Yamaha JR1 FG Junior 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag and Legacy Accessory Bundle, reviews, comments

Yamaha JR1 FG Junior 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag and Legacy Accessory Bundle

Why choose the Yamaha JR1 Guitar?

Yamaha craftsmanship and the use of select woods throughout this instrument create a compact folk guitar offering authentic acoustic sound. This popular choice boasts a beautiful quality sound and outstanding design that Yamaha is famous for. And, its 3/4 size, modeled after the FG series, makes the mini steel string JR1 one of the world's best-selling guitars.

Included with your purchase is the exceptional Legacy Accessory Bundle pack, so that you have everything you'll need to start playing the day it arrives:
Clip-on Tuner
Capo
Guitar Strap
Peg Winder
Legacy Picks
Yamaha Folk Guitar Strings
Instructional DVD

Specifications

Body Finish: Top: Gloss, Back & Side: Satin
Strings Scale: 540 mm (21 1/4")
Body Depth: 80-90 mm (3 1/8"-3 9/16")
Finger Board Width (Nut/Body): 43 mm (1 11/16")
Top: Spruce
Back: Meranti
Side/Rib: Meranti
Neck: Nato
Finger Board: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Soft Case: Gig Bag


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Comments / reviews:
I have an 8 year old son who wanted to take guitar lessons. In reading reviews trying to find a guitar for him a lot of people seemed to recommend the 'baby taylor' and honestly I might have gotten one of those except the only one that came with a bag at the time I was shopping was the girls version. This one was a name brand, was more than half the price of the baby taylor, looked better for a boy (no roses or girly designs), and came with all the accessories I figured my son would need. His private instructor (who is a professional musician) said it was a good choice for a beginner and a kid, so I am really glad I pick this one. No regrets, looks great, feels great, price was right and my kid loves it and learning to play. Well worth the purchase, thanks Amazon.

This kit was slightly different than pictured. It included a clip on/mic tuner instead of the key chain one in the picture. I've never tried a keychain one, but the clip on Legacy tuner works very well. The instructions aren't very clear, but if you've played any instrument before, it's pretty self explanatory. You can easily look up how to use a tuner online anyway.

The kit came with a basic guitar stand, music stand, extra set of strings (wasn't mentioned in the description), strap, peg winder, pick holder, a bag of assorted picks, cloth gig bag, and a capo. There are no instructions for using the accessories, so if you're learning on your own, you'll have to look it up.

This starter kit is great to, well, get started! Everything you need to get started comes with the guitar. It's made in Indonesia, but this Yamaha is excellent quality, especially for the price. It's well assembled, has excellent sound, and the turners work well. You'll need to tune it out of the box and adjust the tuning early on until the strings stretch, but after a few sessions, it'll stay in tune quite well. The finish on the guitar is quite nice. Nothing flashy, but well assembled.

For the same price as just the guitar alone, this kit is well worth it. I'm very pleased with the overall quality and construction. It's definitely NOT a toy and works well. A great starter instrument for a child. Adults can play on it too, but most would probably find it a little cramped.

Outstanding! We gave this to our son for his 8th birthday. This guitar is well made and perfectly sized. It remains in tune and came with every needed accessory. If your child wishes to play seriously this is an excellent beginner guitar. Well worth every cent! The customer service was outstanding. The shipping lightening fast. The guitar arrived in its box, packaged well in a shipping box. Highly Recommended! Would buy again!

I got this for my five-year-old son's birthday. He's interested in music and always wants to play my guitar (and drums). So I did some research about kids' guitars, and came to the realization that most "kids'" guitars aren't of the best quality, and don't even stay in tune.

Hence my purchase of the Yamaha JR1. It's not a kids' guitar, it's just a 3/4 size acoustic built of the same quality as comparably priced full-sized guitars. And it's Yamaha, a company I have always had good luck with and have no reason to doubt the quality of the instrument.

This guitar provides a huge value for the money. The extras that came with it also sweeten the deal. While my son hasn't yet started to learn seriously, he has fun with this and I know that soon we'll be playing music together.

Great purchase for kids . . . .or if you just want a travel guitar for yourself.

Loving the amazing deal- my hubby 6"2 enjoys playing the kids toys- like all you big old baby daddies! Ha and he popped the Dora strings right off the old one this ones beautiful and fits all my children;-) har har- but the only thing is you will be looking for a new guitar bag before long thankfully I just remebered I saved the box the shape of the quitar so I am going to go place it safely in there, the whole seams just came apart, we bought it about thanksgiving and it just passed valentines i know it's going to be one of the crowned musical items As my little band grows

I started playing guitar when I was 13. I wish I would have had someone gift this to me as I did gift it to a friends daughter a couple of weeks ago. Very nice playing guitar. Yamaha does not make trash. I can tell you that. I've played dozens of high-end Yamaha's $1200 and up. I knew I picked a good guitar for her to start on when I saw the brand name. I could not believe Yamaha had a guitar in this price range. Do your research and read the reviews. You'll find that this model is one of the best for beginners out there. I've played in crowds of close to a thousand and can tell you that this is a fine acoustic guitar to start with. Played it myself when it first came in. Well made. This wood finish was very appealing to the eye. And, most of all, being a 3/4 size guitar.....it's nice to see a young child start his/her life in music and know that you may have played a small part in it. You'll be remembered by that kid forever. Excellent guitar. Unfortunately, I have four nieces to go.....must work the overtime hours to get them all one of these starters.

Happy pickin'

Daniel

Bought this for my son for Christmas. His music teacher suggested Yahama as a product that will hold up and not sound horrible. Comes with the tuner, picks, learning cd, guitar strap and guitar bag. Tuner worked good. Picks were fun colored. (My oldest bribed him out of one.) Am very happy and impressed with this purchase.

Bought this for our 8 yr old to begin guitar lessons as recommended by his teacher. The guitar is great and he loves it. We will have to buy another gig bag though as it's very cheaply made. The "fabric" inside the zipper got caught after his first lesson. We had to rip it to get the guitar out again. We will be buying another bag now.

The guitar is worth it but you may want to skip the gig bag kit.

This was perfect for a Christmas present. My son can easily hold. He is 7. The extras in the bag are perfect for learning. Great shipping and packing. Thanks! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn guitar.

Great size for my 10yr old however he may out grow it sooner than expected:(
Shipped and arrived as expected
Great accessories included too

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