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Yamaha C40 GigMaker Classical Acoustic Guitar Package
- Complete acoustic guitar package for beginners
- Includes full-sized guitar, digital tuner, padded gig bag, and DVD
- Constructed of Indonesian mahogany on the back and sides and spruce on the top
- Javanese rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets
- Limited lifetime warranty
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|Back Material Type||Meranti||Agathis||Meranti||Mahogany|
|Body Material Type||Meranti||laminated-wood||—||Mahogany|
|Fretboard Material Type||rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Hand Orientation||Right Handed||Right Handed||Right Handed||Right Handed|
|Item Dimensions||17.5 x 45.67 x 5.5 in||6 x 45.79 x 17.8 in||19 x 40 x 5 in||18.5 x 42 x 5.7 in|
|Neck Material Type||Nato||Agathis||Nato||Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6|
|Top Material Type||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce|
Yamaha guitar packages are an affordable, all in one solution to guitarists seeking a high quality instrument with multiple accessories. The C40 package includes a full sized Yamaha C40 nylon string classical guitar, a guitar case and a CD with examples for the student to listen to and play along with. The C40 guitar features beautiful Indonesian Mahogany back and sides, a Spruce top, Javanese Rosewood fretboard and bridge, and chrome tuners. These quality instruments deliver outstanding cost performance with exceptional playability and superb tone. Includes C40 Classic Guitar Guitar Case Guitar Method CD Limited Lifetime Warranty C40 Guitar Beginners and young learners alike will appreciate the level of quality found in the C40 classic guitars. This quality instrument delivers outstanding cost performance with exceptional playability and superb tone. The C40 is a full-size instrument with a level of quality only Yamaha can deliver. The C40 is a compact classic guitar - perfect for beginner players. Why spend hours shopping for individual components? Just grab a package that fits your budget and needs, and use your valuable time to begin playing guitar!
An affordable, all-in-one package for beginners, the Yamaha C40 guitar package includes a Guitar Method book and DVD, digital tuner, and padded gig bag for transport and storage. Offering exceptional playability and superb tone, this C series classical guitar is a full-sized instrument and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. It's constructed of Indonesian mahogany on the back and sides and spruce on the top, and it features a Javanese rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets.
Top Customer Reviews
This Yamaha was the first guitar I owned, 8 years ago, so I might be biased. But it is a beautiful classical guitar, with the standard 3 metal string and 3 nylons. Since it is a classical, it has a wider fretboard than other acoustics or electrics, which is great if you are just learning and still are clumsily touching neighboring strings with your left hand and making buzzing noises.
After about a year of use, the strings began to resonate differently so I changed them, but that was due to wear and tear, not any defect in the strings.
This guitar is very high quality and 8 years later is as good as new. The pegs continue to hold the strings in tune, the rich tone is still the same. I highly recommend it and am deeply satisfied with mine. It is great for a starter guitar but also for any veteran guitarist who wants to add a classical to their collection.
Scanning through Amazon.com the other day, I happened to come across this Yamaha C40 classical guitar and saw that it was on a really great sale: $144.95, ya can't beat that! After contacting my wife (i.e. the boss :)), I was surprised to hear her say that she had missed hearing me play and sing. I ordered the guitar Wednesday afternoon and BOOM! Friday evening it was sitting on my front porch.
Upon seeing the "box" standing there... I began to feel dread....thinking I've seen these same types of boxes with "STUDENT READY" or "NEWBIE FRIENDLY" written on the side at Walmart or Sam's Club. Like a kid, I immediately took it inside and started opening the box, with my wife being as excited (skeptical?) as me. I hadn't realized that the guitar came wth a soft cased gig bag, and we began ooooing and ahhhing.. you would have thought it was Christmas morning. Opening the gig bag, the guitar was tightly protected by a thin sheet of foam packing. As I began to take this sheet away, we began to catch glimpses of the wooden body and neck of the guitar. Man, what a beaut! Strings were already installed so there was no excuse to delay.. so I immediately began tuning her up! My wife had been rummaging through the gig bag and said that there was an electronic tuner and a DVD in the case. The tuner even had batteries already! Way to go, Yamaha/Amazon! I got low E and in just a few minutes (new strings, ya know) I was playing some of my old favorites...The Trees by Rush, anybody?... my fingers were a bit rusty, but this guitar still sounded beautiful. I've never owned a Yamaha classical before... always been a Fender and Gibson electric man, but just WOW! I've often played different classical guitars in music stores, but I would put this Yamaha up against any of those $2,000 models. It is a beautiful guitar, the tone and sustain are incredible. With the gig bag, electronic tuner, and DVD (not sure what's on there, haven't watched it yet) included this is a no brainer. If you are on the fence about buying this gem, come on over to this side. I guarantee the grass IS greener! Oh, one more thing, your wife won't yell at you for buying it either! (your mileage may vary ;))
But it sounds beautiful, way better than a plywood body guitar has a right to sound. It has a nicer tone than some models in the $600 range I tried. The tuners work well, (although since it is a nylon string guitar you'll have to tune it frequently while the strings stretch out, but that will be the case with any nylon stringed instrument). The frets ends aren't particularly sharp like on many low end guitars, so it's comfortable to play. The engineers did an excellent job of maximizing tone and usability within the price point.
In the end I ended up giving it five stars. It's an excellent instrument if you're curious about playing classical guitar but don't want to risk a lot of money on one. For less than the cost of a good hard shell case you get a guitar, a decent tuner, and a gig bag. (The gig bag doesn't provide any serious protection but it'll keep the dust off and let you carefully transport it.)