LL16D ARE - Black
Based on the LL16, the LL16D features intricate abalone inlay work around the body, head and sound hole, and reminiscent of the L36 Series, the LL16D offers both luxurious looks and excellent tone.
- Original Jumbo Body
- Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E.
- Solid Rosewood Back and Sides
- High-Comfort, Traditional Neck Profile
- 5-Ply Neck
- SRT Zero Impact Pickup
A Premium Acoustic-electric Guitar From Yamaha
Yamaha's LL16D acoustic-electric guitar brings premium materials and craftsmanship together with intricate abalone inlays for a great-sounding and eye-catching guitar. Continuing in the legacy of Yamaha's L Series, the LL16D sports a hand-selected, solid Engelmann spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides for a rich, warm sound. An ultra-stable 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck and ebony fretboard are smooth and sleek. The slimmer neck shape and an enhanced fingerboard edge gives the LL16D a feel and playability you'll love. A passive SRT Zero Impact Pickup uses six separate elements to detect each string and give you authentic plugged-in tones. The Yamaha LL16D gives amazing playability and killer tone in a premium acoustic-electric guitar.
Yamaha LL16D Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Innovative guitar design gives you an amazing-playing and sounding instrument
- Hand-selected solid Engelmann spruce top with and solid rosewood back and sides provide rich tone and projection
- Intricate abalone inlay on the body, headstock, and rosette
- A.R.E. process molecularly "ages" the wood to match guitars that have been played for years
- 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck has been redesigned for today's guitar player
- Updated non-scalloped bracing pattern delivers a fuller low-end
- Passive SRT Zero Impact pickup uses individual piezo elements for each string
Innovative construction to build a better guitar
The great tone and smooth playability of the LL16D are due to Yamaha's never-ending search for perfection. The recently developed A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process gives your guitar a broken-in and aged tone. By controlling the atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity, the molecular properties of the wood are manipulated to mirror those of a guitar that has been played for years. Each L Series guitar also sports a modified non-scalloped bracing that enhances the guitars low end. And the 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck, after re-evaluation of string height and spacing, has a new design for improved playability. The Yamaha LL16D utilizes newly developed advances in guitar construction to bring you an amazingly playable and great-sounding instrument.
Hand-selected Spruce top for great tone
Sweetwater knows that the choice of top wood can have a strong effect the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the LL16D, Yamaha chose a premium, hand-selected solid Engelmann spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. Its rosewood back and sides provide exceptional bass and powerful projection. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
A full-range passive pickup system
The passive SRT Zero Impact Pickup was designed by Yamaha to deliver a faithful reproduction of the LL16D's natural, dynamic sound. It was also designed to minimize the impact on the guitars looks and tone. The passive design doesn't use a bulky preamp that's routed into the body to hamper the instrument's look or resonance. Each string has its own piezoelectric element for a full-sounding and accurate sound. Because this is a passive pickup system, you'll need to use an external preamp when you want to plug in the Yamaha LL16D.