Yamaha LS16ARE LS16 Mid Range Handcrafted Guitar
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The L16 features all-solid Rosewood/Mahogany back and sides with hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce top. Newly designed bracing pattern and A.R.E. treatment create rich warmth and open resonance while maintaining excellent tone balance which makes this guitar fit in a band perfectly. In addition, its new comfortable neck profile and Yamaha's Zero impact pickup ensure a stress-free performance on stage. Small Type Body Solid Engelmann Spruce Top with A.R.E. Solid Rosewood Back & Side High Comfort Traditional Neck Profile 5ply neck Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup Hard Bag Included Elixir Strings A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood-reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise control of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years. Newly Designed Bracing Pattern A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone. Highly Comfortable Traditional Neck Profile A reevaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper led to a new neck shape that better fits today’s traditional players. The new design offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck. 5-Ply Necks The 5-ply neck of mahogany and rosewood designed with a volute at the headstock plus a double action adjustable rod creates a neck with excellent strength and stability. *#26,36,56 have a volute at the head stock. Choice of Rosewood or Mahogany Back and Sides The lineup now includes models with back and sides of mahogany (LL16M/6M, LS16M/6M) letting you choose according to your playing style and tonal needs. Rosewood models offer well-balanced tone from low to high, while mahogany provides rich low-end with quick response. SRT Zero Impact Pickups The SRT Zero Impact Pickup system is a newly developed passive-type pickup configuration designed to minimize the pickup’s impact on the tone and traditional appearance of the instrument. The system utilizes individual piezoelectric elements for each string to faithfully reproduce the dynamic sound of the L Series and give the instrument outstanding presence when playing in a band. *L56,36,26 do not have this Pickup.