EG112 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 4
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 7.7 (141 votes)
Yamaha: EG112

Price paid: $ 252

Purchased from: Sounds Around

Sound — 8
I was blown away by the sound of this guitar considering its price. The pickups are particularly good and the variation of sounds you can get are excellent. It is well suited to most styles but it is classic rock/blues where it preforms best. It can do metal but people looking for an uber-saturated sound might want to invest in an active humbucker. It sounds clear even when distorted and cleans up very well giving a jazzy sound when two pickups are used together.

Overall Impression — 8
This guitar is aimed at the beginner and does the job very well. It is a joy to play and only its reliability lets it down. It is very versatile and can handle a wide range of music convicingly. Anyone looking for a first electric guitar or a spare guitar to thrash at gigs should definatly look into it.

Reliability & Durability — 4
This guitar lasted well for it's first year but then started to develop problems. The nut came loose and had to be refitted and one of the machine heads started to come loose due to worn threads. The pickup selecter got very stiff and sometimes got stuck in-between settings resulting in silence. This however, was fixed.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action, like all Yamaha's, was perfect. Low without being buzzy, playing this guitar was a breeze. The finish was good but there was a few blotches around the neck. The pickups were adjusted reasonably well but needed some fine tuning to get my desired sound but they should suit most people.

Features — 8
This guitar was made in Indonesia and has 22 medium/jumbo frets. It has a Strat-shaped solid basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It is fitted with passive pickups featuring two singlecoil pickups and a bridge humbucker and has a one tone, one volume setup with a 5-way pickup selecter. The bridge is a classic vibrato style with a whammy bar. The neck is slim and very easy to play.

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    i have this guitar and its good for sound compared to price. Im planning to buy an Epiphone Les Paul cause ive been having the Yamaha for bout two years. For intermediate & advanced players i wouldn't recommend this guitar. Even for a beginner looking for a guitar around the same price range id say go for a Squire.
    This Is A Awesome Buy, It Great For Metal If U Got A Distortion Pedal. This Is My Second Best Guitar, My First Best Guitar Is A Jackson KE3 Kelly Guitar Complete With Tremolo. Would A Tremolo Work On The Yamaha EG112 Guitar?
    you can find the brand new EG-112 guitar kit (including amp, gigbag, etc.) for about $170, including shipping.
    I have it and i play metal so ya its great for its price as are all yamahas
    i had the same problem as eggmond with the pickup selector..... after some years it starts malfunctioning and produces no sound at all unless you push it down hard..... other than that i've had the guitar for 5 years and am quite satisfied with it..... no further problems
    Eggmond, you paid $252 for an eg-112. Did it come with a pack of marawana? You got ripped off dude>..
    wow, doesn't take much to beat a warlock though. And anyway, most of the tone is from the amp anyway, so your vox probably sounds good.
    I have the same guitar, and got it with a starter kit. The amp that came with it sucked, so i bought a VOX valvetronics AD30VT. I was blown away. I planning to buy an Epiphone les paul this christmas or for my birthday. THe tone in an Eg-112 is ok, but didnt satisfy me or my friends with warlocks.
    How many dollars (US) is one 200 euro... Dont tell me more than 150, cause then Eggmond got ripped off
    i've had my EG112 for about 8 years now...i've done so many mods on it that you'd think it'd just break due to wear and tear, but's still working perfectly well (apart from the tuners that i changed on it's third year with me).
    "Eggmond, you paid $252 for an eg-112. Did it come with a pack of marawana? You got ripped off dude>.. " he didn't state the currency. probably not US dollors
    duuuude...this package is great...its also popular among the beginners..i think its great for grunge music, such as nirvana, alice in chains, and stone temple pilots...i dont think its that appropriate with playing metal music...ESP, Ibanez is great for metal... im looking forward to buy a grunge pedal.. this pack is also cheap..i bought it for 700 DHS (not USD, since i live in dubai uae)..if its coverted to usd it would be about 210 USB... also the amp is pretty loud... but the strings are cut constantly... no prob. im a beginner.. GRUNGE LIVES ON !!