Preview of the first image of YAMAHA CPX-15-CM - MADE IN JAPAN, YAMAHA CUSTOM SHOP + CASE.

Advert Description

This is a used and played guitar. There are a few dings and surface marks that I have tried to capture in the pics - view carefully and use the 'zoom' feature to inspect it. If you can come and have a look so much the better. Everything works electronically and in my view it plays well. The case is a genuine Yamaha item and made for the Compass/CPX range so it fits. It is relatively new and has been used to take the guitar out of the house only three or four times so is in excellent condition.
If you're familiar with the CPX15 series, then you probably expect a guitar made in Korea or Taiwan. The CPX-15 comes from Yamaha's "custom shop" in Japan, where each guitar is handmade by a single luthier.
A Yamaha factory rep told me that CPX15's are all solid wood with superior attention to detail. Although they are a smaller "mini-jumbo" size, the CPX15's feature a full depth body for superior tone and volume when played unplugged. The built-in preamp and pickup provide lots of sound control from the guitar - and you can blend an on-board condenser mic with a piezo. It's rumored that the electronics were subcontracted to LR Baggs. but I've never been able to confirm this for certain - most of the electronics on Yamaha guitars are made in house to a high quality. Regardless. it sounds great whether plugged in or unplugged. This is a professional grade guitar, not to be compared to lesser instruments.
This particular CPX15 model is rare - but I would welcome any factual comments and corrections - and far rarer than any of the special edition CPX15's that were built ie., those that featured the 'points of the compass' visual joke. The cedar is a lighter and more responsive tonewood, giving the guitar better acoustic volume and projection. Combine that with AAA grade solid mahogany back and sides, and you have a wonderfully warm sound, not to mention beauty.

Additional Information

Advert Type
Private Advert
Condition
Second hand
Manufacturer
Yamaha
Model
CPX 15
Era
2000s
Type
6 String