NGD - Yamaha LL16M

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  1. skerwo

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    Got this beauty a week ago. It was used but in perfect condition and came with a real good softcase. It has solid woods, sitkaspruce for the top and mahagony for the back and sides (therefore the M in the title). It also has got a passive pickupsystem, so there are no knobs and battery in the guitar. You need a good pa with enough gain or an acoustic preamp. No problem for me because I own such a preamp.

    The chinese built Yamaha is perfectly built and plays like butter. It sounds rich, full, warm and round with strong bass, present mids and mild highs. I would say it´s close to a J45 which is a good reference and not as mighty and loud as a dreadnought.

    Real nice guitar for affordable money.


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  2. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Fine looking guitar! Congrats!
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yamaha pranks Martin and Gibson by making superior guitars and selling them for a lot less...


    And for a higher profit margin ...

    Good score !!!

    Now I want one ...
     
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    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    The LL series were great guitars for not a lot of money. I bought the LL11-e almost twenty years ago, only the second guitar I have ever bought new. Whilst I have bought maybe 40 electrics during that time I have never felt the need to buy another acoustic. Mine came with an external preamp which is really versatile.

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    Great stuff, congratulations!
     
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    Here's my preamp.

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    Congrats, I want one...
     
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  8. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    You guys have some nice preamps...

    Now I need a better one ...

    Thanks ...

    It'll cost me ..
     
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    I have the series below this. The LS6 A.R.E.

    That five piece neck is AMAZING. I love mine. It’s the most stable neck I’ve ever had. Out of many hundreds of electric and acoustic guitars I’ve owned, it’s the most solid. Never moves one iota no matter what the temp or humidity situation. I haven’t touched that truss in the almost three years I’ve owned it. And I am super picky about my setups.

    Edit: I use the BBE Acoustimax preamp/DI. Absolutely fantastic sounding and very cost effective.
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Acoustimax--bbe-acoustimax-acoustic-instrument-preamp-pedal
     
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    Very cool, skerwo.

    I have the "electric guitar" version of the Valeton Dapper Mini, which I use with my Fender Player Series Tele. I love it!
     
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    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Did you have a chance to try a new red label FG?
     
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    Yamaha should just buy Martin and Gibson and improve their quality ...

    Just a thought ....
     
  13. skerwo

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    Sorry I didn't have the chance to grab one.
     
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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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    Awesome guitar! I have an LJ16, and it is the guitar to end acoustic GAS for me. Lovely sounding, flawless, special.
    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats! That is a fine looking guitar. The QC at Yamaha is superior.
     
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    At yesterday´s rehearsal I had the chance to plug the Yamaha into the PA with my Valeton Dapper preamp. All I have to say is "wow". By far the best acoustic sound I ever had through a pa. I´m sure it could be better but only with good miking. For a piezo the sound is fantastic for strumming and with a slight compressor from the preamp also for fingerpicking.
     
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    Yamaha makes a good everything.
     
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    I have a p125 piano...


    Their motorcycles haul ass too ...
     
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    Wow! Man, how are these things? Ive had the Yamaha LS16M (LS-small body) in my cart for a long time and cant pull the trigger just yet because although I am convinced these are high quality for the money, I still want to be able to ask someone who has one of these and tell first hand experience on how good or bad they are..
     
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