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Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The LL16 offers the you all the premium tone, feel, and appearance you can experience. Handcrafted with all solid woods, including Englemann spruce, ...Read More

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A high-quality handcrafted dreadnought with all solid tonewoods.

The LL16 offers the you all the premium tone, feel, and appearance you can experience. Handcrafted with all solid woods, including Englemann spruce, rosewood, mahogany, and ebony, the LL16 offers truly powerful sound and projection with great playability at a reasonable price.

Bridge
The bridges on all L-Series guitars offer more overall mass than their predecessors to deliver greater tone from these instruments. Their designs feature smooth lines and edges to keep the playing surface unencumbered.

Bracing
All L-Series guitars benefit from a non-scalloped bracing design that delivers tone that is thick and well-focused.

Multi-Ply Neck Designs
The #16 model instruments utilize a 3-ply design of rosewood between two layers of mahogany. This design creates a neck that is exceptionally strong and stable-great for those players who prefer low string height.

Tuners
The vintage style brass tuners found on all #26 model guitars present these instruments with a classic look.

Cutaway Body
Venetian cutaways offer access to the upper frets while adding beauty to these fine instruments.

FEATURES
  • Body: Jumbo Type
  • Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
  • Back: Solid Rosewood
  • Side: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany, Rosewood (3-ply)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Body Depth: 100-125mm (3-15/16"-4-15/16")
  • Nut Width: 44mm (1-3/4")
  • String Length: 650mm (25-9/16")
  • Tuners: Die-cast Gold
  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Standard: Accessory Form Case

This solidly built acoustic is a solid choice. Order today!

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YamahaLL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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4.0

Great value for quality and material used in this instrument

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from Lovettsville, VA

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      Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for about a month now, and the only bad news is when I received the guitar the plastic saddle was at an angle and did not fit tight into the notch of the bridge. This is a big deal of course so I took it to a luthier and had a bone saddle made and installed. He also did some minor fretwork too. I think this is the compromise that you're going to pay for in the QC of these guitars made in China. Otherwise this is a fantastic guitar with solid rosewood back, sides and a solid spruce top . It also has a wonderful, semi chunky c shaped neck with two pieces of rosewood (?) for added stability and wider fretboard that's great for finger picking. Nice binding on the neck so you can't feel the edge of the frets at all. It sounds great too, and has inspired me to play more every day. Yamaha has been doing this for about 40 years and after looking at and playing the Taylor's and Martin's, you can't touch one of this quality for twice the cost. Also it's not a Taylor or Martin "wanna be", it has its own distinctive sonic character and except for the flaw with the saddle I would recommend this to anybody. You would just have to send it back and get another one that suited you, and that's exactly what I would've done if I didn't have a luthier close by.

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      1.0

      Nice Guitar, But?

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            Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I wanted to keep this guitar ,but it would not stay in tune because of the cheap tuners and all the plastic parts ,nut,saddle and bridge pins,but thats not why i returned it ,it had a bad truss rod that i could not adjust. the guitar does sound and look good,you do get what you pay for and this is an example you cant compare it to a martin,in ten years this will lose half its value while the martin will only increase in value.

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            5.0

            Happiness in 6-strings

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            from Fargo, ND

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            • Appearance Sound Ease

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                Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I was looking for a quality guitar to get back to where I left off many years ago.... as a beginner. It's only been a couple weeks and I pick this thing up several times every day to practice flat picking. I really don't know anything for sure, other than this purchase has significantly improved my daily life. So beautiful in sound and appearance, and always available to challenge and improve my appreciation for music.

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                3.0

                Nice guitar for the price,with defects

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                from Saint Louis,MO.

                Pros

                • Nice wood

                Cons

                • Sting Slippage From Fret
                • String Slips From Fret

                Best Uses

                • Casual playing

                Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                The high and the low E strings keep slipping off the fret board.The problem is more acute for the fat E string.Seems to be a problem with the model as it happens on my replacement one too.I returned one already and thinking of returning this one too.
                Otherwise,nice sounding guitar and probably the best one at this price.

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                5.0

                Get away from the herd and buy quality!

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                from Jackson, MS

                Pros

                • A Steal
                • Excellent Low End-
                • That Doesn't Interefere-
                • With Overall Balance

                Cons

                • None yet

                Best Uses

                • Handles Everything

                Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I have only had this guitar about three hours, but after my twenty plus years of playing, I can sniff out defects in guitars pretty quickly. I have been eyeing this model for awhile, and I am glad I waited because the upgrades they have added to the new model (entry level electronics + better bridge and bracing design) make it irresistible. This guitar plainly sounds amazing. I have been strumming and picking some Old Crow, Lefty Frizzel, Robert Johnson, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, some my own acoustic arrangements of Social Distortion...it handles EVERYTHING. That is a diverse crop of stuff! It is definitely worth it to go with the rosewood. I played this one side by side with the mahogany model and there is no comparison. The other sounds good for strumming around, but the rosewood makes it so much more universal. This thing is professional quality and I can already tell it is going to help me get better. I am actually glad that I didn't pay for a label. There is no point in paying the same money for a Martin made of junk. And everybody has D shaped guitars. This one stands out in its design and can hit all the marks of a D in any case. This is the start of a beautiful relationship.

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                5.0

                Awesome guitar!

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                      Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I can't say enough good things about this guitar. I've had it a couple months now and it's getting better and better. It has a great bottom end with good clear highs, very well balanced. It felt and played great right out of the box. The fit and finish was perfect, the sunburst is very classy looking, and the case was great too. The pickup sounds very warm and the neck (smaller C shape) and action are awesome. It plays almost like an electric guitar. The strings were a tad light, so I'll change up a gauge or two, but otherwise I have no complaints. You can't touch any other solid wood guitar with a nice inlayed rosette for anywhere close to this price.

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                      5.0

                      LOVE this guitar!

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                            Comments about Yamaha LL16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            I can't say enough good things about this guitar. I've had it a couple months now and it's getting better and better. It has a great bottom end with good clear highs, very well balanced. It felt and played great right out of the box. The fit and finish was perfect, the sunburst is very classy looking, and the case was great too. The pickup sounds very warm and the neck (smaller C shape) and action are awesome. It plays almost like an electric guitar. The strings were a tad light, so I'll change up a gauge or two, but otherwise I have no complaints. You can't touch any other solid wood guitar with a nice inlayed rosette for anywhere close to this price.

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