|Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides||Rosewood|
|Body Style||Dreadnought with Cutaway|
|String Scale||25 9/16"|
|Body Depth||3 15/16" - 4 5/8"|
|Nut Width||1 11/16"|
|Preamp||System55T (1-way preamp with piezo, 3-band EQ & tuner|
If you've read my review of the Yamaha FG730S then I'll be honest, there's not too much new here with this guitar. This review will be short and quick, but still completely accurate and honest. The FGX730SC is very similar to the acoustic version of the same instrument. The only major difference are the included A.R.T. 1-way Pickup System and obviously, the cutaway dreadnought body.
Unplugged, the FGX730SC and the FG730S sound almost identical. Theoretically, you could say that the electronics and cutaway could interfere with the sound somewhat, but you'd have to have an unbelievably keen ear in order to hear much difference at all. One could also make the argument that the cutaway of the FGX730SC allows better playability for those who use the top few frets. The cutaway may also be more appealing for some people like myself, but that's purely a preference.
Altogether, I'd recommend this guitar based on what you're looking for. If you're not even looking for electronics but like the sound of the guitar unplugged, then check out the FG730S for $200 cheaper. Or if you like the sound of the FG730S, but are more into the amplified sound, then by all means the FGX730SC is a great choice.