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PRICE: £586 (inc hard bag) ORI­GIN: China TYPE: CSF com­pact folk elec­tro acoustic TOP: Solid Sitka spruce BACK/SIDES: Solid ma­hogany MAX RIM DEPTH: 105mm MAX BODY WIDTH: 340mm NECK: Nato SCALE LENGTH: 600mm (23.6") TUNERS: Die-cast chrome closed NUT/WIDTH: Urea/43mm FIN­GER­BOARD: Rose­wood 406mm (16") ra­dius FRETS: 20, medium BRIDGE/SPAC­ING: Rose­wood/55mm ELECTRICS: Yamaha SRT pas­sive un­der­sad­dle piezo WEIGHT (kg/lb): 1.1/2.42 RANGE OP­TIONS: The CSF1M (£450) has same spec but with lam­i­nate ma­hogany back and sides LEFT-HAN­DERS: No FIN­ISHES: Nat­u­ral, To­bacco Sun­burst (as re­viewed)

PROS: Yamaha’s de­sign skills show in a rich, sur­pris­ingly full-bod­ied sound from com­pact pro­por­tions; im­pres­sive plugged-in per­for­mance

CONS: Some play­ers head­ing for the stage may de­mand on­board EQ/level con­trol

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