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Bold Generation of Yamaha Acoustic-Electric Guitars Features a New Look, A New Feel, A New Sound

BUENA PARK, Calif.— The A-Series handcrafted guitars, a new generation of Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars, is now shipping to dealers across the United States. Yamaha Guitars is proud to expand on its successful line-up of acoustic-electric guitars with the unveiling of a new look, a new feel and a new sound. The A-Series launches Yamaha into a previously untapped market segment by providing a professional instrument designed to be the workhorse of any steel-string guitarist’s arsenal.

Offered in a dreadnought cutaway and a concert size cutaway, the A-Series represents a departure from the look of Yamaha’s acclaimed FG and L series guitars. From the new headstock design to the touch-of-class rosette and mahogany binding, Yamaha has focused on every detail to create the feel and playability sought by today’s acoustic-electric guitar player. Featuring a slim neck profile and a rounded fret board edge, the A-Series delivers ease and comfort. Yamaha also increased its traditional string spacing and lowered the action to accommodate today’s players. In addition, the semi-open pore finish on the necks of the A-Series maintains the wood’s feel, yet also enhances playability.

Tone is always key to an acoustic-electric guitar and Yamaha has overachieved with the A-Series. Dreadnought and concert shapes are offered in Mahogany back and sides and Rosewood back and sides. All models feature solid Spruce tops and are outfitted with new S.R.T. (Studio Response Technology) electronics developed by Yamaha.

The new S.R.T. preamp, an exclusive Yamaha technology, incorporates a piezo pickup system with a built-in microphone modeling technique specific to each guitar model. The S.R.T. system lets players choose from three different mic settings that can be blended with the piezo pickup, delivering on the often-elusive dream of providing studio-quality sound while playing live on stage. In addition, the S.R.T. system’s feedback detector cancels feedback frequencies in live situations.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; email infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/press.

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