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Instrument Review: Yamaha FG700S

Yamaha FG700S
Yamaha FG700S

Yamaha’s impeccable quality at an affordable price

The legacy of Yamaha’s guitars begins from the Yamaha FG series. They are the most selling acoustic guitars of all time. Over 40 years, they have gained the reputation of not disappointing any of its users. Yamaha FG700S is made in China. It is a reasonably priced guitar, ideal for beginners. It offers deluxe features of a solid sitka spruce top and a rosewood fingerboard. This results in in smooth melodic sounding tunes when played slowly by an amateur, instead of sounding like noise. This feature also makes the guitar light-weight hence making it easier for beginners and children to handle the guitar. It has Nato neck, back and sides. The neck has 20 frets with a 25 and 9/16 inch scale length. The Yamaha FG700S has die cast tuners, black and white body binding, a beautiful tortoise pickguard and an overall high gloss natural finish.

The guitar stays in tune and is suitable to play all styles of acoustic music including rock, blues and even classical. The sound is rich and resonates evenly through the instrument, surpassing many guitars of a higher price range. It is tough, durable and can withstand a few falls and bumps every now and then. To top it up, it comes with a life time warranty. Yamaha FG700S is priced only at £125 which is definitely not much considering its flawless quality and sound results. In short, the guitar is easy to play and sounds terrific. Some Yamaha FG700S guitars might have any minor faults in their finish but it is nothing to worry about.

Yamaha FG700S is recommended for all those at the entry level with a modest budget.

I’ve had this guitar for 4 years, its been great. Stays in tune, and takes a beating.
I still can’t believe this cost only $200. Solid straight fast neck, very good action right out of the box, clear and deep tone. The “light” finish on it is what lets this one sing.
I bought this Yamaha as my first guitar a few years ago and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that I did.
This guitar suprised me, the tone was full and clear. My experience with beginner priced guitars is they never have a full sound, they are always thin sounding.

  • String Strings Scale: 650 mm (25 9/16″)
  • Body Depth: 100-118 mm (3 15/16″-4 5/8″)
  • Finger Board Width (Nut/Body): 43 mm (1 11/16″)
  • Peg Name: Diecast Chrome
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back: Nato
  • Side/Rib: Nato
  • Neck: Nato
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood



Worth it?85
Reader Rating1 Vote0
Consistent. Stays in tune. Rich sound.
None that we noticed.
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