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Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Part of Yamaha's L Series of guitars, the LS16M is an all-solid wood guitar with hand-selected premium grade materials. This solid mahogany back/side...Click To Read More About This Product

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Small-bodied guitar with a 5-ply neck and solid Engelmann spruce top with special treatment for better long-term consistency.

Part of Yamaha's L Series of guitars, the LS16M is an all-solid wood guitar with hand-selected premium grade materials. This solid mahogany back/side variation is a perfect choice for players who are looking for more power and warmth.

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.

FEATURES
Body: Small Type
Top: Solid Engelmann spruce A.R.E.
Back: Solid mahogany
Side: Solid mahogany
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
Finish: Urethane
Pickguard: Tortoise
Includes: Hardshell case

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YamahaLS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

Worth it!

By Auni

from Duluth, MN

Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This a beautiful guitar, both physically and musically. I bought it online from a reputable dealer, and couldn't be happier. It has a very bright sound, and amazing sustain and projection! The fingerboard is wonderfully smooth with easy fretting. For the price, it's amazing, I mean all solid wood construction - fabulous! Do your research- not a single negative review to be found on this baby anywhere I looked. Very good quality!

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5.0

Better than a Gibson, Martin or Taylor that cost double

By Blair F

from Orlando, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've owned a 70's Gibson Hummingbird and many Martins including an OMC1E which was my all time favorite. This LS16M easily outperforms the Gibson or the Martin because the sound is better, quality is nicer and it feels so light and fast. I LOVE the neck even better than the OM neck which I typically prefer. The sound unplugged is heaven. It literally feels and sounds like an instrument that costs 2 grand. No clue what the reviewer is saying about neck dive. Balances great for me even with mediums.

     
    5.0

    This Guitar Has a Beautiful Sound and Feal

    By Don

    from Rome, GA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am a beginning player, however, this guitar will suit me very well. It is easy to handle and play. I have a Harmony that is a little larger and harder to finger. Also, the hard shell case is great as well.

       
      4.0

      Took Patience -- but it paid off

      By Jimmy

      from Madison

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Opened the box when it arrived; then opened the case; then unwrapped the guitar from the shroud in which it had been wrapped at the factory. Tuned it up and was instantly disappointed. Sounded flat and lifeless. Gave it a week or so to sit on the couch and breathe. It came back to life. Very happy with the build, the look, the feel, and the sound. Initially, planning to return it to MF -- now after it had a chance to come back, will not do so. Thanks, MF! I'm proud of myself, too, for exhibiting the patience needed to give this fine instrument a chance.

         
        5.0

        Quality and Sound

        By Film Guy

        from Great White North

        Pros

        • Alternate Tuning Dadgad
        • Finger Style
        • Rich Tones
        • Songwriting
        • Stumming

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dadgad Or Open D
          • Intimate Settings
          • Singing
          • Songwriting
          • Standard Tuning

          Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great redesigned neck lets you play right up the fret board and the trebles get sweeter. Mid tones just lead the way with a balanced output. Bass is not overpowering and sustains well. Smaller body ooo size just fits perfectly and can play it for hours. Smaller body also works really well for DADGAD or D tuning. Projects well and great sustain. This guitar just sings and you can play it any style you like.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It's okay

          By Badge

          from Detroit

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Neck Heavy
          • Poor Bass Response

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha LS16M L Series Solid Mahogany/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I had high hopes for this guitar but ended up returning it. First it is very neck heavy. When playing in a sitting position it doesn't balance above your leg with the center of gravity being somewhere between the 7th and 12th fret. I didn't care for this. Secondly, and I don't know if it is the body shape (I'm used to dreadnoughts), but there was not much in the way of bass response. When fingerpicking the other notes were fairly balanced but bass lines seemed thin and lacking to me. I ended up returning this one and went with a taylor 210 instead.

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