Artists and Yamaha
Turning The Artist’s Imagination
Into Tomorrow’s Music.
For over 60 years, we’ve been committed to improving the quality, sound, playability, durability, and design of our instruments. Feedback
from our valued customers and the professional musicians that use our instruments has always played an instrumental role in our passion
for constant improvement. Because we believe that instruments are the tools musicians use to create music, our strive to create the ideal
instrument for the player is never ending.
Professional musicians are the most critical when it comes to requests and requirements, and we focus a great deal of time and effort bringing
their ideas to life. Our purpose is to turn what exists only in their imagination, into something they can hold and use in their hands—finding
the right type of tone, the perfect attack, or a neck that fits better in the hand.
The evolution of Yamaha guitars has always been closely related to our long-standing relationships with the musicians that use them.
Developed in cooperation with today’s leading guitarists, Yamaha guitars are making tomorrow’s music.
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CONTENTS
INTRO CONTENTS
YAMAHA GUITAR DEVELOPMENT
YASH (YAMAHA ARTIST SERVICES HOLLYWOOD)
YMC (YAMAHA MUSIC CRAFT)
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ELECTRIC GUITARS
SG INTRO
SG FEATURES
SG1820
SG1820A/1802
CV820WB
PAC1511MS
PAC212VFM/VQM/112V
PAC112VCX/112VM/112VMX
PAC120H
PAC112J/112JL/012
RGX420DZII/220DZ/121Z/121ZL
SA2200/AEX1500
RGXA2
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ELECTRIC BASSES
RBX4A2/4A2M/5A2
BB INTRO
BB2024/2024X/2025/2025X
BB1024/1024X/1025/1025X
BB424/424X/425/425X
ATTITUDE LTD3
BB714BS
BBNE2
TRBJPII
TRB1006J/1005L/1004J
RBX374/375/270J/170
SLG130NW/110N/110S
OTHERS
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GIGMAKER
ACCESSORIES/AMP
YAMAHA ARTISTS
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Yamaha Guitar Development
Centered around Yamaha Artist Services Hollywood (YASH) in Los Angeles,
California, we gather the best minds in their fields – from professional
musicians and engineers to specialists in woods, finishes, pickups and
hardware design to research, plan, develop concepts, build prototypes,
play, evaluate, repeat and refine until everything is just right. This is
Yamaha Guitar Development.
YMC (Yamaha Music Craft)
YASH (Yamaha Artist Services Hollywood)
Located in the heart of LA’s music scene, Yamaha Artist
Services Hollywood, or YASH, is a state-of-the-art research
and development centre and home to the Yamaha Guitar
Custom Shop.
The shop is run by a special team of top guitar designers
and craftsmen, working with artists to design and create
innovative instruments and features utilizing YASH’s wood
and metal shops, electronics lab, and recording facilities.
Yamaha Music Craft is a special facility located at Yamaha’s corporate headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan.
Assembled here is a team of world-class luthiers and master craftsmen whose purpose is to create the best
instruments available today.
Guitar production here absolutely depends on the craftsman’s senses. From wood selection to final inspection,
each stage in the process involves the highly refined skills of our experienced luthiers. Machines and leadingedge technologies do play a vital role here, but in perfect harmony with craft guitar-building – there is no
substitute for the skills and sensitivity of our master luthiers.
It is here that all of Yamaha’s high-end guitars are brought into being through a union of modern technologies
like A.R.E. and I.R.A., that only a company like Yamaha are capable of developing, and the high level of
craftsmanship and traditional skills that our master craftsmen possess.
Artist feedback plays a crucial role in our approach to guitar
design and particularly at YASH, it is the most meaningful
and effective way to refine our instruments.
Many of Yamaha’s guitars are initially conceived, developed,
tested and brought to life here by the YASH team.
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SG carries on the legend
Since its debut in 1974, the Yamaha SG has been the choice of some of the most influential guitarists. From its rich tone and long sustain to its
outstanding playability and stunning design, all of its signature characteristics have stood the test of time, remaining relevant to this day. However,
there have been countless changes in the music scene and the emergence of many new music styles since the birth of the SG guitars. Along with
such changes we have witnessed huge improvements and changes in amplifiers and effects - suffice to say, players demands today are totally
different from those when the original SG was introduced.
Although the original SG models have carved their names in the history of electric guitars, to satisfy those demands, and make today’s SG as
iconic and relevant as the original models, the SG1820 series was developed.
