Yamaha A3R ARE Dreadnought Cutaway - Vintage Natural
In the A3R acoustic-electric guitar, Yamaha offers a vintage look with enhanced volume in the low-mid ranges, due to new scalloped bracing for the top and shorter bracing on the dreadnought's back. With a solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides, the guitar sounds fantastic. The A3R takes full advantage of Yamaha's acclaimed SRT2 pickup system for recording and stage performance. You get volume, treble, and bass controls (with auto feedback reduction), and blend control allows you to balance between the piezo and SRT2 preamp signals for your own distinctive tone.
This guitar has been treated with Yamaha’s ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process. The process brings changes in the wood that are similar to those observed in aged wood, but the focus is resolutely on achieving a superior sound rather an “aged” sound. This unique patented process is not specifically an aging process. Instead it causes physical changes at the cellular level, most directly affecting the wood’s cellulose and hemicellulose. Old wood, in which the cellulose has crystallised hardens in the direction of the grain, the amount of hemicellulose decreases, thus making it easier to remove across the grain. As it becomes harder in the direction of the grain, wood becomes softer across the grain and this helps the wood to respond well when an instrument is played, extending the low range, and rapidly decaying the high range. Yamaha has managed to find a way to emulate this natural process of aging, and they’ve been nothing short of successful. The guitars treated with their ARE treatment truly resonate and ring out in a way that makes the guitar feel broken in, and when you hear it for yourself you’ll be blown away.
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