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Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar

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A genuine spruce top, meranti back and sides, and reduced size make it a great-sounding, great-playing first guitar for small hands. Nato neck and Javanese rosewood fretboard combo is elegant and smooth playing. 21-1/4" scale. Includes gig bag.

Genuine spruce top Meranti back and sides Nato neck Javanese rosewood fingerboard Javanese rosewood bridge Nut width is Reduced 21-1/4" scale for small hands Includes gig bag

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has, as one who studied music education, been the company that educators could count on to deliver an instrument that will tune, have at least average playability, sound decent or better and be available at a good price. The JR-1 only delivers on the last point - price. The tuners on my sample refuse to stay on. On the third or fourth string-change three screws from two different tuners came out...I attempted to tighten them up again but the holes were too big! What has happened? After enough time passes, the screws pull against the wood. The undersized screws and the cheap wood conspire to cause this problem, especially if the guitar has been stored for awhile with strings under tension. on a "normal" guitar this would not be an issue but a 3/4 scale guitar has a lot of tension on a small neck. It needs to be tough. This little guitar needs the tuner isssue addressed. I suppose you could fill the holes then reinstall the tuners with more robust screws but that is too much to ask, in my opinion. Get the Baby Taylor or the small Martin. My guitar is a few years-old. I hope has taken corrective action. An instrument that won't tune is bad for anyone but will do real harm to a student, causing them to give-up thinking it is their fault when, in fact their instrument is unplayable. C'mon. ! The bottom of your product-line is at least as important as the top
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.I have a FS720S which I love. I've always had respect for the name and, after reading these reviews, bought this little guy expecting it to measure up to its larger brethren. I was sadly disappointed. I can live with screws coming loose or cheap strings, but this guitar refuses to maintain its tuning as you move up the fret board. The the G and B strings are especially bad.
In retrospect, I should've sent the guitar back, but I instead I changed the strings and made excuses for it. By then it was too late. If you buy this guitar and experience the same thing, put it back in the box and head to UPS. Otherwise you, too will end up with something that taunts you every time you look at it!
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.Your choices for a guitar small enough for a 6-9 year old are very limited. Most are hard to play and sound like plastic toy guitars. The JR1 is the best of many that I've tried.

Sore fingers deter youngsters - and just about everyone else - from practice. The JR1 won't eliminate that problem, but it won't be as painful as all the other kid's guitars I've tried. I put Elixir Polyweb extra light strings (.10-.47)on these guitars to make them even easier to play.

The sound is about as good as you could expect from a guitar with such a small body. It sounds almost as good as a Taylor or a Martin :-) (I had to say that because it's a standard assessment of too many people who buy inexpensive guitars.) That said, it's a lot cheaper than a Baby Taylor or a Martin LX. Both of these guitars sound pretty bad and neither sounds much better than the .

The JR1's greatest flaw is the tuners. Buy a cheap Snark tuner at the same time. You'll need it. The JR1 requires frequent tuning, but will hold for a 15-20 minute practice session.

For the price, you get an OK sounding, very playable, and sturdy guitar. If it had decent tuners, it would be an excellent kid's guitar. Sadly, it's as good a kid's guitar as you will find in today's market.

As to my experience, I've been playing off and on for about 35 years. I've owned around 20 inexpensive guitars and about the same number of more expensive Martins, Taylors, Gibsons and Larrivees. I've bought two of these little s for youngsters.

I gave this guitar a low rating in comparison to guitars generally. If I was rating it only among kids guitars, I'd give it a much higher rating, but not five stars because of the tuners.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.I bought this for my daughter (10) to learn. She is frustrated (as am I) that the guitar will not stay in tune. We've changed the strings too.Not knowing if she would stick with it, > $125 is plenty to spend for beginner. I trusted the name and am disappointed.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.I bought this guitar for my 7 year old daughter. Wanted something "more than a toy." The OEM strings are horrible and the action is way-high. She could barely press the string without cutting her fingers! I've since gotten my son a Laguna Little Brat, and the difference is night-and-day. The Brat has a richer sound, better strings, holds a tune better. For the money the is not bad, but you'll have to adjust and change strings. The Baby Taylor and Little Martin are much better but cost twice as much.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.Got this for my daughter to learn on and I'm very excited to see her play it. She loves it and I love that it's a , which should mean it'll still be around when her little brother wants to learn. Good tuners, real good woods, smooth fretboard, decent tone. Very pleased.
The mini folk has real wood contruction, good tuners and the neck is very playable. The tone is surprisingly good for such a small guitar
Very nice finish. Solidly built. Sound quality is very good for what it is. I was considering cheaper guitars before I bought this one, and I'm glad I spent a little extra
Like I said, it's worth the money in my opinion. There are cheaper alternatives for a starter guitar, but they don't look, sound, or feel as good as this one.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.The guitar I purchased is awesome. I have had small guitars in the past that were a rotten. However this one not only stays in tune I can tune it too double drop D and is not only stays in tune but sounds truly evil. IT sounds good and is handy when I just want to practice.

I love it.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.I have had this guitar for about two months. I am amazed by the good sound for an inexpensive 3/4 size guitar. I am well pleased with it and play it quiet often. I like the small size and the good sound. The neck is comfortable and the string height is good right out of the box. It also has a truss rod for adjustments if necessary. I have a little buzz when I start working the b or high e string at about the 10th or 12th fret but what can you expect for such an inexpensive guitar. It is not enough buzz for me to send back that is for sure. I have a more expensive Ibanez that has a little buzz. You will find that quiet often on a lot of guitars a fret or two that may be a little too high but that is an easy fix. Like I say, it is an excellent little guitar with great volume and sound quality. It is not just a starter child guitar that is for sure. I love to practice with it and work on musical pieces that are difficult to accomplish from the start. It is extremely comfortable and I am glad I bought it. I would not hesitate to buy another from because they did a great job on this little instrument.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.This is a great guitar for the money!! I love it, it sounds good, is great for traveling and is pretty. It is not a Taylor or a Gibson, but it is great for a begining guitarist, and for a travel guitar for a experienced musician. The action came nice out of the box, and it stays in tune real long time aswell. So, if you need a begining guitar, or a travel guitar and cont want to spend a lot, get this one!
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar
.I bought this guitar as an my first one. I needed a small acoustic as I was going on a year-long voyage and couldn't bring an electric, and this was the one I chose. After some new strings (an important, and easy, piece of work on this guitar), it sounds great. Although I primarily play electric-type songs, they sound great considering the fact they're on an acoustic. It stays in tune pretty well, and has great sound. Even though it is miniature, I often receive comments on how well it sounds.
Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar

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