Guitars, Basses & Amps


Guitars, basses and amplifiers, born in Japan since 1966


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Everything we do is about inspiring guitarists to create something amazing. Your music doesnʼt stand still, so why would we?

News & Articles

A Quick Guide to Yamaha Acoustic Guitar Pickup Technology

Options abound when it comes to plugging in.

The Calvo Report: How to Play the High Notes on Your Guitar

Guitar fretboard navigation made easy.

A Brief History of Yamaha Guitars

Decades of innovation and craftsmanship.

Yamaha and Billy Sheehan Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Attitude Series

2020 marks two related anniversaries for Yamaha Guitars: the 30th anniversary of Yamaha Guitar Development - our Los Angeles custom shop - and the 30th anniversary of the Attitude series. The signature bass of the singular Billy Sheehan, the Attitude was one of the first production instruments developed by YGD.

SLG200 Series Developer Interview

The behind-the-scenes story of the development of the SRT-powered pickup system.

Producing, Playing, Leading, Writing: International Women’s Day 2020

In celebration of International Women's Day, we are shining a spotlight on some amazing women who are killing it in their field. These five Yamaha artists from different cities around the globe each gave us insight into their lives as musicians: their inspirations, creative process and what motivates them as artists.



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The Yamaha Difference

Every element of how we design and craft our guitars is built around our mission to make instruments that inspire. Our guitars are made differently ‒ theyʼre made in Yamaha.