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Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The FGX730SC acoustic guitar offers great features, including a cutaway body with a Solid Sitka Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and a rosewood f...Read More

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A guitar with quality materials, outstanding construction, and great value

The FGX730SC acoustic guitar offers great features, including a cutaway body with a Solid Sitka Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard in a beautiful hi-gloss natural finish. With FGX730SC you have the option of plugging into a PA or amp with a 1-way piezo/preamp system with a 3-band EQ, adjustable midrange frequency control, and built-in chromatic tuner. Acoustically or plugged in, the FGX730SC sounds fantastic.

A.R.T. technology uses unique multilayer structuring and achieves optimum dynamic balance. Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars have consistently used piezoelectric pickups to reproduce the pure sounds of the acoustic guitar. But piezoelectric pickups tended to overreact to changes in attack, which, in turn, caused distortion. To achieve ideal playability, Yamaha improved the way the dynamics were controlled on the FJX730SC acoustic electric.

The guitar pickup was designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials. This dampens excessive vibration from the top board while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance. Also, because the pickup is fitted directly beneath the top board, it functions as a transducer attached to the guitar body. In addition to two main pickups mounted under the saddle, this system has one each on the bass and treble sides to capture the vibrations of the entire length of the strings and body, as well as the sound's bass and treble components. The Yamaha guitar's pickups are laid out in such a way as to achieve clear reproduction even during high-position soloing.

The A.R.T. preamp system's 1-way configuration features one main pickup system consisting of two pickups underneath the saddle. The 3-band equalizer gives the ability to control the mid-range for versatile sound creation. The system is also equipped with an onboard tuner. The body's non-scallop, X-type bracing design delivers deep lows full of presence that are unique to the Yamaha sound, and a clear upper end, making a clear and tight response. The Yamaha FJX730SC's head design includes real mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock and adds a touch of class not found often in this price range.

Yamaha's original L-block neck design offers faster transfer of string vibration to the acoustic electric guitar's body for greater depth and tone while enhancing stability around the neck joint. The large bridge offers greater transfer of string vibration to the body producing a tight and clear mid-range with full, balanced tone. Smooth lines and edges keep the playing surface unencumbered. Case sold separately.
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FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Type: Cutaway
  • Back & Sides: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Body Depth: 3-15/16" - 4-5/8"
  • String Scale: 25-9/16"
  • Preamp: A.R.T. 1way Pickup System (1-way, 3-band EQ, adjustable midrange frequency, chromatic tuner)
  • Tuners: Die-cast Chrome
  • Finish: Natural
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaFGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Long Time Yamaha Fan

I play 2 to 3 time weekly @ 3-4 hours a gig, this guitar loves it!
I bought this FGX730SC Yamaha Guitar,to save my Martins from the abuse of weather...Read complete review

I play 2 to 3 time weekly @ 3-4 hours a gig, this guitar loves it!
I bought this FGX730SC Yamaha Guitar,to save my Martins from the abuse of weather and the outdoor / patio gigs.I adjusted the action a little and use Martin Extended life strings,and it's now my main player,love it. I bought a FG300 new in late 1968, and I still play it out. It's been a real workhorse over the years and still has fantastic sound and action.....could have sold it a thousands times.....so I've always liked Yammys. I'm now looking at the "A Series",and will probably get one soon.
Needless to say,I also love my Martins,but they're high end and now only play them in controled environments.
Fine Quality
Exceptional Value

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Guitar, but........

I played hundreds of guitars before buying this one. I have an old Martin D35, but it doesn't take well to instrumentation so I went looking for good acoustic/electric to play out. ...Read complete review

I played hundreds of guitars before buying this one. I have an old Martin D35, but it doesn't take well to instrumentation so I went looking for good acoustic/electric to play out. The acoustic part is beautiful. Bright but mellow tones...not clangy at all, but the electronics are fuzzy. It sounds like distortion especially when doing studio work. I hope Yamaha can improve this........it would be an awsome guitar

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5.0

LOVE at first strum!!

By Rick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I absolutely LOVE this guitar!! It has the classic sound that one would expect from a well made acoustic instrument. And it sounds even better plugged in! It arrived with the ball broken off of one of the bridge pins, but after getting a new set of pins (ebony instead of plastic - and with an abalone dot to match the sound hole inset), and putting new strings on, I'm very pleased with it. And the fact that I got it as a restock for less than half of the original cost is a big bonus. Thanks you so much Musician's Friend!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No need to hesitate! They're packed well

By DomesticMule

from Oklahoma

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

At first I was very apprehensive about purchasing a guitar online but the research and reviews proved to be true! This is a great guitar, sweet sound, great action for multi-purpose playing. They're packed very well for shipping.
Overall, I'm very satisfied.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar, Great price-

By ehbacon

from Green Bay, WI

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Pros

  • cheap
  • Easy to play
  • -easy To Play
  • Great quality
  • Great sound
  • Great Soung
  • Solid Top

Cons

  • Slightly High Action

Best Uses

  • concerts
  • Giggin
  • Gigging
  • Jamming
  • Practice
  • Practicing

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I was looking for an acoustic-electric when I was recommended this one. I tested it out and really liked the sound unplugged, but when I plugged it in I was blown away.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha F series workhorse

By Martman

from Des Moines, IA

Pros

  • Amazing sound
  • Solid Top
  • Yamaha Quality

Cons

  • High action
  • Plastic Nut And Bridge

Best Uses

  • Hobbyist
  • Stage

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing for the price. I've owned for 3 years, and the solid top keeps getting deeper and deeper in tone. The sound is full and the notes resonate forever!

