Yamaha C40 - Classical Guitar

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C40

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Beginners and young learners alike will appreciate the level of quality found in the affordable C Series nylon string guitar.

Great choice for a classical guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Good build quality, great sound. Really fun to play. Have had a hard time putting it down since I've gotten it
Posted by anonymous on May 11, 2021
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Great beginner's guitar2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I haven't played the guitar for the longest time. I decided to get one andstart playing again. I got this guitar. I was suprised about its build quality and sound. I am enjoying this.
Posted by Tony Ducepec on Jun 11, 2020
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Great beginner's guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
My wife and I have been wanting to buy a guitar for the longest time but we haven't gotten round to it. Eventually we did. Both of us are beginners. We know nothing about playing the guitar. We saw the Yamaha C-40. It is reasonably priced. I was a big hesitant because it is made of compressed wood. But we took the risk. And we were very surprised. It was a small sized guitar. But everything about it we found excellent - the finish, the sound, and the fret board. It is very easy to play! We enjoy it. Now our children are also learning to play the guitar!
Posted by TonyD on May 27, 2020
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Too big0 of 18 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
Ordered online due to social distancing and when I first played it, I called it “the boob crusher”. Ouch! Returned and got a smaller guitar that’s much more comfortable!
Posted by Krystal on May 14, 2020
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Best guitar value there is.5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I wanted to try nylon string guitar so for the price I thought I couldn't lose. Better than that, I love this guitar. Perfect intonation, L & M offer a free setup with it but it doesn't need it. Just put some nice new strings on it and it sounds terrific.
Posted by Tracy Howe on Feb 4, 2018
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Adjustable "action" makes this guitar easy to play9 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I have 2 of these guitars now, and have owned a few more of them. I have an extra one for visitors to play along with me, or if I break a string during a gig and need another guitar that's ready to go right now! They both sound the same - great for the price. I would say that the C40 has a feature that is a deal-maker for me. It has a bridge height/structure that allows you to file away some of the plastic saddle (bridge nut) to get the action (string height above fret board) low enough for playing chords right up the neck to the 10th fret! On most other classical guitars I've seen, the bridge is too high to get the strings this close to the fret board. In my opinion, the only thing this guitar needs is a piezo pickup for amplification. I'd gladly pay twice as much ($300 range) to have this feature on this guitar.
Posted by Bryan Dempsey on Dec 30, 2015
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The best guitar for a beginner,best value for money.!12 of 13 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
My first guitar ,bought it four plus years ago. I changed the strings to high tension Savarez J540 and lowered the action. Since then I bought 3 more expensive guitars ,BUT this one is my favorite.Very easy to play, the sound is not bad for practicing alone,stays in tune for days and I don't have to worry much if I ding it here and there or if it cracks which hasn't happened yet even though it's never in a case. I recommend to everyone to have one of these or to start with one of these.the BEST value for the money !
Posted by Nick the Greek on Nov 9, 2015
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Great value in a beginner guitar.13 of 13 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I own two of these as well as five other guitars and have to say it offers great value in a beginner guitar. It's well built, has good tone and intonation and stays in tune. It doesn't have any fancy features, the binding is painted on and the rosette is a decal but nobody notices that and it plays and sounds great, the money was put into the performance, not the looks, as it should be, particularly at this price range. I've played a lot of guitars and looked at so many more and have to say I don't think you can find a better value in a beginner classical guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2015
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N/A6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
great guitar for beginners like me!
Posted by Charlie on Jan 1, 2015
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Excellent value16 of 16 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
We have 24 of these guitars at the junior high school where I teach. These guitars are put to the test on a daily basis. They are very durable and the sound is incredible for the price. I highly recommend this guitar.
Posted by jeff on Dec 28, 2014
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Fujiyama C-303 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRichmond, British Columbia
not bad for a beginner classical even thogh it's a laminate..the sound isn't all that bad
Posted by Mike on Nov 9, 2014
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Amazing Guitar for the Price2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
I can't get over how much I enjoy playing this guitar. It's bloody awesome for the price.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2014
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YAMAHA C4012 of 13 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I am a Guitar Instructor in Mississauga/Toronto and I recommend the YAMAHA C40 for beginners. The nylon strings are less painful on the fingers. The wide neck makes learning one's first chords easier - strings are not too close to each other. Good value-for-money.
Posted by Neil on Oct 17, 2012
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Good Guitar!8 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I've played guitar for about 20 years, I bought my C40 about a year or two ago just to have an inexpensive guitar that I could leave on a stand in the living room and sometimes take on trips or to parties. It's a very decent guitar, well made and it gets a good sound. It’s well intonated and it stays in tune. I didn’t buy this guitar expecting too much because of the low price, so liking this guitar as much as I do has been a pleasant surprise. Cheers!
Posted by Jeff on Oct 9, 2012
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Good Starter Classical Guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I have this one and changed to better quality strings. It sounds much better and found it easy to play. Although the neck is wider that a Steel stringed guitar. It can be used for many differant types of music. Not just classical songs.
Posted by Robert on Jun 16, 2012
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Beginner's First Choice4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
As a guitar instructor, I recommend classical over steel and for the value - this guitar is one of the best.
Posted by Dell Krauchi on Jun 5, 2012
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