L Series

A New Tradition. Yours.

The L Series offers the perfect combination of traditional and modern: warm, balanced tone that fits perfectly into a solo performance or mix; timeless good looks inspired 50 years of guitar crafting; instant played-in comfort; and stage-ready performance with the Yamaha Zero Impact pickup system.

Body Selection

Whether it's a full-size LL original jumbo or small LS body, the choice is yours! Each of these body styles is represented, letting you choose the instrument that meets your requirements for sound, style and affordability.

LL: Yamaha Original Jumbo Body

This traditional Yamaha body style is known for its rich volume, a wide dynamic range, and excellent tonal balance. It's beautiful transparent tone is the result of a design that has been refined by artists around the globe.

LS: Small Body

The small-bodied LS has a long history with Yamaha. Featuring excellent total balance, it delivers a big, confident sound for it's size, yet also ideal for delicate passages, and highly recommended for fingerstyle guitarists.

Common Features

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)

A.R.E. is an original wood-reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise control of temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years.

Bracing Pattern

A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L Series' characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.

Traditional Neck Profile

A re-evaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding and the neck taper led to a distinct neck shape that better suits today's traditional players, offering stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.

5-Ply Neck

The 5-ply neck of mahogany and rosewood designed with a volute at the headstock plus a double-action, adjustable rod creates a neck with excellent strength and stability.

*#26,36,56 have a volute at the head stock.

Choice of Rosewood or Mahogany Back and Sides

The lineup now includes models with mahogany back and sides (LL16M/6M, LS16M/6M), letting you choose according to your playing style and tonal needs.

SRT Zero Impact Pickups

The SRT Zero Impact pickup system is a passive pickup configuration designed to minimize the pickup's impact on the tone and traditional appearance of the instrument. The system utilizes individual, piezo-electric elements for each string to faithfully reproduce the dynamic sound of the L Series and give the instrument outstanding presence when playing in a band.

*Pickup not included on L56, 36 and 26

   

The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.