Yamaha LS6

Yamaha LS6 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

 

Yamaha LS6 acoustic guitar

Yamaha’s flagship L-Series range have been used by such major artists as Jimmy Page, Brian May, Paul Simon and John Lennon

Construction
Yamaha’s ability to combine handcrafted construction by expert Japanese luthiers, choice pre-aged tonewoods and advanced manufacturing techniques results in instruments with a winning combination of style, performance and outstanding value. The LS range has a concert body which is slightly smaller than LL dreadnaught and is perfect for intricate finger style playing.

The top is constructed from solid Canadian Engelmann spruce and has an opaque light yellow tint reminiscent of a mature acoustic instrument. The rosewood back and sides blend well with the spruce top. The neck utilizes rosewood between two layers of mahogany in a a 3-ply design which is designed To alleviate the potential of neck movement over time. The bridge offers more overall mass than previous models to deliver greater tone. The design incorporates smooth lines and edges to keep the playing surface unencumbered.

Tone
The LS6 produces a bright well sustained tone, controlled lower end with strong midrange and shimmery highs. The use premium materials including solid Englemann spruce, rosewood and mahogany neck combined with new 90degree non-scalloped bracing design result in a loud, powerful, well-balanced tone with clear response and excellent projection.

Finish
Yamaha work very closely with lacquer manufacturers striving to achieve a natural finish giving the guitar every chance to breathe and tonally shine. Finishing materials unique to Yamaha are used on handcrafted models.  The LJ6 comes in a natural finish.

Alternatives
There are two similar guitars in this range with almost identical specifications; the Yamaha LJ6 has a jumbo body which is equally at home with fingerstyle or chord styles and its softened midrange makes it a perfect companion for the singer/songwriter. The Yamaha LS6 has a construction based on a slightly refined version of the traditional dreadnought shape producing a well balanced sound, controlled bottom end with strong midrange and sparkling highs.

Verdict
The Yamaha LS6 offers great sound and playability straight out of the box. Yamaha can come close to the sounds of more expensive guitars like Taylor, Gibson & Martin without breaking the bank.  Enjoy the handmade quality and the fantastic features of the new L-Series, including the add-on of a solid top and solid back, in a guitar whose price is hard to beat.
winning combination of style, performance and outstanding value

Specifications
Body: Concert
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back: Rosewood
Side: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany, Rosewood (3 ply)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Saddle: Plastic
Bridge: Ebony
Body Depth: 100-125 mm (3 15/16″”-4 15/16″”)
Nut (plastic) Width: 44 mm (1 3/4″”)
String Length: 650 mm (25 9/16″”)
Tuners: Diecast Gold
Colours : Natural, Tinted, Sunburst
Finish: Hi-Gloss

Includes Hard Case

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