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Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A value-packed instrument for classical guitar students in a choice of sizes.

The Yamaha CGS Classical Guitar is a great instrument for students learning the ins and outs of classical guitar technique. It's available in a selection of sizes to suits all players. The guitar features a spruce top, meranti back and sides, a nato neck, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard. Yamaha is famous for producing great-sounding, budget classical guitars, and the CGS model will reward the learner with years of musical pleasure. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Classical body
  • Meranti body wood
  • Spruce top
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Nato neck wood
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Pearloid tuners
  • Pearloid tuners
  • Chrome harware
  • N/A
  • UTF natural finish
  • Case sold separately

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YamahaCGS Student Classical Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome guitar

My mother bought this guitar for me when I was 14 years old. I am now 27 and am still using it today. In fact I will be putting the now 10th set of...Read complete review

My mother bought this guitar for me when I was 14 years old. I am now 27 and am still using it today. In fact I will be putting the now 10th set of string on this little baby so that I can start teaching my 8year old son And 3 year old daughter to play guitar. I am planning on buying the smaller version for the 3 year old seeing as mine is the full size one. I noticed how everyone complained about all the guitars staying in tune though.... In my experience if you play your guitar more than twice a week the strings will eventually stretch out to there desired position and hold a tune.... Mine has sat for weeks at a time while in high school and never lost a tune.... Until the recent battle with the three year old my strings were on there for 4 years and only had to be tuned the day I installed them and three times after that.... I used to carry my guitar everywhere with me and still would if I didn't have to work all day....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

first bad yamaha

I've been playing for over 50 years. I've owned six different Yamaha guitars, still have a Classical that's 50 years old. I bought this 3/4 size Yamaha for myself to play in...Read complete review

I've been playing for over 50 years. I've owned six different Yamaha guitars, still have a Classical that's 50 years old. I bought this 3/4 size Yamaha for myself to play in the living room along with YouTube to learn some new songs. The action from open to the 5th fret was ok, then at the 9th fret the strings were almost 1/2 inch from the finger board. I was playing it and slide from G to F, at F# the end of the fret was as sharp as an exacto knife, sliced the inside of my thumb. I couldn't believe the frets were left like that! I sent it back. I don't know if I was unlucky or Yamaha has changed? MusicFriends customer service was excellent.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar!

By Loves strings

from Minneapolis, MN

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Pros

  • Feels right easy to play
  • Sounds good

Cons

  • Finish is not great

Best Uses

  • Fingerpicking
  • Small hands and body type

Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

My friend has this guitar and the full-size. This is what he uses to jam and practice. I played his and ordered mine that day. Fits me well and I'm practicing twice as much.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Songwriter's Instrument

By Tom Tom

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Compact Size
  • Easy to play
  • Solid Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Jams
    • Open Mics
    • Song writing
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

    This is an excellent, small size guitar. I have the 1/2 size version and I pick it up nearly every day to practice and write new material. It's especially handy in the early hours of the morning when the neighbors are asleep. This is obviously an inexpensive instrument but the tone and play-ability are exceptional. It's ALWAYS fun to play and it ALWAYS inspires me to write just another song or another bridge or another hook for whatever I've been working on. Overall I'd recommend this guitar to any beginner or any veteran. You'll love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar

    By Maverick

    from Odessa,Texas

    Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

    My mother bought this guitar for me when I was 14 years old. I am now 27 and am still using it today. In fact I will be putting the now 10th set of string on this little baby so that I can start teaching my 8year old son And 3 year old daughter to play guitar. I am planning on buying the smaller version for the 3 year old seeing as mine is the full size one. I noticed how everyone complained about all the guitars staying in tune though.... In my experience if you play your guitar more than twice a week the strings will eventually stretch out to there desired position and hold a tune.... Mine has sat for weeks at a time while in high school and never lost a tune.... Until the recent battle with the three year old my strings were on there for 4 years and only had to be tuned the day I installed them and three times after that.... I used to carry my guitar everywhere with me and still would if I didn't have to work all day....

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not only for kids!

    By CincySal

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    Pros

    • Easy to tune
    • Great Low-level Sound
    • Mellow Tone
    • Narrow Fretboard
    • Plays Like Full-size

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Composing
    • Practicing
    • Regular play
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

    This is a great little guitar. This is not a toy but a full-featured classical guitar. I was looking for a smaller scale classical guitar to make playing with arthritis easier in terms of reach and fretboard width. It certainly worked! This has become my favorite guitar. Although the workmanship is not what it used to be (glue obvious, rough edges,etc.), Yamaha still manages to make an inexpensive guitar with wonderful tone and reponsiveness. It is great for travel and regular play.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really good student classical guitar.

    By Dave Herman

    from Santa Fe, NM

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    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Good Neck Shape
    • Great Learning tool
    • Great Tone High And Low
    • Light Weight

    Cons

    • Finish

    Best Uses

    • Great learning tool
    • Great Tv Guitar

    Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

    This guitar plays true and great. The tone is full from the bottom to the top. Great bass tone without being boomy. Great full high notes without being thin. The short scale accounts for the light touch needed to fret this instrument. To be picky, the back of the neck has a little rough spot, and a lacquer buildup where the finger board meets the body.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great 1st/student guitar.

    By Zig

    from US

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    Pros

    • Easy To Play Strings
    • Inexpensive quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beginner
      • Student

      Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

      I got my son a 3/4 one of these several months ago and just purchased a full size for myself to take lessons with him. Both have been great so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PERFECT SIZE FOR KIDS. GREAT SOUND

      By Al G.

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent sound quality
      • Great starter guitar
      • Perfect size for kids

      Cons

      • Needs Frequent Tuning

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

        Highly recommended by my kid's guitar teacher. It was definitely a great buy. It sounds great for a beginner guitar. The size is perfect for my 8 year old daughter. I would highly recommend a nylon string guitar like this for a newbie. My daughter tried a guitar with metal strings and it tends to cause some pain on her fingers.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for beginners and old hands alike

        By Jesse

        from Iowa

        Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

        I give classical guitar lessons and my students always come in with a cheaply made guitar they bought for almost as much money as this one. For just a little more, they could have had this gem. Most of my guitar students were about to give up when I bought three of this model -- one in each size. I let them borrow them for a few weeks and they absolutely fell in love with playing and really took off in their skills. They've all purchased this guitar now and they all love it.

        You can't beat the price, playability, and sound quality of this guitar, no matter what size you need. My students begin around age 8 or 9 and the 1/2 size and 3/4 size are perfect for them.

        I even hang up my Martin 000-16SM once in awhile to work out on this Yamaha!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good product, good customer service

        By Student musician

        from Tampa, FL

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

        I'm a guitarist - been playing for several years - and I wanted to buy a starter guitar as a Christmas present for my 5 year old nephew. He's never played before so I wanted to get him a guitar that would suit his small size. I also wanted to ensure that I get him a good quality acoustic guitar - not too good, i.e. not be very expensive, and also not too cheap, i.e. the strings would go out of tune/ the guitar made of cheap wood. I also thought a classical style guitar would be easier on his fingers due to the nylon strings. He had a smile on his face when he opened the present and I think this guitar was a great purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazingly playable

        By roadman

        from Lafayette, IN

        Comments about Yamaha CGS Student Classical Guitar:

        So many child size guitars are just about unplayable. This little guitar is really pretty good. It even has a surprising amount of sustain. The Nylon strings are easier on the fingers. When you factor in the entry level price, it is a good value and works well for childrens lessons.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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