Yamaha - LSX26C with ARE aged soundboard
Yamaha - LSX26C with ARE aged soundboard
Hand crafted in Japan by a single luthier the LSX range is the premium offering from Yamaha and shows how they can mix it with the very best for hand made, bespoke, high quality acoustics
A very small amount of hand crafted guitars are built in small workshops in Japan by a single luthier and this beauty is one of those models - bringing you the LSX26C - a 100% hand crafted guitar from Hamamatsu, Japan. It is an exquisite acoustic that offers a lifetime of incredible playability and tone, enjoyed by artists like James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bert Jansch and Rik Emmett.
The LSX26C Model, is truly one of the best fingerstyle guitars you will experience but is equally at home with strumming and rock ballads. Utilising Yamaha's Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) a way of heat treating the soundboard to give an aged acoustic vibe the LSX26C features a rosewood body with a solid AAA Engelmann spruce top, for stunning tone that is balanced, full, and unique. A 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck with ebony fingerboard adds to this beautiful instrument's exquisite tone and playability. High-end, detailed appointments such as maple binding and an ebony bridge enhance and support the rich tone of this incredible acoustic.
The perfect dimensions of the LSX26C emphasises the midrange and softens the low-end response, making for an incredibly articulate, clear sound. Intricate playing styles are particularly well served by the LSX’s sweet, subtle tone but lower overall volume can also add a new dimension to chord work for recording, or applications where maximum volume isn’t a prerequisite. Standard L-Series solid Engelmann spruce and solid Indian rosewood brings the best out of the LSX26C tone, with strong, powerful response across the frequency range. The Yamaha LSX26C utility newly developed advances in guitar construction to bring you an amazingly playable and great-sounding instrument.
Incredible Pick Up System
In addition to the one-way system’s bridge mounted piezo pickup and easy to access controls, a condenser microphone mounted inside the guitar on the end of a flexible gooseneck adds natural acoustic warmth, for greater tonal reality and variation.
The System41 two-way system includes a 3-band equaliser with an adjustable midrange frequency control, microphone tone control, microphone volume control with phase switch and master volume control.
Microphone With Goose Neck
Mounted inside the body, the flexible gooseneck shaft offers optimum positioning of the condenser microphone.
New Bracing Designs
All L-Series guitars benefit from a new non-scalloped bracing design that delivers tone that is thick and well focused. The top end instrument add a square bracing design which utilises side braces to connect the brace closest to the sound hole on the top, to its opposite brace on the back. This arrangement transmits string resonance to the back much more quickly, bringing the entire instrument alive with bass response, which the player will clearly feel.
Multi-Ply Neck Designs
The five-piece necks is carved from a single laminated block that features two layers of padauk—an extremely hard wood used for marimba tone bars—sandwiched between three layers of mahogany. This design creates a neck that is exceptionally strong and stable—great for those players who prefer low action and the ability to play right up the neck.
Venetian cutaways offer access to the upper frets while adding beauty to these fine instruments.
The vintage style brass tuners present these instruments with a classic look.
The bridges on all new L-Series guitars offer more overall mass than their predecessors, to deliver greater tone. Their designs feature smooth lines and edges to keep the playing surface unencumbered.
Other Specifications Include
- Body: Small body cutaway
- Top: Solid Engelmann spruce
- Back & Sides: Solid Indian rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany, padauk (5ply)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Body Depth: 100-125mm (3 15/16”– 4 15/16”)
- String Scale: 650mm (25 9/16”)
- Binding: Maple
- Tuning Machines: Diecast gold
- String: Yamaha custom light gauge
- P.U. System: System 41 2 way
- Finish: Hi-Gloss
- Color: Natural
- Year: 2020
- Condition: Brand new
Shop the Yamaha LSX26C now at Art of Guitar online, or dropin to the Art of Guitar store in Dubai today to try one out for yourself.