got a yamaha FG720S

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by zing, May 11, 2007.

  1. zing

    zing Machine Head

    woohooooooo i got meself a new acoustic - i used to have an hobner 265 roundhole cutaway that kept getting older n deader by the day - so i sold it off n went lookin for a new one in mumbai

    there were sum real good GB&A but what really hit me was this pretty Yamaha C70 spanish sittin in a corner - she had a sound to die for - at 7k the price was rite so i bought without thinkin too much - duh! cos fingerpicking totally restricts u unless ur into pure classical / flamenco

    so back i went with the intention of gettin the yamaha F360 which was my #2 choice - then i came across the FG720 - solid spruce top, rosewood sides, laminated rosewood back n a sound straight from heaven - at 20k it totally broke my piggybank but the sound is totally worth it
    here r the pics
    http://www.yamaha.com/guitars/produ...CTID%253D600014%2526CNTYP%253DPRODUCT,00.html
     
  2. god_of_guitar

    god_of_guitar New Member

    congrats dude.. nice guitar..
     
  3. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Nice guitar. Pics and review please =)
     
  4. zing

    zing Machine Head

    i've posted the pics here
    http://zing-machine-head.blogspot.com/

    my review...

    body
    solid sitka spruce, solid rosewood sides (even the yamaha site says its nato sides which is a kind of mahogany - but its actually rosewood, the site is prolly outdated), laminated rosewood back, dark rosewood fretboard, diecast enclosed chrome keys, tortoiseshell pickguard

    overall looks
    she looks quite ordinary - no frills like fancy rosettes or inlays - natural finish - also available in five different finishes incl sunburst

    action
    lower than some electrics!

    finish
    perfect - no glue stains, no rough fret ends, super smooth neck, bookmatched top and back

    sound
    awesome range from deep base to clear treble with strong midrange - heartwarming loooooooooooong sustain - lush harmonic overtones - overall on the brighter side & its LOUD!!!! (once my kerchief gently brushed against the strings n that was enough to set them vibrating)

    9/10 for quality and 10/10 for value

    well there r better reviews out there... here's one of the best
    http://www.acousticfingerstyle.com/YamahaFGS.htm
     
  5. yazi

    yazi Banned

    Congrats. We want soundclips!
     
  6. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Nice guitar and congratz
     
  7. hanifv

    hanifv New Member

    Congratz dude. Where did you buy it from?
     
  8. zing

    zing Machine Head

    bhargavas - tho furtados also has it
     
  9. hanifv

    hanifv New Member

    I see. Well, congrats once again.
     
  10. yazi

    yazi Banned

    That LP original?
     
  11. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Its a slash copy custom. Peter P i think. Saw his thread a few weeks back
     
  12. yazi

    yazi Banned

    Ya, its given there. 18K? Thats pretty............
     

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