Yamaha GL1

Guitalele

  • 6 strings
  • Tuning: A/d/g/c/e/A
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Meranti
  • Fretboard: Sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Nut width: 47.5 mm
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 23 x 70 cm
  • Incl. gig bag
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound samples

 
0:00
  • Picking
  • Strumming
  • Traditional

Further information

Cutaway No
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Meranti
Pickup System No
Fretboard Meranti
Nut width in mm 47,50 mm
Scale 450 mm
Colour Natural
Gig Bag included Yes
Case No
254 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
166 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
sound
quality

The perfect practice guitar

18.01.2017
I keep raving about this one. When I started playing the guitar, I got a dreadnought, nothing too expensive. It was great! It's pretty loud and slightly unwieldy though, so I noticed I only played the thing for an hour on a Friday when no one was home.

I made some progress, but it was slow.

At this price, the Yamaha GL1 seemed like quite the bargain so I thought: Heh, why not just pick it up?

Boy am I glad I did. This thing just lays around the house, and I seem to pick it up whenever I have a few minutes. Playing the guitar became PLAYING the guitar.

Now, by the time I play something on the dreadnought, I've probably already played it 20 times on this thing. It plays wonderful, resonates like crazy and truly is an instrument, not a toy.

Sure, some people would classify this as a travel guitar. Not me though. To me, this is the perfect practice guitar.

It's been so good, that right now, I'm eyeing the Cordoba Mini Series. A different price class, but the form factor is really ideal for anyone looking to gain some practice.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality

Every home should have one.

26.01.2016
I bought two of these for my grandchildren. Everyone who tried them (the guitar, not the grandchildren) could hardly put them down. It's just a really well made instrument to have fun with and sounds very sweet indeed.
Bearing in mind the quality of these tiny instruments, they are an absolute bargain!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Yamaha GL1
(254)
Yamaha GL1

Guitalele 6 strings, Tuning: A/d/g/c/e/A, Top: Spruce, Body: Meranti, Fretboard: Sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia), Nut width: 47.5 mm, Dimensions: 8.5 x 23 x 70 cm, Incl. gig bag

  • Cutaway: No
  • tuning: A, D, G, C, E, A
  • scale-length: 475 mm
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Meranti
  • Pickup System: No
  • Fretboard: Meranti
  • Nut width in mm: 47,50 mm
  • Scale: 450 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Gig Bag included: Yes
  • Case: No
Harley Benton GL-2NT Guitarlele
(27)
Harley Benton GL-2NT Guitarlele

Guitarlele Classical Guitar in 1/8 size, Top: Spruce, Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Neck: Nato, Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata), Black binding, 17 Frets, Scale: 433 mm, Nut...

  • Cutaway: No
  • tuning: A, D, G, C, E, A
  • Top: Spruce
  • scale-length: 475 mm
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Pickup System: No
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Scale: 433 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Gig Bag included: Yes
  • Case: No
Yamaha GL1 Tobacco Brown Sunburst
(21)
Yamaha GL1 Tobacco Brown Sunburst

Guitalele With 6 strings, Tuning: A/d/g/c/e/A, Top: Spruce, Body: Meranti, Fretboard: Sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia), Nut width: 47.5 mm, Dimensions: 10 x 29 x 73 cm, Colour: Tobacco Brown...

