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Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar Natural

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From Yamaha comes a beautiful classical acoustic that's built with strength and design that both beginners and seasoned players can appreciate, and is offered at a great price.The Yamaha CG192S classical guitar produces a soft sound ideal for fingerpicking, or intimate chord progressions, thanks to its nylon strings and superior woods. The full-siz...  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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From Yamaha comes a beautiful classical acoustic that's built with strength and design that both beginners and seasoned players can appreciate, and is offered at a great price.

The Yamaha CG192S classical guitar produces a soft sound ideal for fingerpicking, or intimate chord progressions, thanks to its nylon strings and superior woods. The full-size classical guitar design features strong mid-range and lower-mids, with emphasis on balanced tone. The end result is a Yamaha guitar with lots of smooth, classical appeal, for a great price.

The solid European spruce top produces clear balanced tone, with plenty of definition and presence. The rosewood back and sides add bold sound, and thick projection with lots of responsiveness. The Yamaha CG192S guitar's mahogany neck complements these qualities and adds clarity and dynamics to a guitar with lots of dimension. Adjust your attack and sustain for each note, and the classical guitar responds accordingly.

Other features of the Yamaha classical guitar include rosewood bridge, beautiful ebony fretboard, white mother-of-pearl peg tuners, and chrome hardware for a classic-looking classical guitar. Built to the precise specifications of Yamaha's master craftsmen, this gorgeous nylon-string guitar will continue to sound as good as the day you bought it. Make that day today and order now. Case sold separately.


  • Full-size classical guitar
  • Solid European spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • 25-9/16" scale
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Ebony fretboard
  • White mother-of-pearl peg tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Case sold separately
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Yamaha CG192S

By Christopher

from Roanoke, VA

Comments about Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

For many years I played classical guitar, including a Ramirez R-series and a nice Cordoba (Guitar Center) until these were sold as a growing family needed the money and eliminated performance time. These same reasons defined my choice for the Yamaha: I am (just barely) good enough to know the difference in a 'real' guitar, but budget and time dictate moderation. Yamaha equipment, from my electric piano to my 20+y old stereo amplifier, has proven dependable and 'punches above its weight'. I was initially concerned that the 192S is made in China, but I needn't have been. This is the first spruce top guitar I have owned (except a Martin D-18) - for classical, I always followed the lead of my teacher and opted for cedar. I loved the volume, the timber, and, yes, the smell when the case was opened. As I now was moving to one single guitar, I hoped the S would provide greater clarity but without sacrificing the projection or the lower mid (D and A string). I like to play other styles of music, at which cedar classicals don't excel necessarily. As I don't travel with my guitar anymore, I chose the Yamaha classical soft bag (nice enough - would be good for a student in that it has backpack straps). I have not yet experimented with strings but will compare Augustine Red and Blue on the first changes (for tension - I will then default to Imperials, my old stand by; D'Ad Pro Arte might work well for this type of guitar, but I did not like them on Spanish cedar-tops). The sound is better than any guitar at $500 deserves to be, and the workmanship is not bad at all; the full list price adequately reflects the quality. The bracing, though a little strange to me in that it seems different that traditional Spanish, allows for big resonance especially near the bridge (significantly tighter near the neck). Past reviews on line are correct: the guitar excels in the mid-range, with good projection but not 'boom-y'. (stock springs) The tuning pegs seem high-end, but, more importantly, adjust at the right ratio with an expensive feel, e.g. tighter than the Ramirez. The lacquer is better than most, and the rosette is just fine. I would have liked a bit more lacquer on the neck, as it is slightly 'sticky' relative to other classicals, but this is personal preference. The frets are very well done for this price point, and the action is pretty good out of the box. I will have it adjusted to lower things just a bit, but that is preference. I note that the interior bracing has been sanded, which is not always the case in a student-level guitar. I am sure the sides are laminate at this price, but the finish work is really quite good. Made in China? perhaps, but I bet the Japanese have a hand in final quality control (and Made in China is not exactly a 'warning label' anymore). The sound is fully competent, period, and a student/amateur should be able to play just about anything with confidence. The spruce brightens Bach more than past cedar guitars, but a little 'sexiness' might be lost on say Terrega or Sor. The mid is very good, very decent clarity, and this was important for me in that I (try to) play more than classical. The E strings, both of them, suffer a bit - I am unsure that perhaps they are merely adequate and the mid is better than it should be. I think string choices will brighten the top string, but my general feeling is the bottom string is more of a guitar characteristic. The guitar, which suffered a weather-related delay for over a week in sub-freezing temperatures, simply has not gone out of tune (I did let it warm for a day before playing); a quarter-tone flat each of the first two days (from 440), then it comes out of the case with nothing to do but play. I have never had a nylon string guitar which has held tune so consistently, and that is with regular changes of the lowest string to D for certain pieces. The cedar/spruce choice is an important one for classical, and I was extremely reticent at purchasing a guitar without having played it (I would do this for Yamaha, not for a Spanish-maker). Playing is the most important component of a purchase (check out the Washburns at under $300, truly excellent for the price). However, the return policy convinced me otherwise. I regret that I am ignorant regarding the differences between other guitars of the CG series, but the 192 is excellent (especially on sale). If this guitar does not meet your expectations at the Guitar Center price, I think you may be being unfair. Another guitar's sound profile might better suit you, and that's fair enough. However, in terms of execution and value, this Yamaha is excellent. Is it my old Ramirez? Of course not. But if the opportunity ever presents itself, when I go to drop $2k on another classical, the 192 will play a part: 1) I cannot imagine why I would ever sell it as my kids are growing up and want to learn to play; 2) I guarantee that I will play a Yamaha at that price before purchasing anything else given the quality of the CG level. The 192S is highly recommended.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome guitar

By Jensen Rodrigues

from hilo, HI

Comments about Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

The guitar is great and real easy to play. It has a big boom and great for playing flamenco, rumba, etc. Sounds even better with savarez strings on.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar

By Andy

from miami, fl

Comments about Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

First guitar i learned from and i think its the only guitar i want to play with. they sound great for the price, so highly recommend it to beginners and also for intermediate to experts! still very impressed

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Yamaha CG 192 S

By Felix Gonzales

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

In general this guitar is great in overall construction. The only shortcoming of this guitar is that the bridge is now roughly made wherein you can see the grain of the wood. All classical guitars that I've seen including my old 43 year old Yamaha G 85D has the smooth bridge. I do not know if this is how the guitar is designed or the quality control of the Yamaha factory in China had gone low in standard. I wish the this model had retained that smooth bridge like all the high end classical guitars.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)



By Ryan

from St. Petersburg, FL

Comments about Yamaha CG192S Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

Saw this guitar in class and wasn't too fond of the action of the classical style guitar. Decided to try it and loved the sound of the nylon played a few songs fingerpicking and had a hard time putting it down and playing my steel string again..

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