THR History: Ten Years of the Original Desktop Amplifier

Part I: From Concept to Desktop THR® product development began with what seemed like a specifically Japanese problem. With generally smaller living spaces and significantly higher population density than in the West, it could be difficult for Japanese guitarists to practice without disturbing their neighbors. “We always had a hard time playing guitar with great… Continue reading THR History: Ten Years of the Original Desktop Amplifier

Yamaha Guitar Development Open House Online

The workshop at Yamaha Guitar Development

We recently celebrated 30 years of Yamaha Guitar Development during YGD’s debut Open House Online, which ​streamed live on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm (PDT). Ampeg and Line 6 also participated in the event. The illuminating, artist-centric event marked the very first time the inner workings of the Yamaha Guitar… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Open House Online

Custom Shop | Nathan East

Nathan East | Custom Headless Bass

Nathan East has been a Yamaha artist for more than three decades and remains one of the world’s most sought-after musicians. As a bassist, producer & songwriter, Nathan has collaborated with numerous top artists from Barry White and Kenny Loggins to Eric Clapton and Anita Baker. His Grammy Award winning steady groove and bass lines… Continue reading Custom Shop | Nathan East

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

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

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!

John Patitucci Custom Semi-Hollow bass

John Patitucci | Custom Hollowbody Bass

Beautiful images of the semi-hollow bass made for John Patitucci by our luthier, Pat Campolattano, at Yamaha Artist Services Burbank. Check out John’s ‘Brooklyn’ project.https://www.facebook.com/patituccifilmhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Patitucci