Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar  

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The Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar has the lower action that contemporary nylon-string players prefer and superb craftsmanship throughout. Solid spruce top, cypress back and sides, nato neck, rosewood... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar has the lower action that contemporary nylon-string players prefer and superb craftsmanship throughout. Solid spruce top, cypress back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, wood back and side inlays, transparent pickguard, and natural gloss finish. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • The lower action that contemporary players prefer
  • Superb craftsmanship throughout
  • Solid spruce top
  • Cypress back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Wood back and side inlays
  • Transparent pickguard
  • Natural gloss finish
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YamahaCG171SF Flamenco Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 39 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but overrated imo

By Wen Qi

from Canada

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

After reading tones of positive reviews about this guitar, I went to a local guitar dealer to try it out. Result: good guitar for the price, but definitely overrated but reviewers. Ill explain myself: this guitar is more classic than flamenco, because of it's long sustain. Everyone knows that flamenco guitars are mainly known for their short sustain; this yamaha guitar resonates almost as long as the takamine G128S (with rosewood b-s). So, to the conclusion now: the yamaha CG171SF isn't a flamenco guitar imo, but more a classical. With cypress back and sides, it won't have the richness of rosewood.I recommend this to beginners looking for a versatile guitar: it can play classical with its sustain, flamenco with it's punchy tone as well as latin music with it's cypress back and sides.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best so far

By Mario

from Moreno Valley

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I just started playing guitar and like many beginners, I got bored with my steel stringed. I wanted to try something different so I walked in not really looking for another guitar to collect dust. I started messing with this guitar and since I have large hands I thought that is why I was making what resembled music since this has a wide neck. I asked a gentleman who was playing other acoustics some advised, they turned out to be two music teachers and professional musicians, one tried this and a Cordoba which was almost twice as expensive and told me I could not go wrong with this, he was right, I love playing this and have advance rather quickly since I now have an instrument which I like playing, I never did thank those two gentlemen, so, Thank You for your great advise.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect beginner student guitar

By Hieu Vien

from Phoenix metro, AZ

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I needed a second guitar. So After reading great reviews all over the internet, I decided to try it out at a local guitarcenter. Boy, I was impressed with the strong deep sound that projects very well. The build quality is superb for the price. The finish is flawless. And it's so easy to play (I have small hands). If played hard it'll buzz a little on the 4th-6th string (expected for low action flamenco guitar anyway). I have a Cordoba C5 (spruce top) but I find myself been playing this guitar more. Absolutely love this guitar. Go try it out at a local store. I'm sure you'll love it. Best bang for the buck! Compared with the Cordoba C5, this Yamaha CG171SF is better!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A starter guitar that you will play forever

By Equis

from Los Angeles

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I got a Yamaha CG171SF really cheap because it had a dent next to the heel in the back, but I figured the laminated back was strong enough and would hold up forever. Plus I liked its sound. Next I replaced both the nut and saddle with GraphTech Tusq (tm) and boy. was I surprised! It got louder and now rings out with bell-like tones. The downside is that sustain is now so long (about 15 secs) it sounds more classical than flamenco. Also, it's quite heavy for a flamenco. My next step will be to replace the original tuners, which IMHO are particularly ugly. But I highly recommend this guitar for beginning flamenquistas. You will return to it again and again as you advance in your art. In fact, I'm thinking of getting a second one new, I like it that much.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You can't go wrong

By Riyach

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I purchased this model a few years back and it has been so fun to play. It has become my primary kick-back guitar, although I also own a takamine. I went into a store and was tinkering with a couple of different classicals. I picked this one from the wall and immediately loved it. It was loud and punchy. I thought it was 2-3 times out of the prioce range I wanted to pay. When I found out it was the Yamaha model that I had seen online and found out their price, I said I'll take it. After reading some reviews here I decided to immediately have a set-up and changed the saddle to bone. Definitly have a set-up; that usually goes with any newly acquired guitar. On this model lower the action as much as possible, since it is a flamenco. The saddle does not need to be changed to bone, especially if you are a new player. I however, thought it made the tone more natural and I may also change the nut but, that's really not a priority. I have encountered a few people that own Yamaha acoustics and have gotten to play them. They have all been very good. I don't think you can go wrong with a beginner to intermediate guitar in this brand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Joe-RMtml

from Garland, Texas

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I've been playing classical guitar for 8 years and for the price and feel of this guitar, it doesn't get any better. I have played classical/flamenco guitars that cost $1500 (or more) and don't play as well as this one. Even if you can afford to pay 5 times what this guitar costs, go with this one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ugly Guitar, Beautiful Sound

By Lynnsey

from Rochester, New York

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I was never a fan of Yamaha, but after reading the rave reviews on their CG171SF Flamenco Guitar I decided to give it a go. It really is a notch up from other Yamaha's I've played, the sound is lovely (and I haven't even changed the strings that came with it yet), sound projects well, nice timbre. But the guitar looks nothing like what's pictured... it's a very light birch color all over. ALL over, front, sides and back. There's an ugly stripe down the back that matches the front hole, and even though the neck is a lovely rosewood, there's a rakish black/gray inlay at the head that doesn't seem to match anything else on the guitar and doesn't even look like real wood. All in all - if it weren't so bargain-basement looking, I'd love it. As is, I just like it and respect it a lot.

 
5.0

WOW

By Isaac -2-dE_

from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I was completely amazed by the sound and quality of this flamenco. I have strayed from my metal roots and began studying classical guitar. I have played many flamencos before that cost eight times the amount of this one. I don't think there is a better guitar for the price. After browsing for about an hour or so trying to find one I really like, not even paying attention to price tags, I came across this beautiful Yamaha CG171SF. After playing it for a few minutes I decided this was the one I wanted. I took it home and haven't put it down yet!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still Amazing!

By wire&wood

from Jacksonvill AL

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I reviewed this guitar last year, and I can honestly say that I have yet to find a better guitar. I always come back to this Yamaha. Go ahead and laugh, but until you try one, you will not know. Excellent job, Yamaha!

 
5.0

Perfect guitar for beginning flamenco student

By Rick Epstein

from Colorado

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

When I received my guitar there were no surprises because I had previously read the reviews and they were right-on! It?s a great looking guitar and the workmanship it excellent. The negative points, as other reviewers mentioned, are the plastic tuning keys and the high action. The only thing I can add is that I think the nut, bridge and bridge saddle are also plastic. I plan to replace the nut and the bridge saddle to improve the sound quality and lower the action. My objective in buying this instrument was to try flamenco guitar and if I liked it, to more up to a more expensive instrument in 6 months to a year. Therefore, I think this guitar fits my needs perfectly.

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