SILENT guitar™

WHENEVER,WHEREVER

The Yamaha SLG is the perfect instrument for practice, travel or stage use – any time an acoustic guitar just won't do. Near-silent performance makes discrete practice simple, Yamaha's exclusive SRT-Powered pickup system gives incredibly natural acoustic tone through headphones or line-out, studio-quality on-board effects enhance your playing to perfection and line-in functionality makes jamming easy. Coupled with unique, striking looks and a rosewood and maple framed full-size collapsible body SLG lets you play whenever and wherever inspiration hits.

VIDEOS

  • The new Yamaha SLG200 Silent Guitar™ – Overview with Daniel Ho
  • Yamaha Silent Guitar SLG200 - A day in the life

USE CASES

  • Stage

    Gigging player, electric guitar player

    - Unique design and construction The unique form of the SLG stands out on stage, and features a bodiless construction that prevents feedback.

    - Sound by SRT Powered SRT Powered delivers crisp pickup sound or authentic acoustic sound, or a combination of the two. Players can adjust the balance tbetween the two sounds to their liking.

    - Playability 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.

    - Portability 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.

    - Durability SLG 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.

  • Travel

    Guitarists who often travel on business or for pleasure

    - Portability The detachable top section of SLG's frame means that practicality and portability are far better than that of a conventional guitar. The luxury gigbag provided can be carried with ease and fits into an aircraft overhead compartment with room to spare.

    - Durability SLG features excellent durability owing to its solid body structure, so users do not have to worry about damaging the instrument when traveling.

    - Variety of functions 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, the SLG come with a built-in precision chromatic tuner, compatibility with both battery- and AC power, and a range of other user-friendly features.

    - Quietness With its bodiless design, SLG offers an extremely quiet sound. That means guitarists can play without bothering people nearby, whether playing in at home or in a hotel room.

  • Home

    Guitarists who enjoy playing and practicing at home

    - Quietness With its bodiless design, SLG offers an extremely quiet sound. That means guitarists can play without bothering people nearby, whether practicing late at night or playing in the living room when the family is home.

    - Variety of functions 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, the SLG come with a built-in precision chromatic tuner, compatibility with both battery- and AC power, and a range of other user-friendly features.

  • Recording

    Guitarists who record at home or upload videos of
    themselves playing the guitar to YouTube

    - Sound by SRT Powered The SRT Powered system can effectively deliver sound quality equivalent to that of a high-end microphone so players are free from the complicated procedures involved in mic-ing up a guitar when recording at home or in other settings.

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FEATURES

SOUND by SRT POWERED

  • SLG200S : Blend knob = Full SRT

    Played by Daniel Ho
  • SLG200S : Blend knob = Full Pickup

    Played by Daniel Ho
  • SLG200S : Blend knob = 2 o'clock

    Played by Daniel Ho

SRT Powered is a new system designed to recreate the body resonance of an acoustic guitar in a bodiless guitar. Yamaha 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.

SRT Pickup (Under Saddle type)

Individual element placed for each string to capture the most string vibration possible.

PORTABILITY

The detachable top section of then SLG's frame means that practicality and portability are far better than that of a conventional guitar.
The luxury gigbag provided can be carried with ease and fits into an aircraft overhead compartment with room to spare.

DESIGN

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.

QUIETNESS

With its bodiless design, Yamaha's SLG offers an extremely quiet sound. That means guitarists can play without bothering people nearby, whether practicing late at night or playing in the living room when the family is home.

  • Yamaha SLG200 Silent Guitar™ Demo – Feel the Silence
  • SLG200S : about 80% lower volume than an ordinary acoustic guitar
  • SLG200N : about 90% lower volume than an ordinary classical guitar

PLAYABILITY

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.

DURABILITY

Yamaha's SLG 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.

FUNCTIONALITY

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- Power / Auto power off
This switches the SLG's power ON/OFF. The power turns off automatically if the strings are untouched for 30 minutes.

- Tuner
The built-in chromatic tuner features accurate, stable tuning and an easy-to-read display.

- Blend
Mixes the signal from the pickup and the signal of the simulated body resonance produced by the SRT Powered system.

- AUX Vol.
Adjusts the signal level of the AUX IN jack.

- Effect
Switches between the three effects, REV1(room), REV2(hall) and chorus, and adjusts the amount of each effect applied. Users can optimally set each effect by adjusting the mix balance. The effects have been designed to sound good at any position of the knobs.

(1) LINE OUT
A LINE OUT jack lets you connect the SLG to a guitar amp or PA making it perfect for use on stage. You can, of course, connect the instrument to a recording device for recording.

(2) AUX IN
Connect a portable music player to the AUX IN jack and play along with your favorite songs.

(3) DC-IN
Connect to power adaptor.
*AC power adaptor is sold separately.

(4) Phone Input
Users can enjoy the full sound quality of the guitar in any setting by plugging in a set of headphones or earbuds.

(5) AA Battery
New SLG is powered by 2 x AA batteries.

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SLG200S

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The neck shape and 634mm scale length of the SLG200S continue the design legacy of conventional acoustic guitars, while its ultra-slim body is perfect for players of both acoustic and electric instruments.

SLG200SOther colors available

SLG200N

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Inspired by traditional classical guitar design, the SLG200N features a slim neck, thin body, and low action that lets players adopt a more aggressive style, allowing even those players who wouldn't normally choose to perform with a classical guitar to p...

SLG200NOther colors available

SLG130NW

SLG130NWSLG130NW

Wherever there are people, there is music. And wherever musicians are, their music is always with them, waiting to get out. Yamaha’s Silent Guitar now means that wherever you are, and whenever you want to play, your guitar can be right there with you. ...

SLG110S

SLG110SSLG110S

Wherever there are people, there is music. And wherever musicians are, their music is always with them, waiting to get out. Yamaha’s Silent Guitar now means that wherever you are, and whenever you want to play, your guitar can be right there with you. C...

SLG110SOther colors available

SLG110N

SLG110NSLG110N

Wherever there are people, there is music. And wherever musicians are, their music is always with them, waiting to get out. Yamaha’s Silent Guitar now means that wherever you are, and whenever you want to play, your guitar can be right there with you. ...

SLG110NOther colors available

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