Startone CG851 1/4

Classical Guitar

  • Size: 1/4
  • Basswood body
  • Nato neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Scale: 480 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Black body binding
  • Nylon strings
  • Total length: 78.8 cm
  • Colour: Light brown matte
  • Suitable gig bag available under Article Nr 334159 (not included)
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Further Information

Cutaway No
Top Basswood
Back and Sides Basswood
Pickup System No
Fretboard Hardwood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Scale 505 mm
Colour Natural
Incl. Gigbag No
Hardcase No

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perfect for kids - nice travel guitar for adults
24.05.2016
I wanted a small portable guitar and to experiment with shorter scale lengths.

Specs

The guitar is very small, smaller than would you think from the pictures. What I didn?t notice before I bought the guitar is that it has narrow nut length. It?s a bit difficult to play especially with the big nylon strings. The quality is ok for such a cheap instrument, the intonation is quiet good. I made some adjustments on the bridge saddle to fine tune the intonation. One thing I don?t like is the string spacing at the nut. You can see from the pictures that the outer strings are not near the edge of the neck, and that makes the neck feel even narrower. I used some tools and open the slots toward the edge of the neck and the improvement is noticeable.

The scale of the guitar is quite small, so if you want to tune the guitar in standard tuning you have to use extra hard nylon strings.

Sound

It plays and sounds fine. You cannot expect big bass sound, but it?s good for its size.

Conclusion

PROS
-cheap
-small size
-decnet quality
CONS
-narrow nut
-not perfect string spacing at the nut

For kids the guitars is fine, for adults who want to experiment with shorter lengths scale guitars, or want a small, portable instrument some adjustment are required. I am satisfied with this product.
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More then I expected
Octomanus, 02.02.2021
I ordered this for my sons birthday, just so he can get a feel for holding a guitar and did not expect it to be much more then a toy.
Ob boy was I surprised, it is very well built, sturdy which is good for kids and for traveling. The sound is great, no fretbuzz nothing, all strings and every fret sound very clear.
However I did have problem finding a good tuning for it, then decided to do standart tuning which worked out great, it went out of tune after playing a few chords for the first week or so, now this little thing holds its tune very nicely.
For this price I am honestly in awe about what I received and I might just get another one for myself.
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Cheap travel guitar but may require some tinkering
10.12.2016
I think the target market may be kids, but there are many who use these kind for travel. So, from this perspective, these are my notes:

Pros: Cheap. Small, the body fits in a backpack with the neck sticking out which I bag. I also use a 1/4 gigbag. Very good sound actually. I like the sound of top 3 nylons; tone is clear and easy to sing with (baritone). Surprisingly loud for its size.

Cons: Requires tinkering to get most out of it, see below.

Easy: I tuned this one 5 semitones up so it's exactly the same as standard with capo on 5, including fret lengths; ADGCEA. The strings become too loose for standard EADGBE.

Moderate/hard: The strings are too close together, and they don't sit in notches near the hole (!). I widened the strings and sawed small notches in the white part near the sound hole. Guitar stays in tune and strings are as wide as on a normal electric guitar.

If you want to attach a strap, you'd have to remove strings and drill a hole and attach at least the bottom nut. Though, the guitar is so light the strap may not be necessary.
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Three Stars - for my three year old
Craig I., 29.10.2015
Three stars might seem a little harsh for a guitar of this nature, but here's why:

This was bought as a birthday present for my three year old boy. As an instrument for a three year old it is okay. I don't mind if he bashes the crap out of it, draws on it with texta, or generally destroys it, as long as he gets a feel for the guitar and is able to move onto a bigger and better instrument when the time comes.

But the quality was on the edge of me deciding to send it back. The fret work is non-existent, the painted finishes are sloppy, the fingerboard is rough - generally it just doesn't live up to the quality I've come to expect from Thomann (although to be fair this isn't a Thomann or Harley Benton product). Basically this isn't much better than a toy shop guitar, which is what I was hoping to avoid.

But, it is marginally better than a toy shop guitar. It does look like the real thing. I does play okay with a bit of work (don't waste money on a shop setup - you can probably shave the saddle and nut down yourself). And I guess because of the quality I am a lot happier with my boy treating this badly.

Having said all that I am about to purchase a 1/8 model as a first birthday present for son #2.
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Classical Guitar Size: 1/4, Basswood body, Nato neck, Maple fretboard, Scale: 480 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Black body binding, Nylon strings, Total length: 78.8 cm, Colour: Light brown matte, Suitable...

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Classical Guitar Size: 1/4, Basswood body, Nato neck, Maple fretboard, Scale: 480 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Black body binding, Total length: 76 cm, Colour: Pink matte, Suitable gig bag available under...

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