "the best acoustic mid priced guitars" and the Yamaha FG 730s was number one or near the top of every list. Yamahas have long had a great reputation for quality so I dove in and purchased a tobacco sunburst model last summer. I could not have been more disappointed. The finish on the guitar was sloppy and unappealing. There were different colored pieces of bone throughout the neck which made the guitar (out of the box) look old or like it had been pieced together by scraps. The neck had a significant bow in the middle and the action was a bit high. The guitar volume was very weak (for a dreadnought) and the sound was flat and uninspiring. I heard no distinct highs, lows, or mid range sounds, just a muddy mix. In spite of the high action and bow, the neck was smooth to play and the guitar did stay in tune. I also owned a Martin OM-1 (about five hundred more than the FG 730s) at the time and I recorded both for comparison purposes. Honestly, there was no comparison. The Martin, although a much smaller size, had more volume and a wonderfully rich, distinct tone. The Yamaha just sounded weak and flat. In my opinion, the guitar looks and plays like an entry level guitar. I sold mine within two months of making the purchase.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best value for the money

          By jsfelts

          from Batesville, Ar

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

            I have played alot of higher end model guitars such as Martin, Seagull, & Alvarez. This particular guitar sounds every bit as good to me as the Martin did. It is a very pretty guitar and sounds as good as it looks. If you are in the market for an acoustic guitar and have a budget, look no further than this, you will love it.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great guitar

            By Ed W

            from Nashville

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Poor Setup

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

              The fg730s I received sounds nice and looks nice. At this price point I can't imagine a better guitar. The setup was terrible though. Yamaha specs state the 12th fret string height should be 5/64ths and 7/64ths at the 1st and 6th string respectively. Mine was at 7/64ths and 9/64ths. That translates to very unpleasant to play. I had to sand down the saddle and nut. I don't think one should have to adjust the action on a brand new guitar. That kind of thing has discouraged many a novice from actually learning.

              I've been impressed by Yamaha quality over the years. Despite the bad action on this guitar, the thing sounds and plays great now. And of course it looks as good as the pictures. So I'm happy yet again.

              (4 of 4 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.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GUITAR LEGENDS BORN IN THE SUMMER OF '69

                By arch69er

                from Clinton, MO

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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!

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Been playing this guitar for years now

                  By SeaBreeze

                  from Los Angeles, CA

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                  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.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  a very good guitar for the money

                  By Tuna27

                  from Connecticut

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                  Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  A nice guitar for the money. Full sounding. Playability is good but you must be able to cope with narrow string spacing. The tuners work well. As mentioned in an earlier review, it is a good primary guitar, and even better to use when you don't want to subject your finer guitar to environmental risk. But a beater? No way. It's still too good to be called that.
                  A basic guitar that is well made out of decent wood. The tuners are very good. Sound is quite loud, and while deep rosewood tones come through well, the overall impression is a bit on the bright and brassy side (d'addario exp 11). But the sound is very well articulated. The neck is fairly narrow and the strings are closer than on many similar guitars. For the price, very nice.
                  Good hardware, good wood, and good construction. Mine is a little sloopy on the interior gluing, but nothing to care about. It needed a bit of set up work before it played well. But now, with a low action, it does not care for hard strumming, so I have yet to achieve a balanced set up on this one.
                  An absolutely excellent value.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good deal for the money.

                  By The_UTP

                  from California

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                  Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  I've had the FG730S for about three years now. I'll be honest: I bought this guitar because I liked the binding and the abalone rosette. But in addition to being a glossy good looker, it's turned out to sound good, too. Do not expect it to compete with guitars that cost five times as much. But do expect it to deliver more than 1/5 of the sound of those guitars. In my experience, highs are crisp but somewhat plastic-like (that is, they don't have a rich, organic wood sound), and the bass response is full but compact and less than impactful. This is not a guitar that vibrates your chest as you strum.However, the sound is well balanced and hangs with or beats anything else in the price range. The neck profile is on the thinner, modern side of things but a good compromise for both chording and single-note lines. Playability always depends on set-up, and this guitar leaves plenty of room for adjusting to players' tastes. The workmanship was solid and flawless throughout: Tuners hold well, the finish is tough. Sturdy enough to be a knockabout instrument.My only complaint is the plastic nut, saddle and bridge pins, but that is the industry standard at this price point. Replacements made from Tusq should cost you about $35 altogether and will give you better bite and clarity.

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