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Thin neck for easier playability than most classicals.
The CG101A classical guitar provides quality materials and craftsmanship at a very nice price. This instrument delivers excellent tonal balance with improved woods, finishes, and a thinner neck for extended comfort and playability.
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If you're looking to upgrade from any entry level Classical Guitar, this guitar is right in the pocket as far as price and longevity go. The finish is just as smooth as can be, your hand can just glide up and down the neck very smoothly. It plays well for a live crowd, they won't know you spent such a low price for such a wonderful sounding instrument. When you think you're ready for a new and more professional Classical Guitar, look no further than the Yamaha CG101A. It's everything you need to take the next step in perfroming Classical Guitar.
I've had mine for about a year now, and nothing has broken, chipped, or faded. It's very light in weight compared to my other acoustic guitars. Besides changing the strings every once in a while, this guitar is very low maintenance. The sound can reach everyone in a coffee house, but if you're worried about extending your audible reach, micing the guitar is just as good a buying a pickup. Speaking of pickups, that's a simple and inexpensive option as well, just slip the pickup into the soundhole and you're good to go, and when you're finished, just pop it back out. Buying a pickup is a lot cheaper than spending about more on a guitar that has electronics pre-installed. Having the option to mic the guitar or add a pickup is great, and those options are available to you with this guitar.
I've been playing guitar for 18 years but I just started a class on fingerstyle. I went out looking for a decent priced classical guitar. I played everything on the wall (around 8 guitars) and I kept coming back to this Yamaha and a satin finished Cordoba C3M. After switching between the two of them three or four times I decided this Yamaha had the better sound. The entire range projected quite nicely for a mellow nylon stringer. I'll be purchasing this one soon.
I originally bought the CG101A for my 13 year old daughter to begin learning the basics of playing. As her interest waxed and waned she insisted that she would do better with an electric guitar package instead. So now I curl up with the CG101A while watching late night television. I've been playing since I was a teenager but never owned a classical guitar. The CG101A was quite a surprise. Great playabilty and really good tones on both the high and low ends. Very good workmanship all around. As a Nick Drake fan I've often played with alternate tunings but had problems keeping steel string acoustics in tune - but the CG101A is more than equal to the task. If you're looking for a very, very good classical guitar, treat yourself to this Yamaha and pocket the cash you would spend on a "high end" model. Hair bands and punks (although I love them dearly) need not apply.
I set out for an acoustic electric classical (in this price range) but after playing this one for a few minutes fell in love. An absolute joy to play, great tone, it hits on all cylinders. This guitar is far and away better than other instrumens in this price range. Two thumbs up to Yamaha. (as far as electric in this price range the electronics were prety cheap, figured I'd bet better off with a mic anyway)
i have owned a silvertone SC20 for over two years and other electrics. ive had this guitar for less than one hour, and have never been less dissapointed. the sound is freakin amazing and it plays incredibly smooth. definatly a great guitar
Good guitar, but Yamaha's CG111C and Yamaha CG111S have solid tops, run just a little more than the CG101A, and sound far better. The CG101A's laminated top has a lower-quality tone that will tend to degrade over the years. A solid-top guitar can retain its tone for decades.Alvarez RC10 has a comparable, laminated-top guitar that runs a lot less than this one.
This guitar is an absolute joy to play. Such a warm sound. Something you could expect in the five to seven hundred-dollar range. Belive it or not, it is an absolute workhorse in the studio. When mic'd properly, it blends perfectly as a lead over acoustic rythym signal. Great, great guitar. Yamaha has yet to disappoint me...