Yamaha CSF1M Acoustic-Electric Parlor Guitar


96 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

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Yamaha CSF1M - Tobacco Brown Sunburst

Gearank High Notes

In January 2022 we announced the results of our analysis of acoustic guitar brands - Yamaha ranked 6th.

Gearank Recommended

The CSF1M appeared on our recommended list for Parlor Guitars when we published our first edition in September 2021 - at that time it was only outranked by the Gretsch G9520E Gin Rickey in the $200 to $500 category. However, when we published our second edition in March 2022, it rose to the top rated position in that category.

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  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss Tobacco Brown Sunburst or Vintage Natural
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 23.5”
  • Nut Width: 1.692"

Online Reviews

Website Source *Rating Value
Acoustic Guitar Forum YamahaGuy 95/100
Trustpilot Bishal Rana 100/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.