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2012 Yamaha LL36 ARE Original Jumbo Accoustic Guitar Nitro Lacquer Near Mint w/ Case, Tags


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Up for sale, a 2012 Yamaha LL36 A.R.E. original jumbo acoustic guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. Finely crafted in Japan with solid tonewoods used throughout, the LL36 boasts a solid Engelmann spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, five-ply mahogany/rosewood neck, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Premium appointments include a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, maple binding and heelcap, abalone rosette and top binding, and snowflake inlay.

The solid Engelmann spruce top is treated with Yamaha’s A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process, aging the wood at a molecular level to match the properties of a properly settled and “broken-in” vintage instrument. The “original jumbo” body size has a larger lower bout than your standard dreadnought, while the body is shallower than a jumbo, offering a powerful and broad bass response. The guitar has exquisite projection, with the piano-like clarity and string-to-string balance often attributed to a Martin. The trebles are glassy and clear while also having a smoothness and ideal punch. This LL36 weighs 4lbs 11oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 12-53 strings and comfortable action.

The five-ply mahogany/rosewood neck has a relatively slender carve, subtly inferring a very soft V shape with modest shoulder, measuring .840” deep at the 1st fret and .935” at the 9th. The ebony fretboard is framed by maple binding, featuring abalone snowflake inlay and pristine stock slender fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the bone nut measures 1.732" in width (just fractionally shy of 1 3/4"). String spacing at the bridge is just shy of 2 1/8“. The bound headstock features a rosewood overlay, Yamaha inlay, and stock set of gold Yamaha tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

The ebony bridge sits flush with the Engelmann spruce top, and the bone saddle has plenty of height for future adjustment. As a testament to how little this guitar has been played since new, the factory clear protective plastic is still present on the black pickguard. The gloss nitro lacquer finish is practically perfect on the body save for one small scratch on the back treble-side upper bout. The smooth satin nitro finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original hardshell case is included, along with all hangtags.