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Yamaha LL16 ARE Dreadnought w/Engelmann Spruce Top, Solid Rosewood Back and Side

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The LL16 A.R.E. features all-solid Rosewood back and sides with a hand-selected premium Engelmann Spruce top. A newly designed bracing pattern and A.R.E. treatment create rich warmth and open resonance while maintaining excellent tone balance. In addition, a new comfortable neck profile and Yamaha's Zero impact pickup ensure you a stress-free performance on stage.

  • Original Jumbo body type

  • Solid Engelmann spruce top treated with A.R.E.

  • Solid rosewood back & side

  • High Comfort traditional neck profile

  • 5ply neck

  • SRT Zero impact pickup

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I was not looking for an acoustic guitar but tried this model in-store and after about 30 minutes of playing she was coming home w me. The sound was great and Yamaha didn't skimp on the appointments - binding all around, abalone inlays, rosewood, spruce top, factory pickup, etc. The only drawback is I would have preferred a hardshell case but overall, top marks across the board.
Posted by Andrew on Nov 6, 2019
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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
This guitar will easily match or surpass any Gibson or Martin at four times the price. Every time I pick it up it just blows me away. Don't matter where it's made, it's the quality control that matters. This LL16 is flawless in sound, looks, and build.
Posted by Brian Norman on May 29, 2019
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Top quality Guitar!!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
Great instrument. Deep tone on the low end and bright on the high end. Lots of volume. The pickup is great as well. The sound and playability is comparable to guitars four times its price.
Posted by Russell on Apr 1, 2019
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Equal to my US made Martin1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
My wife purchased the left handed version of this guitar last year and she loves it. I was looking for another high end guitar so I went to L&M and tried all the different ones, including the Gibson Dove and Gibson Songwriter models. This Yamaha beauty actually sounds better to me than either of the two Gibsons I tried, and has a much better price tag. I was concerned about the fact that is is made in China, but am concerned no more. The build quality, sound and feel are all outstanding! Plugged in, the pickup sounds clean and true to the acoustic vibe of this amazing guitar. In short, it is well worth the money.
Posted by Rick on Oct 29, 2018
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My new favorite3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
I sat in L&M for about 6 hours one day trying out new acoustics. A&B different models. i tried all the high end ones. Over the years my martin neck had shifted and never felt the same. i needed a new high end beauty. My wife suggested i try out this yamaha. i picked it up and was immediately blown away by the first chord i strummed. Theres nothing on this guitar that is a gimmick. the ARE treatment is real and produces the loudest most resonant acoustic i ever played. I fully enjoy playing acoustic again. The build quality is simply amazing. i shied away from this guitar because of the fact its made in china. Dont let that fool you like it did me. This is a better build than a gibson dove which has 6 times the price tag. I strongly recommend trying one of these out. I cant say enough good. its a true joy to play with the best sound ive found out of many acoustics ive had.
Posted by RJ on Oct 3, 2018
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A very nice dread !5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Yamaha has done a great job on the LL16 from China. The build quality is spot on! This is not a contract product. It is from Yamaha plant operating under Yamaha quality control. The all solid wood combination of ebony bridge and fingerboard, rosewood body, mahogany neck, spruce top is a classic. The abalone markers and rosette are tight. Cream neck/headstock binding are classy, not to mention the maple body binding. Chunky bridge aids sustain. 12 side braces add to body strength and distribute vibrations. Tortoise pick-guard is cool. And, an under saddle passive pickup. No silly batteries to play around with. Comes with a soft shell case with foam panel reinforcement. Don't think "bag", think "case". This dread is a riot to play. Big bottom but also handles the highs just fine. Good signal coverage of all 6 strings. Comfortable neck profile for solid chords and quick leads. There is a big field of choice out there now. I tried many dreads, including US made. The build and value, for me, is right here, Yammie LL16 A.R.E.. Solid Cool! The folks at Burlington L+M were very helpful and with free and fast shipping (1.5 day) by Purolator to my door in the Soo. Right on L+M!!
Posted by Rob-Bob on Feb 15, 2018
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Very Nice3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I was in the market for a solid wood guitar and had been looking at Martins in the $2000 price range. The second I played this guitar I knew it was right for me. The sound just booms out of this thing and it also sounds great plugged in using just the passive pickup. I am extremely happy with this purchase!
Posted by Jamal on Jan 8, 2018
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