Using direct feedback from Yamaha’s London and Tokyo Artist Relations offices and Yamaha Artist Services Hollywood (YASH), the guitars are
specced with the custom-shop parts that artists want and need and finished with the new simpler cosmetics that players have been asking for.
Featuring Japanese handmade set-neck construction, African Mahogany body and neck and maple top, the new SGs feature totally updated,
no-compromise specifications to make them perfect for today’s musicians. Finally, the stadium-ready SGs that Yamaha have been producing for
artists are available to the public.
SG ARTISTS
Toby Butler
The Duke Spirit
Soren Andersen
John Baizley
Vivian Campbell
Baroness
Peter Adams
Glenn Hughes / Mike Tramp
Baroness
Bill Kelliher
MASTODON
Wes Borland
Michael Herring
Limp Bizkit
Jeff Rouse
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Dave Meniketti
Greg Puciato
Y&T
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Phil Campbell
motorhead
Shane Clark
Josh Gooch
Justin Hagberg
3 Inches of Blood
3 Inches of Blood
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SG1820 series Common Features
Back Contour
Body Contour
Eliminating the contoured back
found on prior models increases
the overall volume of mahogany in
the body, delivering thicker tone
for a rich, full sound perfect for
the sounds of today’s bands.
The new SG has a deeper contour
than the original SG models. Carefully
regulating the maple top’s thickness
across the body enhances mid to
low-end tone and delivers smoother
distortion.
POSITION MARKER
SG1820
SG1820A
SG1802
Position marker designs complement the instrument’s looks. SG1820: SG Arrow, SG1820A: Outlined
Arrow, SG1802: Vintage Dot.
Graph Tech TUSQ Nut
Grover Locking Tuner
TUSQ captures the best properties of
bone nuts – exceptional resonance,
amazing clarity and smooth sustain –
while improving on them with permanent
lubrication, better longevity and easier
cutting.
The SG’s strings are locked in place at
the post to ensure zero slippage and
complete tuning stability along with
quick, efficient string changes
IRA (Initial Response Acceleration) ira
Small Head Design
If you’ve ever played another guitarist’s instrument and not been able to
get the same sound, it’s probably because you are playing a different style
than what the guitar is used to. After playing the same guitar for years, the
guitar adapts to the guitarist’s playing style. It takes time for a new guitar
to adapt to your own way of playing. Stress found between parts like finish,
woods, body, neck, fingerboard, nut, bridge, etc., must be released before
all of the parts can resonate together as an instrument. It takes time and a
lot of playing for this to happen.
Using IRA technology, stresses like those between the finish and wood are
released by applying specific vibrations to the completed guitar. Once IRA
treatment is complete, the guitar is more responsive to the player’s style
and resonates more easily with measurably increased sustain. The time
needed to be played in is also reduced.
CONTROLS & OUTPUT JACK
BRIDGE & TAILPIECE
Balance has a huge effect on playability.
Using a design that is smaller and lighter
than previous SG heads moves the center
of gravity closer to the body, improving
playability.
HEAD DESIGN
PICKUPS
SG1820/1802
Both the SG1820 and 1802 feature traditional
SG inlays, perfectly proportioned to the new,
smaller headstock.
SG1820
SG1820A
SG1802
The output jack is relocated to the body side and the control knob layout is designed for instant
on-stage comfort. Control knobs on all three models complement the guitar’s design.
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SG1820
SG1820A
SG1802
Tonepros Bridge / Tailpiece
Seymour Duncan ‘59 Pickups EMG-85 (Front), EMG-81(Rear) Seymour Duncan SP90-3
Tonepros’ lighter bridge and tailpiece design enhances the vibration of the guitar’s body by
reducing the mass of the metal parts. The locking design ensures the bridge and tailpiece are
tightly anchored on their mounting studs for ultra-efficient vibration transfer, maximizing sustain
and improving clarity.
A classic, warm humbucker with smooth
midrange and rich high-end. The 59
works perfectly with SG1820 to give a
hot-vintage tone with plenty of presence
and depth.
The pickups of choice for modern, highgain players. Close-aperture coils and
balanced magnets (ceramic in the 81,
alnico in the 85) give a rich, varied tonal
palette with immense detail, clarity and
ability to cut through the mix.
