Yamaha’s New Acoustic Guitar Plays Natural Reverb And Chorus Sounds


A good picker playing even the crappiest guitar can usually make it sound very listenable. However, even the best acoustic guitars have inherent limitations that can make them sound lifeless and dry depending on the acoustics of a room. The Yamaha TransAcoustic LL-TA wants to eliminate those lifeless and dry moments by integrating natural reverb and chorus sounds without the need for any electronic contraptions.

That’s right, you no longer need to be playing in a concert hall to get the maximum sound out of your acoustic guitar. With this model, Yamaha wants to bring the same warmth and vitality those locations bring even while you play in a cramped bedroom, a dingy basement, or any other place with a less-than-ideal sound profile.


The Yamaha TransAcoustic LL-TA does that near trick by placing an actuator on the inner surface of the guitar back, which vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings. That actuator’s vibrations are then passed on the guitar’s body and through the air surrounding it, generating those reverb and chorus effects without any external help. Even better, you can control the degree of effect for both chorus and reverb, with separate knobs on the top of the guitar body allowing you to easily adjust each one.

Features include a non-scalloped bracing design, a vintage quality tone, a straight neck taper, hand-rolled fingerboard edges, and a line out. Oh yah, it also comes with a third knob on the body for adjusting the volume when you have it plugged to an amp.

No pricing yet, but the Yamaha TransAcoustic LL-TA is expected to go on sale later in the year.

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