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Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar

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Sweet 12-string jangle at a price you can handle.

With 12 strings to drive it, the solid Sitka spruce top sings loud and clear atop the nato body. It also has die-cast tuners, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, tortoise pickguard, and white/black body and neck binding. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • White/black body and neck binding
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Case sold separately

Order today and get that ringing 12-string sound you've always wanted.

 
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YamahaFG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

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5.0

Addicted to this guitar :)

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Lack Of Front Strap Pin

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    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    Mine was a "blem" item, but I'm still looking for any flaws :)

    The top is beautiful, has nice looking grain and the natural color is warm, like very light honey, not yellow or anemic. The sides/back/neck mahogany also looks very deep and nice and I like the lighter color (compared to rosewood).

    Out of the box it was almost in tune - I tuned it up and couldn't put it down! It's very rich and beautiful, a joy to play. I can't wait to put better strings on it. Seems to hold tune well too.

    I've had cheap plywood guitars, including a 12-string, which when the novelty of 12 wears off you realize how plasticky it sounds. I decided this time to buy a solid top guitar and this Yammie sold me on "Solid Sitka Spruce Top". And it didn't disappoint - it sounds very beautiful, I can't complain for the price. My only experience with nice expensive guitars is a Martin D-15 (all solid mahogany) that I used to own. I loved it, but always worried about damaging it, so I wanted a compromise - solid top, nice playing/sounding AND cheap enough as not to worry. I've had a 6-string that fit the bill for years and now I also have that in a 12.

    Is this world's cheapest high-end guitar? Or is this world's best "beater"? I'll let you know when I figure it out :)

    I always thought that Yamaha acoustics were... "meh", but IMHO these FG solid Sitka top guitars are an amazing value. I will recommend these to anyone as their first guitar (i.e. students/beginners) AND to any of my friends who still have cheap plywood boxes. This could be the best value on the market to get into a solid top guitar. In addition to the solid top you get the Yamaha name behind neck and fretwork, which means consistency and quality control. I had a cheap Yamaha electric bass and a Pacifica electric guitar and fretwork and necks were top notch - even the tech that did setups on them commented on that. I hope you enjoy :)

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    4.0

    Great Guitar for price

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    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    I purchased one of these 15 months ago to have as a beater guitar for those occasions when I did not wish to get out my Breedlove, and to have as an alternative for those situations when I would be gigging and want a 12-string sound.
    The quality of construction in this guitar is first rate: no loose or sloppy joins, no uneven fret wires, no globs of glue on the interior.
    And the sound is outstanding. The guitar has a wider lower bout than the standard dreadnought and the body is a little bit deeper. It's size puts it between a dreadnought and a jumbo. This pays off in the sound because it has a bit more bass than a 12-string dreadnought, without sounding muddy. It also retains the chimey-ness for which 12-strings are noted, without sounding tinny or harsh.
    Basically, it evoked my memories of the first 12-string I ever owned almost 40 years ago--a Conn F-2712, which also had a body size between a dreadnought and a jumbo.
    One aftermarket modification I recommend for this [or any other 12-string for that matter] is to install a JLD Bridge Doctor. These not only enhance the volume and sustain, but also stabilize the top so that it does not belly.
    All in all, I recommend this as the best sounding 12-string I've ever found in the price range.

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    5.0

    Great guitar

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    Comments about Yamaha FG720S 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    Although the cosmetic appointments for this guitar are ordinary, the sound and quality of construction are anything but.
    Yamaha has been in the business of offering high quality guitars at a budget price for over 40 years now, and this is no exception.
    There are no sloppy or loose joins in either the bracing or the kerfing. The finish is durable, yet does not appear to have any adverse effect on the tonal quality of the instrument. The fretboard is well finished--no loose or undressed frets.
    The factory setup is superb. No buzzing frets and plays smooth as silk all the way down the neck.
    Finally, this guitar is a tad larger than a standard dreadnaught, making it more of a mini-jumbo. This gives slightly enhances the bass response without making it sound boomy or muddy. At the same time, the high end is sufficient to give this the distinctive chimey-ness of a 12-string without it being tinny sounding.
    The bottom line is that this is a singer-songwriter's budget delight which would be equally at home at a picnic, or at an open-mic night plowing through a rendition of "Rocky Mountain High."

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