A worthy addition to the Yamaha FG guitar family is the Yamaha FG700S. This acoustic guitar is a tremendous addition to the family. It is visually very appealing but is also outstanding as far as the functionality and performance of the guitar goes! What makes this guitar even more amazing, in addition to its solid nato back, is its price. This is an extreme supreme quality acoustic guitar with great sound output that you get for an amazingly low cost.
To begin with, it must be said that Yamaha has put a lot of effort into the design and outlook of this guitar. With the nato back and sitka spruce top; there is definitely effort to impress the on-lookers. Unfortunately, despite the minor changes, the ordinary ‘average’ acoustic guitar look does not go away. It strongly gave us a feeling of déjà vu, to say the least!
Design & built
Coming to the next most important thing for any acoustic guitar is it’s built. Pleasingly, FG700S Yamaha manages to pull off another high quality stint with superior rosewood used as the primary material for this guitar. The hardware is definitely well-built. It will work for the user for a few years very easily; this again is a great value for money.
We were not impressed with the first look of this guitar to our much disappointment. But the sound output leaves us nothing short of impressed. As soon as you start playing this little friend, it delivers. The volume is the perfect pitch and high enough. The sound is thick and extremely well-balanced. It is one of its kinds of entry level acoustic guitars as it adapts to all styles of music playing seamlessly. If we were disappointed with what we saw, we became just as pleased with what we heard. The tones are rich and bass is coordinated. We are definitely all praised for this guitar as far as its sound output is concerned.
To conclude things, let’s put it this way. Yes, Yamaha has yet again not done anything majestically amusing with the overall look of the guitar. But we are not complaining because as all other Yamaha guitars, FG700S pleases its audience with magnificent performance. Superior functionality is the highlight of this guitar. A great price with durable rosewood material built and great functions – Yamaha FG700S is a winner in our book.