Fifteen years after the original series ended its run, Yamaha is rebooting the CSF range with two new models, the CSF1 and CSF3. Both parlor models offer upgrades from its predecessors: Chief among them are the addition of scalloped bracings that improve tone and projection, claims the Japanese brand.

The CSF1 is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides, nato wood necks, blackwood fingerboards, and bridges. The 23.7-inch-scaled instrument also comes installed with the Yamaha SRT Zero Impact passive pickup system. The CSF3 is nearly identical to its more affordable sibling, but has solid mahogany on the back, sides and body binding.


The Yamaha CSF1M in Brown
The Yamaha CSF3M in Vintage Natural

The CSF1 lists for $645 and the CSF3 for $880; both will be available in February. For more information, check out