  • tuning: A, D, G, C, E, A
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Spruce
  • scale-length: 475 mm
  • Back and Sides: Meranti
  • Pickup System: No
  • Fretboard: Meranti
  • Nut width in mm: 47,50 mm
  • Scale: 450 mm
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Gig Bag included: Yes
  • Case: No
67 €
Incl. VAT; plus 20 € shipping
Free shipping from 298 €
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Notice on CITES This product contains materials subject to the CITES convention to protect endangered species. Read on
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-370
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Free test review
MusicRadar.com Yamaha GL-1 Guitalele
Yamaha GL-1 Guitalele
MusicRadar.com (5/2013)
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Dante AVIO Analog Output Adapter 0x2 C.Giant LP-6210C Black Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Steinberg UR-RT2 Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod Vic Firth SIH2 Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module TritonAudio FetHead Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0 Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black Harley Benton TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Output Adapter 0x2

Y Adapter Enables the output of analogue audio line signals from a Dante network, RJ45 Metal plug with built-in LEDs, 2 XLR male outputs, 96 KHz / 24 bit, Robust housing for day-to-day tasks while touring, Fully functional Dante...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
C.Giant LP-6210C Black

Keyboard 61 Keys with touch dynamics, 162 Sounds, 200 Rhythms, 61 Percussion effects, 50 Demo songs, Fill-in, sync and rhythms variations, Split function, Chord, Recording, Pitch bend wheel, Microphone input, Line out sockets, Headphone output, Sustain pedal connection, USB...

to the product
69 €
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb, effects pedal, 11 different reverb types: HALL, SPRING, PLATE, REVRS, ECHO, TREM, MOD, DYNA, AUTO-INF, SHIM and POLY, Tails switch: Select whether the reverb fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched...

to the product
149 €
Recommended
Steinberg UR-RT2

4x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface Up to 24-bit/192 kHz, 2 Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps with + 48 V phantom power, Rupert Neve Designs transformer switchable on each front input channel, 2 Analog XLR/jack combo inputs plus 2 line...

to the product
325 €
Recommended
Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) (download) Upgrade from Presonus Studio One Professional 1-3 / Producer 2 to Studio One 4 Professional Sleek single-window philosophy, Consistent drag-and-drop functionality throughout, Project page allows integrated mastering with DDP export, Redbook...

to the product
146 €
(1)
Recommended
Vic Firth SIH2

Vic Firth SIH2 isolation headphones, (reduces overall noise levels by 25 dB). successor of the legendary Vic Firth SIH-1 headphones, features redesigned larger driver in the ear cups that deliver a more powerful low end, cleaner mids and clear highs...

to the product
77 €
(1)
Recommended
Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module

Trigger Module For acoustic drummers who want to extend the sound possibilities of their drums with electronic sounds, 500 one-shot sounds, 268 V-Drum sounds, 80 Drum kits, SDHC card slot for importing your own samples, 6x 6.3 mm stereo...

to the product
799 €
(1)
Recommended
TritonAudio FetHead

TritonAudio FetHead, in-line microphone preamplifier, XLR 3-pole female XLR 3-pole male, ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier, 27dB amplification (@3 KOhm load), 4 matched JFets, 24-48V Phantom Power required, for Ribbon & Dynamic microphones, shields phantom power from...

to the product
69 €
Recommended
Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018

Electric Guitar J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) Artist Model, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Neck profile: C, 21 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 42.5 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Pickups: 2 Jazzmaster single coils, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo,...

to the product
479 €
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0

Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0; converts analog audio line signals to feed any Dante-connected system; 96 kHz / 24 Bit; fully-functional Dante interface; adjustable signal levels: +24dBu / +4dBu / 0dBu/ 0dBV /-10dBV (through Dante Controller); frequency Response: 20Hz...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black

Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black stereo headphones, on-ear design, closed back, foldable, Bluetooth® aptX Technology, up to 30 h running time, control knob on headphone, 40 mm moving coil dynamic speaker, newly constructed hinges and headband for a better fitting,...

to the product
135 €
Recommended
Harley Benton TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX

Harley Benton"TE-7 FanFret FBB 2018 DLX, 7-string Fanned Fret electric guitar, TE-Style with reversed headstock, body: ash, top: Flame Maple, neck: 5-ply maple/nato neck, neck mount: bolt on, neck form: Modern C-Profil, fingerboard: Roseacer, inlays: offset DOT inlays, 24 fanned...

to the product
311 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.