Yamaha C40

Yamaha C40 is an affordable nylon string classical guitar and one of the most popular models in Yamaha C series. It is good entry level classical guitar for beginners who don’t want spend too much on their first classical guitars.

Yamaha C40 is a full size classical guitar with laminated spruce top. The no solid top make C40 sound a little dry compared with other solid top guitars. The difference can be easily noticed. This guitar is well constructed and looks nice when picking it out of the shipping box. It is a good student model for its cheap price under 200 bucks. If you don’t satisfy with the laminate top, you can try other solid top guitars but most of them are above 200 dollars.


  • Laminated spruce top
  • 52mm nut width
  • 25.6 scale length


You can’t count on Yamaha C40 make tone as great as the premium models priced over 1000 dollars. It is just a beginner guitar. Sustain is not as long as solid top guitars but the overall tone is great for Spanish classical guitar music.


The factory action is low but without fret buzz. It is not a typical Spanish guitar style but still great for learners who never play classical guitar before.


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More specs

  • Back and side: laminated Meranti
  • Finish: gloss
  • Neck: nato
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Fretboard: rosewood