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Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar Review

This Yamaha FG JR1 acoustic model is one of the most affordable and best sounding acoustic guitars on its price range. It maybe is inexpensive but its sound quality tells otherwise. Built with the legendary quality and playability the FG Series, Yamaha designed the JR1 for the younger player or anyone who is more comfortable with a smaller-bodied acoustic. Careful selection of wood is one of the key ingredients in building every single Yamaha guitar and this FG JR1 ¾ size is definitely not an exception. Its features list boast a spruce top, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and meranti body for solid, bright tonality and great looks, and chrome hardware.
Yamaha FG JR1
Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • One of Yamaha’s Most popular Acoustic Guitars
  • Spruce Top, Meranti Back and sides
  • BUNDLE Includes Yamaha Deluxe Gig Bag, Yamaha Guitar Strap, Yamaha FG12 Guitar Strings, Yamaha Instructional DVD, Legacy LT-600 Digital Tuner
  • Legacy Picks, Peg Winder, Capo

Yamaha is well known of not making trash products. Though may sound cheap, the Yamaha FG JR1 guitar’s sound production quality can be compared to the expensive ones. Its main target market are the youths because of its size but once you start playing it, it is as though was made for the professional musicians.

Just like other packages available out there, this one comes with a free guitar strap so you can play and practice for a long period of time even while standing. Playing a guitar while standing makes some people feel like a professional.

The digital tuner that comes with the package is heaven sent for those who have little to no experience at all when it comes to tuning of guitars. Classical guitar tuner requires you to know at least the basic ‘how to’ of notes and tuning. With this kind of tuner, even kids can possibly tune their guitar without any help from adults.

Just in case you accidentally played kind of rough and one of the strings got cut, or maybe through time got wear and tear, the guitar package itself comes with free FG12 Guitar Strings so the fun and playing would not stop. This replacement string set is made by Yamaha well so the musicality won’t be compromised

It also includes a gig bag which makes it perfect or travelers of just simply for those who wants to go to their friends’ places to show off their newly learned musical piece or song.

An instructional DVD as well is included making it really worth it especially to those who are really eager to learn. The DVD is really meant for older users but I doubt any kid has the attention span for it.

Additional freebies are the Legacy Picks which are made by Yamaha as well, ensuring the right combination of materials to come out with the desired acoustically engineered sound output regardless of your playing preference, whether it is strumming or plucking. A capo is also included which basically is for the advance users who prefers playing notes and chords a notch higher.

But really, on top of all these extras, what makes the Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar to stand out is its Indonesian Mahogany build. This kind of wood has the ability to produce a very deep, warm tone compared to other commonly used woods such as maple or birch. Other Guitars featuring mahogany in their construction include Martin D-15 and Gibson Les Paul models which are included on the so-called high end guitar bracket. The amazing build of this guitar doesn’t stop there. Its fretboard is made from Javanese Rosewood. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars, marimbas, turnery (billiard cues, the black pieces in chess sets, etc.), handles, furniture, luxury flooring and many more. This simply means that you can expect this musical instrument to really last.

Overall, though really not meant for adult professional player due to its size, the list of the things that comes with it together with the built and quality that we have dissected in this article are more than enough to at least have this on your shortlist when planning to buy a guitar of its size. To get a guitar with this kind of specification would simply mean shelling out commonly $1200 and up. But with its price tag, the Yamaha FG JR1 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar is definitely a best buy.

Yamaha FG JR1
$149.99 from Amazon

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