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Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar  

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If you are looking for an acoustic guitar with powerful sound and great playability at a reasonable price, try Yamaha's LL16-12 12-string guitar. Yamaha's traditional jumbo body guitar is rich in volu... Click To Read More About This Product

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If you are looking for an acoustic guitar with powerful sound and great playability at a reasonable price, try Yamaha's LL16-12 12-string guitar. Yamaha's traditional jumbo body guitar is rich in volume and clear in resonance, with excellent projection, wide dynamic range, and well-balanced tone. This Yamaha acoustic guitar is designed and crafted especially for professionals.

The Yamaha LL16-12 12-string acoustic guitar and all L-series guitars benefit from 8 non-scalloped braces that deliver tone that is thick and well focused. The bridges on all Yamaha L-Series guitars offer more overall mass than their predecessors to deliver greater tone from these instruments. Their smooth lines and edges keep the playing surface unencumbered. The LL16-12's neck uses a 3-ply design of rosewood between two layers of mahogany, creating a neck that is exceptionally strong and stableā€great for those players who prefer low string height. Includes case.

Features
  • Tuners: die-cast gold
  • Color: natural
  • Finish: gloss
  • Top: solid engelman spruce
  • Back: solid rosewood
  • Side: solid rosewood
  • Neck: mahogany, padauk (3 ply)
  • Fingerboard: ebony
  • Bridge: ebony
  • Includes case
Specifications
  • Body type: jumbo
    Body depth : 3-15/16" to 4-15/16"
    Nut width: 1-13/16"
    String length: 25"
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YamahaLL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(42 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet and bassy

By Gary T

from 29 Palms, CA

Comments about Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I love the rich sweet upper ends and the bassy lowers. I had a Breedlove 12 before I bought this and I was a little concern. The price of this one was about 1/2, and it didn't have any onboard electronics. Would I get the same quality sound? Wow, not only did it sing, but the sustain and clarity of tone warped right past the Breedlove. This might be because the back and sides are solid rosewood inside of the laminate woods used in the Breedlove. I bought this model online, and generally I don't do that. I like to get down and feel the wood and listen to the instrument's voice. None of the stores in South Cal had any in stock...so I took the plunge. I'm glad I did. Of course I had some security, GC stores will take approved returns. Before I bought this guitar, I tried several other 12 strings (Taylor, Martin, Takamine, etc.)in the store, and none of them spoke to me. I'm glad that I ordered the LL16-12. On a note, the neck on this guitar is much smaller than the other 12's. This works out great for me since I have small hands. It was a win-win situation for me all the way....cheaper price, fantastic sound, great sustain and a smaller neck.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha LL-16-12

By John Mullen

from Lowell Ma

Comments about Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I did my homework on this one and it payed off. The day I picked it up from GC I only had time to put a quick tune on it. The next day the tuning was right on. After 3 hard strumming songs,including Pinball Wizard the guitar held up better than my left hand was. The intonation was perfect and it felt really comfortable. It rings and has great sustain,harmonics are very audible in fact 7th fret the ring on all 12 is amazing. The neck is just the right size for me. Not to fat just right I'll say. Sounds great,stays in tune very well,is sized right and I know that many pros, play it for all the above.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Full, Clear & Crisp

By Scott Lingen

from Dublin, California

Comments about Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

This Yamaha 12 string is an amazing buy for the money. It is beautifully styled with its 12 gold tuning keys and abalone accents and it sounds even better than it looks. The rosewood back and sides and the spruce top give it a rich and clear tone that fills the room, and the neck is narrower than a lot of 12 strings so it's easy to play. I bought it online because they didn't carry it in any of the stores in Northern California, and I've been thrilled ever since I picked it up.

 
5.0

WOW! An incredible 12 string guitar!

By Dan from Colorado Springs

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    Wow! What an incredible 12 string guitar. For starters, they're hard to find right now. There's a lot of bang for the buck in this guitar. It's a powerhouse! When I play it, it gives me goosebumps.
    Okay. I have a 1965 Martin D-12 35 with Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce top...It's 50+ years old. The sound is smooth and warm. But the action is high. The Yamaha LL16-12 has a lot of power and brilliance in sound. The action is low and easy with NO buzzing. The wood selection is exceptional and beautiful. I currently have a Yamaha LL16D which has the same body with India Rosewood & Engleman spruce top. The wood grain is beautiful. The guitar is well made. I've owned $5,000 custom made guitars and different Martin guitars. This guitar holds it own against any Martin or Taylor and for 1/3 the cost. Trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed!

     
    4.0

    4 stars

    By Rick

    from Long Island New york

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha LL16-12 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      I gave this 4 stars only becuase had to have it set up by my guitar tech. Had to lower the action to my liking. But when I got it back all was good.Love this Guitar. I also own a Taylor 655 12 This guitar has a different voice than the Taylor, Rosewood vs Maple, But The neck is not as wide , Stands up to the Taylor with no problem.
      I am a Yamaha L series Fan. They make a great sounding 12 string.
      I gigged with this with no problems stays in tune for most of the sets.

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