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Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar  

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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 119 reviews)

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    (102)

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    (15)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Stays in tune (17)
  • Consistent (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (20)
    • Jamming (14)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Recording (6)
    • School bands (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), 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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    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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    5.0

    Very nice guitar!

    By taggmike

    from Monroe, N.Y.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • More Bass

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Yamaha FG730S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    Nice playing and sounding guitar. Plays like butter. Great for strumming and very nice looking.

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    (0 of 1 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.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A+ value, but needs some work

              By Jay 8188

              from New Jersey

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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

                      Ask me a question

                      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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                        (4 of 4 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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