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Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar  

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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... Read More

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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 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
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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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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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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(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!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Right size for a travel guitar but sound is lacking

By Adolph

from Illinois

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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.

(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.

 
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.

(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.

(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

(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!!!!

(24 of 24 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!

(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.

(8 of 11 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.

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