#1
So Im Looking for a guitar for christmas in the $300-400 (canadian) range, and not sure which (if either) I should get. Ive been playing guitar for only a few months, and at the moment I have no need for the built in pickup, but I'll almost for sure be playing at least in my church's band after I get better...
So am I better off going with the 720s with a built in pickup? The salesman was telling me they were basically the same guitar, but im assuming there is a reason that the 720 is a cheaper model than the 730, and he also recommended a built in pickup over just one that goes in the soundhole.
Or maybe theres some other a/e at this price that would blow both of these out of the water?
btw the 720 w/ pickup is $440 and the 730 w/o is $380 at that store, (although I havent shopped around to see if theyre cheaper elsewhere).
#2
730 has mostly aesthetic upgrades... they're the same woods for anything relevant. Go for the 720 if you need to plug in.
#3
Don't get electronics unless you use it often.

As for a better guitar... Not at this price. A Yamaha's about the best you'll get. Normans and Simon & Patrick guitars are also very good. Sound wise, maybe better. Comfort-wise though, the Yamaha beats most guitars.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#4
the fg730s should only be 299.00US i bought mines at samash
take it easy man .. its just a thread
#5
Quote by timmyinpajamas
the fg730s should only be 299.00US i bought mines at samash

this is canadian not US, and I imagine I will find a better price somewhere, I just went to one store to try a bunch of stuff out.
#6
It's not too much more expensive in CAD. I also live in Canada.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.