PreorderThere’s nothing so inspiring as playing guitar in a great sounding room – it makes you play better, longer and with more creativity. The Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar recreates that incredible experience without needing any external amplification or effects, just the guitar itself. It’s the most inspiring, engaging acoustic guitar you’ve ever played.
The Source Of The Magic: The TransAcoustic Actuator
There's no speaker in a TransAcoustic guitar. Instead, a highly engineered and precisely controlled actuator connects to the inner surface of the guitar tonewood, transmitting vibrations in response to those from the strings. From the actuator, to the tonewood, to the air in and around the guitar; the vibrations create authentic reverb and chorus sounds from the guitar itself.
Three simple dials let you adjust the amount of each effect applied as well as the lineout volume level:
(A) Chorus Control
(B) Reverb Control (Room / Hall)
(C) TA Switch / Line Out Volume Control
* Pressing the TA Switch for more than 0.3 seconds activates the TA function.
* When a cable is connected to the line-out jack, the lineout volume can be adjusted by rotating the (C) knob.
* The reverb type switches from Room to Hall around the 12:00 position.
A Naturally Stunning Acoustic Guitar
A Yamaha L Series guitar is at the heart of the TransAcoustic. Offering stunning tone, playability and design/build quality, the L Series has won rave-reviews. Using the L Series as a starting point, we developed the TransAcoustic technology to work in perfect harmony with the all-solid-tonewood L Series models.
A modified non-scalloped bracing design maintains the L Series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing its low end. As with all new L Series models, the solid spruce top has been given our unique ARE toning and controlled aging process, giving the guitar a rich, vintage quality tone from the moment you pick it up.
High Comfort & Playability
A straighter neck taper and hand-rolled fingerboard edges result in an instrument that can be played for hours without any stress.
The 5-ply neck design featured in all TransAcoustic guitars is created from rosewood and mahogany plies with a double-action adjustable rod, creating a strong, stable neck that resists warping.
TransAcoustic technology means you don't need external amplification to add rich effects to the guitar's natural tone at home or in an intimate venue. For larger venues and arenas, the end-pin doubles as a jack socket - allowing you to use the TransAcoustic guitar as a high electro-acoustic model.
Body Shape : Yamaha Original Jumbo
Scale Length : 650mm (25 9/16)
Body Length : 513mm (20 3/16)
Total Length : 1046mm (41 3/16)
Body Width : 415mm (16 5/16)
Body Depth : 100-125mm (3 15/16 - 4 15/16)
Nut Width : 44mm (1 3/4)
String Spacing : 11.0mm
Top Material : Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
Back Material : Solid Rosewood
Side Material : Solid Rosewood
Neck Material : Mahogany + Rosewood 5ply
Fingerboard Material : Ebony
Fingerboard Radius : R400mm (23 5/8)
Bridge Material : Ebony
Nut Material : Urea
Saddle Material : Urea
Bridge Pins : Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners : Die-cast Gold(TM29G)
Body Binding : Maple + Black
Soundhole Inlay : Abalone + Black + White
Pickguard : Transparent
Body Finish : Gloss
Neck Finish : Matt
Electronics : SYSTEM70 TransAcoustic+ Piezo Pickup
Controls : Reverb(Room/Hall) / Chorus / TA Switch / Line Out Vol
Connections : LINE OUT
Strings : .012/.016/.025(or.024)/.032/.042/.053(or.052)
Accessories : Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
Case : Hard Bag
2 Year Yamaha Warranty