NAMM: Yamaha Guitars and Basses Unveiled – Reviewed

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NAMM 2011 — Launched in 1987, Yamaha’s APX range was designed to be the ultimate performance electro-acoustic guitar – combining great on-stage tone thanks to a unique body design and the latest pickup and preamp technology with incredible on-stage comfort.

Joined later by the bigger bodied CPX series, designed to give a fuller, louder unplugged tone and a different look and voice, the combined ranges have defined the benchmark for electro-acoustic for over 20 years.

For 2011, the APX and CPX ranges get a full overhaul with new electronics and updated cosmetics while remaining true to the original design brief – an acoustic guitar that’s born to be on-stage. Read more

Yamaha DG100-212 Digital Modeling Amplifier

October 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yamaha DG100-212 Digital Modeling AmplifierAnother contender for the heavyweight silicon-superamp title is Yamaha’s DG100-212, 100-watt combo based on the company’s popular DG1000 guitar preamp. Unlike comparable amps, with their data screens and complex menus, the DG100 features controls that are refreshingly familiar and simple to operate. Yamaha’s aim here is to offer classic tube tones in a digital modeling amp that uses knobs and buttons rather than parameters and data wheels, which tend to scare off technophobes. Read more

Yamaha CPX15WII West Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

August 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yamaha CPX15WII

The Yamaha Compass Series is an original collection of handcrafted guitars that explores the frontier of musical expression. You’ll discover the incomparable spirit and style of the west in the CPX15WII Yamaha Electric / Acoustic guitar. Read more

Yamaha RBX4 A2 Four-String Electric Bass Guitar Review

February 17, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Yamaha RBX4 A2

Often time’s bass players believe their 12-pound 1970s-era Fender basses have superior Read more