Record Store Day 2017 | Dave Keuning | The Killers

Whenever we can, we like going record shopping with artists. When we were finished on a recent Revstar photoshoot with Dave Keuning of The Killers, we dropped into Lou’s Records in San Diego to pick up a few additions to his collection. These are the records that made the cut: Dave’s picks1. George Harrison “Thirty Three and… Continue reading Record Store Day 2017 | Dave Keuning | The Killers

Record Store Day 2017 | DOYLE

It’s our favourite annual holiday…Record Store Day! “But every day is Record Store Day!” we hear you say. True, but today we’d like to get wrapped up in the hype and celebrate it with some of our Yamaha Guitars Family!First up Misfit DOYLE… Hey DOYLE! What are your all-time favorite records? Pain Killer Judah PriestQueen IIKISS… Continue reading Record Store Day 2017 | DOYLE

Billy Sheehan’s Acrylic Bass!

Billy Sheehan | Custom Acrylic Attitude

Billy Sheehan’s ability to weave the needs of his playing style into the design of his instruments is uncanny. Every aspect of his signature Attitude bass has been thought out and tested over and over again on the road for years, with continuing new models coming out every so often as refinements of his original… Continue reading Billy Sheehan’s Acrylic Bass!

YAMAHA FG Exhibition

The world’s largest collection of Yamaha’s FG guitars recently went on display in Japan for fans to get hands-on with history! There were over 130 guitars available to play and admire, including some built prior to our Red Label, our very first “Dynamic Guitar,” and even some of the latest FG800 models released this year.… Continue reading YAMAHA FG Exhibition

Tony Kanal | Yamaha Interview

A few weeks ago our friend Tony Kanal reached out to see if we could get some of his Yamaha BB’s studio-ready to start recording with his new project, which features fellow No Doubt members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young as well as A.F.I. singer Davey Havok. One of the basses we received in our… Continue reading Tony Kanal | Yamaha Interview

SG1802 Stevie D Custom

Stevie D | Custom SBG

SG1802 Stevie D Custom Mahogany body Mahogany neck Nitrocellulose lacquer finish Rosewood fingerboard with ‘D’ inlay on 12th fret Thorn Guitars GT-90 neck McNelly Cornucopia custom P-90 housing bridge Gotoh 510 tuners Tonepros AVRII bridge Bigsby B7 tremolo

Jack Gibson

There are Thrash Metal bands and then there is Exodus. Bassist and long time Yamaha artist Jack Gibson invited YGD to one of the band’s two sold out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in support of King Diamond and it was intense! Jack and drummer Tom Hunting, who also is part of the… Continue reading Jack Gibson

Custom Pacifica for Devin Trout (Sam Smith)

Devin Trout | Custom Pacifica

For his upcoming world tour with Sam Smith, new Yamaha artist Devin Trout knew he was going to need a guitar that stood out both tonally and visually for the thousand of fans at each venue. We started with a Pacifica 510V as the base and went crazy from there. After stripping all the finish… Continue reading Custom Pacifica for Devin Trout (Sam Smith)

“New” BB414 for Robby Takac

Robby Takac | Custom BB

There’s nothing worse for many musicians than putting the first ding or scratch into a brand new instrument. It hurts! For Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls though, the more beat up his Yamaha BBs the better. Here’s the process behind Robby’s BB414s: First, we take brand new bass from the rack and immediately… Continue reading “New” BB414 for Robby Takac

Tony Kanal Custom BB3000

Tony Kanal | Custom BB

One of Tony Kanal’s favorite basses is a BB3000 he bought in Japan while on tour there in the late ’90s. With that in mind, when we started putting together the concept with Tony for his next YGD BB we decided getting our hands on an original would be a cool starting place. The BB3000… Continue reading Tony Kanal Custom BB3000