A high-output version of the classic P903 single coil pickup utilizing perfectly
balanced ceramic magnets for powerful,
punchy tone with incredible dynamics and
openness.
SG1820A
The SG1820A’s unique outline design perfectly
updates the SG’s classic style for a modern,
aggressive look.
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SG1820
SG1820' spec and appearance are based on feedback from the artists who were involved in its development in Tokyo, London
and YASH in Hollywood. SG1820s are all handmade at YMC in Japan and feature the custom-shop parts relied on by
professionals for tour-ready tone, feel and reliability.
SG1820
SG1820
SG1820
Black
Brown Sunburst
Vintage White
Bill Kelliher
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge/Tailpiece
Pickups
Tuners
Pickup Switch
Controls
Colors
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SG1820
Set Neck
24 3/4" (628mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Curved Maple, Mahogany
Mahogany
Tonepros AVRII/Tonepros T1Z
Front Seymour Duncan ‘59 Covered, Rear Seymour Duncan‘59 Covered
Grover Locking Tuner
3-Position Toggle(Switchcraft)
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Front Tone, Rear Tone
Black, Brown Sunburst, Vintage White
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SG1820A
SG1802
SG1820A, equipped with active EMG-85/81 pickups, is the ultimate low-noise, high gain, high output SG. With the SG’s
full body resonance, the sound of 1820A extends to another level. Black nickel hardware and exclusive contemporary inlays
ensure the SG1820A’s looks match its incredible sound.
SG1802, equipped with genuine Seymour Duncan SP90-3, offers a classic sound with open, bright and dynamic tone.
Its tasteful cosmetics and inlays give a timeless, classic vibe.
SG1820A
SG1820A
SG1802
SG1802
Black
Silver Burst
Gold Top
Black
Shane Clark
3 Inches of Blood
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge/Tailpiece
Pickups
Tuners
Pickup Switch
Controls
Colors
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SG1820A
Set Neck
24 3/4" (628.6mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Curved Maple, Mahogany
Mahogany
Tonepros AVRII/Tonepros T1Z
Front EMG85, Rear EMG81
Grover Locking Tuner
3-Position Toggle(Switchcraft)
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Front Tone, Rear Tone
Black, Silver Burst
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge/Tailpiece
Pickups
Tuners
Pickup Switch
Controls
Colors
SG1802
Set Neck
24 3/4" (628.6mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Curved Maple, Mahogany
Mahogany
Tonepros AVRII/Tonepros T1Z
Front Seymour Duncan SP90-3 (Cream),
Rear Seymour Duncan SP90-3 (Cream)
Grover Locking Tuner
3-Position Toggle(Switchcraft)
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Front Tone, Rear Tone
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CV820WB
PAC1511MS
Wes Borland Signature Model
Wes Borland, famous for pushing every aspect of his playing and performance
way beyond the norm, is back with Limp Bizkit. Produced by Wes and YASH, the
CV820WB lets him sculpt his creative imagination into a form of music.
Mike Stern Signature Model
From his days with the Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis to his
string of successful solo albums and tours, Mike Stern's credentials
are indisputable. Throughout his career as one of the reigning kings
of modern jazz guitar, Mike has relied on single-cutaway guitars.
His devotion to that instrument is reflected in the Mike Stern
signature model, the PAC1511MS.
7 1/4-inch radius neck
Mike’s signature model features a vintage
7 ¼ radius maple neck for outstanding
comfort and playability
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Custom 33 Pickup
Designed by YASH and Wes
The Custom 33 pickups were developed
b y YA S H ( Ya m a h a A r t i s t S e r v i c e
Hollywood) in collaboration with Wes
Borland. 1st through 3rd and 4th through
6th string pole pieces are grouped
separately in a design that emphasizes
high-frequency response to produce a
clear tone from the hollow body.
CV820WB
PAC1511MS
Black
Natural
Controls (PAC1511MS)
q 3P Pickup Selector
w Master Volume
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Mike Stern
Finger Clamp Tremolo System
The exclusive Yamaha FCT locking
system offers stable tuning even under
heavy tremolo use. And no tools are
required when it comes time to change
strings.
Original Semi Hollow Design
Designed by Wes Borland and YASH, this
uniquely curved body creates the thick,
heavy tone which defines Wes’s sound.
About Wes Borland’s String
Gauges
Wes’ signature sound is partly attributed
to the use of the unique set of string
gauges he uses on his signature guitar.
