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Yamaha CG162S Spruce Top Classical Guitar Natural

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From Yamaha comes a beautiful classical acoustic that's built with strength and design that both beginners and seasoned players can appreciate, and i...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-15-2018

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Beginners and seasoned players will appreciate this elegant spruce-topped guitar.

From Yamaha comes a beautiful classical acoustic that's built with strength and design that both beginners and seasoned players can appreciate, and is offered at a price that anybody can afford. The Yamaha CG162S classical guitar produces a soft sound ideal for finger-picking, or intimate chord progressions, thanks to its nylon strings and superior woods.

The full-size classical guitar features strong mid-range and lower-mids, with emphasis on balanced tone. The end result is a Yamaha guitar with lots of smooth, classical appeal, for a great price. The solid Englemann spruce top produces clear balanced tone, with plenty of volume.

The Yamaha CG162S's ovangkol back and sides add a lively sparkle to the tone and is responsive to your playing style. The nato neck complements these qualities and adds clarity and dynamics to a Yamaha guitar with lots of dimension. Adjust your attack and sustain for each note, and the classical guitar responds accordingly.

Other features of the Yamaha CG162S guitar include rosewood bridge and fretboard, white pearloid peg tuners, and gold hardware for a sleek-looking classical guitar. Built to the precise specifications of Yamaha's master craftsmen, this gorgeous nylon-string guitar will continue to sound as good as the day you bought it. Make that day today and order now. Case sold separately.

Solid Englemann spruce top
Ovangkol back and sides
25-9/16" scale
Nato neck
Rosewood bridge and fretboard
White pearloid peg tuners
Gold hardware
Case sold separately

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YamahaCG162S Spruce Top Classical Guitar

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Outstanding Low Priced Classical

By Mo'Brio

from St. Louis

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Comments about Yamaha CG162S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

I bought the cedar top version at first but it was damaged in transit so I returned it and decided to go with the spruce version. I was a little concerned about the action being to high because I had purchased the cg192c and the action was totally unacceptable. However, I was able to sand down the saddle with enough remaining to get the action I wanted, I've owned more expensive Yamahas {cg 180 and 201s}, and I actually prefer the tone of the cg162s because of its lighter build; it has more clarity and better balance. Also, I think a lot of the so called "defects" are really accidents that happened in transit or are a result of poor storage conditions , especially warpage. I wouldn't buy an open box classical. I should also mention that the top has an amazingly tight grain all the way out to the edges. The ovankol back and sides look very much like rosewood,

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Needs work

By olddude

from tulsa, oklahoma

Comments about Yamaha CG162S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

I bought one of the "open box" guitars. Have not played it yet as the action at the 12th fret is about 3/8". The top is bowed so that no amount of material removal of the bridge will compensate. Am working on getting the top as flat as I can before attacking the bridge. I have hopes that I can get it into playable condition. Even a "student quality" guitar should be playable, or how would a student know they would want to progress?

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Excellent Guitar

By Semi Retired

from Kansas City, MO


  • Well Made, Plays well, Sounds good


    Best Uses

    • Intermediate to Advanced student/performer

    Comments about Yamaha CG162S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for decades but have never owned a classical guitar. Over the years, I had been playing classical pieces on a steel string dreadnaught whenever I felt the need to play that style. Great for chops, not so good for sound. I liked the classical style as a break from the more 'pop' I generally play. Lately, I have been wanting to play classical more and more, so I thought I'd do it right.

    Since I knew I'd be buying via mail order, and since I have a good history with this brand, I chose Yamaha because they are always really good quality in my experience. Also, it fit the budget I wanted to stay within since this is really just for me and my own entertainment. I tried to get into a store to try one out but I couldn't find one locally. Nor could I find any similar model Yamahas for that matter. I really wanted to compare the spruce top versus the cedar for feel and sound. All the reviews etc I had read suggested the spruce would be brighter and project better over the cedars warm, more filling sound. Given my style, I wanted the brightness and projection, so I chose spruce. Regardless, bought this sight unseen (and sound unheard) with my fingers crossed. I was not disappointed!

    Right out of the box it looked and felt fantastic! Not that this really matters but it was almost in tune too. I haven't done anything but play it and the action is pretty good. The nut seems just about right but the bridge might be a touch high for me. I will play for at least a month before I decide if I want to lower that any. The neck is straight and not twisted and the top is flat and not bowed any.

    All in all, I can't put it down! I just sounds so good and plays so nice. The tone is very well balanced. The sound seems to project evenly as well.
    I really have nothing bad to say about this guitar so far and I doubt I will. Yamaha is an excellent name in music.

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