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Yamaha LS 16 A.R.E. Handcrafted Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar

Yamaha LS 16 A.R.E. Handcrafted Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar


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The Yamaha LS 16 ARE guitar is an all-solid wood handcrafted guitar featuring a solid Engelmann Spruce top in combination with a solid rosewood back and sides. It's ideal for solo or group performances and is stage-ready with its built-in Yamaha Zero Impact pickup system.

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)
The Yamaha LS 16 features A.R.E. technology, which is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. In this process, 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 instrument 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 in the LS16 ARE 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 LS16 Yamaha Handcrafted guitar features a 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 LS Body Style
Yamaha guitars are known for their quality construction, excellent tone, and balanced volume. Yamaha LS Series concert-size guitars feature a non-scalloped bracing pattern that produces a balanced sound while enhancing low-end response.

In over forty-six years of retailing musical instruments, we've never heard a guitar that sounds as good as the Yamaha LS16 rosewood guitar for so little money! Contact Andy's Music and order yours today.

Andy's Music, a NAMM TOP 100 Dealer, is a family business with family values serving musicians, schools, and houses of worship on the Gulf Coast since 1977.

Yamaha LS16 Guitar Specs
  • Concert body size
  • 25 9/16" scale length
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce top treated with A.R.E.
  • Solid Rosewood back & sides
  • High Comfort traditional neck profile
  • 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck, matte finish
  • Ebony fingerboard, 15.75 radius
  • Nut width 1 3/4" (44 mm)
  • Ebony bridge
  • SRT Zero Impact Pickup
  • Die-cast gold tuners
  • Natural gloss finish
  • Body length 19 9/16"
  • Body width 14 15/16"
  • Body depth 3 15/16"-4 3/4"
  • Includes hard bag
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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 2 reviews
        Sanjana M.
        LS16 rosewood

        Rcvd the guitar in excellent condition
        1. Sounds excellent
        2. Set up was accurate
        3. Flawless services
        4. Wud highly recommend Andy's music USA .. Thanks to Sanjana who made this decision to buy from Andy's music and it's worth buying from Andy's.
        About LS16 R..
        1. Excellent sound base and treble
        2. Easy to play
        3. It's inspiring to have such a wonderful sounding acoustic guitar..
        Thanks Andy's music

        James J.

        Beautiful... great sounding guitar