Summary: Okay I bought this the other day knowing that I may have some issues with it, BUT for the price I wanted to see what I could do with it. I build and repair guitars and know a few things about classical guitars specifically. I've wanted an inexpensive 7/8 size to practice on and use when I give lessons. For the price the guitar is fine right out of the well packaged box.
Summary: If you want a nice looking, easy to handle and fun to play classical guitar then look no further. I have tried out many classical guitars (Washburn and Ibanez) and I find it hard to put this one down. It arrived the next day and with a few turns of the tuning pegs I was happily playing away. Thanks Amazon and thank you Yamaha.
Summary: I bought this knowing it would not be a premium instrument but I wanted a short scale because I am lazy and like easy fingering. So when I got it I found I liked the dimensions and it was pretty playable. I shaved a bit off the bridge to brighten the instrument and adjusted the saddle a bit to lower the string just a little, that helped a lot. I next added some Savarez strings to brighten it further and that really improved it.
Summary: The CS40 is a slightly smaller classical guitar at a 7/8 size. Don't be fooled because it is still a big guitar. Sometimes I think people think that the 3/4 and 7/8 are really dinky guitars...Not true. The nut size of 1-7/8 inches is still a big stretch for your fingers when compared to a thinner acoustic or electric. I would recommend changing the strings right away to a better medium hardness nylon strings. It will give you a much better sound.
Summary: Bought this for my daughter to learn the guitar, and she likes it. The guitar seems solid enough for the price. Small enough for her small frame to comfortably hold it. I guess its this way with all classical guitars but her biggest complaint is the the lack of a strap button. The sound that comes from this guitar is ok for a beginner but I think it lacks quality.
Summary: livraison rapide .Grande déception,guitare made in indonesia aux finition mal soignées(je suis tomber surement sur la mauvaise) des bouts de bois mal limer,imperfection,petits trous,bien cachés c'est sur le haut du manche,j'ignore quel nom ça porte ...guitare meme pas accordée,pour le prix et la marque je suis déçue,si j'avais su je prenais un pack complet moitié prix(stretton payne,gypsy rose ou ibanez )et tout aussi bien,bien mieux meme,surtout pour un enfant débutant...