NGD Yamaha JR1

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by MrWookiee, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Been thinking about a 1/2 size acoustic I can share with my grandson, who will turn 5 in a couple of months. I ended up walking out of Guitar Showcase yesterday (in NorCal for a funeral) with a junior Yamaha FG, which is actually a 3/4 size but was virtually identical to a 1/2 sized guitar in the store. It plays and sounds pretty good to my hands and ears, and is easier for the wee one to hold. The frets are very nice for a $150 instrument. I'll put a set of flatwound strings on it and maybe try to lower the action a smidge to avoid killing the boy's tender fingers.

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congratulations on the guitar but more congratulations on giving the " gift of music " to your grandson . Great instrument those Yamaha FG's . I still have my FG-160 from 1976
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  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Good job Grandpa. The youngster should enjoy learning from you.
    First guitar I bought my granddaughter is a Yamaha C40 for school band.
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