Product Comparison: Yamaha SLG200N vs Yamaha SLG200NW


General Specifications
Brand
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model
SLG200N
SLG200NW
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Yamaha SLG200N Silent Nylon-string Guitar solves so many problems for guitarists that it is a must-have in your collection. It's easy to throw over your shoulder when you're traveling, and its minimalist body virtually eliminates the feedback problems that often plague acoustic guitars when you're performing live. Whether practicing at home, on a fly-gig, or recording, you owe it to yourself to find out what the Yamaha SLG200N Silent Guitar can do for you.
The SLG200NW is the latest in Yamaha's groundbreaking line of "silent" guitars; this version is designed just for classical guitarists. The 2-1/16" nut provides that classical guitar feel, and the guitar's top section detaches and stows in the included gig bag — making it fit easily in an overhead compartment. Convenient and yet authentic, this guitar exhibits Yamaha's SRT powered system, developed to reproduce the sounds of a high-end Yamaha acoustic guitar. You also get a built-in chromatic tuner, onboard effects, aux in, and headphone output. With its mahogany body and neck, rosewood frame, and ebony fingerboard, the Yamaha SLG200NW is as beautiful as it is functional and travel-ready.
Key Specs
Guitar Type
Electric
Electric
Hand Orientation
Right-handed
Right-handed
Number Of Strings
6
6
Pickup Configuration
S
S
Pickup Type
Active
Active
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha SLG200N Nylon String Silent Guitar
  • I have had my SLG200N for about a month. It meets my needs perfectly. I ordered the steel string, but they mistakenly sent the nylon string version. I'm glad. It sounds great and is so easy to play. I practice much more now. Variety of sounds--a great.
  • I travel for a living and I've tried several travel size guitars but I'm always disappointed with small guitars. Thin sound and smaller scale length just doesn't cut it so I was really pleased to find this guitar.
  • After a proper setup it plays very well and is compact enough to take anywhere and sounds great through headphones.
  • First impression was the frets were rough and needed a further polish to make the bends smooth as glass.
  • I would have given a 5.0 rating if the setup was as advertised.
Yamaha SLG200NW Nylon String Classical Silent Guitar
  • After 5 year quest to find a good travel guitar, I settled on this. While longer and somewhat heavier than other travel guitars, this is a real musical instrument and not an instrument-like gadget.
  • Cool guitar - great controls for private practices.
  • It is not as completely silent as you may think. It makes about much sound as an electric guitar would make.
  • Nylon strings are easier on the fingers. This would have been great when I first started as a teen ager. Strings are a little high at the neck and can only be adjusted down by cutting the bridge.
  • The strings suck. Ive barely played the instrument and they’re physically deteroriating at every fret (and at the nut). I’ve never seen it happen before!
Size & Weight
Total Length
38.18 in.
38.18 in.
Lower Bout
14 in.
14 in.
Nut Width
1.97 in.
2.04 in.
Body Length
18.5 in.
18.5 in.
Upper Bout
11 in.
11 in.
Body Depth
3.43 in.
3.43 in.
Weight
4.63 lbs.
4.63 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha SLG200N Nylon String Silent Guitar
  • Perfect for travel and practicing in close settings with earplugs or earphones.
  • I needed a travel guitar, and one to help me practice without disturbing anyone. This guitar fit all my needs.
  • The portability is also a big bonus.
Yamaha SLG200NW Nylon String Classical Silent Guitar
  • This is an odd looking guitar but well made and easy to travel with.
  • Jack placement takes some time to get used to, otherwise ergonomics is good.
  • Great for practicing because it is lightweight.
  • I love the feel, look, portability, and sound quality.
  • The guitar is not as big as seems from the photos. Specially the head is tiny compared to the guitars I had before.
Materials
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Mahogany
Side/Rib
Maple and rosewood
Maple and rosewood
Top
Mahogany
Mahogany
What customers say about "Materials"
Yamaha SLG200N Nylon String Silent Guitar
  • The construction quality is top notch, lots of attention to detail, the finish, the hardware, and the features are sweet. Pictures just dont do it justice I've already had several people compliment the looks of the guitar as well as its sound.
  • The guitar arrived well set up, and the feel and attention to detail has made it very playable.
  • Wood grain has contrast and looks good, sturdy.
  • Its very well made unit. Good quality of materials.
Yamaha SLG200NW Nylon String Classical Silent Guitar
  • The neck is awesome, the tuners are awesome, and I regularly select playing this guitar over other >$2000 guitars. Highly recommend.
  • Great quality of materials and sound.
  • This guitar well built and doesn't feels cheap.
  • Sturdy wood and this guitar nice feels in my hands.
Features
Pick Up System
SRT-Powered
SRT-Powered
String Scale
25.56 in.
25.56 in.
Number Of Frets
19
19
Strap Included
Yes
Yes
Pickguard
Yes
Yes
Tuners
RM1188NB-7B
RM-1388G-7F
Sound Controls
Volume, Balance, Treble, Bass, Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus
Volume, Tone, Balance, Treble, Bass, Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus
Extras
Hybrid nylon-string guitar with Yamaha pickup and preamp system, Detachable design breaks the guitar down for easy travel, SRT Powered pickup system blends in studio-miked acoustic tone, Headphone input for silent playing and listening, Aux input allows you to play along with your music, Onboard tuner
Wide 2-1/16" nut and flat fingerboard radius provide real classical guitar feel, SRT powered system reproduces the sounds and tone of an acoustic guitar, Built-in EQ, SRT powered system, and mahogany/rosewood frame and body combine versatility with beauty, Aux input allows you to play along with your music, Headphone input for silent playing and listening, Onboard tuner
Neck Fixation Type
Glued in
Glued in
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha SLG200N Nylon String Silent Guitar
  • Action out of the box is good, but you might prefer to have your local luthier adjust it to the way you like it. Coolest looking guitar. All my friends want to hear it and give it a try.
  • The only thing I have done to it is put Pro Arte extra hard tension strings on it and adjusted the truss rod to lower my action. It sounds fantastic, is easy to play and provides an easy platform to practice my favorite songs with its audio input and headphone jack.
  • This guitar is pretty darn cool. It sounds incredible wth headphones via the onboard pre amp.
  • The electronics are very good, and I have been amazed at how natural it sounds played through headphones, or through my acoustic amp. The ability to model its sounds with the electronics gives me a broad range of pleasing effects.
  • Simulated SRT sound is good for practice (Head Phones) or using a PA system and has a little more of bright sound, friends thought the sound was better than my Godin SA Nylon.
  • Not setup for easy play. The nut was set way too high, I had to remove about 0.075" and adjust the neck to almost flat in order to get easier play at the nut end of the neck.
Yamaha SLG200NW Nylon String Classical Silent Guitar
  • The chorus effect works better on the piezo than the SRT settings (although that might be personal taste). Most importantly, the guitar really came to life when paired with an amp designed for acoustic instruments.
  • The blend control that mixes the SRT and microphone sound takes a little time to dial in. The effect is impressive but it took some time for ear to wrap around the nuances.
  • It sounds decent too, both through headphones output and through a real amp.
  • Great Practice guitar sounds amazing played through good headphones, and the action was great on delivery.
  • My only complaint is the strap buttons, these are also the same knobs you use to attach the base side of the body. They come loose way to easy, it is almost impossible to play with a strap, without the knobs loosing and the body coming apart.
  • One comment is that I wish that there was a way to connect wireless headphones to avoid a cord. A small complaint, but a possible feature request that may be possible to emulate with a bluetooth receiver.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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