The Yamaha SLG200 Series are the perfect guitars for practice, travel or stage use - any time an acoustic guitar just won't do.
Near-silent performance makes discrete practice simple with the exclusive SRT-Powered pickup system giving incredibly natural acoustic tone through headphones or the line-out socket. Studio-quality on-board effects enhance your playing to perfection and line-in functionality makes jamming to iPods and iPhones easy. Coupled with their unique, striking looks and rosewood/maple framed collapsible bodies, SLG200 Series lets you play whenever and wherever inspiration hits.
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Our SLG200 Series are the perfect guitars for practice, travel or stage use - any time an acoustic guitar just won't do. Near-silent performance makes discrete practice simple with the exclusive SRT-Powered pickup system giving incredibly natural acoustic tone through headphones or the line-out socket. Studio-quality on-board effects enhance your playing to perfection and line-in functionality makes jamming to iPods and iPhones easy. Coupled with their unique, striking looks and rosewood/maple framed collapsible bodies, SLG200 Series lets you play whenever and wherever inspiration hits.
Authentic plugged-in sound by SRT Powered Super-compact, collapsible construction Unique, striking looks Ultra-quiet performance Slim body like an electric guitar Variety of functions which make players enjoy without becoming bored Sound by SRT Powered
SRT Powered is a new system designed to recreate the body resonance of an acoustic guitar in a bodiless guitar. We developed SRT Powered, collaborating with recording artists to create a system tailored to the unique properties of the new SLG body and modelled after the tones of a high-end Yamaha acoustic guitar captured using a carefully selected microphone in a professional recording studio environment. By actually reproducing the sound of an acoustic guitar - right down to its natural sustain and decay - Yamaha lets guitarists experience the genuine body resonance, body tone and ambience of an acoustic guitar.
SRT Powered sound can even be mixed with the sound from the instrument's piezo pickups, allowing guitarists to be even more flexible in their creative endeavors. Because the SLG can virtually reproduce the sound of a guitar recorded with a microphone, players are free from complicated procedures involved in mic-ing up a guitar when recording at home or in other settings.
The detachable top section of SLG’s frame means that practicality and portability are way beyond that of a conventional guitar. The luxury gigbag provided can be carried with ease and fits easily into the boot or on the back seat of most cars with plenty of room to spare.
The slim body of the SLG gives these instruments superb playability, and allows players to switch to playing an electric guitar without any discomfort should the need arise.
With the SLG, Yamaha set out to bring a modern feel to the classic contours of a conventional guitar. The distinctive design that emerged is the result of a collaborative effort between the project team and the Yamaha Design Laboratory, and combines traditional guitar lines with an innovative new form unlike that of any guitar before it.
The bodiless design of the SLG offers a natural, quiet sound that allows guitarists to play without disturbing others, whether practicing late at night or playing in the living room when the family is home. The SLG200S is 80% quieter than a conventional acoustic guitar.
The SLG200 features excellent durability owing to its solid body structure, so users do not have to worry about damaging the instrument when playing live or traveling. Both the steel string and nylon string models are fitted with a duel action truss rod, allowing both convex and concave bow to be adjusted.
Connect to an external music player to enjoy music playback, enhance your playing with a range of authentic effects, or plug in headphones to enjoy playing in privacy - the SLG offers a variety of functions that make playing even more enjoyable. What's more, SLG come with a built-in precision chromatic tuner, compatibility with both battery- and AC power, and a range of other user-friendly features.
Scale Length 634mm (25") Total Length 978mm (38 1/2") Body Width 356mm (14") Whole Depth 85mm (3 11/32") Fingerboard Width (0F, 14F) 43m - 55mm (1 11/16" - 2 5/32") Body Material Mahogany Frame Material Rosewood & Maple Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Radius R400 Bridge Material Rosewood Nut Material Urea Saddle Material Urea Tuners RM1242N-4 Body Finish Tobacco Brown Sunburst & Translucent Black : Gloss / Natural : Satin Neck Finish Satin Electronics SRT Powered System Controls Power / Vol / AUX.Vol / Bass / Treble / Smooth Control Effects(Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus) / Chromatic Tuner / SRT Blend Connections Line OUT / AUX IN / Phone Input / DC-IN Color Natural / Tobacco Brown Sunburst / Translucent Black Accessories Original Carry Bag / Stereo Earphones / 2 * AA Batteries
Covered by CITES Yes CITES Scientific Name of Wood or Woods Used Dalbergia latifolia(Indonesia) CITES Country or Countries of Wood Origin Indonesia
Questions & Answers
Question: Hi, what's the difference between the SLG110 Silent Guiitar and the SLG200 Silent Guitar?
Thank you for the enquiry. The SLG200 models superseded the SLG110 models (which superseded the SLG100 models). The SLG100 and SLG110 are no longer made or available.
Main changes from the SLG110 models to SLG200 models: New Studio Response Technology (SRT) sculpts and shapes the pickup tone in realtime to create a realistic and natural mic’d up acoustic/classical tone (the SLG110 sounded more like an electro-acoustic/electro-nylon guitar in comparison) New controls to mix between full SRT tone, a mixture of SRT tone + pickup tone, and just the pickup tone New on-board tuner Slightly different body dimensions Main body made from mahogany on the SLG200 rather than maple or spruce; the SLG200's frames are solid wood The SLG200 has better battery life (significantly longer when using the built-in effects) The SLG200 includes a higher-quality case
Ultimately, the SLG200 models offer far higher sound quality and better response thanks to our SRT system and the tuner and better battery life are useful improvements. Visually, the all-wood finish of the current models looks stunning.
Question: What amplifier do you use with the Silent Guitar? Being of such a non-conventional design, do you use an acoustic or an electric amp? Thanks, Jeff
Hi Jeff, thanks for getting in touch. For our videos, the SLG200 Silent Guitar was plugged directly into the desk (so you're hearing the actual sound of the guitar).
For normal home or live use, an acoustic amp will usually give you the most natural acoustic sound (our own THR5A is brilliant for home use). However, you can also get some amazing tones using an electric guitar amp - again, our THR5 and THR10 models are perfect for home use.
Some Silent guitarists plug directly into a mixing desk connected to monitor speakers - our HS Series offers incredible sound quality and detail.
Question: Is there a left-hand edition of the SLG200 Silent Guitar?
At this time, we don't make a left-hand version of any of the SLG models. For players just starting out (who haven't already learnt to play left-hand guitars), we’d highly recommend a non-left-hand model guitar regardless of whether the player is left or right handed.
This is because a guitarist's hands are both ‘dominant’ when playing guitar; a player who has learnt on a non-left-hand model will be able to play regardless of whether they're left or right handed.
And, since the vast, vast majority of guitars made are non-left-hand models (and left-hand models tend to be more expensive than their non-left-hand equivalents), learning to play a standard non-left-hand guitar opens up more possibilities for the future.