CG series are created using the experience and technology gained from decades of hand crafting fine classical guitars. A wide variety of models makes it easy to find a guitar that fits your sound and design requirements. The CG series offers rich tone with improved volume, tone quality and response, superior playability with its easy to hold neck design and comfortable string height, and elegant appearance with its simple design.

Exquisite Tone and Superb Playability

Exquisite Tone and Superb Playability

The Yamaha CG series of classical guitars offers instruments with rich tone, easy playability, and high-quality construction. Each model is meticulously built to the precise specifications of Yamaha's highly skilled builders. And all models (except CG102 & CGX102) feature solid tops. Backs and sides are made from hand-selected tone woods.

Choose From a Wide Variety of Models

Choose From a Wide Variety of Models

CG series are available in a variety of models featuring various body styles, tone woods, and finishes (gloss or matte)—and some models include pickup/preamp systems. This makes it easy to find the model that meets your sound and design preferences, giving you the freedom to express your own unique identity.

Tradition Meets Innovation to Create Inspiration

Tradition Meets Innovation to Create Inspiration

Over a half-century ago, Yamaha called upon legendary Spanish master luthiers Eduardo Ferrer (who studied under Antonio de Torres, the most celebrated Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century) and Manuel Hernandez, to provide technical instruction for crafting impeccable classical guitars. Building upon this firm foundation, and enhancing the designs with cutting-edge technology, Yamaha has upheld this spirit and tradition, creating many of the world’s finest classical guitars. Embrace that spirit and discover your own inspiration.

 

CGX122MS and CGX122MC: Overview Video

CGX122MC: Performance Video

 

CG192S

Distinguished by a solid European spruce top and African mahogany neck, the CG192S classical guitar represents the best of the CG series both cosmetically and sonically.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid European spruce top
  • Rosewood back & sides
  • African mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG192C

Distinguished by a solid western red cedar top and African mahogany neck, the CG192C classical guitar represents the best of the CG series both cosmetically and sonically.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Rosewood back & sides
  • African mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG182S

The CG182S classical guitar features a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and an ebony fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Rosewood back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG182C

The CG182C classical guitar features a solid western red cedar top, rosewood back and sides, and an ebony fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Rosewood back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG182SF

The guitar’s cypress laminate sides, back, and scratch plate result in authentic Flamenco tone and responsiveness to Flamenco playing techniques—and those same qualities combined with the guitar’s low action will also appeal to pop and rock guitarists.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Cypress back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Transparent pickguard

CG162S

The CG162S is an intermediate-level classical guitar featuring a solid spruce top, beautifully figured ovangkol back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Ovangkol back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG162C

The CG162C is an intermediate-level classical guitar featuring a solid western red cedar top, beautifully figured ovangkol back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Ovangkol back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG142S

Its solid spruce top and rosewood fingerboard, combined with superb sound and playability, make it an outstanding value.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG142C

Its solid western red cedar top and rosewood fingerboard, combined with superb sound and playability, make it an outstanding value.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG122MS

This entry model offers solid top at affordable price. This is the only Mat Finish model in the series and its sound quality surely stands out in this price range. There are two variations available, solid Cedar top and solid Spruce top.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Matte finish

CG122MC

Featuring a solid western red cedar top, a rosewood fingerboard, and an elegant matte finish, the CG122MC classical guitar sounds as good as instruments costing much more.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Matte finish

CG102

Featuring a spruce top and a rosewood fingerboard, CG102 is the entry point to the CG series, and produces a rich tone that beginners will find inspiring.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Spruce top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CGX122MS New

Features a solid spruce top and an elegant matte finish, a fully integrated onboard pickup system for live performance or recording, and a built-in tuner.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fingerboard
  • Matte finish
  • Onboard pickup system

CGX122MC New

Features a solid cedar top and an elegant matte finish, a fully integrated onboard pickup system for live performance or recording, and a built-in tuner.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Nato back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fingerboard
  • Matte finish
  • Onboard pickup system
 

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