The new Yamaha LL16 Handcrafted acoustic guitar has a solid Engelmann Spruce top and solid Rosewood back and sides. It also features a new non-scalloped bracing design that delivers a beautiful and well balanced tone. Choice materials and Yamaha's unique ability to blend traditional skills with advanced manufacturing make the Yamaha LL16 an exceptional guitar at a price that's hard to beat.
The bridge on the Yamaha LL16 offers more overall mass than their predecessors to deliver greater tone. The design features smooth lines and edges to keep the playing surface unencumbered. The neck on the LL16 is a 3-ply design of rosewood between two layers of mahogany.
Choice materials and Yamaha's unique ability to blend traditional skills with advanced manufacturing techniques deliver instruments of exceptional quality at a price that's hard to beat.
New Bracing Designs
All L-series guitars benefit from a new non-scalloped bracing design that delivers tone that is thick and well focused. The #36 and #26 model instruments add a square bracing design which utilizes side braces to connect the brace closest to the sound hole on the top, to its opposite brace on the back. This arrangement transmits string resonance to the back much quicker, causing the entire instrument to come alive with bass response, which the player feels as well.
Whether you prefer a full-sized LL dreadnought, small-sized LS body, or auditorium-sized LJ, the choice is yours. Each of these body styles is represented in each class letting you choose the instrument that meets your requirements for sound, style, and affordability.
Venetian cutaways offer access to the upper frets while adding beauty to these fine instruments.
The vintage style brass tuners found on all #26 model guitars present these instruments with a classic look.
The bridges on all new 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.
Five-Piece Neck Designs
The five-piece necks on the #36 and #26 models are carved from a single laminated block that features two layers of padauk - an extremely hard wood used for marimba tone bars - sandwiched between three layers of mahogany. This design creates a neck that is exceptionally strong and stable-great for those players who prefer low string height. The #16 and #6 model instruments utilize similar 3-ply design of rosewood between two layers of mahogany.
TOP: Solid Engelmann Spruce
BACK & SIDE: Solid Rosewood
NECK: 3-Ply: Mahogany-Rosewood-Mahogany
FINGER BOARD: Ebony
BODY DEPTH: 3 15/16'' 4 15/16''
NUT WIDTH: 1 3/4''
STRING LENGTH: 25 9/16''
TUNING MACHINE: Die-cast Gold