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Summer NAMM 2019: Yamaha FG Red Label Series Acoustics Demo

July 20, 2019
The famed Red Labels of yore get a reboot with two body types available in three trim levels, all featuring aged solid woods and an impressive 3-way pickup system.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Yamaha Storia Series Acoustics

July 19, 2019
The famed Japanese outfit sets its sites on aesthetically inclined newcomers with handsome, easy-to-play flattops boasting impressive features and prices.
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Gallery: Summer NAMM 2019 Day 1

July 18, 2019
The first day was full of interesting and weird gear from Mythos, Yamaha, Blackstar, Fender, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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Yamaha Releases Storia Line of Acoustic Guitars

June 25, 2019
All three new models have FS (Concert) body shapes with mahogany backs and sides, nato necks with walnut fretboards, urea nuts and saddles, and 25" scale lengths.
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Yamaha Launches FG Red Label Acoustic Guitars

April 26, 2019
These flattops are inspired by the original FG Red Label instruments of the '60s—the company’s very first steel-string guitars, which became widely known for their high-end Japanese craftsmanship.
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NAMM '19 - Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic & CG-TA TransAcoustic Demos

January 26, 2019
A pair of entry-level models get the TransAcoustic treatment.
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Yamaha Introduces the CSF-TA and CG-TA

January 24, 2019
The CSF-TA incorporates an actuator that creates reverb and chorus effects without external amplification.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

July 20, 2018
The Japanese company updates two favorite flattops with Hawaiian tonewoods and new electronics.
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Yamaha CSF3M Review

July 16, 2018
Silky playability, sublime sounds, and top quality add up to a small-body super value.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Limited Edition Demo

July 6, 2018
The popular S-style gets a facelift with a flame-maple top and is outfitted with a Seymour Duncan-H-S-S setup.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 2

June 29, 2018
The second day of Summer NAMM was filled with new gear from Peavey, Cusack Music, Yamaha, Devilcat, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Mike Stern

May 9, 2018
Consistency is key when it comes to this jazz legend’s approach to gear. Check out how one of the most rocking jazzers gets his signature tone.
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Yamaha Brings Back the CSF Series Acoustic Parlor Series

February 9, 2018
The new CSF1 and CSF3 offer significant upgrades including the addition of scalloped bracing and a specialized latticework.
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Yamaha Unveils the FG TransAcoustic

January 31, 2018
The FG-TA dreadnought and its concert-size counterpart, the FS-TA, are built on the design of the company’s FG820 and FS820 models.
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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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