The Yamaha C40 is an affordable, classical guitar from a respected company in the music industry. Yamaha craftsmen have assembled spruce, mahogany and rosewood to form an instrument with excellent tone and playability that will inspire and encourage a player to pick this guitar up again and again! Yamaha classical guitar craftsmen learned the fine art of guitar making directly from the masters. Under the tutelage of Manuel Hernandez and Eduardo Ferrer, Yamaha guitar craftsmen acquired skills that have been handed down from master to apprentice for generations. These acquired skills are put to use every day in the making of Yamaha classical guitars. Through extensive analysis, research and experimentation, Yamaha has succeeded in blending the best and most critical aspects of traditional Spanish guitar making techniques with modern guitar manufacturing processes. These processes include a comprehensive quality check system that ensures each instrument is of the highest standards possible. As a result, Yamaha brings to you an instrument that delivers outstanding quality and performance, at a price that is hard to beat. The Yamaha C40 classical guitar is an excellent choice for the beginning guitarist.