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Yamaha LL16D ARE

The LL16D-NT//ARE features a solid Spruce top with ARE treatment, solid Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard, modified dreadnought body, Zero Impact pickup system, Abalone binding, snowflake fret inlays and comes with a quality soft case.

Based on the LL16, the new LL16D features intricate abalone inlay work around the body, head and sound hole. Being reminiscent of L36 series, LL16D offers both laxuarious look and excellent tone.

Natural, Rosewood

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  • Original Jumbo Type Body
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E.
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Side
  • High Comfort Traditional Neck Profile
  • 5ply neck
  • Luxury Abalone Inaly
  • 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 controll 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 reevaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper led to a new neck shape that better fits today’s raditional players. The new design offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.

5-Ply Necks

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.

LL Body

This traditional Yamaha body style is known for its rich volume, a wide dynamic range, and excellent tonal balance. Beautiful, transparent tone is the result of a design that has been refined by artists around the globe.

Beautiful Abalone Binding

Based on the LL16, the new LL16D features intricate abalone inlay work around the body and sound hole. The inlays look particularly nice on stage where they beautifully reflect the stage lights. In addition to the natural finish, black is also available.

General specifications

Top Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
Back Solid Rosewood
Side Solid Rosewood
Neck Mahogany & Rosewood 5ply
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Depth 100-125 mm (3 15/16"-4 15/16")
Nut Width 44 mm (1 3/6")
String Length 650 mm (25 9/16")
Body Original Jumbo Type
Tuners Die-cast Gold (TM-29G)
Standard Accessary Hard Bag
Bridge Ebony
Pickups SRT Zero Impact Pickup