International Women’s Day 2019 | #WithHerGuitar Contest

Happy International Women’s Day! The theme this year is #balanceforbetter and to do our bit to help strike that balance in the music industry we’re launching the #WithHerGuitar campaign where we’ll hear from Yamaha artists on what inspired them to pick up a guitar and also give YOU a chance to win an instrument. Tell… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019 | #WithHerGuitar Contest

Custom Shop Chat | Billy Sheehan ATTITUDE LTD 3

Billy Sheehan | Custom Attitude Limited 3

Bass legend and longtime Yamaha artist Billy Sheehan has played bass on dozens of records and toured all over the world for many decades, his unique and original style of playing has been celebrated and documented everywhere. His playing, singing, songwriting, and contributions to his many recordings have resulted in millions of records sold, Platinum… Continue reading Custom Shop Chat | Billy Sheehan ATTITUDE LTD 3

Custom Shop | #YGDConcept Guitars

NAMM 2019 | Concept Pacifica

From the Yamaha Artist Services Facility in LA (YASLA), we not only make custom models and modifications to our artists’ instruments, we also like to experiment; testing different materials, finishes and designs, exploring how we can take our guitars in new directions. For NAMM 2019, our Senior Guitar Designer and Luthier Pat Campolattano worked his… Continue reading Custom Shop | #YGDConcept Guitars

Artist Insight | Travis Vance & Nathan Whitney

Yamaha artists Travis Vance and Nathan Whitney together perform in Pop – Country star Thomas Rhett’s band, playing to fans in stadiums worldwide.We sat down with the guitarist and bassist to talk about what they look for in their gear, musicians who inspire them, and how it feels to play on stage in front of… Continue reading Artist Insight | Travis Vance & Nathan Whitney

Custom Shop Chat | Jade Puget’s Revstar

Jade Puget | Custom Revstar

Guitarist, producer, songwriter and synthesist Jade Puget is best known as one quarter of hardcore punk revivalists AFI (A Fire Inside). Since ’91, AFI have amassed a huge global following, played numerous worldwide tours and released 10 studio albums – ranging in genre. Last year we got acquainted with Jade and introduced him to the… Continue reading Custom Shop Chat | Jade Puget’s Revstar

Artist Insight | Laura Jane Grace

I believe that every guitar has a soul, not quite a consciousness but pretty close to it.” In the midst of the debut Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers album release excitement, we were lucky enough to get some of guitarist, songwriter, front-woman and transgender rights activist Laura’s rare free time to chat about… Continue reading Artist Insight | Laura Jane Grace

Artist Insight | Freya Ridings

24 year old singer songwriter Freya Ridings is one to watch. Currently storming the UK charts with her soulful single ‘Lost Without You’, Ridings has a sold out UK and Ireland tour to look forward to, and is the first female British singer songwriter to 100% write a UK Top 10 hit in over 6… Continue reading Artist Insight | Freya Ridings

Custom Shop Chat | Shakira’s Gold Revstar

Shakira | Custom Revstar

Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. To add to that, she is the only artist from South America to… Continue reading Custom Shop Chat | Shakira’s Gold Revstar

Custom Shop Chat | Scott Holiday’s “Big Daddy” Revstar

Scott Holiday | Custom Revstar

Long beach Rockers Scott Holiday, David Beste, Jay Buchanan and Michael Miley aka Rival Sons have been blasting out “sunkissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks” (The Guardian) since 2009, with a huge global fan base who give it their all at their electric shows. The intention of Guitarist and founder Scott Holiday, in his own words,… Continue reading Custom Shop Chat | Scott Holiday’s “Big Daddy” Revstar

Artist Insight | Katie Cole

“My career comes with a lot of hyphens.” – Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Yamaha Artist, Katie Cole took some time to talk to us about her musical beginnings, inspirations and playing with The Smashing Pumpkins. Yamaha Guitars: For those who haven’t heard you before, who is Katie Cole? Katie Cole: I’m an Australian-born, Nashville-based artist. I’m a… Continue reading Artist Insight | Katie Cole