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Yamaha SLG130NW Silent Acoustic/Electric Guitar
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- Dimensions: Depth 49
- String Scale: 650
- Body: Maple
- Finger Board: Ebony
- Overall Controls: Master Volume
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Fingerboard: (edit) Ebony (initial review listed Rosewood based on Yamaha's original specs which have changed)
Frame Unit: Maple
Strings: Nylon Guitar Strings
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)
REVERB switch (OFF/1/2)
HEADPHONES switch (ON/OFF)
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.
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.Read more ›
As most users have commented (I also find):
Overall, GREAT instrument.
Beautiful design, and build quality, good materials.
The electronics are top notch. The controls are simple but essential and effective.
What does not seem to have been commented:
1. It is noticeable heavier than a conventional classical guitar. This heavier weight is kind of unexpected for a box-less, frame-only, electronic, instrument. I think this is probably due to the massive solid wood used throughout. Lifting/holding it with the left hand is how I noticed this. I do wish it were lighter, since classic guitars are not meant to be used with a neck strap support. Overall, it is still OK weight-wise, though.
2. Although the nut size and neck width are pretty much conventional size as compared to a classical guitar, I did put mine along with the SLG-130NW side by side after feeling that the strings were somewhat closer together in the SLG, and verified that they ARE. It is obvious even by sight. In my guitar, which is a 1979 unit from a notorius luthier at Sevilla, Spain, both E strings are closer to the edge of the fretboard at the nut. The difference was confirmed by a bone nut I got along with a bone saddle (The Yamaha saddle and nut are suitable synthetic material, confirmed by Yamaha parts people). I got these bone pieces from an unfamiliar Amazon supplier of "quality" items. The quality was there. The nut length and height was exactly as the Yamaha's, but the received bone nut has wider spacing for strings at the nut, which matches my old luthier-made guitar.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The glue seeped out from under the fingerboard. There is some kind of drips under the saddle. When I wiped the fretboard with a damp cloth some kind of black stain or dye rubbed... Read morePublished 9 months ago by captainwireman
First of all it is a silent classical guitar with 14 frets. Which makes it longer than your standard classical guitar. Maybe that's why they describe it as acoustic . Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are probably not many instruments to compare with, but on its own I find the build quality quite decent (even though there is a little play in the removable top part... Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by Serge
I purchased this guitar just to have the chance of playing while travelling. I chose de SLG130NW because the nut is as larger as that one of my classical guitar. Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by Luciano Costa
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... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Thomas E. Friedrich
The instrument is very good in its category and for its price.
I love playing this guitar early in the morning and late at night without disturbing... Read more