The FG730S builds on the FG range and features a Solid Sitka Spruce top with rosewood back and sides. A classic tonewood combination, the Spruce and Rosewood combine to create a powerful, punchy sound with great presence. FG730S offers cosmetics to match it?s sound with abalone inlays and ultra-thin vintage inspired finishes.
Generations of professional and amateur musicians remember - and still use - their first Yamaha FG Series acoustic guitar.
Now, Yamaha has found a way to apply innovative techniques developed for its high-end L-Series handcrafted models to improve tone and playability while maintaining outstanding value. The result: the exciting new FG series of guitars.
Each new model features an inverted L-block which creates a deeper low end and a tighter body-neck connection.
Additionally, solid Sitka Spruce tops, die-cast chrome hardware, and unique non-scalloped bracing help the new FG guitars build on the longevity and legendary status of the originals.
This FG730S plays very nicely, with bright ringing chimes, an easy going neck and pretty decorations, a great playing instrument.
So, we start with a straighforward enough headstock, in Rosewood, gloss fininsh to the front, satin on the back, a nice little V shape cut out of the top to give a little character. The front has the Yahama block letters logo, and a small crest, both in nice pearloid white. The 3 a side machines are Chrome die cast, unbranded with large buttons.
The Nato neck fells pretty slim, with a smooth satin finish to the back and quality cream celluliod binding to the Rosewood fingerboard. The finishing here is good with nice high frets, well polished off. Small white Abolone dots mark the usual positions.
The neck joins the body at the standard 14th fret on this dreadnaught. The body itself is Rosewood, which aids volume and tonal projection, and it has an all over smooth, gloss finish. Rosewood has a very dark brown colour, and it gives a clear and defined tone. The FG730S has a solid Sitka Spruce tops, here finished in a Natural gloss, and these are of excellent quality for a guitar in this price range.
This model has cream binding to the rear of the body, and 6 ply cream and black binding to the front. The soundhole rosette on the FG730S is attractive Abalone, and we have a large, tortoiseshell (plastic) scratchplate and Rosewood bridge.
Sounds, well very nice, it plays superbly, with easy going neck, powerful sounds and plenty of playability and character. These instruments have been in production for so long now, and Yamaha really excell in them, you just can't go wrong.
In all, a great playing dreadnaught. Simple looks, quality materials and construction, a top brand name and great tones combine to produce a classic acoustic guitar at a great price.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
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We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.