The Yamaha CSF1M is a parlor-style acoustic guitar that harks back to the early twentieth century, when traveling guitarists roamed the country, playing for whatever audiences they could find and sitting in with players of other acoustic instruments of the day — violin, banjo, and mandolin. It conjures this period in American music beautifully — and at a great price. With a solid Sitka spruce top, the CSF1M has a robust projection and a beautiful tone, kicking out pristine high end and stellar midrange. Laminate mahogany back and sides add a layer of low-end warmth for great tonal balance. A rosewood fingerboard and bridge also add tonewood depth. When you are ready to plug in, the CSF1M comes with a passive SRT Zero-Impact piezo pickup for gorgeous amplified acoustic tone. Parlor-style acoustic players here at Guitar World love the Yamaha CSF1M for its wonderful tone and playability.