This is absolutely as good you can get in a mass produced classical guitar. I'd recommend this model to anyone fortunate enough to run across one in an auction, classified ad, or vintage instrument store.
If it were lost or stolen, I'd have a massive coronary attack on the spot. But if I survived, I'd defintiely start looking for another Yamaha CG190S as soon as I got out of intensive care. (-:
Model Year: 1989
Price: $385.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash -Manhattan store
This classical guitar was manufactured in Taiwan in 1988. It has 22 frets (neck joins to body at 15), and it plays wonderfully with looks to match.
It has always had a beautiful tone, and it has become even deeper and richer now that the wood has aged.
I prefer very low action, but this guitar is set a tad higher than my other guitars because it's so easy to play, and it sounds just a wee bit sweeter with the strings raised.
You can play this anywhere, and it sounds super!
Since I really don't play classical music, I play ballads, soft melodies and love songs on it at times when I'm sure it won't ruin my macho, rock & roll image
(-:But I keep my Strat plugged in and handy, just in case someone comes by:-)
This guitar has been babied since day one. I've spared it the abuse I have heaped on other guitars over the years. Consequently, it still looks and plays great.