Summary: Another well built Yamaha product. Real nice balance of tone, strong in the mid-range, nice depth without the roar of a dreadnought.Really sweet sounding with good volume. The construction is really exceptional for a production guitar priced under $1500.00. The fit and finish looks great. The gloss on the soundboard is thin and well buffed. The neck was set properly from the factory.
Pros: Consistent, Fun To Play, Good Feel, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune, Well Balanced Tone
Summary: After several try outs and travels though other options as much as 3 and 4 times its price point, I kept coming back to the FS700S. Yeah, I can play "just with my hands," fingerpick and have for years, but what completely takes me in with the FS700S are the great, textured rhythms this guitar can dish out on and on with my vocals...post-my own set up and my favorite strings (EJ16s).
Pros: Consistent, Fun To Play, Good Feel, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune
Summary: I started a guitar club at a local elementary school for 3rd - 5th graders...beginners welcomed. I must admit I had not completely thought it through. After 2 years of sending my kiddos off to purchase Yamaha F325s, FG700Ss and the 3/4 sized Yamahas and biting my tongue each time one of the kiddos would swing around and ding my Martin 000 28 I took my own advise. I went out to buy myself a Yamaha.
Pros: Consistent, Fun To Play, Good Feel, Price, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune
Summary: I wanted to pick up the guitar again after a several year lapse after I retired, so I got the FG700S first. I quickly found that it was just too big for me to play comfortably. I had difficulty reaching around it, and my old joints didn't like the gymnastics. I traded it in for the FS700S and I couldn't be happier. My FG700S was just sitting in its case a lot, but this one I keep picking up to play. I like it! It's nice to see those old callouses coming back.
Pros: Fun To Play, Good Feel, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune
Summary: I am a 60 something who hadn't played in a lot of years. I have small hands with some arthritic changes, so started playing again using a small Yamaha FG JR. That went so well that I moved up to the FS 700 small body. It too is a very "forgiving" guitar for the novice, and it has very nice mid range, or deeper, tone. My playing has progressed to more complex forms, and I couldn't be more pleased. Excellent instrument for the money.
Pros: Consistent, Fun To Play, Rich Sound, Stays In Tune