Yamaha Captures Three Player's Choice Awards

1/19/2007 [Guitars & Basses]

Readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine Acknowledge Yamaha Guitars, Live Sound Products.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America won three 2006 Players' Choice Awards, which are voted on by the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Many voters omitted specific models on their ballots, so the editors bestowed awards on manufacturers.

CG201S Acoustic Guitar
The Yamaha CG201S. The entire Yamaha nylon string category won a gold Players' Choice Award from the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine.
"These awards reflect players' satisfaction with various types of guitars and accessories they bought with hard-earned cash" that have "passed the test of living-room jams, festival stages and recording studios," wrote the editors.

Yamaha Guitars won a Gold Award in the Nylon-Strings category and a Silver Award for Beginner Guitar. Yamaha's nylon string guitars range from the GigMaker Classic package, which includes a C40 guitar, to the top-of-the-line acoustic-electric CGX31C. Yamaha's FG guitars have helped nurture emerging guitarists since their introduction in the 1960's and are among the most popular guitar lines ever sold in the United States.

"Acoustic Guitar readers are very knowledgeable and discriminating," said Bryan Savage, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "When such a savvy audience singles out Yamaha products, it's a special honor."

Yamaha also won bronze in the PA category. Yamaha's Live Sound equipment is legendary in the industry. "From the compact STAGEPAS to our larger component systems, the goal is to provide versatility, reliability and quality," said Wayne Hrabak, marketing manager, Live Sound, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "This award validates our efforts."

For more information about Yamaha Guitars and Live Sound products, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or email infostation@yamaha.com.

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