Record Store Day 2021: How I Got Nominated for a Grammy

For Record Store Day, our Social Media team asked around the Yamaha Guitar Group for stories about our love of music. As you would expect, our office is full of passionate music lovers and active musicians, and my best music story might be about the time I was nominated for a Grammy award. After my… Continue reading Record Store Day 2021: How I Got Nominated for a Grammy

Record Store Day 2021: Analog, Digital, and the Joy of Listening

The obvious takeaway is that the music is ultimately more important than the medium—but the right equipment can enhance the experience. I love how a power chord feels through a cranked tube amp, and I love how a record invites me to pay attention.“ My most recent vinyl purchase–Signals, Calls, and Marches by Mission of… Continue reading Record Store Day 2021: Analog, Digital, and the Joy of Listening

Record Store Day 2020 | Part III

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, Record Store… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part III

Record Store Day 2020 | Part II

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, due to… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part II

Record Store Day 2020 | Part I

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, due to… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part I

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 | #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

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