Yamaha FG720S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG720S Folk Acoustic Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides Natural

Manufacturer: Yamaha

Model: FG720S

If you were looking to get best possible value for your money, look no further than the Yamaha FG720S Solid Top acoustic guitar. As it says on the tin, this is a solid top, so in case you’re working under a budget, but still feel picky about the sound, the FG720S should be your go-to axe.

It’s important to note that the FG720S is a part of Yamaha’s FG series, an outstanding choice for beginners and seasoned veterans alike due to its quality craftsmanship and quality materials. This is not a pitch, it’s just a fact.

This series, along with the FS, which is in and of itself a popular smaller-bodied alternative for the FG, gives players a staggering range of style, size and configuration choices.

Price

Specs

  • 6-string
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • ​Eastern mahogany back and sides
  • ​Nato neck
  • ​Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Non-scalloped X-bracing
  • ​Dovetail neck joint
  • ​Hand sprayed thin finish
  • ​Die-cast tuners
  • Weight: 6.4lbs.
  • Dimensions: 42.5 x 20.7 x 6.1 inches

Build

As far as build goes, the FG720S features a combination of several woods – spruce (Sitka, to be exact), eastern mahogany, and rosewood, which complement each other nicely.

As noted, the top is solid Sitka spruce, which is quite stiff along, as well as across the grain, and relatively lightweight. These two characteristics combined give Sitka the ability to transfer sound at high velocity, making it a popular choice for topwoods.

The top is supported by a non-scalloped quarter-sawn X-bracing and complemented with mahogany sides and back to warm and mellow the bright and clear sound of Sitka.

The nato neck and rosewood fingerboard and bridge make a great combo, with neck being backed (pun not intended) by an adjustable truss rod. The bridge and fretboard are left natural, without lacquer finish.

The SG720S sports a classic dreadnought body, and comes with a tortoise pickguard.Any beginner will be happy with this puppy, as well as many an experienced player on a budget looking to add to his or her collection.

Finish

The SG720S is available in a variety of ultra-thin high-gloss finishes, such as Natural, Black, Cobalt Aqua, Dusk Sun Red, Tobacco Brown and Brown Sunburst, so take your pick.

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Colour

Wood

More Info

Yamaha FG720S Folk Acoustic Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides Natural

Natural

Solid Sitka Spruce

Yamaha FG720S Folk Acoustic Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides Natural black

Black

Solid Sitka Spruce

Yamaha FG720S Folk Acoustic Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides Natural brown sunburst

Brown Sunburst

Solid Sitka Spruce

Yamaha FG720S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar - Mahogany, Ocean Blue Burst

Ocean Blue Burst

Solid Sitka Spruce

Yamaha FG720S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar - Mahogany, Dusk Sun Red

Dusk Sun Red

Solid Sitka Spruce

Action & Feel

The action feels somewhat high on the upper frets, but not too high, even for beginners. You can replace the saddle if it tires your fingers, but make sure you don’t bring it too low and create a buzz.

It doesn’t really feel like a beginners guitar, and this is the precise reason it’s perfect for neophytes; the fretboard is smooth, frets are well-dressed and don’t stick out, so you’ll have no troubles chording on this baby.

SoundThe sound’s overall well-balanced, with bright highs and rich lows. The best thing that could be said about the guitar is that it sounds much better than you might assume looking at the price. It’s more than capable to play with the big dogs and stand its ground.


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