The brand new LS16ARE features all-solid Rosewood back and sides with hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce forming the top. A newly designed bracing pattern and our acclaimed A.R.E. treatment creates a rich, warm, open resonance whilst still offering excellent tonal balance. In addition, a new comfortable neck profile and the Yamaha Zero-Impact SRT pickup ensure a stress-free performance.
Small Type Body Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E. Solid Rosewood Back & Side High Comfort Traditional Neck Profile 5ply neck SRT Zero Impact Pickup
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A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha.
Through precise control 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 re-evaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper led to a new neck shape that better fits today’s traditional players. The new design offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.
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.
The small-bodied LS has a long history with Yamaha. Featuring excellent tonal balance it delivers a big, confident sound for its size. Its delicate sound is highly recommended for finger-style guitarists.
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. Back: Solid Rosewood Side: Solid Rosewood Neck: Mahogany & Rosewood 5ply Fingerboard: Ebony Body Depth: 100-120 mm (3 15/16"-4 3/4") Nut Width: 44 mm (1 3/6") String Length: 650 mm (25 9/16") Body: Small Type Tuners: Die-cast Gold (TM-29G) Standard Accessory: Hard Bag Bridge: Ebony Pickups: SRT Zero Impact Pickup
Covered by CITES Yes CITES Scientific Name of Wood or Woods Used Dalbergia latifolia(Indonesia) CITES Country or Countries of Wood Origin Indonesia
Product ID GLS16ARE
Questions & Answers
Question: Yamaha LS16ARE guitar specs describe the body as "small type". I have no idea of what small type is, in this context. Would you please provide me with the overall length of this guitar and the width of the lower bout. This information may give me some indication of scale of this instrument. Your response would be greatly appreciated as I am thinking of retiring my old Yamaha FG-401. Regards
Thank you for getting in touch. Our 'Small Body' shape has narrower and more rounded upper and lower bouts and a narrower mid-section compared to a standard western ‘dreadnought’ guitar shape. As well as being more comfortable for some players, it also leads to a more focussed tone – ideal for finger-style playing where every note is clear and distinct.
Technically, this shape has slightly less volume and projection than a dreadnought shape – but in practice (especially when playing at home), the difference is extremely subtle.
The approximate dimensions of the LS16 ARE guitar are as follows: