The Yamaha LL16M ARE is an all solid wood handcrafted acoustic guitar featuring a solid Englemann Spruce top in combination with solid mahogany back and sides. It's ideal for solo or group performance and is stage-ready with its built-in Yamaha Zero Impact pickup system.
Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)
A.R.E. is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha where the molecular properties of wood are manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition. The idea is that even though you're buying a new guitar, A.R.E. is going to make this LL16M sound like a guitar that's been played for years. The Acoustic Resonance Enhancement process works by precise control of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure.
SRT Zero Impact Pickup
The Yamaha SRT Zero Impact Pickup system on this L Series acoustic guitar utilizes individual piezoelectric elements for each string that faithfully reproduce the dynamic sound of the guitar and give the instrument an outstanding presence on stage or in the studio. This is a newly developed passive pickup designed to minimize the pickup’s impact on the tone and traditional appearance of the instrument.
New 5-Ply Neck, And Neck Profile
The LL16M A.R.E. features a new 5-ply neck of rosewood and mahogany that helps to create a richer sound because of the integration of the neck, head, and body into a single unit. New string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper combine to create a new neck shape that better fits today's traditional players. It produces a stable feel and smooth playability over the entire neck.
Traditional Yamaha LL Body Style
Yamaha guitars are known for their quality construction, excellent tone, and balanced volume. This LL16M guitar features a non-scalloped bracing pattern that produces a balanced sound while enhancing low-end response.
The Yamaha LL16M features the perfect combination of traditional and modern construction, hand-selected, premium-grade tonewoods, and the instant played-in comfort of a handcrafted guitar. Add it to the cart and get yours on its way.
Andy's Music, a 9X winner of the prestigious NAMM TOP 100 Dealer Award, has been an authorized Yamaha dealer continuously since 1977 and is one of the original Yamaha Rosewood Dealers.