The Yamaha CGS103AII Classical Guitar 3/4 is expertly designed with beginners in mind. Whether you're a complete beginner or picking up an old hobby; it's the place where it all starts, and your acoustic-playing future! A nylon-strung acoustic has been the first guitar played by a majority of musicians - globally. So now is the time to get creative, and explore a tone, look, and feel that's been the birthplace of many a wondrous musical journey.
Made with spruce and meranti, you have a superbly balanced tone with an instantly recognisable mellow warmth. Plus, thanks to a spruce top, you have heaps of versatility to play around with. Let your mood take you to any place you fancy - from traditional picking and arpeggios to flamenco styles, basic chords, and much more. TExperiment with any and all styles until you find the one you love! The CGS103AII Classical Guitar is a solid platform for learning; the 3/4 size scale length, and an expertly contoured neck makes playability just magnificent.
With the Yamaha CGS103AII you get a Three-Quarter Sized Classical Acoustic Guitar that combines durable construction with superb playability and great tone, making it perfect for smaller players and complete beginners alike.
Boasting an all-laminate body design, with a spruce top and meranti back and sides, the body on this guitar produces a broad range of tones, with sweet and clear expression.
Classical Guitar - Taking inspiration from the Yamaha C40II, this guitar combines outstanding sound quality with superb playability levels. The end result is a guitar that many consider to be one of the top budget classical guitars available on the market!
Superb Value For Money - This excellent guitar offers the same kind of response and tonality of a full-sized classical, but packaged into a smaller unit for younger/smaller players.
|String||Strings Scale||580mm (22.8")|
|Body Depth||80-84mm (3.15"-3.3")|
|Finger Board Width (Nut/Body)||48mm (1.9")|
|Covered by CITES ||Yes |
|CITES Scientific Name of Wood or Woods Used ||Dalbergia latifolia(Indonesia) |
|CITES Country or Countries of Wood Origin ||Indonesia|
Questions & Answers
Question: Please can you tell me how the CS40 II and CGS103AII three-quarter size classical guitars compare? Which would you recommend for a 10 year old beginner?
Thank you for your interest in Yamaha guitars. The CGS103AII and CS40 II are very similar guitars, made to the same specification (with spruce top and meranti back and sides with a nato neck) but in different guitar workshops (which allows us to keep up with the high demand for our three-quarter size classical guitars across the world). The CS40 II tends to be the more popular in the European market, but essentially, both are great guitars.
However, for beginners aged around 7 and up, we'd strongly advise starting on a full-size classical guitar, such as the C40 II (available by itself in natural wood or black finish, or as part of a starter pack) - see the links below.
At ten years old, playing a full size classical is manageable and ensures the player becomes accustomed to playing a full size instrument.