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Yamaha LL16RD L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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Part of Yamaha's L Series, the LL16RD features all-solid rosewood back and sides with a hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce top. A newly designed ...Read More

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A solid rosewood and Englemann spruce dreadnought with rich low end with quick response.

Part of Yamaha's L Series, the LL16RD features all-solid rosewood back and sides with a hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce top. A newly designed bracing pattern and A.R.E. treatment create rich warmth and open resonance while maintaining excellent tone balance. In addition, a new comfortable neck profile and Yamaha's Zero impact pickup ensure you a stress-free performance on stage.

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.

5-Ply Necks
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.

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: Original Jumbo Type
  • Top: Solid Engelmann spruce A.R.E.
  • Back: Solid Rosewood
  • Side: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany and rosewood 5-ply
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pickups: SRT Zero Impact Pickup
  • Body Depth: 100-120mm (3-15/16"-4-3/4")
  • Nut Width: 44mm (1-3/4")
  • String Length: 650mm (25-9/16")
  • Tuners: Die-cast Gold (TM-29G)
  • Color: Natural, Brown Sunburst
  • Finish: Urethane
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Includes: Hardshell case

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YamahaLL16RD L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


A bargain at this price for the tone.

By B

from Huntington Beach, CA

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  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Looks great
  • Natural passive pickup
  • Rich Sound


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    Comments about Yamaha LL16RD L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'm an unabashed fan of Yamaha guitars. I think you get the best bang for the buck especially when getting into their higher end LL series. This is a beautiful guitar (LL16 D for deluxe) with a rich tone on par with other manufacturers acoustics at twice the price. I've played them all. It's a balanced warm tone probably somewhere between a Martin and a Taylor. as its a passive pickup (no battery) you'll have to consider that you'll need a DI box if gigging out. Passive into a 1/4" input of a board will produce unwanted results. But I think it's worth it. The A series has a cutaway and onboard electronics. I wanted something without plastic or batteries to disrupt the vibration and tone of the wood. I'm keeping this one for life.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Great Sounding Guitar

    By britto71

    from todd mission, tx

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    • Good Looking Guitar
    • Great Sound Rich Comple


    • Fret Ends Are A Little Ro
    • The Abalone In The Inlay

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      Comments about Yamaha LL16RD L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The overall build quality of the guitar is very good. the quality of the wood is excellent. There are a few things I think could have been better. For example, the abalone used for the purfling/rosette is not very good quality. Some pieces are almost transparent, and it gives the inlay a kind of motley look. The fret ends are a little rough, but not terrible....easy to remedy. But the main reason I bought the guitar is for the sound....and it sounds fantastic, right out of the box! The setup is spot on. The neck is nice and comfortable, and the tuners are tight and responsive. The maple binding is a nice touch. I would recommend this guitar to others, but it might be best if you hand pick the one you want. I think the abalone inlay could have been better on a guitar of this price range. I gave the guitar 4 stars because of the abalone, but the build quality, sound, and playability deserve a solid 5 stars.

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