It's smaller than a D-type and bigger/deeper than an OM-type. E" treated/aged, which according to Yamaha makes the top more like it's already been "played in". It sounds great in an amplifier too, although I haven't used in a proper acoustic amp.
This puts it in the perfect spot for someone like me, who can only afford and justify having one "proper" flat-top acoustic. I just used an EQ pedal and put it straight into my DV Mark Jazz 12. i always think of yamaha as a sort of can't fail, no brainer recommendation that you'd suggest to anyone but perhaps wouldn't get for yourself.
Yamaha occupies a surprisingly unusual niche in the guitar industry.
The company, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence on the American market and export to other countries beyond Japan, has consistently produced guitars that have sold in impressive numbers and attracted a notable following of celebrity players and esteemed pros.
Its carved mahogany top was trimmed in abalone inlay.I figured I should get one while I still can, what with the rosewood and all. i recently took in a new acoustic so i know your joy. Short about the guitar: Size-wise, it's a bit of an oddball. Although Yamaha was originally founded in 1887 to produce pianos and organs, the company did not start building guitars until the early Forties, eventually opening a factory dedicated exclusively to guitar construction in Hamamatsu in the late Forties.Yamaha’s first guitars were nylon-string classical models, and these guitars were sold only by retailers within Japan through the Fifties and early Sixties.By the mid Sixties, the entire world had a fever called Beatlemania, and the only prescription was more guitars.