The FS700S is a smaller-body version of Yamaha’s popular solid top acoustic guitar, the FG700S. Its full tone comes from a traditionally shaped acoustic guitar, but with less bulk, making it more “friendly” to children, students, travelers and women. The new FSX700SC is the more contemporary-looking cutaway version and it features a one-way System 55T piezoelectric pickup and preamp system that includes a digital tuner, three-band EQ and an adjustable mid frequency slider.
Both models feature solid Sitka spruce tops and die-cast tuning machines and fill out Yamaha’s line of FG-inspired 700, 720 and 730 models with a number of shapes and sizes. The FS700 is $322 and the FSX700SC is $483 MSRP. Check out http://4wrd.it/yamahaguitars for much more.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com