String
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Tuning
C#
G#
E
B
F#
C#
* The guitar is strung with .010–.046 gauge
strings when shipped from the factory.
*Wes’ signature sound is partly attributed to the
use of a unique combination of string gauges that
he sometimes uses on his signature guitar. The
following gauge set is one such example.
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Specifications
Gauge
.011
.014
.022 (Wound)
.032 (Wound)
.042 (Wound)
.052 (Wound)
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q 3P Pickup Selector
w Front Volume
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
Colors
Specifications
CV820WB
Set Neck
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Maple / Alder
Maple 3 piece
“Finger clamp” locking system
Custom 33
3-position Toggle
Front Volume, Rear Volume
Black
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
Colors
PAC1511MS
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Maple 1-Piece
7 1/4" (184mm)
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Ash
Maple
Six Saddle Hard Tail
Seymour Duncan ’59 X 1, Seymour Duncan Hot Rails X 1
3-Position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
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PAC212VFM/212VQM/112V
PAC112VCX/112VM/112VMX/120H
Developed at Yamaha’s Hollywood custom shop, Pacifica has always been the definition of versatility. Its ultra wide tonal range,
carefully selected specifications and great playability make it the choice for players who need a little more.
Alnico V Pickups
Alnico V magnets are used for both the
single coil and humbucking pickups to
deliver a warm, clear tone that won’t get
buried in the mix.
PAC212VFM
PAC212VQM
Tobacco Brown Sunburst
Translucent Black
PAC112V
Coil Tap Function
Sonic Blue
PAC112VCX
PAC112VM
PAC112VMX
PAC120H
Vintage White
Tobacco Brown Sunburst
Yellow Natural Satin
Black
A coil tap function on the rear
humbucker delivers a wide range of
tonal possibilities, from hard distortion
to an edgy single coil tone. A switch in
the tone knob allows quick switching
between humbucker and single coil tone.
Setting the pickup selector to the 4th
position automatically selects the coil
tap function that delivers a clear halftone
from the pair of singles.
Block Saddle vintage tremolo
The block saddle type vintage tremolo
offers great arm feel and excellent tuning
stability. The heavy block saddles deliver
rich, deep tone with singing sustain.
Ring mount rear pickup
Like the top-end pacifica models, the
rear pickup is mounted directly on the
body. This configuration captures body
resonance, giving a thicker, fuller tone
than mounting directly on the pickguard.
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q 5P Pickup Selector
w Master Volume
e Master Tone (Push-Pull Switch)
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frests
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
PAC212VFM/212VQM
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Flamed Maple + Alder (VFM), Quilted Maple + Alder(VQM)
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Tremolo with Block Saddle
Alnico V Singlex2, Alnico V Humbucker x1
5-position Lever
Master volume, Master tone with Push-Pull Coil Tap SW
Specifications
PAC112V/112VCX
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Tremolo with Block Saddle
Alnico V Singlex2, Alnico V Humbucker x1
5-position Lever
Master volume, Master tone with Push-Pull Coil Tap SW
PAC112VM/112VMX
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Maple
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Tremolo with Block Saddle
Alnico V Singlex2, Alnico V Humbucker x1
5-position Lever
Master volume, Master tone with Push-Pull Coil Tap SW
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frests
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
PAC120H
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Tremolo with Block Saddle
Alnico V Singlex2, Alnico V Humbucker x1
5-position Lever
Master volume, Master tone with PushPull Coil Tap SW
Color Finish
PAC212VFM/212VQM
PAC112V
PAC112VCX
PAC112VM
PAC112VMX
PAC120H
Black
Translucent
Black
Tobacco Brown
Sunburst
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Caramel Brown Raspberry Red
Red Metallic
Sonic Blue
Yellow Natural
Satin
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Vintage White
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PAC112J/112JL/012
These best selling models feature no-compromise build quality and specifications. Incredible
playability and great tone makes them an excellent choice for students or gigging musicians.
RGX series offers style and specification for aggressive players. The thinner neck is perfect for an intense
guitar workout and specially selected ceramic humbuckers deliver clear, powerful, modern tone. The 24 fret
RGX420DZII and 220DZ are equipped with double locking tremolos to supercharge your performance.
EMG HZ pickups(RGX420DZII)
The EMG H4 selected for RGX420DZII
combines the power of the legendary
EMG 81 with the soul of a passive PAF
humbucker. Overwound coils produce
tight bass, glassy mids and crunchy highs
with minimal noise, great responsiveness
and sweet harmonics.
