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Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The acoustic-electric version of Yamaha's best-selling solid top guitar.

Yamaha's most successful solid top guitar, the FG700S, is finally available in an acoustic-electric cutaway model - the FGX700SC Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar. This is a great entry-level priced guitar with deluxe features including a solid Sitka spruce top, Yamaha custom System55T piezo/preamp and die-cast tuners. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Dreadnaught cutaway body
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Nato (Eastern Mahogany) Neck, Back and Sides
  • Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • 25-9/16" scale length
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Nato (Eastern Mahogany) neck wood
  • Low profile C neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • System55T Pickup/Preamp (1way Piezo, Tuner, 3-Band E.Q., Adj. Mid. Freq.)
  • Die-cast chrome tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Natural hi-gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy high-level sound and performance at an entry-level price. Order today.

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YamahaFGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A lot of guitar for the money!!

By Guitarded-CsDqu

from Midwest

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Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Again, my only downside to this guitar are the cheap sounding electronics. If it were not for that, this entire review would be a 10.
I have owned many fine Taylors, Martins, Guilds, Washburns, you name it. I purchased this as a 'travel' guitar that I could take anywhere and leave my expensive instruments at home. As far as the guitar goes, it is a true Yamaha product. Quality instrument at a nice entry level price. This guitar holds tune, projects well, and looks great. The set up/action out of the box was great. My only complaint with it would be the electronics. They work......they just sound thin and cheap when plugged in to a PA. I would have preferred to pay an extra $50 for a quality pickup. I pulled mine out and upgraded to a nice LR Baggs electronics system. Regardless, it is a great buy.
The finish, appearance, and hardware used on this guitar are super. Very satisfied
At this price range, you can't go wrong. The playability, appearance, and finish is second to none at this level.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

All-around gorgeous

By Bass Player Rock Out

from USA

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Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar and its versatility, toughness, tone and playability. The tone is wonderfull!!! I play many styles and this guitar is particularily great for writing songs with, as well as live in smallish acoustic spaces. I got it used, and that made it an even better value! The only downfall is that a 9v battery doesn't fit the way it should into the slot, but that is how it has been since I got it (used).
The tonewoods are excellent. They look beautiful and sound beautiful. TONE! This guitar puts up with abuse! I use it for many styles and lots of hard strumming. I am slightly dissapointed that my electronics don't work because the 9volt batter doesn't fit quite right in the slot, but I got the guitar used and I don't use it amped anyways, so it isn't a big deal to me.
The quality is wonderful. I have played much more costly guitars that others own, and am perfectly happy with this one. It sounds and feels just as good, if not a little heavier than, say, a Martin, but I actually like that, being primarily a bass player.
Yamaha makes great instruments for the price. This guitar is no exception! The sound is crystal clear classic steel-string acoustic sound you would expect from a top of the line spruce and mahogany guitar. (minus several hundred dollars off the top!) TONE! TONE! TONE! for the price!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!!

By That Blond Chick

from Esko, MN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Looks pretty
  • Plays nicely
  • Sounds Great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I absolutely LOVE this guitar!! I usually like to play a guitar before I buy it, but this time I only read reviews online and listened to some YouTube clips of it. I had never heard of Sandburst before and really liked the look of it. I can not put this guitar down!! It plays very nicely, sounds fantastic, and looks great! I let a friend play it, and he didn't want to put it down either. I'm very impressed with this guitar.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound

      By Asher George

      from Missouri

      Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar in November of 2011 and it has been the best acoustic-electric guitar i have ever purchased. The guitar puts out a very loud and pretty sound that will fill almost any room size. This is a great buy! You get what you pay for

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No regrets purcahse

      By Mom_of_5

      from Chattanooga, TN

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Purchased this guitar for my husband to begin his playing. He absolutely loves it! Nothing negative that I can report about it so far. Buy with confidence. You won't regret it.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best so far...

        By the Randazzo Crew

        from Chicago

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This Yamaha guitar is fantastic! Our family plays mostly acoustic but wanted a guitar that could be plugged in if ever needed. We first went to our local Guitar Center store to try out a bunch of acoustic-electric. We wanted something that matched the deep sound of the Yamaha we already owned and were willing to buy any brand that could offer that. Surprisingly the other brands sounded "twangy." We narrowed it down to the Yamaha APX500 and Yamaha FGX700SC. The 500 had a more unique design and sounded slightly better when plugged in but the 700, by far, sounded better unplugged and still sounded awesome plugged in. This guitar is truly beautiful in design and sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this guitar

        By "Singerman"

        from Atlanta,Ga.

        Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar to play live with and retire my vintage guitars which I have been hauling all over the country for the past 30 years.When and if this one ever gives out I will buy another one.It has a great sound,an easy to grip neck,and to be honest I have not put this guitar down since January.It sounds great through my P.A. and for the price it was exactly what I had been searching for.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An exceptionally good practice guitar

        By Boopie Doopie

        from Oklahoma

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        Pros

        • High Quality Control
        • Intonation Is Spot On
        • Solid Spruce Top

        Cons

        • Action Is High
        • Plastic Nut And Saddle

        Best Uses

        • Learning Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I'm an intermediate player and my Cadillac guitar is a Taylor DN3, which is unbelievably wonderful, but I wanted a less expensive quality practice guitar that I wasn't so paranoid about damaging. The only two I liked was this Yamaha and a Washburn DN10. I visited several shops and played both and the Yamaha was consistently good and I liked the sandburst finish. Please don't buy into the thought that this guitar can sound as good as a Taylor/Gibson/Martin guitar. Think about that. It just ain't true, but that doesn't mean the cheaper guitar is a bad thing and I would highly recommend this Yamaha to beginners and intermediate players. Generally, cheaper guitars impede progress, and that's why I advise to spend a bit more and buy this Yamaha. It plays easily and sounds good, not great, but very good. I did lower the strings by sanding the saddle and the truss rod was completely loose as expected, but it only took about 3 quarter turns to correct the neck. Anyway, I love this instrument. By the way, the electronics are also very good, much better than the K&K I put on my Taylor. Very true to the acoustic sound of the guitar. Good luck.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing sounding instrument in this price range!

        By Studiosycrasy

        from Michigan

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Playing Plugged In
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I reviewed a lot of guitars before buying this for my son who has been playing for years. I have been playing for 30 yrs and own 6 other guitars. We read revues that said this was a great guitar for under three hundred. We played many (including ones that were priced considerably higher). The sound and balance of this guitar is excellent.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Guitar

          By Ray

          from Upstate New York

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          Comments about Yamaha FGX700SC Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar for half price. It was new and when I saw the price in the store I picked it up and started playing it. I was sold immediately - the sound, action, and finish were comparable to guitars costing hundreds more. As it turns out,someone dropped it and smashed the bottom back edge which crushed the wood fibers, but there were no cracks, which had no effect on the guitar. I fixed it with epoxy and it has been my go-to guitar for almost a year. It sounds great plugged or unplugged - very comfortable to play and it stays in tune for weeks. The electronics are great and offer an amazing amount of diversity in sound. I may buy another one before they stop making this fine guitar - it is worth much more than the asking price! I own another more expensive Yamaha Classical Nylon NCX700 which is also a spectacular guitar. No one beats Yamaha for the price. I prefer the sound and feel of this guitar to my Epiphone EJ-200SC.

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          • No

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