With its compact body and short 580mm scale length, the inexpensive CS40 is designed with comfort in mind for the young learner who would find a full-size instrument too cumbersome. Despite the reduced dimensions, the guitar still produces a responsive, well balanced tone. The CS40 is an excellent starter instrument that will encourage youngsters to keep playing.
Don't let the low cost fool you, the CS40 utilises some high quality wood that has long been favoured by guitar manufacturers the world over. A spruce top compliments the Meranti back and sides for a fuller tone with good projection. As meranti has many similar sound features to mahogany, this will add an element of warmth to the tone over time. The soundhole is decorated with a traditional rosette for a neat visual aesthetic.
The neck is crafted from Nato and is topped with a rosewood fingerboard adorned with 18 frets which again lends itself to beginners. The strings provided are also nylon which is gentler on fingers that are new to the guitar. The profile of the neck is ideal for a beginner who is looking to improve their technique. The top of the neck sees a traditional, classical headstock fitted with dependable, high quality machine heads to keep you in tune.
The lower bout of the body is fitted with a resilient rosewood bridge, upholding a sturdy connection between strings and bridge while enhancing sustain.
For the younger learner, this is an ideal guitar that will see them through their first steps and as they progress, the CS40 will remain a constant joy to play. Even for fully-fledged classical musicians, the CS40 has all the necessary requirements that make for a superb model to have in your arsenal.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model CS40 Three Quarter Size Classical Guitar Top Material Spruce Back & Side Hardwood Neck Material Hardwood Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Classical Colour Natural Guitar Size 3/4 Number of Strings 6
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