Victor Smolski
PAC112J
PAC112JL
PAC012
RGX420DZII
Red Metallic
Black
Dark Blue Metallic
Satin Black
RGX220DZ
RGX121Z
Red Metallic
Flat Silver
Double Locking System
(RGX420DZII/220DZ)
The double locking system used on the
nut and tremolo delivers tuning that is
stable even under extreme tremolo use.
Thin Neck
(RGX420DZII/220DZ)
The thin and wide neck is fast and easy
to play, making RGX a great choice for
technical players.
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(RGX420DZII/220DZ/
121Z/121ZL)
q 3P Pickup Selector (RGX420DZ/220DZ)
5P Pickup Selector (RGX121Z/121ZL)
w Master Volume
e Master Tone
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frests
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
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PAC112J/112JL
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Alder
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Style Tremolo
Single X 2, Humbucker X 1
5-Position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
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PAC012
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Alder, Agathis or Nato
Maple
Covered
Vintage Style Tremolo
Single X 2, Humbucker X 1
5-Position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
Color Finish
PAC112J
PAC112JL
PAC012
Black
Old Violin
Sunburst
Red Metallic
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Metallic
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Lake Placid
Blue
Yellow Natural
Satin
White
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Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frests
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
RGX420DZII
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
24
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Double Locking Tremolo
Front: EMG H4A, Rear: EMG H4
3-position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
RGX220DZ
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
24
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Double Locking Tremolo
Humbucker X 2
3-position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
RGX121Z/121ZL* * Left-handed
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Alder, Agathis or Nato
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Style Tremolo
Humbucker x 2, Single X 1
5-position Lever
Master Volume, Master Tone
Color Finish
Black
Satin Black
RGX420DZII
RGX220DZ
RGX121Z
RGX121ZL
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Dark Metallic
Gray
Red Metallic
Metallic Blue
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SA2200/AEX1500
AES1500/1500B
Sound Character
Bridge Mounted Piezo Pickup
(AEX1500)
A piezo pickup mounted underneath the
bridge saddle delivers acoustic tone. The
bridge is height adjustable.
SA2200
AEX1500
AES1500
AES1500B
Violin Sunburst
Antique Sunburst
Pearl Snow White
Orange Stain
Two DiMarzio Q-100s produce a sound
that lies between a single coil and a
humbucker. Push push tone controllers
split pickup coils allowing this guitar to
cover a wide selection of sounds from
Jazz to Blues to Rockabilly.
Semi Hollowbody
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What looks like a full acoustic guitar
is actually a semi-hollow design with
a center block located underneath the
bridge to prevent feedback.
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q Master Volume
w Magnetic Pickup Tone
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Controls (SA2200)
q Front Volume
w Rear Volume
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Two Bridge Types
Two bridge types are available. The
AES1500 is equipped with a Tune-OMatic bridge while the AES1500B comes
with a Bigsby B6 Vintage Vibrato.
Mixing Magnetic & Piezo Tone
Master volume, magnetic pickup tone
control, and a 3-position pickup selector
are mounted on the guitar’s top. On the
body’s side are a pickup balancer for
the two pickup systems, and a 3-band
equalizer (for the piezo pickup) with an
adjustable midrange frequency control.
This is an instrument rich in tonal variation.
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Top, back, and sides of the acoustic
body are crafted from Laminated Satin
Sycamore.
Specifications
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w 3 Band Equalizer (for Piezo)
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Full Acoustic Body
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
SA2200
Set Neck
24 3/4" (628mm)
Ebony
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Laminated Figured Maple
Premium Grade Mahogany
T-O-M Bridge
Alnico V Humbucker X 2
Pickup Switch
Controls
3-Position Toggle
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Front Tone
Rear Tone with Push-Pull Switch
Specifications
AEX1500
Set Neck
25 1/4" (640mm)
Ebony
13 3/4" (350mm)
20
Laminated Satin Sycamore
Maple
Bone + Ebony
Yamaha Mini Humbucker
Yamaha Piezo Pickup on Bridge
3-Position Toggle
Master Volume, Magnetic Pickup Tone,
3-Band EQ for Piezo Pickup
Color Finish
SA2200
AEX1500
Antique
Sunburst
Brown Sunburst
Faded Burst
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Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
AES1500
Set Neck
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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Maple
T-O-M Bridge
DiMarzio Q-100 X 2
3-Position Toggle
Front/Rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone
with Push-Pull Switch
AES1500B
Set Neck
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
22
Arched Sycamore Top, Maple Back/Sides
Maple
Bigsby B6 Vintage Vibrato
DiMarzio Q-100 X 2
3-Position Toggle
Front/Rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone
with Push-Pull Switch
Color Finish
AES1500
AES1500B
Black
Orange Stain
Pearl Snow
White
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RGXA2
Design of the RGXA2 centered on developing a lightweight instrument that would bring the guitar and player closer together.
