Unbelievable to find a solid Sitka Spruce top acoustic at this price, but this Yamaha FG700S really delivers and is an amazing value. At only $199 with a Sitka top, it's definitely competitively priced -but this guitar is more than just a good price. First of all, it's a Yamaha and they have a stellar reputation for building instruments correctly and this is no exception. The fit and finish is superb, the neck angle is correct and fret work is exceptional. This makes for a really nice playing instrument that will bring no action complaints.
Tonally it's definitely above its $200 price point. It is a really well balanced instrument rivaling instruments costing considerably more. The solid top will allow the guitar to grow in tone - as long as you play it.
This makes a fantastic first instrument or a step up from your pawn shop beater, but this acoustic is also the perfect compliment for a seasoned electric player wanting a nice acoustic hanging around the house for 'couch performances' and even recording acoustic parts in his/her home studio. Yes, you could certainly install a pickup and have a perfectly acceptable live performance acoustic as well. All in all, this is a great price for a no-excuses instrument. - John F.
A surprisingly great deal for the low price. A Rosewood fingerboard and diecast tuners. This Yamaha FG700S is just plain unbeatable when it comes to tone plus value. Case not included.
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