We are thoroughly excited to be stocking the handcrafted, luxury L-Series guitars from Yamaha, including the LS26.
This guitar features a smaller, folk-sized body which offers fantastic dynamic and tonal response for fingerpickers and other intricate styles of playing. This guitar is inspired by traditional guitars and offers a more vintage aesthetic with open gear tuners and less ornate rosette and purfling.
This guitar has been A.R.E treated - Yamaha's exclusive process of artificially ageing the tonewoods used in the guitar. The result is a brand new guitar that sounds like it has been played for many years - warm, resonant and rich in tone.
Each guitar in this series has been hand-crafted by a single luthier from start to finish. This means that one person has been able to develop and shape this guitar at every stage of the build, controlling quality levels & minor details, and making each instrument a concentrated labour of love from the luthier - A level of care you rarely see even on guitars at this price - and the result is truly breathtaking.
The Soundboard has been tap-tuned on this guitar. This is a traditional process used when hand-making string instruments where the luthier will tap the soundboard in certain areas to analyse the resonance of the wood. He/She will then adjust the thickness of the soundboard and bracing to suit that particular guitar, making it vibrate at its most optimal level.
All these features and details leave us with a guitar that looks stunning, plays fantastically, and sounds as if someone cared when they built it - which in our opinion, they definitely did.