The focus was on providing the player with greater freedom, breaking down the boundaries between what is in the player’s head
and what comes out of the amp.
In creating a lighter guitar, one absolute condition set down was that sound quality could not be sacrificed. For this reason,
a great deal of time and effort went into the creation of numerous prototypes. The A2 project had to combine three crucial
factors—great sound, light weight, and sufficient strength to withstand the huge forces generated by strings under tension.
Intensive research and development led to the creation of A.I.R. (Alternative Internal Resonance) technology. Although it uses
a solid body design, the incredible resonance created by the unique construction method produces a big, open sound that
resonates throughout the guitar’s entire body. To match and compliment this instrument’s unique characteristics, original bridge
and pickup systems were developed—the resulting tone and response shattering the widely accepted concept that “lightweight
means light sound”.
The RGXA2 brings a revolutionary approach to guitar design. The quest for the perfect design naturally took the route of trying to
build the lightest possible guitar, but early prototypes, while incredibly light, didn’t deliver the sound or playing experience that
was essential. The final weight for the RGXA2 was set at around 2.5kg (RBXA2 weighs 3.2kg, 20% lighter than conventional
bass), a perfect balance— around 30% lighter than a regular solid body guitar but with all the feel and sound that players were
looking for. This is lightweight design taken to the extreme.
RBX4A2
RBX4A2M
RBX5A2
This regular scale model weighs just 3.2 kg and offers superior
balance in addition to its ultra light weight. Fusing seamlessly with
the player it offers unprecedented playing comfort and effortless
playability to let you concentrate on yourmusic. Physically light in
weight, sonically it is anything but. A.I.R. technology and newly
developed pickups deliver a thick, robust tone that is clear, powerful, andworks well with a wide range of musical styles.
The medium scale version of the RBX4A2 has an 825.5mm
scale length - 38.1mm shorter than the RBX4A2. Its compact
body and neck offer excellent playability, while its A.I.R.
structure delivers light weight and superior comfort.
Tone is inherently A2—thick, clear, and punchy, but the
medium scale length lends it a unique midrange voice that
punches through a mix, whether live or in the studio.
Compatible with regular scale strings.
The RBX5A2 is a 5-string version of the RBX4A2.
This bass delivers clear, powerful, and rich tone
all the way down to its low open B. Its wide sound
range and outstanding playability defy the common
concepts of previous 5-string designs, and open the
door to a whole new range of playing possibilities.
Original Pickups
Special pickups were developed to match
the RBXA2’s body design. Blade polepieces
and high-output ceramic magnets produce
a unique tone with great attack, clear tone
and smooth frequency response coupled
with solid, driving distorted tones.
38.1mm
RGXA2
White & Aircraft Gray
White & Aircraft Gray
Jet Black
White & Aircraft Gray
Original Bridge
To provide the utmost in functionality,
the compact bridge is designed without
any protruding parts such as screws, etc.
Sound tubes passing through the body
underneath the bridge directly transmit
string energy to the body.
A.I.R. (Alternative Internal Resonance)
Our A.I.R. development team took the design used on the RGXA2 and adapted it for
use with a bass guitar. The instrument’s structure consists of lightweight core material
sandwiched in between solid materials. Strings passing through the backside of the
body transmit energy throughout the entire body delivering outstanding resonance and
excellent response.
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Original Bridge
Developed with the custom shop at
Yamaha Artist Services, Hollywood, the
A2 pickups perfectly compliment the
tonal characteristics of the A.I.R. body.
Designed with the input of some of the
world’s greatest guitar players, the A2’s
powerful tone belies its light weight.
In rethinking bridge design, Yamaha
has succeeded at creating a compact,
lightweight bridge that delivers
outstanding function. Removing
protruding screws leaves a simple design
that delivers extended performance
when playing close to the bridge. Special
sound tubes installed under the bridge
pass through the body transmitting string
vibration directly to the body.
