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Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar

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1274115034021
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A genuine spruce top, meranti back and sides, and reduced size make it a great-sounding, great-playing first guitar for small hands. Nato neck and Javanese rosewood fretboard combo is elegant and smoo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

A genuine spruce top, meranti back and sides, and reduced size make it a great-sounding, great-playing first guitar for small hands. Nato neck and Javanese rosewood fretboard combo is elegant and smooth playing. 21-1/4" scale. Includes Yamaha gig bag.

FEATURES

  • Genuine spruce top
  • Meranti back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Javanese rosewood fingerboard
  • Javanese rosewood bridge
  • Nut width is
  • Reduced 21-1/4" scale for small hands
  • Includes Yamaha gig bag
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YamahaJR1 Mini Folk Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Value in a Travel-size Guitar

I was looking for an inexpensive travel-size guitar. I tried a number of acoustics of this size in the store, including Squire, Ibanez, and a baby Taylor. The Yamaha sounded and played...Read complete review

I was looking for an inexpensive travel-size guitar. I tried a number of acoustics of this size in the store, including Squire, Ibanez, and a baby Taylor. The Yamaha sounded and played almost as good as the Taylor for less than half the price. The scale is shorter than normal, and the action is fairly low, which would help with kids who are just starting out. The neck might be a bit chunky for smaller hands, however. The tuners are cheap but adequate. I put Martin "Silk & Steel) strings on it, and it doesn't sound bad at all, especially if I tune it up a full step. Overall, a very good value for the money, and a fun little guitar to fool around with. I'd certainly recommend it for a first guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Better than a toy but there are better...

For the price, this guitar is okay. The tuners are cheap and it does not hold tune very well. The stock action is ridiculously high and the stock strings are like razors. Lower...Read complete review

For the price, this guitar is okay. The tuners are cheap and it does not hold tune very well. The stock action is ridiculously high and the stock strings are like razors. Lower the action a tad and add some Elixirs or D'Addarios, and you'll be set. Sounds nice, heavy fret buzz. The Laguna Brat is nicer, but if you can afford it, the Baby Taylor and Little Martins are way, way better in feel and sound. Overall though, for the price, if you can adjust the action and change the strings, this guitar is fun.

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value in a Travel-size Guitar

By SRB

from Connecticut

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I was looking for an inexpensive travel-size guitar. I tried a number of acoustics of this size in the store, including Squire, Ibanez, and a baby Taylor. The Yamaha sounded and played almost as good as the Taylor for less than half the price. The scale is shorter than normal, and the action is fairly low, which would help with kids who are just starting out. The neck might be a bit chunky for smaller hands, however. The tuners are cheap but adequate. I put Martin "Silk & Steel) strings on it, and it doesn't sound bad at all, especially if I tune it up a full step. Overall, a very good value for the money, and a fun little guitar to fool around with. I'd certainly recommend it for a first guitar.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Guitar

By Teri

from NC

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I'm very pleased with the quality of the Yamaha JR-1 acoustic folk guitar. I bought it for my 8-year old son. It comes with its own well-made case. The only criticism I have is that I wish the case had pockets included, to hold picks and such. The guitar was well-packaged and shipped quickly. The guitar has a good tone and stays in tune. I'm very satisfied. Thanks!

(22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GOOD $$$ QUALITY

By Brian678

from Sheffield lake, OH

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I bought this guitar for my vehicle. Something small and cheap with a decent sound. I chose this over a Squier in stock because of superior quality and sound. I have found in the past that Yamaha has about the best quality in their price range. I would not hesitate to buy another one and probably will.

(22 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Great Guitar

By The Beatle Hippie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I've had this guitar for 6 years (I need a new one!) and it's still in great condition. I use it frequently and only one string has broken. This is great for young players or as a travel guitar. The only thing I don't really like is that it is a little too quiet, it only has fret markers up to the 15th fret, and it only has 20 frets.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for young beginner guitarist

By Dennis Snyder

from Vancouver, WA

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

This guitar follows the same solid build of guitar that Yamaha makes. My child was given a first act which became the last act after purchasing a new Yamaha JR1. It stays in tune far superior than the guitars you can obtain from your large box stores or the Esteban guitars you see in the infomercials. My friend was impressed when he picked up my Yamaha JR1 and it played considerably better than his Esteban off of TV. I would recommend this to any beginning young guitarist who needs a guitar that is smaller than full size.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter Guitar

By Britney

from California

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

The Yamaha JR1 mini is a great STARTER guitar. I got this guitar a year ago and it eased learning the guitar by myself. The sound is great but it does tend to be a bit quiet, I would recommend using a pic with this guitar. Although it is an amazing guitar, I emphasize on it being a starter guitar because you might tend to grow out of it. As I said, I have used this guitar for a year, and none of the strings broke, nothing has been broken on this guitar. It has great durability. Tuning this Yamaha is very easy also, but you might have to tune it a lot.I am planning to get a new electric guitar, but I surely will still use this guitar for traveling and indoor playing.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Better than a toy but there are better...

