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Yamaha LS16 ARE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Rosewood)


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The LS16 features all-solid Rosewood back and sides with hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce top.  The combination of these tried-and-true tonewoods produce a tone that is balanced and articulate, with warmth to spare. A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone. The rosewood and mahogany 5-ply neck is carved into a comfortable slim profile. This traditional style offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.

Newly designed bracing pattern and A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) treatment create rich warmth and open resonance while maintaining excellent tone balance which makes this guitar fit in a band perfectly. A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) 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.

In addition, Yamaha's SRT Zero impact pickup ensure you a stress-free performance on stage. Includes hardshell case.

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YamahaLS16 ARE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Rosewood)

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Clear and beautiful sound. I love my new guitar!


from Phillips Ranch, CA

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Comments about Yamaha LS16 ARE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Rosewood):

This is the 5th guitar that I have bought for the last 25 years and 2nd one for myself. It is not Martin nor a multi K dollar guitar but it sounds like as good as they do. I ordered online and picked it up at the store. It was the one of the most enjoyable shopping experience as well. Very Happy!

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One Beautiful Guitar


from Massachusetts

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  • Comfortable neck
  • Great Fit Finish
  • Great Passive Pick Ups
  • Great sound
  • LOUD
  • Perfect Set-up Out Of Box
  • Pretty


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Comments about Yamaha LS16 ARE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Rosewood):

I own many guitars, and this one is on par with my best. I got it specifically for live performances. I already own the LL16 and was so impressed with its sound unamplified and amplified that I decided to add this smaller bodied version to my arsenal. I am not disappointed. It's the brown sunburst finish which is absolutely stunning.

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Series L
Model LS16 ARE
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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.