LED Pickup Indicator
RGXA2 Neck
Original Headstock
Fingerboard width is the same as guitars
in the RGX series, like the RGX220DZ,
but with a medium thickness. This
design makes chords easier to hold and
offers greater stability for the left hand.
Greater neck mass also contributes to a
richer sound.
Yamaha has moved from tradition with
strong design features including twotone 3-D sculpting, cylindrical aluminum
machine heads (RGXA2), and perfect
weight balance, all wrapped up in sleek,
fresh lines.
yamaha electric guitars
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Controls
The 3-control system includes front
volume, rear volume, and master tone
controls. Volume levels for both front
and rear pickups are indicated by LED
brightness. Looks are simply cool onstage.
Specifications
The single volume control and a 3
position rotary pickup selector are joined
by LEDs surrounding the volume control,
providing bright visual indication of the
pickup in use.
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w Rear Volume (with LED)
e Master Tone
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
RGXA2
Bolt-on
25 1/2" (648mm)
Rosewood
13 3/4" (350mm)
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A.I.R. Body
Maple
Diecast with Cylindrical knob
A.I.R. Mounting System Bridge
Alnico V humbucker X 2
3-position Rotary with Pickup Indicator,
Master Volume
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
RBX4A2
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
10" (250mm)
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A.I.R. Body
Maple
Diecast
A.I.R. Mounting System Bridge
Ceramic Bar Single X 2
Front Volume (with LED),
Rear Volume (with LED), Master Tone
RBX4A2M
Bolt-on
32 1/2" (825.5mm)
Rosewood
10" (250mm)
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A.I.R. Body
Maple
Diecast
A.I.R. Mounting System Bridge
Ceramic Bar Single X 2
Front Volume (with LED),
Rear Volume (with LED), Master Tone
RBX5A2
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
23 5/8" (600mm)
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A.I.R. Body
Maple
Diecast
A.I.R. Mounting System Bridge
Ceramic Bar Single X 2
Front Volume (with LED),
Rear Volume (with LED), Master Tone
Color Finish
RGXA2
RBX4A2/4A2M/5A2
White & Aircraft
Gray
Jet Black
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BB SERIES
Applying the advancements in knowledge, technology, skills we've gained since the introduction of our BB basses over 30
years ago, our BB bass design team has reinvented a legend. The new BB basses deliver exceptional tone and resonance
using a no compromise passive, bolt-on design that raises the bar for quality and performance. Exclusive features deliver
powerfully rich tone, excellent attack and sustain, immense volume, and overwhelming presence.
The series is available in three lines, the custom shop 2024 and 2025 models which are already being played and praised
by professional bassists around the globe; the production version 1024 and 1025 with specs nearly identical to the 2000
series for players particular about their sound; and the 424 and 425 which delivers many of the same features found on
the high-end models along with great cost performance.
BB ARTISTS
Brandon Belsky
Dead by Sunrise
Glenn Hughes
Corey Britz
Bush
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
Chris Glithero
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha.
Instruments made with woods processed with this technology produce a tonal richness that is like vintage instruments
that have been played for years. This technology is currently applied to the BB2000 Series (pages 25–26) .
Zico Chain
Duff McKagan
A.R.E technology uses precision controlled humidity and temperature to
manipulate the molecular properties of the wood into a more acoustically
ideal condition (similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in
instruments that have been played for years). The process is chemical
free making it an environmentally friendly process as well.
The following alterations lead to their corresponding acoustically ideal
conditions.
Exodus
Normal
BB-A.R.E. -Point 1
10
0
-80
40
-120
0
50
60
0.1
70
0.2
80
10
5
Frequency [kHz]
No Doubt
15
90
20
-40
Relative Level [dB]
30
0.3
Time [s]
0
Tony Kanal
Megadeth / BLS/David Lee Roth
10
0
20
-40
Relative Level [dB]
The graphs shown to the right are from actual acoustic spectral
measurements taken under controlled conditions with an untreated BB
bass and a new BB bass with A.R.E. Notice the enhanced low range
sustain and the leveled mid-low frequencies that deliver a smoother
and well-defined sound on the A.R.E. bass. It is also clear that high
frequencies have a shorter decay after the attack providing sharper tones.