On the downside, the action was incredibly high. When I took to my local luthier, he made the action too LOW, and I had buzzing (even though the action was "correctly gauged" at the 12th fret). I replaced the bridge with an action "in-between," and the sound and playability is amazing. I love the smell of spruce as I play the guitar. What I don't understand is, $200 guitars made in China have compensated bridges, some even from bone. Yamaha uses a simple plastic strip-this HAS to defer from sound quality, I'd pay $5.00 more for better quality pins and bridge...

Unplugged or plugged, the sound is great. For the money, this is a tremendous value, and a worthy member of Yamaha's legendary F-series.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is excellent and beautiful

By jdog

from Minnesota

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Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I had been searching for acoustic electric in the $500 to $700 range for upwards of a year to play with my band and every time I hit an acoustic guitar room at a music store I walked away saying the Yamaha was the best guitar in the room but not committing because I wanted to be absolutely sure. Well, I finally pulled the pin on one and let me tell you this guitar does not disappoint. Out of the box playability, no fret buzz, beautiful wood and excellent sounding unplugged. Full, rich, dynamic. It's what you hear in your head when you think acoustic classic rock. Plugged in there are no - I mean no - feedback issues. I go into a direct box and straight out of our PA and while the sound isn't the same as just a natural sound, it is close enough for the average ear. I love this guitar. The woods is awesome and it sounds good. I don't know how I feel about the Nato neck but I'm learning to accept it. It's playable but it's different than what I'm used to. To be honest, I'm starting to love everything Yamaha. This is my third puchase from them in the last year (The THR 10 and an MG82CX board) and I have been thoroughly impressed.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Long Time Yamaha Fan

By james folker

from Lancaster,Pa.

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I play 2 to 3 time weekly @ 3-4 hours a gig, this guitar loves it!
I bought this FGX730SC Yamaha Guitar,to save my Martins from the abuse of weather and the outdoor / patio gigs.I adjusted the action a little and use Martin Extended life strings,and it's now my main player,love it. I bought a FG300 new in late 1968, and I still play it out. It's been a real workhorse over the years and still has fantastic sound and action.....could have sold it a thousands times.....so I've always liked Yammys. I'm now looking at the "A Series",and will probably get one soon.
Needless to say,I also love my Martins,but they're high end and now only play them in controled environments.
Fine Quality
Exceptional Value

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar no matter what

By Beerguru

from Newport, NC

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Bought the Yamaha fgx730sc 3 years ago to use at open mike nights. Since then I've played in 95 degree heat, twelve degree snowy nights and at the coast in the bright sunshine. Even in these extremes it has never been difficult to keep in tune and the electronics have performed well. I use an LR Baggs para acoustic DI and Fender acoustasonic junior generally without a PA. This is sufficient for almost every venue except a large outdoor park. simple is best!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar For the Price

By Snapgrass

from Denver, CO

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Guitars have come and gone, yet this one has always stayed with me. For only $500, you can't beat the solid spruce top or rosewood back and sides. People have always commented on how loud the guitar is, one of my friends even claiming it sounded better than his Taylor. With that being said, the acoustic-electric part has broken, leaving me trying to decide what to do next. (The tuner still works). Perhaps if I install a Fishman pickup system the guitar will be even better. Seems to me, however, that even if the electronics don't work, the guitar makes up for it 10x over in sound. It really has opened up since I bought it 3 years ago...

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Guitar, but........

By Mohonker

from Detroit

Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played hundreds of guitars before buying this one. I have an old Martin D35, but it doesn't take well to instrumentation so I went looking for good acoustic/electric to play out. The acoustic part is beautiful. Bright but mellow tones...not clangy at all, but the electronics are fuzzy. It sounds like distortion especially when doing studio work. I hope Yamaha can improve this........it would be an awsome guitar

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This is a good Novice guitar

By Mei Ei Wee

from Pekin Ill

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Comments about Yamaha FGX730SC Solid Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I like this guitar and Yamaha's in general. They are well built. The fret work is consistent and the finishes are pleasing to the eye. This is a very playable guitar. the sound is more limited compared to a solid wood Martin, but I like this for an intermediate player. What is missing is the resonance that the Martin gives and the fullness of the bass. This guitar like most Taylors is short weak on the bottom end and the cutaway makes that more obvious. But all around this is a good guitar that competes well with the similar priced Takamines, Epiphones, Alvarez, and Ibanez.I clearly must say that this is not in the league with the Martins, old Guilds, or Gibsons. It is not realistic to even expect that. But that does not take away from the good quality instrument this is. If you want a martin, however, say your money or buy a used one for nearly the same price (I did)

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