Yamaha Handcrafted Acoustic Guitars
Prompted by increasing artist requests for one-off custom models, Yamaha started making Handcrafted acoustics - classical and steel-strung - in the mid 1970s, forming dedicated teams of its top craftsmen for the purpose.
The present-day Grand Concert and GC Custom classical ranges, from the company’s Music Craft and Custom workshops in Japan, owe their much-praised reputation to knowledge and techniques originally gained under the tutelage of master Spanish makers like Eduardo Ferrer and Manuel Hernandez. Steel-strung instruments like the superb LL dreadnoughts and CJ jumbos are made equally without compromise, to satisfy the demands of the most discerning players and using only the finest materials. Many of Yamaha’s Handcrafted instruments take literally months to build. But, then, as the saying goes: you can’t hurry perfection.
As it passes the quarter century mark, the L-Series undergoes a major revision resulting in 16 all new models. In redesigning the series, our master craftsmen have produced instruments that deliver robust low-end response even when using light gauge strings. Excellent playability, outstanding quality and a their unique Yamaha sound are sure to satisfy all.
Watch the talented Dave Goodman playing a L Series Yamaha!
The Yamaha LL body shape offers a slightly more slender take on the classic full sized dreadnought shape. With a subtly widened body and the L-Series narrow V neck, sound and playability are second to none. A beautifully handcrafted folk guitar. The Yamaha LL6 uses non-scalloped bracing for structural stability and a thick well focused tone. The bridge is heavier…