Yamaha CG122MC

Classical Guitar

  • Solid cedar top
  • Bottom and sides: Nato
  • Neck nato
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Body binding: Plastic
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • 19 Frets
  • Chrome machine heads
  • Colour: Natural matte
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  • Classical
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Further Information

Cutaway No
Top Cedar
Back and Sides Nato
Pickups No
Fretboard Rosewood
Nut width in mm 52,00 mm
Scale 650 mm
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
27 Customer Ratings
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Great sound for the price
RichardBR, 04.12.2019
The Yamaha CG122MC's sound is excellent for a guitar priced in the lower bands. I have played a variety of guitars, for decades, and was finally looking to replace a classical guitar made in Spain that I have had for 40 years. I will be using this for guitar compositions since classicals are so self-contained, but although the sound is secondary for me in this writing process I appreciate an instrument that I can use in a final recording too.

The Cedar top is similar to that on my 1992 Seagull S6, giving a warmer overall sound to the notes which, on a classical guitar already have considerable natural warmth anyway. The result is a very mellow sound that still carries well, and seems to respond well to picking position, becoming nicely "plummy", almost harp-like, when you pick closer to the neck.

The action on classical guitars is always a little higher than I'd like, simply because of the characteristics of nylon strings. Even so there's absolutely no difficulty fretting notes cleanly. I may decide later to install a slightly lower bridge saddle to see whether that still gives me clean notes and a faster action.

I also noticed that the tuners stiffened somewhat as the strings came up to tension, although the tuning was smooth and accurate. I'd hoped that they might be easy to turn throughout the range (although my old guitar was worse).

Best of all, for me, is the 52mm nut, which at last gives me a guitar that makes clean notes possible, unlike my Ortega nylon strung guitar that has closer string spacing and is much harder for me to play well with my sausage-like fingers! Since I learned to play on my old classical guitar, the wider neck is no problem at all and it's a joy to be able to play pieces through without any accidental string muting that I get when playing the Ortega.

It's a lovely guitar, priced above the absolute beginner range, but if you want a guitar to grow with you, this is a great option.
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Plays well and sounds good
Silly_Sili, 14.02.2020
I've been playing guitar (electric and acoustic) for over 10 years now and I have both played cheap acoustic guitars that sound thin and have a lot of fret buzz and more expensive ones. This guitar feels very smooth to play. The frets are well rounded, there is no fret buzz anywhere on the neck and tuning stability is good too. The sound is good, although it does not sound quite as full as another acoustic guitar I played that cost 3 times as much. I nonetheless enjoy playing this guitar.

Pro:
+ Overall quality
+ Good fret job
+ Playability
+ Tuners
+ Tone (for the price)
+ Price/Performance

Con:
- Sound not quite as full as for more expensive guitars

Overall I do recommand this guitar to anyone who is looking for an inexpensive classical guitar that sounds good and plays well. I doubt that one can get a better quality guitar for this amount of money
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very happy with this guitar
Barry S., 04.03.2014
this guitar is beautiful the wood is superb especially the grain on the back of the neck. The guitar sounds great although it requires a decent setup to get it to play optimality. Sounds great though and very nice to play. It is also quite light much lighter than a takamine i have also but thats probably because of the cedar wood.
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riacrdosr, 26.10.2020
This guitar is a beautiful looking guitar, the wood work is superb. It may require some action setup in order to play perfectly. The price/quality relationship is great, the sound is rich and the finish touches are high quality when compared with other guitars on the same price range.
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