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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.

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  • 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 8 reviews)

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(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco

By Wire&Wood

from Alabama

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I just spent two hours in Guitar Center, playing every classical and flamenco guitar they had. I was about to leave when I saw this one hanging on the wall, and in about 10 minutes I knew this was the guitar. It is unreal how smooth this guitar is. It is quite loud and punchy. I was used to cedar topped classicals, but I may be sold on spruce now. It is such a steal at this price. The overall quality of craftsmanship is beyond that of some of the $800 - $1000 guitars. The saddle looks and sounds plastic, so it will have to be replaced. However, the action is quite low and very comfortable. I gave it 4.5 on features and quality because of the saddle, but overall you would be hard pressed to find a better guitar at any price point. Great job, Yamaha!

(22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid student model

By ElCalvo

from New Hampshire

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I recently gave a Yamaha CG171SF a thorough test at a Guitar Center. As an experienced guitarist who began learning Flamenco while living in Spain a few yers ago, I can say this instrument is a good value. The construction is clean and solid, the neck width and scale length are comfortable, and it is quite playable -- fingering is easier than on my Amalio Burguet 2F. That said, the tone is somewhat weak -- definitely NOT rich or bright enough to be of concert quality, and is inferior to better, Spanish-made blancas, such as the Burguet line. (However the entry-level Cordoba blancas I have tried have slightly superior tone, but are no more playable and at nearly twice the price don't make sense for a student unless you MUST have a Spanish guitar or are very picky about tone). Overall, for the money it is an excellent value for a Flamenco student.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have two

By Brian

from Gilbert, AZ

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

I bought my first one after seeing my instructor perform with the same model with electronic pick-ups installed. I bought the second one because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get another one if something happened to the first. This guitar has the quality to be played by professionals and the easy playability for the greenest of rookies (like me). I love my CG171SF's. This guitar is WAY underpriced for the quality you get. I have picked up $4000 Ramirez that don't feel this good and play this nicely right out of the box. This one is good for everyone. Thanks.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar

By Luis G

from Desert Hot Springs CA.

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

The Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar is a very well made instrument. Typical of most Yamaha instruments the tolerances are very precise. I took a friend who was just learning guitar into purchase his first instrument. I pulled this guitar down thinking it was more expensive then the others. I was surprised to see it was the Yamaha CG171SF. I knew they were not as pricy as the Spanish guitars but they tune and play better. It?s a great little guitar that even I can play and enjoy as a professional. I play instruments that are thousands of dollars but this for the money can?t be beat. The scale length is nice and easy. The sound is clear and clean. It lacks some of the Flamenco authentic sound but at this range that is a minor detail. It?s just good fun to play.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar

By Jay Wilson

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

After reading many reviews of this guitar I thought I knew what I was buying. Well, its better than that. Its like a new girl friend, can't keep my hands off it. Well made but the body is light and the neck heavy, so its a little unbalanced, that takes about 3 minutes to get used too. Sounds and plays good. Haunting tone. Be sure to get a tight case and humidifier if you buy one of these.

(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!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my cousin's ...

By OJ

from palatine, IL

Comments about Yamaha CG171SF Flamenco Guitar:

This is my cousin's guitar and I have played it a lot. I have not been trained in the flamenco style but I think I imitate it quite well, mainly because this guitar really captures the flamenco sound. Although I prefer steel strings to nylon ones I still think this guitar carries the sound very well. Definantly a good flamenco guitar with soft, easy action.

(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.

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