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Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar   

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A small body acoustic guitar, the FS720S has the same features as the FG720S, including a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and non-scalloped X-brac...Read More

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Solid Sitka provides great projection in this small-bodied acoustic.

A small body acoustic guitar, the FS720S has the same features as the FG720S, including a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and non-scalloped X-bracing. Perfect for anyone who wants a natural sound in a smaller, more comfortable to play guitar.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Nato (eastern mahogany)
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard and bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Die-cast chrome
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FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar


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YamahaFS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

great Value

By TG.

from Wilmington,Ohio

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

Good guitar for the price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

no regrets

By Mandrill

from Jersey

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      this thing is just sweet. the body is very comfortable, tone is nicely balanced.. beautiful finish plus a solid spruce soundboard. for the money, you're gonna be very impressed.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great at the price!

      By MikeX7

      from Des Moines Iowa

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        If you are looking for a take along beater/beach guitar, or if you have a young person just starting, this is a great guitar. Solid top, decent action with light strings, nice sound, good tuners. I had an inexpensive Yahama acoustic for 20+ years, then got snobby and only played Martins and Gibsons, then recently decided to get something inexpensive to leave lying around (don't do that, buy a case or good gigbag). i've tweaked the bridge and the truss rod, but for the price I doubt you could do better.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Value

        By Rick @ Montana Guitar Shop

        from Paradise, MT

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          Being a guitar maker as a profession I can tell you this is an excellent value for a student guitar.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I like this little fellow

          By Guitar Buying Addict

          from clandestine location

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              I don't know if I just got a good copy of this guitar or not, but if they are all like mine, I recommend them. I bought it used while I was buying an expensive guitar because it rang so loudly. It has such a fast neck that I feel like I am playing a Stratocaster. The action is perfect
              ( easy to play but no buzz)and the body is comfortable. I have been known to put down a Martin to pick this one up. Some of the colors shown here I do not like; mine is the natural.
              I hope if you buy one that it doesn't turn out that my particular copy was one of the few good ones.

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              (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar

              By Albino Blues

              from Sierra Vista, AZ

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              Priced right. Plays very good. Some minor issues mentioned above. But I like it and will keep it. I've been playing over 45 years and was looking for a cheap guitar to throw in my van for travel and playing at the beach. Would I buy another one? Yes.
              Tuners work good. Some problems on low E and G staying in tune. Nut could be better. Bridge good. Finish pretty. Not that great for fingerpicking folk. It's best for strumming with a pick. Nice smaller body.
              Moderate to Above Average in quality. Better than most at this price. B and high E strings not very loud. Not a deep tone, sorta middle to trebly. A lot of string buzz on fretboard requiring truss adjustment. Guitar had not been properly setup. Had to replace the cheap strings. Should have had at least a soft case but came with none. Heavy cheap wood smell. Had to spray it with fragance.
              Good bang for the buck. Better than average. Not a PRO guitar but more appropriate for beginner to intermediate player, or someonr who wants a travel guitar.

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              (17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good for bluegrass, beginner, or travel instrument

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              Outstanding guitar for the money. If you are not playing bluegrass style, I would probably vote for spending just a few more dollars more to get the FG730S with rosewood, or if economy is of primary importance, consider the FG700S.
              This is impressive as a basic guitar. The Yamaha FG720s comes with Nato laminated back and sides. This is also called Eastern Mahogany. Since the back of the instrument primarily reflects the sound, the use of laminated wood is not necesssarily a bad thing. Hint: Look up Nato tone wood in Wikipedia. I was impressed to find that it is stronger and harder than "regular" mahogany. This is a benefit in the use of nato wood for the guitar neck.
              Mahogany gives a more punchy sound (maple would possibly also be in that catagory, as it gives a very bright sound). If you want a bluegrass instrument, this would be a good choice.It carries through more of the fundamental of the note, rather than the very low and high frequencies.That is why I bought it. The low E is more punchy than on my expensive rosewood instruments. If you want lots of overtones, spend just a few bucks more, and buy the Yamaha FG730S, which has laminated rosewood on the back and sides. In that situation, if you want more punchiness, you could use the D'Andrea brass tone pins (but with new strings, it might sound metallic...)
              Sound/tone quality:
              As a bluegrass instrument, this is pleasing in sound, punchy, and projects well (good volume). When I record, I might use this instrument over my more expensive guitars (as another reviewer also stated), as it will come across with clarity and good note separation. Reverb can then be added to give a great sound in the final album.
              Note: I played a Yamaha FG700s in the store, and to my memory, it sounded like this instrument. That lower model did have a flaw in the pick guard installation (part of it was lifted up at the proximal end), and I suspect that the FG720S has better tuners, but I can't verify that.
              Incidentally, I had purchased this instrument in the 12 string version, and liked it so much I immediately went for this 6 string version.
              Setup quality:
              Unbelievably good for an instrument in this price range. I wouldn't touch the string height... it's perfect at the nut, and seems OK at the 12th fret.
              Manufacturing quality:
              Outstanding. If you really want something to sell you on a Yamaha instrument, go to YouTube, and check out the video of the Yamaha guitar factory. Their procedures and quality blow away the competition for any instrument in this price range. To compare, then go to the Ibanez factory video. You will immediately buy the Yamaha!
              Yamaha does a good job of giving a lot of guitar for the money, and they are very humble when they evaluate their own instruments. Most companies over-sell their product, but Yamaha possibly under-sells theirs. In other words, you are getting a better instrument than they claim.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just A Great Guitar

              By tmoores95

              from Canada

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              This was my first guitar ever but I wouldn't really call it a beginner guitar. I still play it everyday and love it. I can't find anything reall negative to say about it. It sounds exactly like an ideal acoustic guitar to me. Sounds better than the Martin's and Taylor's for four times the price and is better looking too. Stays in tune, has binding on the fretboard, and has a nice neck. For the price I don't think there is a better acoustic you can buy. I can see myself playing this think for the next 10-20 years

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              (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Blown away!!

              By Donniewwjd777

              from Waynesboro, VA.

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              This is one awesome guitar, and I've played and owned many. All I can say, is if someone blind folded me and told me it was a Taylor, I would have believed them. Put it this way, It definitely sounds and plays better than a lot of acoustics that cost 5-7 times more than this baby. It kinda makes you sad when you pay some of the prices I've paid for guitars, only to find this little gem for "giveaway" prices...LOOOOOVE IT!!!!D <

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Nice Guitar!

              By David

              from Arkansas

              Comments about Yamaha FS720S Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              This is my third Yamaha guitar. Slightly smaller folk body makes for a great finger picking guitar. Balanced tone. Flawless finish. Nice action out of the box. Very easy to play. Only changes have been installing earthwood extra light strings. I've not seen a better guitar anywhere near this price range, period!

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