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The Yamaha FG Series has been around since the 60’s. Some of the earlier models were met with resistance as they didn’t stack up against the classic acoustic instruments that were being products by the likes of Guild, Gibson, and Martin at that time. But over time the craftsmanship has improved and the sound is acceptable by most people’s standards. When comparing this guitar to some of the more expensive guitars produced by the big names it doesn’t really hold up. But when you view this guitar as a beginner guitar or a guitar that you can take camping without being too concerned with what happens to it you begin to see it in a different light. Because of its low entry point and the overall consistency in this guitar you can order one online and not have too many concerns about the quality of the instrument you’re going to receive. Yamaha’s manufacturing processes are exceptional and it shows in the consistency of their guitars. Check out how they are made in the Hangzhou Factory:
This FG700S comes in two colors Sandburst and Natural. The top is made from Solid Sitka Spruce, Back and Sides are Nato, Neck is Nato, Fingerboard and bridge are made from Rosewood. The Nut and Saddle are plastic. I owned a Yamaha FG series guitar from 1978 to 1999. The guitar performed well in all venues. I used the guitar for Church Camps as a kid, Camping trips, and as a guitarist in a folk group for 10+ years. The guitar performed flawlessly and put up with climate changes and all the abuse you would expect to be dished out by a teenager and a 20 something. This is an excellent guitar and a top choice for a guitar that is under $500. It should be noted you’ll need to get a gig bag or a case for the guitar. But even with this additional purchase, you will be well under $500.
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- Affordable 6-string acoustic guitar-great for beginners
- Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, die-cast tuners
- Accented with black-and-white body binding, tortoise pickguard
- High-gloss natural finish looks great under the stage lights
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty