Summary: This Yamaha guitar is a great bargain: no, it's not as good as a Martin or Taylor, which cost substantially more. But in the budget price range, this guitar looks good and for the most part sounds great. Those are subjective matters, to be sure, but to my ears, this guitar beats a lot of other comparably priced acoustic guitars from other manufacturers I've tried.
Summary: Overall, this was a good buy. It got here quite quickly, almost surprisingly with jut normal shipping. The guitar plays nicely and has good strings on it at the start. The only thing is that there is some cracking of the glossy coat on the backside. I'm not sure if I did that after I got it, but I believe it came like that. It's nothing serious, but I feel like after time it might get worse and I'll be forced to do something about it.
Summary: This is a great entry level guitar. Before I played one of these I always believed you needed to spend at least $300 (preferably $500) to get a decent acoustic. Yamaha has done a great job making a quality instrument available at this price point.
Summary: I'm impressed with the sound but not the design that most accoustic guitars have and same brand yamaha which prices are way lower.I really like it just hope the sound wont change in a few months like other guitars.
Damon Medic's review of the Yamaha FG700s Acoustic Guitar
Damon Medic, amazon.com
27 February 2011
Summary: Damon Medic says---When I first played this Yamaha guitar, I was impressed by the action the entire way down the neck. The strings were easy on the fingers, and the tone was incredible. Now, I have played some of the finest guitars ever made, so this four star rating for this price point is top-notch! This guitar looks good, feels good, and sounds good, and is a great bargain for the price.
Summary: 1) There is no Guitar Case in this purchse. Only bare Guitar is delivered. 2) But Giutar is so marvelous. Listen to the sound this guitar is making. Great. 3) Delivery is very fast with good condition.