Rich overtones and improved sustain thanks to the rosewood back and sides deliver improved sound through greater ‘depth’. The appearance, with abalone inlay around the sound hole, is more luxurious and an obvious step-up.
Traditional Western Body
Solid Spruce Top
Rosewood Back & Sides
Newly Developed Scalloped Bracing
Yamaha FG 800
Natural Folk guitar.
Solid spruce top.
Yamaha F325D TBS
Yamaha F325D TBS
Yamaha LS 6
The Yamaha LS16 handcrafted acoustic guitar has an Engelmann spruce top. Yamaha has found that Engelmann spruce naturally suits the role for top woods better than any other. The overriding quality for body top material is an allowance for resonance and Engelmann spruce has this attribute in abundance. It is a light wood that is easy to work and enables a good tone response with a wide harmonic range. Visually Engelmann spruce is comfortable on the eye and its opaque light yellow tint is reminiscent of a mature acoustic instrument.
The Yamaha LS6 is smaller than a dreadnought guitar. It's size and shape are usually called a "folk" or "grand concert" size guitar.
Back & Side
Yamaha uses rosewood for both the back and sides on the LS6 acoustic guitar. Rosewood blends extremely well with the Engelmann spruce top, and it disperses resonance evenly and effortlessly.
The neck block reinforces the neck joint. Yamaha has improved the conventional "C" block design by enlarging the surface area that is in contact with the top of the guitar. The block securely meets the underside of the top adding a real depth to the tone of the instrument.
(Non-scalloped X-bracing allocation at a 90-degree angle)
X-bracing maps out the vibration patterns of the guitar. Each of the eight braces has been carefully positioned in order to bring out the tone in a balanced fashion and find a natural harmony with the guitar's tone woods.
* TOP: Solid Engelmann Spruce
* BACK & SIDE: Rosewood
* NECK: 3-Ply: Mahogany-Rosewood-Mahogany
* FINGER BOARD: Ebony
* BRIDGE: Ebony
* BODY DEPTH: 3 15/16'' 4 3/4''
* STRING LENGTH: 25 9/16''
* TUNING MACHINE: Die-cast Gold
* COLOR: Natural
* FINISH: High-Gloss
* Includes case