Yamaha JR2
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Yamaha JR2

JR2, Altra Chitarra Acustica (Folk/Western) from Yamaha belonging to the JR2 model.

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King Loudness 01/02/2012

Yamaha JR2 : Recensione di King Loudness (content in English)

"Cool travel guitar"
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The Yamaha Jr acoustic is a great little guitar that takes the classic Yamaha dreadnought shape/design and shrinks it down to 3/4 of the size. It's perfect for smaller players or just having as a guitar to take to the campfire or the office. I was given one at age 4 when I started playing and used it for many years until I grew into bigger guitars. It features a spruce top, nato back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fretboard, standard tuners and bridge and a shorter scale length to compensate for its smaller size. It's available in natural or sunburst.

UTILIZATION

This guitar is nice and light. I was able to play it with ease when I was small and it was no trouble to hold and play for long periods. It has a nice small neck on it that's intended for players with small hands so that they can chord or play lead on it fairly easy. The dreadnought shape might be a turn off for some people, but it does help to fill out the sound pretty well. The upper fret access isn't crazy but seeing as it has no cutaway that's to be expected. This guitar has a nice sound, which can be helped even by putting on some nice quality strings to brighten up the sound.

SOUNDS

The sounds out of this guitar are pretty good. It's obviously not going to sound as good as a full sized dreadnought guitar, but it's actually not bad considering the size. It really has a decent punch to it which is nice. Chords ring out nicely, and playing lead work on this guitar works well too as it has a nice natural sound that allows single notes to really shine through even though there's no effects or amplification.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Yamaha Jr acoustic is a great guitar for someone looking for a high quality way to get into a smaller acoustic guitar. It's not quite as small as their nylon strung Guitalele but it's a nice balance between that and a full sized model. It's a good quality guitar that feels good and sounds quite nice, especially when you change out the cheaper stock strings for some nicer ones and start to playing. This comes recommended!