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This guitar is an absolute peach for the price and an item I now wonder how I ever lived without. After playing this for the first time I was taken aback by exactly how good a guitar could sound for such little cost. This guitar is in the bracket for people willing to pay a little above base price but in no way is it expensive. The body work is of such that you will often nearly stop playing just to kiss it! I have friends who have also bought the guitar after having played about with mine and they have had no quarms either. This truly is a great buy for anyone, whether you are a beginner or just profficient on an Electric guitar and want to ply your trade on the acoustic scene. The guitar is as easy to play as any in its price range and playing barre chords is not too much of a chore using this. I believe that if it wasn''t for its slightly mechanical naming that this guitar would be a lot more sought after than it is. I have had experience with many Yamaha guitars and I can say nothing bad against them. They seem to produce guitars of brilliant quality in all the lower price ranges and almost set the bar for cheaper acoustic guitars. Since buying this guitar I have had immeasurable fun, and the accessibility of it makes you want to become more profficient. A guitar that makes you want to improve: Could you ask for more?
After learning to play guitar for about a year on an old Yamaha SJ 180 i was looking for a new guitar as started to improve my playing. Preferably i was lookin for a nice Gibson guitar or one of the other more fashionable (and expensive) Guitar makers. I visited a few local shops playing on various guitars and could not find anything that felt nice enough to play to warrant the amount of money they cost.
Just as i was to give up i spotted a Yamaha for a bargain £150 on the wall. Despite wanting to move away from Yamaha Guitars, because my old one was proving difficult to play to say the least, i picked up the FG 700 MS because it looked like a nice guitar and after five minutes of playing it i bought it. i never realised how much easier it would be to play on a good quality new guitar.
The neck is much thinner than older models making it easier to get your hand around, and the low action of the strings makes it really light on ur fingers.
I would thoroughly recommend the FG 700 MS for any beginner or intermediate not wanting to part with to much money and i would chalenge anyone to find a better guitar for the money!
In a hail of mediocre and indistinguishably cowboyesque acoustic guitars, the FG-700 sets a standard. Despite the least attractive name in the history of production lines, the "FG-700" retaliates with superb aesthetics and a build quality that could put greek architects to shame.
Another instrument buoying Yamaha's reputation as a mast of excellency in the market, it begs the question how anyone could derive such a prolonged sustain, delicate register and harmonious altitudes of pitch. The cutting higher strings on this guitar lay waste to the concept of a harp, the lower - if amplified - would threaten a bassists' future job prospects.
Primarily it is the versatility with which the guitar is laden such strength, breathing life into any genre to which the artist may contribute. This all-round excellence is reflected in the 2005 MIA "Best Acoustic Guitar" award that the instrument wooed, a badge of honour adjacent to The Mail on Sunday's zealous appointment as "Best Buy".
Perhaps the most enthralling feature of the guitar is its resilience and continual declaration of quality, which, despite sounding pretentious and unlikely, is true. Having owned one for over a year, using it frequently and accidentally as a futon, giving it what can only be classed as "the stick", it is virtually identical to one which hasn't undergone active student duty. Perhaps the only downfall in the overall instrument is it's lack of Electro-acoustic feature; while cheaper models boast multi-band EQ's, the FG-700 stays the tradition (It would also be ridiculously simple to acquire an acoustic guitar pickup for a reasonable price or microphone, solving this minor issue).
Comparatively, on a rack with models in excess of its aesthetic appeal and price quote, the FG-700 has defined the ideal criteria that one looks for in a relatively-budget acoustic guitar. Exploring more expensive models has only ended in a return to this triumphant beacon of luthierism, the star of the undervalued.
As trite cliché's would have it, this acoustic rounds all corners. It appeals to every sense, even taste once, and does it with a soul. Exhibiting quality that is usually measured in carats, the ripping sound and intricate attention to visual detail appoint this instrument your next musical purchase.