Yamaha JR1 Review

Yamaha JR1 FG Junior 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar

Bottom Line – Of the smaller size guitars in this price range, this guitar is very small but well built and ideal for children because it’s easy to play and made at a higher quality than other lesser brands attempts at guitars for kids. The same goes for the one in our Martin LXM review that’s suitable for children and frequent travelers.

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Yamaha JR1 Review

Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • The FG Junior is a 3/4 sized guitar 
  • Spruce top
  • Travel sized guitar

If you are looking for a small guitar that is well built and ideal for young children this is a great affordable option and is much nicer that the small toy quality guitars that people try to pass off for children of lesser brands. Adults looking for a more standard-sized guitar can give our Yamaha F335 Guitar review a read.

The small size of the upper frets and the extremely small size makes it better for children than for musicians looking for a travel guitar, although it is so small that it is great for traveling if you don’t have a lot of room. Another travel-friendly model is featured in our Martin LX1 review. That one’s great for kids, and if you want an adult option, consider giving our Martin Backpacker review a read too.

The guitar holds its tune very well which is nice for beginners, and anyone else for that matter and the spruce top and rosewood fingerboard bring some extra quality to this very affordable guitar.


9.1 Expert Score

For the guitarist looking to learn to play on a starter guitar, this yamaha guitar has a low price and is a better option than the fg junior dreadnought acoustic guitar.

  • The build of this guitar far outweighs the cost in value
  • The size of the guitar makes it an ideal guitar for children
  • This is a smaller guitar than the 3/4 size guitar it is advertised to be