Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar

Yamaha TransAcoustic

If you want an amazing guitar with the latest technology you have to check out the 2016 Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar. Yamaha has really raised the bar for acoustic guitars with their new model, the LL TA. This guitar allows you to add reverb as well as chorus to the natural sound of an acoustic guitar without ever even plugging it in.

Developed in the Yamaha’s acoustic piano division, the Yamaha TransAcoustic LL TA is a work of art.

It has a solid spruce top with a classic vintage tint finish. A rosewood back along with the sides for an inviting yet strong tone which gives off an excellent sound. The neck is a five ply rosewood and mahogany combination which is very durable against the weather and the usual wear from playing. They’ve gone ahead and rounded the neck as well as the frets for quick smooth playing which is really a nice feature.

What they have done is actually installed an actuator to the inside surface of the back of the guitar. This vibrates as a response to the strings vibrating when you play, giving you authentic reverb and chorus sounds from within your guitar. Simply turn on the TA function by pressing the button and you’re ready to play. You also have a knob for your Reverb room/hall, as well as a chorus knob. These 3 easy controls offer you quite a large variety in your sound. It runs on just 2 AA batteries for up to around 8 hours of play time. It is an acoustic electric guitar.  So you do have the option to plug it in making it an extremely versatile guitar. When it is plugged into either an amp or a line out the TA knob becomes line out volume.  Meanwhile, both of the effects will remain live.


If you already picked one of these fine instruments up, how do you like it compared to your regular acoustic guitar? We’re interested to hear your feedback so feel free to leave us a comment!

3 thoughts on “Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar

  1. I grabbed this one from Ebay. I couldn’t find one in stock to try out up here in Toronto Canadahhhhh eh! The effects are very nice , but the “playability” of the guitar is somewhat problematic.
    The nut is cut too high , the 12 the fret action is too high and it still buzzes when I dig in. I don’t have this problem with my CPX15 or my Rainsong Concert. The fret ends are also rough. I’m taking it to a luthier with the intention of making this thing play like butter without buzzing. lol I’ll get the nut and saddle switched out for bone , and I think a good fret leveling / shave will get it to where I like it. If I had tried this out in a store , I would have passed on buying it, but now that I have it, I believe there’s a lot of good hiding out in it. Just a matter of spending a few more bucks and tweaking it. I’m optimistic. The wood is good, the overall structure is solid, and the effects really are cool. lol

    1. The frets have been releveled and the fret ends have been reworked. Installed new Tusq saddle … it’s all good now. Action at 12th fret = 6/64″ Neck relief at 7th fret = .010″ … .011 -.049 Strings. Very fast.. no more buzzing . There is a great guitar in there somewhere … you just have to find it. Happy camper now. 🙂

      1. Yamaha builds much cleaner guitars even at the base levels good wood choices and a solid base at all price points but the bone add-ons and fretwork can make even a $200 model sing like an $800 guitar

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