The brand new LS16ARE features all-solid Rosewood back and sides with hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce forming the top. A newly designed bracing pattern and our acclaimed A.R.E. treatment creates a rich, warm, open resonance whilst still offering excellent tonal balance. In addition, a new comfortable neck profile and the Yamaha Zero-Impact SRT pickup ensure a stress-free performance.
- Small Type Body
- Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E.
- Solid Rosewood Back & Side
- High Comfort Traditional Neck Profile
- 5ply neck
- SRT Zero Impact Pickup
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
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.
New Designed Bracing Pattern
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.
High Comfortable Traditional Neck Profile
A re-evaluation 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 stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.
New 5-ply neck designs are constructed of rosewood and mahogany plies. The design integrates the neck, head, and body into a single unit creating a powerful, rich sound. This approach also creates a strong, stable neck that resists twisting and warping.
The small-bodied LS has a long history with Yamaha. Featuring excellent tonal balance it delivers a big, confident sound for its size. Its delicate sound is highly recommended for finger-style guitarists.