Thank you for the information. My understanding was that the Yamaha CG series with a solid top are sold now for over $300.MethodMadness wrote:I wanted to point out that the Yamaha CG-122 does have a solid top (available in cedar or spruce).
waikuentsui wrote:+1smj wrote:Yamaha don't make bad guitars
If one is patient, one can find some vintage Yamaha with all solid wood for the same price.
I have a caballero 11 and although projection-wise it is not up to par w other more expensive guitars, it is a neat little guitar. Well made and has a very woody scent from inside. The feel and playability of it is different from the CG Yamahas and is thus more interesting to hold and play on the cab11markw51 wrote:Spent a day this week visiting different music stores in Orlando and trying various factory made CGs. They included a Cordoba C5, a Rodriquez CAB11 and a few Yamaha CG models. I thought the best of them all was a Yamaha CG-122 cedar top. It was bright and lively compared to the others. I can only attribute this to that guitar's light matte finish compared to the shiny poly finish on the other models.
I also have a Tacoma D9 steel string guitar with a light matte finish and the experience is the same - bright and lively. This also was not an expensive guitar. American made and $600 new when I bought it new several years ago.