(PRESS RELEASE): Yamaha announce the United States debut of the new SLG200 Silent Guitar series at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show.
The new Yamaha Silent Guitars look like they should be hanging on the wall of a modern art museum, but behind the beguiling form, they deliver professional-level sound and feel that is perfect for travel, stage and the studio. The new series comes equipped with special SRT (Studio Response Technology) preamp and pickups, which models studio quality tones created with high-end microphones and top-quality Yamaha acoustic guitars to create the sonic illusion of playing a full-bodied acoustic guitar.
SLG200 guitars are available in both a steel and nylon versions with three stunning color options. They all include ear buds and a headphone jack for near-silent playing, making them perfect for dorm and apartment dwellers. A ¼ inch jack provides connectivity with an amplifier, loudspeaker, PA system, audio interface or mixing board. The removable top bout design allows the SLG200’s to collapse into a slim, sturdy gig bag, which makes for the ultimate on-the-go guitar.
More than just great practice or travel companions, these instruments are ideal for performing live, as discovered by internationally renowned musicians Daniel Ho, Lee Ritenour, Brian May, and others.
Other upgraded features include a new satin mahogany neck profile, all-wood (Rosewood/Maple) top bouts, a reconfigured easy-access control panel, an on-board tuner and a redesigned battery cavity powered by two AA batteries for longer life. In addition to the proprietary SRT pickup and preamp system, the SLG200 series also comes with a 6-crystal under-saddle piezo pickup that can be blended with the modeled SRT sounds along with onboard reverb and chorus effects to dial in just the right tone. The design eliminates feedback in a live performance setting.
“The new SLG series features a slimmer body and sleek neck profile for superb playability,” said Armando Vega, marketing manager, guitars, Yamaha Corporation of America. “These durable, road worthy guitars let you play whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.”
The SLG200S (steel string) and SLG200N (nylon string) will ship in September 2015.
Yamaha SLG200 Silent Guitar
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