Bought at Nusantik, Yamaha's Indonesian sole distributor Aug 2002. The Package include good quality gigbag, AC adptor and manual book. for about US$600 or 5,5 Billion Indonesian Rupiah. (I just realized this is too expensive should be about USD450)
I really want a guitar I can play or practice at night without disturbing other. Yamaha's quality reputations is good, coz I also had other yamaha products (CG,FG-jr & Guitalele)which I'm also satisfied.
It just really works for me.
First of all the sound quality is good some how Yamaha is succeed in eliminating the typical "Piezo" sound I think it's good for recording.
The intonation is good very easy to tune and consistent all along the fingerboard. The on board The action is very light all along the fretboard I still can play the same licks effortlessly in high position. Headphone Amp is great this is exactly what I need for practice or play without disturbing other. This unit also equipped with digital reverb this is also a plus. Well it's not really that silent most of the times I'm playing it without headphones particularly at night where the environtment is relatively silent.
One reason I bought this unit is to be functioned as travel guitar but this guitar is not very suitable for travel, even in dissassemled form SLG100N is not small enough, still have the same length of ordinary (classical) guitar only a bit thinner. The Battery consumption is only 2 hours if reverb is activated this is really not practical....(how many 9 volt battery we should carry for a trip????) so in reality i'm forced to use AC adaptor (included)
The reverb is very noisy so I'm not recommending to use it in the stage or in the recording.
This unit is only can be operated with battery or AC adaptor for headphone operation or directly plugged in to the amp/mixer.
Design is really really cool I'd give 10 for this it has cute detachable side frame, the ergonomic aspect is also good the feel is just like playing ordinary guitar but very light.
The craftmanship is beatiful esppescially the neck & the headstock.
The black side frame is also good but it seems to be litlle bit fragile (not sturdy)I think it's made from light wood should be handled with care.
Good Sound quality (without reverb), Good for practice, Awesome design.
I believe this guitar was made in Taiwan (as are most Yamaha products). If not then it was built in Japan. This is the nylon string version of the Yamaha Silent Guitar.
It has a 50mm Nut and is built a little more ergonomic than it's cousin SLG100NW(neck wide - meaning the classical 52mm).
The guitar does feel like a real guitar even though there is no reall body to it. The fretboard is rosewood and is a real neck. The pickup is I believe a BBand and sounds very punchy and natural (even though also very direct).
There is the option to add reverb for playing and it is quite useable. If you are planning on playing with the batterie though then turn this off as it sucks the battery dry in no time!
The neck feels very nice and playable. Also the intonation is very good and the instrument seems to be of high quality. This instrument was developed for practicing and quiet playing but it can be seen on stage as well (I think Queen is currently using it...)
It is really very straight forward. You can adjust his and lows, volume and the level of an external signal (aux) if you want to play along with a recording.
With the right acoustic amp this guitar can definitely deliver. It has one sound and that is not really a disadvantage. I found adjusting the hi and low frequencies to not be too efficient...probably better on an amp. Again - if you play with a power supply then use the reverb. If not just be aware that the battery dies A LOT sooner!
I bought this guitar about a couple of years ago. For the right person this is a great instrument as you can just take it apart and easily bring it with you (be it on a plane, train, etc.)- this being the reason of my purchase. I do need a resonating top however and have never really warmed up to it...so I am currently selling it on Ebay
But that is just me and I would recommend anyone looking for a guitar you can play with your headphones or is small and lightweight to check out the Silent Guitars.
The guitar sounds nice, stays in tune and has a very good intonation. So it is not cheap but definately worth the price.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Micro Piezo only seen his crate without configuration.
Very nice finish, at least on mine that dates beginnings.
On a newer guitar, I noticed that the realization of the frets is not so treated.
The raw sound is quite neutral and arguably natural.
Originally purchased as a working guitar for sleepless nights, it became my "nylon" main.
I use classical and fingerstyle only studio configuration, and working happily with plugs sound: it's perfect! Considering the view returns on my titles, even by professionals in the profession, I would have t crazy dpenser three times for a competitor guitar.
However, it has major flaws: it is Japanese, it is only relatively chre not, and it's not good for the ego of its owner ...
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Arnice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice"
Flat handle, finer than a true classical guitar. Rosewood fingerboard (ebony would have been better ...)
Micro B-Band preamp including 2 levels of reverb (room and lobby), a volume, adjust bass, treble adjustment. An on / off button, a line in (3.5 mm input jack) with volume, output jack to connect 6.35 mm amp or console.
Eclisse amovile top (removable for transporting the guitar in the cover provided).
Power sector, earphones.
Fun to play, the neck is, as I said earlier, narrower than a true classical guitar.
The guitar is a real lightweight.
Some newer models than mine are equipped with a finger rest (plastic or wood depending on the model), something that is missing on my model as handy anyway ... Here, the lack of "body" and the rest without fingers, it's hard to start and even with the time I still have trouble (I must find this accessory ...)
Often used plugged directly into the mixer.
The sound is not too bad, I do not use reverbs included because I think they bring a lot of breath especially in the second position "hall") and I prefer to add reverb directly into my DAW when mixing (or during decision).
Apart from that, as discussed below, there is a large imbalance between the volume three strings and three high strings. This is a point that I think is really unfortunate.
Arpeggios must compensate the acute attack strings, and rhythm, the lack of "body".
Originally this guitar was put on the market by Yamaha guitar as study / travel, it is very good given its size and weight.
Unfortunately, at the expense of sound.
It's not bad, but nowhere near the sound of a classic electric guitar with a body.
Concerning autonomy and the different opinions that I have read, attention, autonomy is very good (about 16 to 20 hours of play without reverb effect in my case) provided to remove the jack (6.35 mm when the plug is connected, the on / off button has no effect and the guitar is "on", which empty indeed the battery faster).