I've been playing, and writing music since 1984. I play a myriad of instruments and currently, I write and record commercially licensed music under BMI, Inc.
My Wife bought this instrument for me for a holiday gift, but I wanted to check it out before it gets wrapped.. just in case of damage. I am glad that I did. I also know how to setup and do maintenance on both electronic and acoustic instruments.
The good things about this instrument:
This instrument sounds really good, as it seems to be structurally sound. I do not see any cracks in the body or missing glue around the neck joint.
The strings are nice wrapped around to tuning pags.
The open faced tuners and gears seem to be of a higher quality than others that I have seen.
The bad things about this instrument:
The bridge saddle is WAY too high. I have no issues in regards to setting up a bridge saddle, but I expected Yamaha to be a "bit more" on the quality control side of things and at least have the saddle to a more "normal" height.
The fretboard and body of this instrument was "very" dry. I used some Music Nomad f-one oil on the fretboard and some of the body as it needed it "badly".
The thing that was VERY surprising to me, is there were run-offs / rough spots in the back and sides of the instrument. For a more inexpensive instrument from a no-name company.. I could see that. .but for the price and the Yamaha name.. again.. VERY SURPRISING. I'm also having some issues in regards to getting a partial from Amazon for some reason, but I have amplified that further up the chain on the Amazon side.
Other things to think about:
I was able to tune this to a standard guitar tuning, that is very possible.
The neck is "wide" just like a classical guitar. A lot of people think this is a hybrid instrument of an acoustic guitar and a baritone ukulele. It's really a cross between an Classical Guitar and a baritone ukulele.
I am sure that I will have a really awesome time opening this on Christmas day and setting up the saddle on the bridge. And I can probably buff out the rough spots in the finish.. but buying this really changed my mind in regards to Yamaha quality control.
UPDATE: I was able to take off a lot of material from the saddle, and lowered the strings, so the playability is better, but I still am a bit suprised in regards to the rough spots in the finish. The instrument should be priced in the $50.00 USD mark. Other than that, it does make a nice portable instrument in regards to classical guitar or baritone ukulele. - Tom
|商品尺寸||71 x 23 x 8 cm; 10 克|
|包装清单||With bag; with case|