Best Yamaha Acoustic Guitars With Nato Sides in 2024

Here are the top Yamaha acoustic guitars with Nato sides. This wood is also known as Eastern Mahogany because it's very similar to Mahogany, although it is cheaper.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Yamaha NCX1C

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Playability 73
Sound 81
Build quality 64
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

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  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Western Redcedar top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Western Redcedar top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha NCX1C
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Yamaha NCX1

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Playability 73
Sound 81
Build quality 64
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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  • 6 Prices - New from $459.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha NCX1
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Yamaha NTX1

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Playability 73
Sound 81
Build quality 64
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 23.622" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $459.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2020 NX series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 23.622" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Nato or Okume back
  • Nato or Okume sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Undersaddle 3-Band EQ Preamp with Tuner (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony + Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome w/ Matte Black Shaft (RM1188NB-B06) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha NTX1
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Yamaha CGX122MC

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Playability 73
Sound 81
Build quality 64
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM73 (Preamp/Active)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM73 (Preamp/Active)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CGX122MC
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Yamaha CGX122MS

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Playability 73
Sound 81
Build quality 64
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Tuning stability: Won't stay in tune (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM73 (Preamp/Active)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 1 Prices - New from $429.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM73 (Preamp/Active)
  • Walnut bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CGX122MS
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Yamaha CGX102

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 81
Overall Score 71

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $319.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Locally-Sourced Tonewood neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM68 + ART 1-Way Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $319.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Locally-Sourced Tonewood neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: SYSTEM68 + ART 1-Way Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CGX102
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Top Wood
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Yamaha CG122MCH

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 81
Overall Score 71

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  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $249.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 4 Prices - New from $249.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CG122MCH
  • Expensive Wood
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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8. Yamaha CG122MSH

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 81
Overall Score 71

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $249.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 4 Prices - New from $249.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CG122MSH
  • Expensive Wood
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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9. Yamaha CG142CH

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 81
Overall Score 71

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $309.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 4 Prices - New from $309.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid western red cedar top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CG142CH
  • Expensive Wood
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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10. Yamaha CG142SH

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Playability 73
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 81
Overall Score 71

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $309.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • 5 Prices - New from $309.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2013 CG & CGX Classical Guitars series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • Flat Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Nato back
  • Nato sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha CG142SH
  • Expensive Wood
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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