- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
*These are stock photos. For actual photos of the instrument, please contact us.The LL36 ARE represents the premier class of L Series guitars. With collective craftsman skill and experience previously used only in the Custom Shop, it offers incomparable tone, dynamics and balance.
- This guitar comes with a case
Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)
A.R.E. is an original wood-reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise control 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.
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L Series' characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.
Traditional Neck Profile
A re-evaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding and the neck taper led to a distinct neck shape that better suits today's traditional players, offering 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 mahogany back and sides (LL16M/6M, LS16M/6M), letting you choose according to your playing style and tonal needs.
SRT Zero Impact Pickups
The SRT Zero Impact pickup system is a passive pickup configuration designed to minimize the pickup's impact on the tone and traditional appearance of the instrument. The system utilizes individual, piezo-electric 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.
*Pickup not included on L56, 36 and 26
- Original Jumbo Body
- Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E.
- Solid Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- High-Comfort, Traditional Neck Profile
- 5-Ply Neck with Volute
- Luxury Abalone Inlay
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- Body Shape Yamaha Original Jumbo
- Scale Length 650 mm (25 9/16")
- Body Length 513 mm (20 3/16")
- Total Length 1046 mm (41 3/16")
- Body Width 415 mm (16 5/16")
- Body Depth 100-125 mm (3 15/16" - 4 15/16")
- Nut Width 44 mm (1 3/4")
- String Spacing 11 mm
- Top Material Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
- Back Material Solid Indian Rosewood
- Side Material Solid Indian Rosewood
- Neck Material Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply)
- Fingerboard Material Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius R400 mm (15 3/4")
- Bridge Material Ebony
- Nut Material Bone
- Saddle Material Bone
- Bridge Pins Black ABS with White Dot
- Tuners Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22)
- Body Binding Abalone + Maple + Stained Wood
- Soundhole Inlay Abalone + Wood
- Pickguard Tortoise Pattern
- Body Finish Gloss (Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
- Neck Finish Matte
- Electronics None
- Controls None
- Connections None
- Strings Yamaha FS50BT
- Accessories Hex Wrench
- Case Hardshell Case
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.