Premium Acoustic Electric Guitar From Yamaha
When you need a guitar with exceptional tone and playability, check out the Yamaha LL16M acoustic-electric guitar. Part of Yamaha’s legendary L Series, the LL16M uses a hand-selected, solid Engelmann spruce top and mahogany back and sides to give you a rich, warm sounding guitar with full-range response. The 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck sports not only a smooth-playing ebony fretboard, but also a new, slimmer neck shape and an enhanced fingerboard edge. A passive SRT Zero Impact Pickup uses six separate elements to detect each string and give you authentic plugged-in tones. The updated Yamaha LL16M delivers killer tone and playability in a premium acoustic-electric guitar.
Innovative construction to build a better guitar
The great tone and smooth playability of the LL16M are due to Yamaha’s never-ending search for perfection. The recently developed A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process gives your guitar a broken-in and aged tone. By controlling the atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity, the molecular properties of the wood are manipulated to mirror those of a guitar that has been played for years. Each L Series guitar also sports a modified non-scalloped bracing that enhances the guitars low end. And the 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck, after re-evaluation of string height and spacing, has a new design for improved playability. The Yamaha LL16M utilizes newly developed advances in guitar construction to bring you an amazingly playable and great-sounding instrument.
Hand-selected Spruce top for great tone
We know that the choice of top wood can have a strong effect the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the LL16M, Yamaha chose a premium, hand-selected solid Engelmann spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. Its mahogany back and sides provide exceptional bass and powerful projection. And because it’s a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
A full-range passive pickup system
The passive SRT Zero Impact Pickup was designed by Yamaha to deliver a faithful reproduction of the LL16M’s natural, dynamic sound. It was also designed to minimize the impact on the guitars looks and tone. The passive design doesn’t use a bulky preamp that’s routed into the body to hamper the instrument’s look or resonance. Each string has its own piezoelectric element for a full-sounding and accurate sound. Because this is a passive pickup system, you’ll need to use an external preamp when you want to plug in the Yamaha LL16M.
Yamaha LL16M Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
- Innovative guitar design gives you an amazing-playing and sounding instrument
- Hand-selected solid Engelmann spruce top with and solid mahogany back and sides provide rich tone and projection
- A.R.E. process molecularly “ages” the wood to match guitars that have been played for years
- 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck has been redesigned for today’s guitar player
- Updated non-scalloped bracing pattern delivers a fuller low-end
- Passive SRT Zero Impact pickup uses individual piezo elements for each string
- Yamaha case included
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Top Wood||Solid Engelmann Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Solid Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||5-Ply Mahogany and Rosewood|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Die-Cast Gold|
|Electronics||SRT Zero Impact Pickup|