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

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

Artist Insight | Johnny Lloyd

Hello Johnny, thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. Let’s start out with an introduction. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of listening to Johnny Lloyd, how would you introduce yourself and your music? I’m a singer-songwriter. I was originally in the band Tribes from 2010 to 2013. We had Top… Continue reading Artist Insight | Johnny Lloyd

Butch Walker | RubyRed Productions Insight

Butch Walker | Custom SA2200

Artist, songwriter, and Grammy nominated producer Butch Walker has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of America’s best singer-songwriters.”The Yamaha artist invited us into his RubyRed Productions studio in Santa Monica, where along with his own records, he has produced music by the likes of Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, The Struts, P!NK, and Brian… Continue reading Butch Walker | RubyRed Productions Insight

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

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