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Old 08-20-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Yamaha FG720S or Epiphone EJ-200?

So I've been playing the guitar for nearly a year now and I've been searching for a new guitar and I met these two guitars. I like both guitar equally as much but which would be worth my money more since both are used and sold nearly at the same price?

edit: Tell me some reviews/opinion of these guitars as well! I would appreciate it!
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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I've never tried the Yamaha, but I've played the Epiphone a few times and can recommend that as a good guitar. As it's a Jumbo acoustic rather than a standard dreadnought like the Yamaha, you'll get a much fuller tone from it - I always prefer a jumbo acoustic to a dreadnought for that reason.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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save up a bit more and get the Yamaha fg730s. This guitar is very, very nice, beautiful, and sounds outstanding! (some people in agf claim that it sounds identical to a taylor when you upgrade it to colosi bone nut and saddle.)
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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would you be buying the one you get in person or online?
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yes, I will be buying the guitar in person.

I can't find both the fg730s both in the shop or used =/. I don't like buying stuff online since I'm a bit paranoid that the goods will get damaged lol
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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Yes, I will be buying the guitar in person.

I can't find both the fg730s both in the shop or used =/. I don't like buying stuff online since I'm a bit paranoid that the goods will get damaged lol

Don't worry about that - if you find a good deal from a reputable seller online, go for it. They will have support systems in place should anything go wrong, and they'll use a fully insured courier so you won't be liable for any damage which may happen in transit.

I've ordered loads of kit online and have never had any issues - even using private sellers on ebay you're covered by ebay & paypal's protection policies.

The only time you may have an issue is if you use a site where people can post classified ads (gumtree, craigslist etc), I don't know if they have any policies to cover you if something should go wrong.

If you're buying from a professional online dealer though, you have nothing to worry about.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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Don't worry about that - if you find a good deal from a reputable seller online, go for it. They will have support systems in place should anything go wrong, and they'll use a fully insured courier so you won't be liable for any damage which may happen in transit.

I've ordered loads of kit online and have never had any issues - even using private sellers on ebay you're covered by ebay & paypal's protection policies.

The only time you may have an issue is if you use a site where people can post classified ads (gumtree, craigslist etc), I don't know if they have any policies to cover you if something should go wrong.

If you're buying from a professional online dealer though, you have nothing to worry about.


Oh, I see =)

What is the difference between dreadnought and jumbos, btw?
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #8
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Size. Jumbos are bigger than dreadnoughts, so as a rule you get more volume and a fuller tone.

A dreadnought like the Yamaha you're considering is probably accepted as the 'standard' shape & size for an acoustic guitar. The ej200 is still a very popular shape though, and in case you're wondering its not so much bigger that you need special strings or anything like that, it still has a standard size fretboard etc, its only the body which is larger.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #9
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Size. Jumbos are bigger than dreadnoughts, so as a rule you get more volume and a fuller tone.

A dreadnought like the Yamaha you're considering is probably accepted as the 'standard' shape & size for an acoustic guitar. The ej200 is still a very popular shape though, and in case you're wondering its not so much bigger that you need special strings or anything like that, it still has a standard size fretboard etc, its only the body which is larger.


Do you think that the ej200 is more versatile (fingerpicking and strumming), than the yamaha? Or a jumbo than a dreadnought?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #10
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most people feel it's the other way - that a dread is more versatile than a jumbo. to me, it might depend on which jumbo and which dread you're talking about. in this case, i'd say go for the yamaha.

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Do you think that the ej200 is more versatile (fingerpicking and strumming), than the yamaha? Or a jumbo than a dreadnought?
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most people feel it's the other way - that a dread is more versatile than a jumbo. to me, it might depend on which jumbo and which dread you're talking about. in this case, i'd say go for the yamaha.


Alright! just 7days 'til my payment so hopefully the Yamaha won't be sold then Or else I'll buy the ej200 (Damn, it's so nice looking)
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #12
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Why the hurry. Musical instruments you can own for a long time. Take your time, buy the right one for you. And do make sure you play before pay. Also i think it would be fair to say i would be looking at the Yamaha. Cheers
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:32 PM   #13
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If I was you, I'd get the Yamaha without hesitation. But, I'm not you. lol
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:37 PM   #14
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Yeah def Yamaha. I have an FG700s or something around that name, and i have no complaints. I have a Casino and would gladly vouch for Epiphone in that regard but an Epiphone acoustic? Er...
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #15
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Why the hurry. Musical instruments you can own for a long time. Take your time, buy the right one for you. And do make sure you play before pay. Also i think it would be fair to say i would be looking at the Yamaha. Cheers


My current guitar isn't that good and it seems to have a very high action. 2nd of all I want a steel-stringed, while the current one is only classical =/
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