It’s a revolutionary concept that may sound a little complicated at first, but in practice it brings new levels of clarity and craft to the sound of acoustic guitars. Basically the three side-mounted knobs on the instrument’s side adjust the effect levels of reverb and chorus, as well as the standard line-out volume range.
Another new addition is the guitar’s modified non-scalloped bracing design that enhances the low-end and the vintage sound produced from the solid Engelmann spruce tops. These are treated with Yamaha’s A.R.E (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) which is exclusive to their instruments.
The instrument’s rosewood sides are paired with a five-ply mahogany neck with ebony fingerboards while the SRT piezo pickup gives the guitar its plugged-in tones. Thanks to the instrument’s redesigned battery box that integrates with the guitar’s endpin, acoustic sound loss is at a minimum.
It’s a brave new world for Yamaha’s L Series; the TransAcoustic guitar intends to redefine the sounds that we get from acoustic guitars. What was once only achievable from a pedalboard will soon be in the palm of our hands.
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