The Ongoing History of Yamaha Folk Guitar

Yamaha celebrated the 50th anniversary of Yamaha Guitars in 2016, marking the year in which we first began exporting guitars outside of Japan. Nineteen-sixty-six was also the year in which we introduced our first steel-string acoustics: the FG-Series folk guitars. Many of those guitars had an instantly identifiable red label on the inside, and for… Continue reading The Ongoing History of Yamaha Folk Guitar

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

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

Yamaha Artists talk influential records for Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day, “a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.” To celebrate this year we asked some Yamaha artists… Continue reading Yamaha Artists talk influential records for Record Store Day 2018

Female Artists Take Control for International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. We are extremely proud that so many inspiring women choose a Yamaha Guitar or Bass as their weapon of choice, and decided to reach out to a… Continue reading Female Artists Take Control for International Women’s Day 2018

NAMM House | Poolside Sessions

Seeking some chill time away from the hectic Anaheim Convention Centre where the 2018 NAMM Show was in full swing, we set up camp a short drive away where we could host some of our European artists for some laid back sessions. Check them out… Hyleen | Pacifica From France we welcomed Hyleen, Nicolas Viccaro… Continue reading NAMM House | Poolside Sessions

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