Handcrafted from solid Englemann spruce and rosewood in a size that is convenient for fingerstyle players.
The LS16R offers the you all the premium tone, feel, and appearance you can experience. Handcrafted with all solid woods, the LS16 helps make this handcrafted fingerstyle guitar one of the most fun you will ever experience.
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
A.R.E. 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.
New Designed Bracing Pattern
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L Series' characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.
High 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.
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.
Rosewood Back and Sides
This rosewood model offers a 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.
- Body: Small Body Type
- Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Side: Solid Rosewood
- Bracing: Non-scalloped bracing design
- Neck: Mahogany, Rosewood (5-ply)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Body Depth: 100-120mm (3-15/16"-4 3/4")
- Nut Width: 44mm (1-3/4")
- String Length: 650 mm (25-9/16")
- Tuners: Die-cast Gold
- Color: Natural
- Finish: Gloss
- Standard Accessory: Form Case
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