The Yamaha LL16ARE-SB is a ground up redesign from Yamaha's guitar team. Featuring a solid Engelmann spruce top now treated with A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha produces a tonal richness that can only be found in a vintage instrument that has been played for many years.
Yamaha's L Series Acoustic Guitars have been around for 40 years, a revered line of handcrafted acoustic guitars known for their tonal quality, fine tone woods and impeccable workmanship, now features several new innovations that deliver classic quality, value and a genuine redesign befitting of a 40th anniversary.
Significantly, the LL16ARE-SB has a redesigned bracing pattern, introducing a lower bracing height and shape that improves the vibration of the top board and tonal transference throughout the guitar, creating a balanced low end, a crisp top end and an increase in volume, characteristics in keeping with current market demands.
Improvements to the feel of the neck on the the L series makes them immediately comfortable to play. Refining the neck profile means all the models now have a five-ply design and the L series has a lower string action and wider string spacing.
In a first for the complete range of L Series, these models come with an unobtrusive passive under-saddle piezo pick up for live applications that does not affect the unplugged sound or detract from the guitar's gorgeous finishes. Yamaha added this almost invisible and simple-to-use feature that expands each guitar?s capabilities.