Yamaha LS26 A.R.E. II Handcrafted Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha LS26 A.R.E. II Handcrafted Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha LS26
Small Body Shape, Natural Finish, with Hardcase

Key Points
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Mahogany & Padauk Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard

Manufacturer: Yamaha
Availability: In Stock
Normally: £3,399.00
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Yamaha LS26 A.R.E. II Handcrafted Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha LS26

Detailed and articulate – the perfect description for the LS26. The finest construction, handmade in Japan, and hand-selected tonewoods work in perfect harmony with exclusive L-Series construction features to create an incredible small bodied acoustic, perfect for fingerstyle, recording and any application where the extra dynamics of the smaller body can shine through.

The smaller body of the LS26 emphasises the midrange and softens the low-end response, making for an incredibly articulate, clear sound. Fingerstyle and more intricate playing styles are particularly well served by the LS’s sweet, subtle tone but it’s upfront tone and lower overall volume can add a new dimension to chord work for recording or applications where maximum volume isn’t a prerequisite. Standard L-Series wood choice of solid Engelmann spruce and solid Indian rosewood brings the best out of the LS tone with strong, powerful response across the frequency range.
The flagship L-Series boasts a number of unique player-focused construction features including a 5-ply vintage ‘V’ profile laminated neck for incredible strength, outstanding comfort and fabulous tone, the L-Series enlarged neck block for greater sustain and stability, Square Frame Side Bracing to more effectively transmit the vibrations of the guitar’s top to the rest of the body for enhanced low-frequency response and Yamaha’s exclusive ARE wood treatment to pre-age the tone of the guitar – creating a brand new guitar that sounds like it’s been played for 15 years.

The vintage style brass tuners found on all #26 model guitars present these instruments with a classic look.

General specifications

  • Body     Small Body Type
  • Top     Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
  • Back     Solid Rosewood
  • Side     Solid Rosewood
  • Neck     Mahogany, Padauk (5 ply)
  • Fingerboard     Ebony
  • Bridge     Ebony
  • Body Depth     100-120 mm (3 15/16"-4 3/4")
  • Nut Width     44 mm (1 3/4")
  • String Length     650 mm (25 9/16")
  • Tuners     Open Gear (Vintage Finish)
  • Color     Natural
  • Finish     Gloss
  • Standard Accessary     Hard Case


A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha.
Through precise controll 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.
New Designed Bracing Pattern
A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the L series’ characteristic bright tone while enhancing low-end tone.
High Comfortable Traditional Neck Profile
A reevaluation of string spacing, string height, fingerboard binding, and neck taper led to a new neck shape that better fits today’s raditional players. The new design offers stable grip and smooth playability over the full length of the neck.
5-Ply Necks
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.
Lacquer Finish
Lacquer finish is carefully applied in multiple layers using a skilled technique. This approach results in a finish that does not inhibit the wood’s ability to vibrate delivering outstanding response and rich tone. Specially formulated to bring the best in tone, this lacquer (nitrocellulose lacquer) is used on the L56 and L36 lines.

Important Note
Price errors and omissions excepted - An order is considered finalised on dispatch. No monies are debited from your card until the item is in stock or by prior arrangement.

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