The experience we needed to make our Handrafted Folk Guitars began in 1887. That was the year Yamaha started making musical instruments. Ever since, we’ve been perfecting our expertise in handcraftsmanship, woodworking and manufacturing technology in order to create these superlative instruments for your enjoyment. The Yamaha Handcrafted Folk. Six models, each guitar meticulsly crafted from the highest-grade woods we’ve specially chosen from forests worldwide. Then hand-adjusted to the most stringent specifications. To admire and play the result of almost a century of work, write us for the selected Yamaha dealer nearest you.
1979 Yamaha Handcrafted Folk Guitar – almost 100 years in the making Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Cover Story: The Ultimate String Test – all you need to know! Frets analyzes Gauges, pitches and tensions for 100 popular string sets!; Amazing things about strings; How to select the right strings for you, your playing style and your instrument; The O’Kanes secrets of success; Custom Builder William Cumpiano; Harmonics Workshop; Reviews: Guitar Reviews: Yamaha LA-28; Taylor Dan Crary Model; more
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You know how it can be. You buy a guitar thinking, “This is it. I’ve finally found the guitar I can stay with.” But time passes and so does that feeling. so you move on to another guitar. And another. And another. We know how it can be, too. That’s why there’s the Yamaha Handcrafted Series. Different from any Yamaha guitar you may have played in the past. A very special line of guitars with the sound, the feel, the craftsmanship that you’ll want to stay with. Once and for all. Yamaha Handcrafted guitars are made from our most select, seasoned, solid hardwoods. Formed and shaped into instruments of brilliant beauty by our most skilled artisans. The L-20A is pictured. There are five other models in the series. Each with its own distinctive features and tone. Seek out a Yamaha Handcrafted guitar only at very select Yamaha dealers It’s the guitar you’ll play for keeps.
1982 Yamaha L-20A Handcrafted Series Guitars – Play for keeps. Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
No Hype. Michael Lee Firkins. We could tell you that Michael Lee Firkins will take the electric guitar to places it’s never been before. We won’t. Or tell you that the Pacifica guitar he’s holding embodies so many inovations and refinements, it’s a milestone in the evolution of the instrument. We wouldn’t. Listen to Michael’s upcoming debut album – Michael Lee Firkins on Shrapnel Records. Try a Yamaha Pacifica guitar. You have a mind of your own. You decide. We did.