The L16M is an all-solid series with hand-selected premium grade materials. This solid Mahogany Back/Side variation is a perfect choice for players who are looking for more power and warmth.
• Small Type Body
• Solid Engelmann Spruce Top with A.R.E.
• Solid Mahogany Back & Side
• High Comfort Traditional Neck Profile
• 5ply Neck
• Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup
• Hard Bag Included
• Elixir Strings
A New Tradition. Yours.
The new Yamaha L-Series offers the perfect combination of traditional and modern: a warm, balanced tone that fits perfectly into a solo performance or mix; timeless good looks inspired by Yamaha’s 50 years of guitar crafting; instant played-in comfort; stage-ready performance as standard with Yamaha’s new Zero Impact pickup system.
Whether you prefer a full-sized LL original jumbo, small-sized LS body, or medium jumbo-sized LJ, the choice is yours. Each of these body styles is represented in each class, letting you choose the instrument that meets your requirements for sound, style, and affordability. The LJ body shape is designed to provide guitarists with a comfortable fit when seated. While volume output is a little less than the LL, the LJ offers a wide dynamic range, a low-end with strong presence, and a crisp tone that accommodates a wide range of playing styles from lead to strumming. 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. 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.
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll 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.
New Designed Bracing Pattern
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.
High Comfortable Traditional Neck Profile
A reevaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper led to a new neck shape that better fits today’s traditional players. The new design offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the 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 back and sides of mahogany (LL16M/6M, LS16M/6M) letting you choose according to your playing style and tonal needs. Rosewood models offer well-balanced tone from low to high, while mahogany provides rich low-end with quick response.
SRT Zero Impact Pickups
The SRT Zero Impact Pickup system is a newly developed passive type pickup configuration designed to minimize the pickup’s impact on the tone and traditional appearance of the instrument. The system utilizes individual piezoelectric 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.*L56,36,26 don't have this Pickup.