Great for brginners
By: Reddog from Clinton, OK (on loan from Nashville, TN)
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The C40 is a well made beginner classical guitar. If it holds up as well as my other Yamaha guitars it will be well worth the price.
How has it stood up over time?
See Quality review
Your general opinion of this product.
I bought the C40 as an entry level instrument to learn classical technique and posture. It has served me well for the this
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The action was higher than I am accustomed to so I lowered the saddle a bit. The 2" nut and wider string spacing makes for easier learning of the finger picking techniques needed for classical playing. The C40 is light and well sized for most any player, large or small.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The C40, in my opinion, has a wonderful tone. Warm, mellow and clear. Perfect for classical pieces.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is impeccable. I found no imperfections anywhere. There were a few remnants of polishing compund left from the factory, but a soft cloth and a little rubbing left me with a beautiful glossy glow overall.
How was the action out of the box?
Again, the action was higher than I like but a little sanding of the saddle cured this. An adjustable truss rod would be nice, but on a guitar of this quality, at this price, I can live without it. Tonality is spot on. I have some D'Addario Pro*Art' strings at the ready, but so far I am pleased with the strings that came on the C40.