40 Years of Premium Guitars
Yamaha’s L Series Acoustic Guitars have been around for 40 years, and are renowned for being a revered line of handcrafted acoustic guitars known for their tonal quality, fine tone woods and impeccable workmanship. They now feature several new innovations that deliver classic quality, value and a genuine redesign befitting for a 40th anniversary model.
Acoustic Resonance Enhancement
The Yamaha LJ16ARE 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. This Yamaha-developed process involves the precise control of temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure, to manipulate the molecular properties of wood to provide a more acoustically ideal condition.
Modified Bracing Pattern
Significantly, the LJ16ARE has a redesigned non-scalloped bracing pattern, introducing a lower bracing height and shape that improves the vibration of the top board and tonal transference throughout the guitar. This innovative new feature creates a balanced low end, a crisp top end, an increase in volume, and characteristics in keeping with current market demands.
New Improved Neck Profile
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. The LJ16ARE also features an Ebony fingerboard, which adds to the overall quality of this stunning instrument
Jumbo Body Shape
The benefit of a jumbo body shape delivers a powerful projection, as there is more space for the sound to reverberate around the body. It offers quality and balance with a bassy low-end. It is particularly ideal for seated guitarists, as it provides a comfortable fit.
Compared to the original range of L Series, these upgraded models come with an unobtrusive passive under-saddle SRT Zero Impact Pickup 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.
– 40th Anniversary Model to celebrate 40 years of L Series
– Acoustic Resonant Treatment for an improved sound
– Redesigned Bracing Pattern offers bright tone with an enhanced low-end tone
– Medium Jumbo Type Body
– Engelmann Spruce Top
– Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
– Rosewood Back & Side offers well-balance tone from low to high
– Comfortable Traditional Neck Profile allows you to play for longer
– 5-ply rosewood and mahogany neck offers a rich and powerful sound
– Discreet SRT Zero Impact Pickup provides an enhanced sound
– LJ body shape delivers a wide dynamic range with a crisp, strong presence.
– Includes hard bag for transportation
Body & Bridge
Body: Medium Jumbo Type
Body Depth: 100-125 mm (3 15/16″-4 15/16″)
Bracing: Non Scalloped
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
Back: Solid Rosewood
Side: Solid Rosewood
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck: Mahogany & Rosewood 5ply
Neck Profile: Traditional
Nut Width: 44 mm (1 3/6″)
Hardware & Electronics
String Length: 650 mm (25 9/16″)
Tuners: Die-cast Gold (TM-29G)
Pickups: SRT Zero Impact Pickup
Case: Hard Bag
2 Year Yamaha Warranty