While the TransAcoustic's electronics deserve acclaim, the guitar is a high-quality acoustic instrument in its own right. With a single strum you'll notice the detail and warmth of the guitar's A.R.E.-treated solid Engelmann spruce top. Yamaha's A.R.E. technology artificially ages the wood, achieving the clarity of tone found on great vintage instruments. The LS-TA's back and sides are crafted from solid rosewood, which imbues the instrument with powerful low and high frequencies. The S body style is a comfortable design, similar to popular folk and OM acoustics with the narrower waist adding a focused midrange to the guitar's acoustic voice. The guitar's calling card is its onboard reverb and chorus effects. What sets them apart from other instruments with onboard effects is that these don't require any external amplification. Engage the effects via the simple-to-use controls and you'll experience and acoustic experience like playing in a rich, ambient venue. And when it's time for the gig, you can access those same great tones plugged in through the guitar's System70 pickup system. Yamaha branded hard gigbag included.
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