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Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar  

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With a solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood body, multilayered mahogany/rosewood reinforced neck, and ebony fretboard, the Yamaha LS6 acoustic guitar can be judged an excellent deal on materials alone... Click To Read More About This Product

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With a solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood body, multilayered mahogany/rosewood reinforced neck, and ebony fretboard, the Yamaha LS6 acoustic guitar can be judged an excellent deal on materials alone. Yet where this concert body really shines is on the strength of its handcrafted construction by expert Japanese luthiers. Every step in the creation of this excellent musical instrument, from tonewood selection to and-sanding the frets, is done in a small factory by master craftsmen.

Body top
Most manufacturers are using Sitka spruce tops for their high end models. In Yamaha's experience, Engelmann spruce (Canada) 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.

Back & side
Yamaha uses rosewood for both the back and sides on all the L series models. The rosewood blends extremely well with the Engelmann spruce top. It disperses resonance evenly and effortlessly.

Neck block
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.

Bracing
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.

Multilayered reinforced neck
Traditionally, an acoustic guitar neck is carved from a single timber block. As the grain of the timber has to be angled at about 14 degrees to accommodate the headstock, it leaves itself vulnerable to excessive stress. To alleviate the potential of neck movement over time, Yamaha has introduced multilayered necks.

The LS6 model features a strip of rosewood set into the center of the mahogany neck. Rosewood has been chosen for its rigidity and the way it complements mahogany tonally.

Bridge
The unique larger bridge on the LS6 provides a more efficient transfer of the string vibrations to the body of the guitar, giving a tight, clear midrange and a full, balanced tone. Handcrafted with chamfered edges, the bridge design offers a perfect balance of tone, comfort, and style.

Yamaha have over thirty years experience of crafting quality steel string instruments by hand. Today's L series guitars are a testament to the decades of that extensive research and development work.

Yamaha design themes center around the following points:

A balanced tone and response. The ultimate goal. Bass and treble must complement each other, encouraging inspiration from the guitarist rather than compensation.

Dovetail neck joint. Since the '70s, Yamaha have adopted a unique dovetail neck joint. This particular joint gives the guitar the excellent surface to surface (neck to body) contact. In the joint there is nothing but timber. This enables and indeed encourages resonance flow from the neck to the body, aiding the achievement of a balanced tone and response.

Blending of woods. Yamaha's experience of blending quality woods ensures that the highs are really sustained and note texture is under maximum control at all times by the player.

Body Designs. Yamaha's original L series has shoulders that are slightly more slender than a standard dreadnought design and the body has been designed to be subtly wider. This gives the guitar a more definite tone.

Lacquer expertise. Without a doubt, one of Yamaha's most significant strengths. They work very closely with lacquer manufacturers. The focus being less is more. Specially developed finishing materials, unique to Yamaha are used on handcrafted models. Ultimately, this gives the guitar every chance to breathe and tonally shine. A good acoustic guitar must feel alive and not simply just sound good! Case sold separately.

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Features
  • Body Type: Concert
  • Body Wood: rosewood
  • Top wood if applicable: Solid Engelmann Spruce
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25-9/16")
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany/ Rosewood (3 ply)
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 44mm (1-3/4")
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Die-cast
  • Hardware color: Gold
  • Finish: Hi-Gloss
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaL Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Awsome

By Fede

from Rockville, MD

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar is a BOMB. Nice wood, nice finish, nice case (awsome case!), and the sweetest sound you can get. Yamaha makes really good instruments. This is not a begginer's guitar, and I was surprised the first time I played one. Easily comparable to the most basic models of Martin, but better finished. There are few acoustic guitars brands that I like... and I can tell you, if you have the money, don't even think about buying another brand. Yamaha is not gonna disappoint you. LS6 rocks. The best acoustic guitar I have ever heard taking into account the price. Go for it, believe me.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds very nice, great neck, 1 15/16 spacing at the nut

By kray

from NEW Mexico USA

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

I went into the store to play the high-end guitars and on the way out I grab the LS6 and was blown away at how nice it sounded and played. I have a Breedlove Passport Plus C200/SR and I A/B'd them and for tone the LS6 won hands down. The appointments are very nice on the LS6 too. The body is very deep which is a good thing on a small body guitar. My only issue with the LS6 is the string spacing. Even though it has a 1 3/4" nut the strings spacing at the nut still only 1 15/16". Also the string spacing at the bridge is 2 1/16" which is kinda tight for me. The Breedlove has the same spacing at the nut, but wider spacing at the bridge. Over all I think the LS6 is a great guitar. I didn't think a guitar with laminate back and side could sound so good, but Yamaha does have a reputation for making them sound good. I have an old FG-150 which is all Laminate and it sounds incredible.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Bailey

from etters, PA

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

I got this guitar because i was reading some things about it and people said that it was better then some guitars that cost thousands of dollers. As soon as i picked it up and jammed on it for a little i knew i needed to have it. The only downfall is the strings that come on it SUCK. I would have to call them finger eaters because there so sharp and rough. So if u buy this guitar pick up a pair of strings to and restring it when u get home.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice!

By Bethany Slonaker

from Ohio

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

I am very pleased with my purchase of the Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar. The sound that radiates from it is very nice and smooth. I researched many places and different brands of guitars to fit my budget and needs. I looked into different woods and the sounds that come from them and this guitar is a great find. I have had two guitars before this one and I must say this guitar beats my mitchell tenfold.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic guitar

By Vince Dunsworth

from Erie PA

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

Our local store had a sale so I went to look at the Martins, them I picked up this baby. It was all over right there. The Yammy plays effortlessly, sounds great, has perfect intonation and the fit and finish is as good as anything I've seen. The sound beats my GPPAC4 rosewood hands down. A string change to medium gauge made it even better, then I replaced the nut and saddle with bone. Finally, the bridge was ramped and slotted. Those mods really made a difference, not that it was lacking from the get go. Get one these, you won't be disappointing. Do the mods and you will be amazed.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I hate acoustics but!...

By jimi (the next kurt cobain)

from virginia beach, va

Comments about Yamaha L Series LS6 Concert Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar is freaking amazing! I hung out with my friends and the whole time I couldn't put it down I cannot stand acoustic music and acoustics in general but this acoustic rox and i would deffenently recommend this one!

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