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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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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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