Yamaha LS16R L Series Solid Rosewood/Spruce Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Brown Sunburst (NAMM 2017 Exhibition Stock)
Crafted using time-honored techniques and construction, the L Series builds on Yamaha’s enduring heritage of acoustic instrument design to create instruments that meet and exceed the demands of today’s guitarists. Featuring a classic shape and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlays, these guitars possess the unique combination of well-rounded tone, superb playability and excellent dynamic range exemplified by the L Series. For stage performances, high-quality pickups capture every nuance of your playing, giving you the perfect vehicle to harness your inspiration and let your creativity flow.
Mahogany or Rosewood
The lineup now includes models with back and sides of mahogany, letting you choose according to your playing style and tonal needs. Rosewood models offer well-balanced tone from low to high, while mahogany provides rich low-end with quick response.
Choose Your Body Style
Whether you prefer a full-sized LL original dreadnought or the small sized LS body, the choice is yours, letting you choose the instrument that meets your requirements for sound, style, and affordability.
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.
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 a stable grip and smooth playability.
SRT Zero Impact Pickups
The SRT Zero Impact Pickup system is a newly developed passive type pickup system 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.
Newly Designed Bracing Pattern
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series' characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone. Treating the tops with Yamaha's exclusive A.R.E. process gives the instrument a rich, vintage quality tone making it sound, from the first time you pick it up, as though it has been played for years.
Acoustic Resonance Enhancement
A.R.E. is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll 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.
- Body: Small Body Type
- Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Side: Solid Rosewood
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- 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: Brown Suburst
- Finish: Gloss