Yamahaâ€™s FG acoustic guitar line are well known as decent quality, affordable instruments and they have just expanded the range with the unveiling at the Summer NAMM show of the FGX730SCA
, an acoustic-electric version of the FG730S acoustic guitar that features a solid Sitka spruce top and Rosewood back and sides.
The FGX730SCA has an onboard System 55 preamp with a 3-band EQ, an adjustable midrange frequency (AMF) control, and a built-in tuner. The tuner eliminates the hassle of using stand-alone tuners, which can be misplaced, stolen, or awkward to use onstage. The built-in tuner also features an auto off feature that shuts the tuner off after 60 seconds to preserve the life of the battery.
There has been a recent across-the-board upgrade to the entire FG acoustic guitar line â€“ the entire FG series features solid Spruce tops, die-cast chrome hardware and a unique, non-scalloped X-bracing. An inverted L-block creates a tighter connection between the body and the neck, and also provides a full, deep low end. In addition, customers now have options that include Rosewood and Sycamore back and side woods, acoustic-electric cutaways, left-handed versions and 12-strings.
Bryan Savage, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars told us, â€œTop-notch construction, tone and looks have contributed to the success of the new FG acoustics. We now have tuners on all of our FGX models, offering even more selection options for consumers.â€�
Price and Availability
The FGX730SCA will ship in July 2006 and carries an MSRP of $799.99.