Yamaha C40 Full Size Nylon-String Classical Guitar
- Designed for Beginners, with an Eye and Ear Toward Quality and Affordability
- Spruce Top, Nato Neck
- Indonesian Mahogany Back and Sides
- Javanese Rosewood Fingerboard
- Melamine Gloss Finish
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This is especially true with Guitars. Broadly you can have classical, spanish, folk, acoustic, steel and electric guitars (but there are lots of in-between categories)
This is a classical guitar. So what does that mean, and what should you be looking for?
First off, it has the strings set widely apart, since a classical guitar is designed to be plucked, not strummed. Wide spacing between the strings allows you to get your fingers into the strings to pluck them.
Secondly : The fretboard is flat, and this means you need to reach further with your fingers to cover all the strings. If you have a small hand, or are buying a guitar for a child, this could present difficulties. Folk (acoustic) guitars have slightly curved fretboards.
Thirdly, this is a guitar designed to take soft strings of nylon or gut. Metal strings could damage a classical guitar, cutting into the wood and overstraining the neck. The soft strings give the guitar a full, but soft and gentle tone. It is not designed for playing heavy metal. It is a guitar for a small room, not for a stadium.
Probably the most important elements you want in your guitar are that it be easy to tune and has a good action. Yamaha have a great reputation for quality and consistency, which is why you can think of buying one of their guitars without playing it. You can pretty much guarantee that the tuning keys will operate properly and will not wiggle around, spoiling your tuning.Read more ›
My son was an avid electric guitar player who wanted to give acoustic a try. Since I didn't have time to play my guitar during that time of my life I LENT my guitar to him. When I eventually had more free time and wanted to get back into my music I asked my son to please return my guitar, the one I let him BORROW. It was at that time he informed me that he SOLD it to a buddy when he needed money buy a Fender bass. Kids...
So...I bought this one and am very happy to have a Yamaha Classical Guitar back in my possession. The only differences I can see between my old one and this one are the colors and design around the sound hole and the absence of Yamaha on the headstock. To be sure this was the brand of classical guitar I wanted, I tried several different brands and models available on Amazon.com at local guitar stores.
Every other brand of classical guitar, regardless of the price, did not hold up to the sound of the Yamaha guitars. I'm not saying the other brands did not sound good. What I'm saying is the Yamahas sounded great. Should I ever decide to upgrade to a better classical guitar, I will stay with Yamaha.
I could not find a lower price for this model than the Amazon.com price...anywhere. Having the Free Shipping option was a major plus.
There is only one reason I needed to call the Yamaha Customer Support Line. I needed to ask where the serial number is located. I couldn't find it to save my life.Read more ›
First of all, it has a great sound and stays in tune really well. Also, the fretboard has a really nice feel to it; I find it much easier to play than most guitars. The finish is nice too; it looks like it costs 5 times what it does.
Most people view it as a beginner's guitar, and so did I when I bought it. However, I don't really feel the need to replace it anytime soon, as I like it better than several more expensive guitars that I have played.
Highly recommended for beginners and intermediates looking for a great guitar for a great price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Packaging left a little to be desired. It just came in a box without protective styrofoam inside the box. But the guitar arrived without any damage. Read morePublished 25 days ago by JL
Bought this for my Fiance after a house fire ruined the one she had. She LOVES it.Published 2 months ago by Tooze62
Sounds good, easy on the hands, durable. Very good instrument for beginners!Published 2 months ago by Sara gidekel
I've had this guitar for nearly five years now, and it's been absolutely excellent throughout. As a primarily electric player, I find myself reaching for this guitar much more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Scanteianu
This is without a question a great guitar and a great deal! The sound is amazing. It comes with yamaha guitar bag and toner and CD. I can't ask more for this pricePublished 4 months ago by Nawar
Bass note are vibrant on this. The trade off is the higher notes are a little less audible than I am used to on different wood types. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Randy Hurd