March 2020


Yamaha Releases the TRBX604FM and TRBX605FM Basses

January 16, 2018
Two new additions to the TRBX series.
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Mike Stern: Spirit Is Everything

December 7, 2017
After an unfortunate fall left him with two broken arms and a mangled right hand, the jazz-guitar maestro got up and turned his bad trip into an uplifting new album.
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Yamaha Guitars Introduces the APX600 and CPX600

November 15, 2017
The upgraded APX and CPX models address the trend towards smaller bodies and shorter-scale instruments.
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Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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SNAMM '17 - Yamaha LJ16 Billy Corgan Signature Acoustic & BB Series Bass Demos

July 16, 2017
Find out what the Smashing Pumpkins leader tweaked on the popular jumbo and what the Japanese brand enhanced on their popular series of low-end instruments.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 2

July 14, 2017
Dig into the hottest gear from the floor, including new stuff from Fender, Ovation, Yellowcake, Adventure Audio, and Todd Sharp.
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7 Sleeper Vintage Amps That Bring the Noise

July 14, 2017
Discover these pawnshop beauties by Airline, Teisco, Yamaha, Harmony, Ace Tone, Hohner, and McKinney.
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Yamaha Releases New Models at Summer NAMM

July 11, 2017
The new releases include LJ acoustic guitars, a Billy Corgan signature model, BB Bass Series, and the Pacifica 611FMX.
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Rig Rundown: Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert & Billy Sheehan [2017]

June 21, 2017
We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.
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Rig Rundown: Royal Thunder

May 24, 2017
The Atlanta quartet shows off the beer-soaked gear they use to create their haunting Southern pysch rock.
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NAMM '17 - Yamaha 2017 Acoustic Series Demos

January 22, 2017
See and hear a batch of new flattops at various price points.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

November 25, 2016
Top-flight quality and go-fast looks in a sweet-sounding solidbody.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFM TLB Demo

July 12, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders update an old favorite with Seymour Duncan pickups and new finishes.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha TransAcoustic LS-TA Demo

July 1, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders added chorus and reverb to a flattop.
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Yamaha Unveils Limited-Edition Pacifica 612VII

June 30, 2016
A limited-edition model featuring an SSH Seymour Duncan pickup configuration.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 2

June 24, 2016
Highlights from the second day at Nashville's gear extravaganza include new offerings from 3rd Power, EVH, Pigtronix, and more.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 2

June 24, 2016
There was no shortage of ear–and eye–grabbing gear on the second day of NAMM. Here's a look at what got our editorial team drooling.
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Yamaha Unveils the TransAcoustic Guitar

June 6, 2016
A guitar that recreates the experience of playing in a rich, live room without needing any external amplification or effects.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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