A great acoustic guitar overall. It's easy to play and it has an awsome acoustic sound. The only serious drawback is the active pickup that sounds too bright.
Model Year: 2001
Where Obtained: Timbres Instrumentos Musicais
- Made: Japan.
- Materials: spruce body and top, rosewood fretboard.
- Frets: 22 jumbo frets.
- Controls: features an active preamp with EQ, volume and pickup balance controls.
- Pickups: two piezo pickups (bridge/internal).
- Body: thin, with a cutaway and natural finish.
For a professional level guitar, it's missing a XLR balanced output.
Very low action for an acoustic. Combined with jumbo frets, it's very easy to play this guitar. It's almost as easy to play as my Ibanez JEM.
Unplugged, this guitar sounds excellent: a warm, nice acoustic sound. When you plug it, it sounds too bright and you have to roll back the treble controls of your amp. I wouldn't rely on the pickups of this thing; I prefer to use a microphone for live playing or recording.
It's one of the top Yamaha acoustic models, so it's built to last. It's reliable enough for live playing.