Topic: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Have an opportunity to buy one for $50, wondering about your alls feedback. Thanks.

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Ihad one that I bought at an auction for 85$

Gave it to my niece who was just beginning and needed a guitar for lessons.
I didn't like it bc   the  action of the strings - strings sit high

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Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

I had a similar Yamaha. It'd be worth $50 as a campfire guitar and beater. I used mine as a low risk guitar to learn how to do simple repair and replacement things. It remains the easiest to play guitar I have ever had, though certainly not the best sounding.

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Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Maybe i'll buy it and have a friend paint it all silly like.

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

I like Yamaha Classical Guitars and primarily the CG192 in cedar and in spruce. The sound is different and the cedar sounds more mellow from the start. I have 3 of each and the sound on each type is amazingly consistent.  They have solid tops, maple necks and ebony fret board. While I still had my collection of custom built guitars I bought two of them and played them at a concert. When I realized no one could tell the difference I sold 8 custom built to a collector and got more than I bought them for over some time and then bought the Yamaha's. I still use the same strings I have always used and no one can tell the difference in the sound.

I sold the Cordoba C12 recently.  Great sound . Just could not get past the truss  rod. It was the first and only classical I have had that had one.

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Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Baldguitardude wrote:

Maybe i'll buy it and have a friend paint it all silly like.

That would be cool.  Post pictures if you do.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Baldguitardude wrote:

Maybe i'll buy it and have a friend paint it all silly like.

Here's what I pictured when I read your post:

https://lawsonwooddesign.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/tumblr_m76pj0pftb1r9ocxao1_500.jpg

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ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
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Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

It is not my favorite design. t looks more like the 60's.  If it is not  Photo-shopped someone  had too much wild wood  flower.

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Classical Guitar wrote:

It is not my favorite design. t looks more like the 60's.  If it is not  Photo-shopped someone  had too much wild wood  flower.

Hahahaha !!!

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

I think art by wood burner would be cool.

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

Re: Does anyone have a yamaha FG700s?

Think to yourself, what would JJJ do?? Then buy it. For $50, you can`t go wrong.

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