Customers face a lot of confusion when purchasing a beginner Yamaha classical guitar.
Yamaha offers 3 classical guitar models – Yamaha C40, Yamaha C70 and Yamaha C80.
All three models are very similar, hence the confusion.
I have broken down all information and created a detailed comparison table to make it easier for people to decide on a specific model.
Yamaha C40 vs Yamaha C70 vs Yamaha C80
|Feature||Yamaha C40||Yamaha C70||Yamaha C80|
|Back & Sides||Meranti||Meranti||Nato|
|Neck Finish||Matte||Matte||Matte||Finger Board||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Body Depth||94 – 100 mm||94 – 100 mm||94 – 100 mm|
|Nut Width||52 mm||52 mm||52 mm|
|String Length||650 mm||650 mm||650 mm|
As you can see, the only differences are seen in two areas:
- The wood used for the back and sides.
- The metal used for the tuning machines.
Which One Should You Choose?
If you’re on a tight budget, go for Yamaha C40.
If you want a premium guitar and have the budget for it, go for Yamaha C80.
Yamaha C80 uses Nato wood for the back and sides which gives it a much better sound.
Don’t Buy The Yamaha C70 Classical Guitar
I wouldn’t recommend Yamaha C70 to anyone because it’s not really an upgrade from Yamaha C40 (only the tuning machine is different) but the price difference between the two is a bit too high.
I hope this comparison helps you to make an informed decision about which guitar to purchase.
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Hello, I’m Rohan. I’m an entrepreneur and coder with two failed startups. I write about music as a side hustle. Why? I love music.