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Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Brown Sunburst

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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.

5-Ply 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.

FEATURES
  • 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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YamahaLS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressed

By TexasTele

from San Antonio, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • All Solid Wood
  • Great Value
  • Nice Hardshell Case
  • Rings Like A Bell
  • Very Lightweight
  • Very Open Rich Sound

Cons

  • None That I Can Think Of

Best Uses

  • Making Music
  • Whatever Floats Your Boat

Comments about Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just received this guitar from MF today. I own a Martin D-28 but I wanted a less expensive OM size guitar for a 2nd guitar and chose this one because of the all solid wood, the price, and Yamaha's reputation.

I am very impressed with everything about this guitar, but I am especially impressed with how open it sounds. It rings like a bell and it is very lightweight. The action and set up are good, and the wood looks very nice. Really, it feels and sounds a lot like my Martin D-28 but in the OM size. It sounds better than the Blueridge BR-263 (OM size all solid wood Martin OM copy) guitar that I used to own. I am very pleased with it. It comes with a nice old school hardshell case as well. If you don't want to spend 3 times as much for the Martin, which of course is better, then this is a very good less expensive alternative.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New friend & yrs of playing pleasure

By jhh

from Littleton, CO

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Hard Shell Case
  • Strings

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had my Yamaha ls16r for about ten days and I'm very happy with it. It's a beautiful guitar (brown burst color) with a wide, open range and plenty of volume for the smaller body style. I never use a pick and for my playing style of finger strumming and finger picking, the neck profile, action, and setup of this guitar feels very nice. To my novice eye, the workmanship and quality of the guitar construction is exceptional…quality to price balance, in my opinion, would be hard to match with other acoustic guitar brands. The guitar came with Yamaha brand strings described as "anti-rust" with patent pending…admittedly, I not very fond of these strings and will be replacing them after a couple more playing sessions. The hard shell case seems to be a little flimsy; however, I believe it will provide adequate storage protection. I'm very excited to play with this new friend and know she will give me many years of blissful playing pleasure.

As usual, purchasing through MF was smooth and an easy process. The guitar was shipped (via UPS) with very secure, reassuring packaging and arrived within a few days of ordering.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar both sound and looks

By Edziu

from Robbinsville N J

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a beautiful guitar. I ordered mine in a sunburst . The workmanship is great, there is nothing to complain about in this department. The guitar came in tune and the action was fine for me. Sound is great for fingerpicking and you strum is as loud as you want it to be.i owned a fgs700s and was so impressed that I was willing to spend the money on this one. If you believe that Martin and Taylor are the only guitars to.buy you spending more then you have to. Give Yamaha a try.As always MF is a great place to deal with. I have bought several guitars from them and have no complaints

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow What A Great Sounding and Beautiful Guitar

      By Johnny acoustic

      from South Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • This guitar is Awesome

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This Yamaha guitar is an excellent build and has a full rich tone that honestly cannot be explained into words. Please give yourself a chance at trying one out if you are a true acoustic player, You won't be disappointed.

         
        5.0

        THIS IS ONE INCREDIBLE GUITAR !!!!

        By Denny

        from Springdale, AR.

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • AGED VINTAGE INSTRUMENT SOUND !!!! BEAUTIFUL !
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENT !!!

          Comments about Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I Don't usually write reviews but I have to say, This is an Absolutely Incredible Guitar !!!!!
          Whatever Yamaha does With their "A.R.E. Treatment to Pre-Age the Guitar Tops is Amazing !!!!
          I like many,am a self proclaimed GUITAR ADDICT !!! AN PROUD OF IT !!!!
          I have Owned Martins,Many Taylors,Ibanez,Epiphone,Hagstrom,Bristols, Custom Built Taylors etc.etc.etc.
          If you love the warm deep sound of a Rosewood Guitar that sounds like it could be 30-50 Years old,but is in fact, Brand New and Absolutely Gorgeous in every way, don't wait!!! The Brown Burst is out of this world !!!!

           
          5.0

          A BEAST!

          By Todd Cohen

          from Chillicothe, IL.

          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 LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar after hearing some demo's on line and looking at reviews. I was able to snag one from Musician's friend for half price. It was a scratch and dent deal. The only thing wrong was the pick guard was coming unglued and separating. I took the pick guard off and it looks beautiful without it. This guitar has so much tone and power and projection! It's a smaller body guitar but has more of everything you want than a regular size dreadnought! I call it "The Beast"! Love the feel and the looks! Very comfortable to play.

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