By Martmania

from Des Moines, IA

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

For the price, this guitar is okay. The tuners are cheap and it does not hold tune very well. The stock action is ridiculously high and the stock strings are like razors. Lower the action a tad and add some Elixirs or D'Addarios, and you'll be set. Sounds nice, heavy fret buzz. The Laguna Brat is nicer, but if you can afford it, the Baby Taylor and Little Martins are way, way better in feel and sound. Overall though, for the price, if you can adjust the action and change the strings, this guitar is fun.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Right size for a travel guitar but sound is lacking

By Adolph

from Illinois

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I purchased about five months ago as a travel guitar. I was focused on a budget acoustic that would fit in airplane overhead compartments so I could practice while I was traveling. The airplane fit is good. The sound is disappointing. It does the job if you are working on chord transitions or fingering with a soft strum. Anything above a soft strum and the sound becomes similar to a ukulele.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great begginer starter guitar!

By Al

from Atlanta,GA

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I started playing with this guitar,and let me tell you, it's awesome!Great price,too.Awesome sound and a lasting guitar.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXCEllENT GUITAR FOR THE $$$

By Cole

from Anthem,Az

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I Have Had This Guitar For 5 Months And It Is The Best Acoustic I Have Ever Had. When I Was Trying Guitars Out At The Store I knew This Was The One I Should Get. Next Time I Need An Acoustic I Will Look At Yamaha!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little guitar for the money!

By Fendermanmoses

from IN

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Not Much Bass

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Travel
  • Youth

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

Got this guitar for my daughter and I think I play it more then her! It is what it is for a little over 100 bucks, but I feel it has a good solid construction and is easy to play. The only down side is due to its size the harder you play it the worse it sounds, so I wouldnt recommend it for more then something to learn on or just sitting around the house playing around. That being said I really like this little thing and feel like my money was well spent!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice instrument

By James Widman

from Frisco, TX

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

I bought this JR1 for my 9 year old grandson as a first guitar. It is very well made, precision neck and frets. It is easy to play and he is using it! Amazing tone for the smaller body. I can play this one as well. This guitar will be in the family for a long time. Great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Grandson's guitar

By Gina

from Denver, CO

Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

This guitar was shipped to my grandson in Upstate NY for his 5th birthday. This was one wish he wanted and I believe he's truly loves it. I justed wanted to comment about the wonderful customer service we experience at Guitar Center in Denver, CO. The salesperson was very knowledgable and pleasant to converse with. My fiance shops there often for guitar accessories. Kudos goes out to those folks at Guitar Center on Colorado Blvd, Denver. Thank you

 
5.0

Great first guitar for young children

By not applicable

from Canton, CT

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

    I bought two Junior Yamahas, one for my 8-year-old goddaughter and one for her 8-year-old cousin. The quality of the workmanship of the Junior Yamaha is superior to other "first guitars" for young children. The fretboard and action is perfect for smaller hands and the tone is really good for a smaller soundingboard.

     
    5.0

    Definitely would buy from this site again

    By Kathleen

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

    This instrument has made learning much easier than my other guitar that was too big for my limited reach. I am finally enjoying making music.

     
    5.0

    Best guitar in mini price range

    By John P

    from Aurora CO

    About Me Child

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

      Had a chance to listen to both this guitar and the Mitchell Junior. This was a much fuller sound, comes with a bag and is cheaper. The decision was easy. Although I'm not a novice I enjoy playing this guitar and often grab it from my son. He's 9 and the size is perfect.

       
      5.0

      I would recomend this product to other beginners.

      By Edwin

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

      Im a 10 year old girl,a beginner at playing the guitar.theres only one thing I didn't like about my new guitar,that is it didnt come with a hard case. Everything else about it I love.

       
      5.0

      Amazing Guitar!

      By Itzel Ballinas

      from Columbia Heights, Mn

      Comments about Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar:

      I bought this guitar for my niece. It was this guitar or Martin Little Martin, But such a sound this little one had. Very nice, the neck's smooth and easy to play, of course. I love the natural wood color and loved this guitar. this guitar surprised me, and its more than worth it.

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