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Yamaha SLG130NW Silent Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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List Price: $1,070.00
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  • Dimensions: Depth 49
  • String Scale: 650
  • Body: Maple
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Overall Controls: Master Volume
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Yamaha SLG130NW Silent Acoustic/Electric Guitar + On Stage XCG4 Tubular Guitar Stand with Velveteen Padding and Security Strap + Snark SN-1 Tuner
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 6 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: SLG130NW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,202 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2004

Product Description

Wherever there are people, there is music. And wherever musicians are, their music is always with them, waiting to get out. Yamaha's Silent Guitar now means that wherever you are, and whenever you want to play, your guitar can be right there with you. Cutting edge design and master-luthier craftsmanship are uniquely combined to create a guitar that offers outstanding playability matched with incredible practicality - all with the same attention to detail as the guitars that have been played by some of the biggest names in music, players such as Jimmy Page, Brian May, John Lennon, Paul Simon and Joe Bonamassa. At home or on the road, with headphones or direct into a recording console, in the rehearsal studio or on stage in front of 20,000 fans Silent Guitar performs perfectly and gives you something new. The ability to really have your music with you, wherever you are.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful design, and build quality, good materials.
It is versatile and handy to practice without disturbing others.
Andrea Lander
The padded soft case is sufficient for such purposes.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By sonytoao on March 22, 2011
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I bought this model of Yamaha's silent guitar because it has near the same nut width (52.5mm) as my regular classical guitar - an Alvarez Yairi CY116 (52mm). I like to practice late at night and the Yamaha's near silent functionality helps me keep from disturbing others. Amplified, the guitar sounds quite nice - clear tones. I've not used the reverb functions much other than to test them but sustain is obviously heightened and the echo produces some nice musical effects.

Aesthetically, this guitar is gorgeous. Mine came with no fit or finish issues and the high-gloss amber sunburst coloring makes it pop when on a stand. Haven't traveled with it yet but I have no concerns that it won't fit in an overhead compartment once the upper bout is removed. The padded soft case is sufficient for such purposes.

Quick specs:
Neck: Mahogany
Body: Maple
Fingerboard: (edit) Ebony (initial review listed Rosewood based on Yamaha's original specs which have changed)
Bridge: Rosewood
Frame Unit: Maple
Strings: Nylon Guitar Strings
Sensors: B-BAND
Power: AC adaptor or 9V battery (up to 13 hours of playing time via battery)

AUX IN Level Control
LINE OUT jack (monaural)
PHONES jack (stereo)
BASS control
TREBLE control
REVERB switch (OFF/1/2)
LINE OUT Jack with POWER Switch (Inserting a plug into the jack switches the power on).
String Length 650 mm (25-9/16").
Dimensions 965 x 365 x 80 mm (38" x 14-3/8" x 3-1/8") (with the left frame attached and to the end of the strap pin)
Weight approximately 1.8 kg (3 lbs.15 oz.)

Highly recommend for those desiring a lightweight, practice guitar.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Toospendie on May 8, 2013
I actually own the SLG120NW, purchased used in like new condition from a classical guitar teacher. It has a wide nut and Rosewood fretboard. As best I can tell, the "NW" signifies "nylon wide" and if you are a serious classical guitarist or serious student, I recommend the wider nut (about 2.2 inches). It seems like current choices are the 130NW with the wide nut and ebony fretboard or the 110N with rosewood fretboard and narrower nut (2 inches). Yamaha is abysmal at publishing these details and it seems like the models and availability may vary widely from country to country.

About the guitar: It's an aesthetic marvel in my opinion. Visually, it's a blend of classical charm and Apple-esque design philosophy. I don't know if it won any design awards, but it probably should have. It's about the same weight as a normal classical guitar and if you close your eyes, it's practically the same tactile sensation as playing a regular classical guitar. The body is, of course, thinner but the way it balances combined with the shape of the bouts makes it feel like it touches your body in most of the right places. The only thing that's strikingly "wrong" to me is the screw at the tail that holds the upper bout in place and doubles as a tail pin. Because of the way I hold the classical guitar, the pin digs into my right thigh a little and that's a very un-classical sensation. I use a Dynarette cushion on my left leg because I have a bad back and the front of the lower bout is very narrow. This makes the guitar a little unstable, but I got used to it very quickly. I guess the main point is that I can switch between this guitar and my 'real' classical guitar pretty much seamlessly and I don't feel like the Silent guitar is apt to encourage any bad habits or hamper my practicing in any way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Friedrich on November 17, 2013
I am a serious amateur classical guitar player, and also a pilot who obviously travels a lot. I have had two other 'travel guitars' that were cheapo, unsatisfying to play, and in general uninspiring. My home guitars are very expensive, so it's hard to go out on the road and play junk. But this guitar is a quality instrument. It's a design marvel, looks and feels great, and plays very nicely. The machine heads are good quality. In terms of keeping me in shape to play on my real guitars back home, the only draw-back is that, lacking the depth of a real guitar, there's an adjustment when you go back to a 'real guitar' as your right arm will have gotten used to a different resting position. But after a few hours I'm back in the groove with the real deal-guitar, so not a big issue. The main thing is that the nut width, scale length and playability are like a real classical or flamenco guitar, so it keeps your fingers aligned properly. (Not so with the Yamaha SLG 110N, which I had before. A cheaper instrument, with narrower neck, more suitable for a jazz player who plays on nylon.) One thing though, the action is at flamenco guitar height, very low. I put a splint under the bridge to bring it up higher to match my home guitars. My only complaint about this guitar is that there's some 'play' in the top frame attachment that you can feel. I'm not sure if they are all like that, but mine is. Regardless, it's still a pleasure to play, and it's a quality instrument. Although this guitar is not marketed as a 'travel guitar', I can tell you that I travel six months of the year on my job, and this guitar, being 'thinner' than a real guitar, fits nicely in the overhead of any plane, including a commuter.Read more ›
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