Not sure. I haven't seen it in person, but from the photos it does appear to be full size. I can't post a direct link, but it's in the Boston craigslist ads right now.
I've found a few other C-530 ads on Asian sites, and it looks like this was made in the Kaohsiung factory in Taiwan (maybe for the local export market?). My main question is whether the top is solid. I've sent an inquiry to Yamaha so hopefully I'll hear something.Beowulf wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pmIt is difficult to tell the exact manufacturing details from the picture of the label...however, this appears to be a very early model. The label references a "?Kalung Yamaha Company Ltd?" and some some relation to Nippon Gakki? A clearer picture of the label might clarify the origin.
There is a colleague at work who plays electric and steel string acoustic, but he wants to "dabble" with classical. I get occasional requests for this kind of thing and I really enjoy helping people find their first classical guitar. In this case, I've received a few more photos from the seller. Looks like a laminated top, and the fingerboard may be separating from the top along the treble edge. Given the fingerboard crack as well, I'm guessing the guitar got really dry at some point. It's probably still playable and may not be a bad entry-level guitar. If it was closer I might check it out, but since it also doesn't have strings right now it seems like a lot of uncertainty, even for the low price.