CG / CGX Series

The CG Series was created using the experience and technology gained from decades of handcrafting fine, classical guitars. A wide variety of models makes it easy to find a guitar that fits your sound and design requirements. The CG Series also offers improved volume, tone quality and response, superior playability with its easy-to-hold neck design, comfortable string height and an elegant, simple design.

Exquisite Tone and Superb Playability

Exquisite Tone and Superb Playability

CG classical guitars boast high-quality construction, rich tone and easy playability. Each model is built to our skilled builders' precise specifications, and all models, except the CG102 & CGX102, feature solid tops and backs and sides made from hand-selected tonewoods.

Choose From a Wide Variety of Models

Wide Variety of Models

CG Series models feature various body styles, tonewoods and finishes (gloss or matte), and some models include pickup/preamp systems. This makes it easy to find the model that meets your sound and design preferences giving you the freedom to express your own unique identity.

Tradition Meets Innovation to Create Inspiration

Tradition Meets Innovation to Create Inspiration

Over a half-century ago, Yamaha called upon legendary Spanish master luthiers, Eduardo Ferrer (who studied under Antonio de Torres, the most celebrated Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century) and Manuel Hernandez to provide technical instruction for crafting impeccable classical guitars. Building upon this firm foundation and enhancing the designs to include cutting-edge technology, Yamaha has created many of the world’s finest classical guitars. Embrace that spirit and discover your own inspiration.

 

CGX122MS and CGX122MC: Overview Video

CGX122MC: Performance Video

 

CG192S

Distinguished by a solid European spruce top and African mahogany neck, the CG192S classical guitar represents the best of the CG Series both cosmetically and sonically.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid European spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • African mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG192C

Distinguished by a solid western red cedar top and African mahogany neck, the CG192C classical guitar represents the best of the CG Series both cosmetically and sonically.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • African mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG182S

The CG182S classical guitar features a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides and an ebony fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG182C

The CG182C classical guitar features a solid western red cedar top, rosewood back and sides and an ebony fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Ebony fingerboard

CG172SF

The guitar’s cypress laminate sides, back and scratch plate result in authentic Flamenco tone and responsiveness to Flamenco playing techniques. These qualities, combined with the guitar's low action, lend themselves well to pop and rock guitarists alike.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Cypress back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Transparent pickguard

CG162S

The CG162S is an intermediate-level classical guitar featuring a solid spruce top, beautifully figured ovangkol back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Ovangkol back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG162C

The CG162C is an intermediate-level classical guitar featuring a solid western red cedar top, beautifully figured ovangkol back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Ovangkol back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CG142SH

Featuring a solid spruce top and rosewood fingerboard, the CG142SH produces a warm and clear tone characteristic of much more expensive instruments. Its lower action and easy playability also make it ideal for students.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Low action provides easy playability

CG142CH

Featuring a solid western red cedar top and rosewood fingerboard, the CG142CH produces a warm and clear tone characteristic of much more expensive instruments. Its lower action and easy playability also make it ideal for students.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Low action provides easy playability

CG122MSH

Featuring a solid spruce top and an elegant matte finish, the affordably priced CG122MSH classical guitar provides outstanding value, and its loud, clear sound and easy playability make it an excellent choice for students.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Low action provides easy playability
  • Matte finish

CG122MCH

Featuring a solid western red cedar top and an elegant matte finish, the CG122MCH classical guitar provides outstanding value, and its loud, clear sound and easy playability make it an excellent choice for students.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Low action provides easy playability
  • Matte finish

CG102

Featuring a spruce top and a rosewood fingerboard, the CG102 is the entry point to the CG Series. Produces a rich tone that beginners will find inspiring.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard

CGX122MS New

Features a solid spruce top and an elegant matte finish, a fully integrated onboard pickup system for live performance or recording and a built-in tuner.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fingerboard
  • Matte finish
  • Onboard pickup system

CGX122MC New

Features a solid cedar top and an elegant matte finish, a fully integrated onboard pickup system for live performance or recording and a built-in tuner.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fingerboard
  • Matte finish
  • Onboard pickup system

CGX102

Featuring a spruce top and a rosewood fingerboard, the entry-level CGX102 acoustic-electric classical guitar combines the rich acoustic tone of the CG102 guitar with a Yamaha-designed pickup and preamp system to provide additional flexibility.

  • Yamaha CG shape
  • Spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Onboard pickup system
 

The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.