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Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar

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Inspired by traditional classical guitar design, the SLG200S features a slim neck, thin body, and low action that lets players adopt a more aggressive style, allowing even those players who wouldn't n... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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

Inspired by traditional classical guitar design, the SLG200S features a slim neck, thin body, and low action that lets players adopt a more aggressive style, allowing even those players who wouldn't normally choose to perform with a classical guitar to play it with ease.

The SLG200S's SRT Powered design recreates the body resonance of an acoustic guitar, but in a bodiless shape. Yamaha developed SRT Powered, collaborating with recording artists to create a system tailored to the unique properties of the SLG body and modeled after the tones of a high-end Yamaha acoustic guitar captured using a carefully selected microphone in a professional recording studio environment. By actually reproducing the sound of an acoustic guitar–right down to its natural sustain and decay–Yamaha lets guitarists experience the genuine body resonance, body tone and ambience of an acoustic guitar.

SRT Powered sound can even be mixed with the sound from the instrument's piezo pickups, allowing guitarists to be even more flexible in their creative endeavors. Since the SLG200S can virtually reproduce the sound of a guitar recorded with a microphone, players are free from complicated procedures involved in micing up a guitar when recording at home or in other settings.

The detachable top section of SLG's frame means that practicality and portability are way beyond that of a conventional guitar. The luxury gig bag provided can be carried with ease and fits into an aircraft overhead compartment with room to spare, so if you are on the go, your SLG200S can easily come with you.

FEATURES

Authentic plugged-in sound by SRT Powered
Super-compact, collapsible construction
Unique, striking looks
Ultra-quiet performance
Slim body like an electric guitar
Body
  • Body type: Classical
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Back & sides: Mahogany (no back)
  • Bracing pattern: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape:
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Configuration: Condensor mic
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood 
  • Tuning machines: RM1242N-4 
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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YamahaSLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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4.0

My new best friend, but expect to do a setup

By Fussy Jim

from Spokane Valley, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

A friend has the previous "Silent" (steel string) guitar. I thought it was a fun toy, but didn't quite take to it at the time. I finally got around to watching a YouTube video for the SLG200S, and instantly wanted one.

As received out of the box, the fit and finish were decent. The neck is really pretty good. The frets were well-dressed and finished, but there were two things I couldn't let pass: (1) the cheap plastic nut and saddle, and (2) the first and third frets were high. Also, the nut had the 1st-fret spacing at 0.050", which is way too high for me, at least. I didn't want to modify a brand-new guitar, (for obvious reasons) but since I had no reason to believe a different guitar would be any better, I decided to fix it. I made a bone nut for it from a pre-shaped blank, and slotted it initially for 0.030". I fixed the 1st and 3rd frets, but haven't as yet replaced the plastic saddle. (my bone blanks are a little short, but I do have a compensated Tusk saddle that will work with some machining)

Now we get to the good part. After the initial fixes, setup work and a set of D'Addario 12-53 Phosphor Bronze strings, this little guy plays like a dream! The intonation is spot-on, and I love the sound. It doesn't sound at all like my Taylor 918e, (what does) but it has a beautiful tone of its own. Accurate, clean, very pleasing. After initial stretching, it took about 15 minutes for the strings to settle down. Since then it stays in tune amazingly well. I'm as fussy as it gets about intonation and tune, and the SLG200 gets the gold star.

The built-in effects are nice. Both reverbs sound good, although it would be nice to be able to crank them back a bit. If I record the SLG200S I probably won't use the built-in effects. The electronics aren't dead quiet, but the hiss is down far enough that it would only bother me when recording very quiet passages at high gain - something I do only occasionally. You wouldn't even notice it in a live gig.

Great sound and value.

 
4.0

A Great Alternative!

By Mikey

from NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Convenient for Travel
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Strap buttons/frame set screws loosen

Best Uses

  • Touring

Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

After touring with a full-size acoustic guitar for so long, and having to do too many fly-dates with it, I had to either accept that at some point I was going to wind up with a case full of splinters, or find a better alternative. The silent guitar is that alternative. It plays and sounds great. Would I record with it over my good dreadnought? No, but live through a PA it sounds fantastic. The on-board effects and tuner are decent. Nothing fantastic, but do the job if needed. It loses a star, however, because the strap buttons (which also double as the top frame set-screws) tend to loosen when using a strap. I'll have to find a way to keep that from happening in the future. Otherwise, though, this is my new touring acoustic, and I will accept the small infractions while making my travel life way easier.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Bill the lousy musician

from Nashville

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

      After two weeks, this has become my favorite guitar of the 5 I own. It is perfect for my intended use, practice in hotel rooms while traveling without disturbing folks.

       
      5.0

      Sweet Geet

      By Jimmy

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

      LOVE this guitar!!!! A joy to play and sounds great. GC delivered ontime and picking up at store went smoothly!

       
      4.0

      good sound

      By none

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

        better acoustic sound than expected

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By plknj

        from Lawrenceville, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

          Bought this guitar to up my practice time without having to go into another room for fear of disturbing my wife. There is still a small amount of sound that can be heard but my wife says it does not bother her. Pleasantly surprised at the sound when using headphones. I like the modernistic look, my wife likes the classic look of my flat tops. I do not travel with this guitar, but it does make a great travel guitar with a small footprint while creating excellent sound. So happy with this I also picked up the nylon version.

           
          5.0

          Great guitar for traveling

          By Louis

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

          Excellent sound, convenient size for traveling. Well designed and well made.

           
          5.0

          exactly what I needed

          By mitch ( styallingsound Studios)

          from Tampa Fl

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

            traded a nice classical guitar for this guitar. I needed a guitar that I could practice with while spending time with wife watching tv. What I got was a pro guitar that feels great right out of the box. Its louder than my SRT200N, but that is to be expected. I can record truly pro sounding guitar without making sure that the house is quiet, ( mic pics up everything)!!
            These guitars are a real mind shift change for me and I dint think I'll go back to traditional acoustic guitars
            thx Al stewart....my salesman in Tampa; the absolute most professional salesperson that I've delt with

             
            5.0

            You haave to try t to believe it...

            By Smitty

            from Santee, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune
            • The guitar is very handy and readily available

            Cons

            • Yamaha's documentation leaves much to be desired

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

            Since getting the guitar in my hands I am thoroughly impressed bu about everything about it. There is little I don't like about it.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding sound

            By Lucho Sanfer

            from Kissimmee, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

              Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

              Try one. You'll want one for yourself.

               
              5.0

              Ultra-Versatile and Totally Gigable

              By Mike Classic British Invasion

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Can travel with it and interesting at gigs
              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Top piese comes loose at times

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Yamaha SLG200S Steel String Silent Guitar:

              I actually leave my Martin in the studio when I gig and use this in place for full and rich acoustic parts in songs! Gets lots of attention on stage and people are always surprised by the sound.

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