Yamaha CG172SF Nylon String Flamenco Guitar
The Yamaha CG172SF appeared on our recommended list for Classical Guitars from June 2021 until February 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other guitars.
The Yamaha CG172SF is a nylon-string guitar designed for Flamenco style playing.
As such it has a lower string action setup that's essential for the rapid strumming and melodic runs used in Flamenco.
This lowered action also adds a bit of string buzz that gives the guitar the expected "growl" needed in Flamenco style playing.
For the price, this flamenco guitar comes with a solid spruce top, paired with cypress for the back and sides.
The neck is crafted from nato and topped by a rosewood fingerboard.
One downside of a Flamenco guitar's low action is that it affects tone in a way that may not appeal to those who are used to clean and full sounding traditional classical guitars.
If you're looking for a budget friendly flamenco guitar with solid spruce top, then definitely check out the Yamaha CG172SF.
- Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
- Body: Cypress
- Finish: Gloss
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
- Nut Width: 2.0625"