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Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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The Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar has the ultimate combo for projection and pure tone. The expertly braced spruce top speaks clearly atop t...Read More

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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 117 reviews)

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    (101)

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    (15)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (18)
    • Jamming (13)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Recording (5)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), 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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    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

    Christmas guitar for husband!

    By guitarforhub

    from chapel Hill, nc

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

      Folks at musician's friend were helpful, order was timely, shipped incognito! Thanks!
      best, wife shopping for husband's gift

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value, great craftsmenship!

      By Guitar28

      from washington, la

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Buy One
      • Great tone

      Cons

      • Nut Height A Liitle High

      Best Uses

      • Great All-around

      Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

      Playing for 20 years, needed a campfire guitar, played this one and it sounds just as good as my Martin, very impressed with quality and for the price you won't be dissapointed. I did file down the nut grooves a bit, and adjusted the neck a tad. I love this guitar!

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      5.0

      Great Service

      By Macker

      from New York, NY.

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          The guitar was purchased as a gift for my daughter. This model was recommended by a friend. It arrived promptly and was well cushioned for the journey. It is a high-quality instrument with a nice finish to the wood. I think this is a great instrument for someone serious about learning the guitar.

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          5.0

          Wonderful guitar and incredible value!

          By TC

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

              I gave guitar as gift. Reciepient was thrilled.

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              4.0

              A+ value, but needs some work

              By Jay 8188

              from New Jersey

              About Me Experienced

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

                    For the cost this is just fine, although to be a truly 5-star job it needs electronics to match the comparable Washburn option. If doing it again I'd go for the Washburn WD10SCE which sounds & plays just as nice with electronics added. Same cost.

                    Beyond that, the action on this was fairly high, not uncommon. The bridge needed to be filed down so I just had the nut and bridge replaced with nice bone pieces and it plays great. A good tech did it and it wasn't free.

                    The neck feel is just so-so but I took a little sandpaper to get rid of some of the gloss and it has a smoother feel.

                    All in all, a very good value and fine option for playing around the house or miking it up for home recording. Just expect a little work and maybe shop a few different models first. It's the #2 option at the price point right now I think.

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                    4.0

                    Great guitar

                    By Ed W

                    from Nashville

                    About Me Experienced

                    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.

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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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                        (3 of 3 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.

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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 4 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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