Yamaha reintroduced to the U.S. a limited run of its LJ6R and LJ16R jumbo acoustic guitars, highlighting this special-edition custom guitar LJ16BC designed in collaboration with artist Billy Corgan. Yamaha worked together with Corgan, a respected solo artist, as well as lead singer and guitarist of the Smashing Pumpkins, to create the limited-edi... Click To Read More About This Product
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Yamaha reintroduced to the U.S. a limited run of its LJ6R and LJ16R jumbo acoustic guitars, highlighting this special-edition custom guitar LJ16BC designed in collaboration with artist Billy Corgan.
Yamaha worked together with Corgan, a respected solo artist, as well as lead singer and guitarist of the Smashing Pumpkins, to create the limited-edition LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo Acoustic Guitar. Based on the standard-run LJ16R model, this custom guitar features Billy’s zero logo on the headstock, a TUSQ nut and saddle, Gotoh vintage-style tuners, brass bridge pins and no pickguard. Billy’s signature will appear on the label. This model will see a limited run of 400 guitars globally, half of which will ship to the United States. Of the 200 U.S. guitars, 50 will ship with an exclusive Brown Sunburst finish, while the other 150 will be a Vintage Natural finish.
The redesigned LJ acoustic guitars are part of the company’s prestigious L Series, a revered line of handcrafted acoustic guitars known for its tonal quality, fine tonewoods and impeccable workmanship. The newly-refined LJ6R and LJ16R models feature solid Engelmann spruce tops treated with A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Instruments made with this technology produce a tonal richness that can only be found in a vintage instrument that has been played for many years. The back and sides of these models are produced with rosewood, and feature solid wood for the LJ16R and laminate for the LJ6R.
Other highlights from the standard-run guitars include maple and black body binding, and ebony fretboard and bridge. Several improvements include a refined, thinner neck profile, lower string action and wider string spacing. A new five-ply neck design adds stability and additional tone enhancement.
To enhance playability, these models come with an under-saddle Studio Response Technology (S.R.T.) passive pickup for live applications. The pickup does not affect the unplugged sound, nor does it detract from the guitar’s gorgeous finish. Yamaha added this near-invisible and simple-to-use feature to expand each guitar’s capabilities.
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Comments about Yamaha LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
Yamaha and Billy Corgan did an amazing job with this guitar--it has exceeded all of my expectations. I knew that I wanted to buy an all-solid wood guitar, and I demoed models from a few different vendors during my search (many were more expensive than this guitar). Given the rarity of this model none of the stores I visited had it available to demo, but after watching videos of Billy playing it about a hundred times I decided to take a risk. I've been a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan since the 90s and I have other Yamaha instruments. I was nervous that the guitar wouldn't look, feel, or sound like I imagined, but when I opened that guitar case for the first time I was absolutely awestruck! It's more beautiful than in the pictures (mine has the sunburst), and the sound is robust, complex, and pure joy to hear. If you are reading this review and are in the same position I was considering this guitar, I would vote go for it. Standing ovation to Yamaha and Billy Corgan!