While in Anaheim, CA for the NAMM show, we had the opportunity to stop by a few booths for some one-on-one video action. First up is Yamaha. Here is Armando Vega to let you know what’s new from the manufacturer’s acoustic line. From limited-run instruments to updates in Yamaha’s handcrafted L series, there’s plenty to check out.
In the video below, Steel Panther's Satchel discusses some of his influences, plays a few of his favorite riffs (including a fair amount of AC/DC) and, most importantly, demos the Yamaha THR10X guitar amp.
The redesigned lineup of Yamaha L Series handcrafted acoustic guitars is now shipping. The L Series, a line of handcrafted acoustic guitars, features several new innovations. All new models now include solid Engelmann spruce tops that are treated with A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha.
Yamaha has been making instruments for quite some time. So they know firsthand how age enhances the tone of the wood. In fact, the company has done a variety of tests to determine what those age-enhanced tonal characteristics are. And now with that knowledge, Yamaha has taken the next step to create a way to accelerate that wood aging process so that new woods can have that sweet, vintage-instrument tone, too.
These videos are bonus content related to the January 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
Two thousand twelve seemed to be the year of the acoustic. With hits like, “I Will Wait,” from Mumford & Sons, or “Home,” by Phillip Phillips, most of this year’s most popular songs had an acoustic guitar as the prominent instrument fueling the tune. Even mega-stars like Katy Perry took notice and stripped away the electronic beats of her hit song, “The One That Got Away,” to deliver a sensitive acoustic performance of it.