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Yamaha's new TransAcoustic guitar recreates the experience of playing in a rich, live room without needing any external amplification or effects - just the guitar itself. This is accomplished using an actuator installed on the inner surface of the guitar back which vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings. The vibrations of the actuator are then conveyed to the body of the guitar, and to the air in and around the guitar body, generating authentic reverb and chorus sounds from inside the body.

Three simple knobs let you adjust the degree of effect applied and the lineout volume level. Additionally, Yamaha kept the controls small to minimize the area of the holes in the body material, thereby reducing acoustic sound loss.

• Reverb Control (Room / Hall)
• Chorus Control
• TA Switch / Line Out Volume Control

Features:

• The body is an all-solid guitar based on the L-series.
• A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series characteristic bright tone while enhancing the low end.
• Treating the tops with Yamaha's exclusive A.R.E. process gives the instrument a rich, vintage quality tone, making it sound as though you'd been playing it for years, from the very first moment you pick it up.
• The fact that this guitar has been designed with an insistence on sound quality is what allows it to produce effected sounds that feels pure and natural.
• Straighter neck taper and hand-rolled fingerboard edges result in an instrument that can be played for hours without any stress.
• The 5-ply neck design featured in all TransAcoustic Guitars is constructed of rosewood and mahogany plies with a double-action adjustable rod, creating a strong, stable neck that resists warping.
• Newly designed battery box is integrated into the end-pin jack. This requires fewer holes in the body, thus reducing acoustic sound loss. Connect the cable from the jack to a PA or amp to use as an acoustic electric guitar.

Specs:

Body Shape: Yamaha Original Jumbo
Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16")
Body Length: 513mm (20 3/16")
Total Length: 1046mm (41 3/16")
Body Width: 415mm (16 5/16")
Body Depth: 100-125mm (3 15/16" - 4 15/16")
Nut Width: 44mm (1 3/4")
String Spacing*: 11.0mm
Top Material: Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
Back Material: Solid Rosewood
Side Material: Solid Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany + Rosewood 5ply
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: R400mm (23 5/8")
Bridge Material: Ebony
Nut Material: Urea
Saddle Material: Urea
Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners: Die-cast Gold(TM29G)
Body Binding: Maple + Black
Soundhole Inlay: Abalone + Black + White
Pickguard: Transparent
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Matt
Electronics: SYSTEM70 TransAcoustic + SRT Piezo Pickup
Controls: Reverb(Room/Hall) / Chorus / TA Switch / Line Out Vol
Connections: LINE OUT
Strings: Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light
Accessories: Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
Case: Hard Bag

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Just an amazing guitar. Romancing the blues with this amazing piece of wood. Love the fgta and lsta Series, but this takes the cake. A must have. Good job Yamaha. ❤️😇🎼🎸😎🇨🇦
Posted by Melvin on Jun 25, 2020
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Fantastic idea, Solid Value1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Just bought it. The effects are awesome and I mean awesome, adds a whole new vibe and is an enjoyable experience. The quality of the guitar is decent, it does play fairly well but it's not a Taylor 814ce by any stretch of the imagination. However, the price tag is worth the guitar..throw in the effects and you have really good value that can attend the stage and campfire without fear.
Posted by Jeff on Jun 22, 2020
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Can?t play other guitars anymore1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Spent more than a week researching this model, listening in youtube how the guitar sounds like with reverb and chorus. It is vastly different from hearing it from the net! I am overally impressed by how it really sounds by your side!!! Like natural shout ‘wow!!’ Comes from my mouth. Now I can’t play any guitar without the reverb effect. It adds so much to original sound that really moves and touches my heart. I feel like I am at a big hall with the sound ringing out all the way. I am also pleasantly surprised by the chorus effect. When I heard chorus effect on youtube, it was a bit disappointing because it sounded artificial and not of a very special function. But when I heard it by my ears, it kind of adds a beautiful tone with a mild chorus effect. And I kind of feel that it increases volume with max reverb effect. The guitar itself is impeccable with no flaws. I love its simple yet decorated design with abalone rosette and marks on fretboard. The vintage model has a orange-like color that suits well with ARE technology applied spruce top. The original sound of the guitar is loud and bright. The sustain and strength of the sound was great that I thought the reverb effect was on. Lol One thing I wish this guitar had is one extra effect rather than reverb and chorus. I’m really impressed with reverb, and chorus yet one more effect would have been very nice (trinity lol). The guitar do have a strap button at the bottom but needs to be strapped at the neck because it doesn’t have a strap button on the other side. The sound plugged in to an amp is great too as you can also apply the reverb and chorus effect through tue amp. In conclusion, before buying this guitar, brand yamaha was to me as unappealing, low-entry guitar brand. Now I al very impressed with its quality and the tone of this guitar. I really can’t play any guitar without reverb!
Posted by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2019
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
Just picked up this guitar.Amazing sound,so easy to play,feels very comfortable.Quality is fantastic.Very glad I bought it.Pick one up,you wont regret it.Would of bin nice if it had a built in tuner but minor.
Posted by ed plikett on Oct 24, 2018
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Simply the most satisfying acoustic guitar I have every played15 of 16 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
We guitarists can be an oddly nostalgic group of people. We tend to appreciate things designed and built in the late 50's or 60's. Many of us prefer the sounds produced by old radio tubes and we covet aged, solid, "tone" woods. And, of course, we tend to be suspicious of modern technology. Now, despite all of these semi-truths there are some wonderful innovations that have evolved to make our lives easier, and sometimes delivering more joy that I deserve. If I am honest, I plug my guitars into Apple Logic Pro X much more that into my old tube amps. (Shhh. Don't tell anyone.) So, now I bought a Yamaha TransAcoustic - even thought it has a circuit board mounted to the inside of the guitar. I have owned and played some very nice, and occasionally expensive acoustic guitars, I have Custom Shop Fenders and VOS Gibson electrics. And, I can say without reservation that my Yamaha TransAcoustic is 1000% more satisfying to play than any other acoustic I have every played. Strong words? I know, right. But, the built in reverb and chorus (I didn't even think that I liked chorus) make this guitar very, very satisfying to play. And, because you don't need to plug into an amp to get the effects, in addition to it sounding great to me, when other people hear the guitar they are always puzzled because it sounds so great but they can't quite figure out why. After all, it just looks like any other 'cheap' acoustic guitar. I never rush to tell anyone about the technology or electronics inside the the guitar. I'll just let them believe that I am just that-awesome of a guitar player. The workmanship and woods are also great, BTW. Nice job, Yamaha!
Posted by Fozder on Feb 23, 2018
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