With the new LS-TA, Yamaha have re-imagined what we think of when it comes to high performance acoustic guitars. With intuitive new technology on board, a superb build process and immaculate attention to detail, this smaller bodied electro-acoustic guitar doesn't just hold its own again the competition, it raises the bar completely.
A Seriously Impressive Acoustic For The Modern Age
Construction wise the LL-TA features solid Rosewood back and sides, a solid Engelmann Spruce top with non scalloped bracing and treated by Yamaha's patented A.R.E (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process. Right down to the electronics, Yamaha have acoustic performance as their top priority. The battery compartment has been re-designed and moved to below the input jack, taking up less precious wood space and giving the inner acoustics better symmetry. The control knobs have also been given the weight loss treatment and are now less noticeable, smaller and again take less wood space to mount, giving the guitar that extra bit more material to work with. Finally we come to the neck which is constructed from 5-ply Mahogany and rosewood for incredible strength and resonance, topped with a beautiful Ebony fingerboard.
A.R.E (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
For those not familiar with this, A.R.E is essentially a wood maturing process pioneered by Yamaha. this is done by taking fresh woods and by precisely controlling variables such as humidity, temperature and atmospheric pressure, reform them to deliver the same acoustic characteristics usually associated with great sounding vintage guitars. The process is extremely effective, proving Yamaha have definitely done their homework. We dare you to play one of these guitars and not dig the sound.
"An actuator installed on the inner surface of the guitar back vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings. The vibrations of the actuator are then conveyed to the body of the guitar, and to the air in and around the guitar body, generating authentic reverb and chorus sounds from inside the body." - Yamaha. In short, this new Piezo system sounds fantastic and directly translates the pure acoustic tones which Yamaha have worked so hard on to achieve, right out of any decent PA system.
"Three simple knobs let you adjust the degree of effect applied and the line-out volume level. Additionally, keeping the controls small minimizes the area of the holes in the body material, reducing acoustic sound loss. Pressing the TA Switch for more than 0.3 seconds activates the TA function. When a cable is connected to the line-out jack, the line-out volume can be adjusted by rotating the (C) knob. The reverb type switches from Room to Hall around the 12:00 position." - Yamaha
A Newly Designed Battery Compartment
"Battery box integrated into the end-pin jack. This requires fewer holes in the body, thus reducing acoustic sound loss. Connect the cable from the jack to a PA or amp to use as an acoustic electric guitar." - Yamaha
- Body Shape - Yamaha Original Jumbo
- Scale Length - 650mm (25 9/16”)
- Body Length - 497mm (19 9/16")
- Body Width - 380mm (14 15/16")
- Body Depth - 100-120mm (3 15/16" - 4 3/4")
- Nut Width - 44mm (1 3/4")
- Top Material - Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
- Back Material - Solid Rosewood
- Side Material - Solid Rosewood
- Neck Material - Mahogany / Rosewood 5ply
- Fingerboard Material - Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius - R400mm (23 5/8")
- Bridge Material - Ebony
- Nut Material - Urea
- Saddle Material - Urea
- Bridge Pins - Black ABS with White Dot
- Tuners - Die-cast Gold(TM29G)
- Body Binding - Maple / Black
- Soundhole Inlay - Abalone / Black / White
- Pickguard - Transparent
- Body Finish - Gloss
- Neck Finish - Matt
- Electronics - System 70 TransAcoustic / Piezo Pickup
- Strings - .012/.016/.025(or.024)/.032/.042/.053(or.052)
- Case - Hard Bag
- Controls - Reverb(Room/Hall) / Chorus / TA Switch / Line Out Vol
- Connections - LINE OUT
- Accessories - Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
- Total Length - 1030mm (40 9/16")
- String Spacing - 11.0mm
|Scale Length||650mm / 25.59"|
|Neck Wood||mahogany / rosewood 5-ply|
|Body Size||full size|
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