This is hard proof that A.R.E. is effective at producing the desired changes
in the wood’s acoustic characteristics. These instruments have received
high marks from a great number of bassists. Most of their evaluations are
identical to evaluations for basses that have been played for years.
James Lomenzo
A.R.E. Bass
BB-Stock-Point 1
• Enhanced low range sustain produces rich sound and thick tone.
• Increased high range response and decay produces a sharper tone
and simultaneously controls dissonance.
Marco Mendoza
Duff Mckagan's Loaded
Jack Gibson
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-80
40
-120
0
50
60
0.1
70
0.2
0.3
Time [s]
0
Leveled all range frequencies
80
10
5
Frequency [kHz]
15
90
Stronger low frequencies
Jeff Rouse
Duff Mckagan's Loaded
Michael Anthony
Chickenfoot
Jeph Howard
The Used
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ira
With bolt on necks and passive electronics, Yamaha’s new BB2000 series is the ultimate modern rock bass. The new BB
takes firm command of low-end duties with immense volume and incredible presence, standing out in even the loudest mix.
The Yamaha BB has a long and bright history with world-class players choosing BBs for many years and on some of
the biggest tours and albums ever made. The latest BBs redefine what a real bass is.
The new BBs take every element of a bass guitar and push it one stage further, with incredible detail paid to each and
every element. Bodies and necks are crafted from hand-selected woods and treated with our ARE and IRA pre-aging
processes to create an unbelievably resonant, vibrant and bold sounding guitar. Redesigned neck joints and throughbody stringing give flawless sound and feel while custom-wound pickups drive thick, rich tone that sits perfectly in a
mix. Totally redesigned hardware with unique bridges and revolutionary nut materials complete the picture – a bass
built around sound and playability, with no compromise.
Two versions of the new BB are available. The BB2024/2025 with traditional BB looks, and the BB2024X/2025X
trimmed with pickguard, metal plate, and metal knobs. Both versions are available in 4- or 5-string configurations.
Nickel Silver Nut
(BB2000/1000 Series)
Nickel silver, as opposed to bone or
plastic, delivers an open string sound that
is closer to that of a fretted note since the
fret and nut materials are the same.
BB2024
BB2025
BB2025X
Natural
Vintage Sunburst
Black
Five-Piece Neck
(BB2000/1000/400 Series)
BB2024X
Vintage White
Five-piece necks on all BB 2000 series
basses are made with plies of mahogany,
which supplies silky warmth, and maple,
which produces strong upper mids and
bright highs. This design also forms a
durable and stable neck that resists warping.
Michael Anthony
Chickenfoot
* BB1000 and BB400 series basses feature 5-ply
maple and nato laminated necks.
Spline
Spline Joint (3-Piece Bodies)
(BB2000/1000 Series)
Three-piece bodies are fitted together
using spline joints to increase surface
contact between slabs thus increasing
body resonance. Mounting the bridge on
the center piece moves even more string
vibration to the body.
Color Finish
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Special Feature
Neck
Nut
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Case
Controls
BB2024/2024X/2025/2025X
Bolt-on
34"(863.6mm)
Rosewood
BB2024/2024X: 10”(250mm) BB2025/BB2025X: 23 5/8”(600mm)
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Alder 3P(Spline Joint)
A.R.E./ I.R.A.
Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs
Nickel Silver Nut
Vintage Plus(Brass saddle, Steel plate)
Front: Split Blade(Alnico V)/ Rear: Single Blade(Ceramic)
3P-toggle Switch
Hard Case
Master Volume, Master Tone
BB2024/2025
BB2024X/2025X
Black
Vintage Sunburst
Natural
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I.R.A. Technology
(BB2000 Series)
Yamaha’s exclusive A.R.E. treatment is a
special seasoning process that delivers a
smooth, mature sound right out of the factory.
I.R.A. treatment, another Yamaha exclusive,
is also applied to enhance body resonance.
*Refer to page 24 for more information on the
A.R.E.(Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
*Refer to page 5 for more information on the
I.R.A.(Initial Response Acceleration).
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BB1024/1024X: The BB1000 series basses are cut from the same block as
the flagship BB2000 series, sharing the ethos and a number of the features
that set BB aside from the pack including our 5-piece neck, diagonal body
thru stringing, newly designed pickups and custom-designed bridge.
BB1025/1025X: 5-string version of the BB1024/1024X.
New Pickups
(BB2000/1000 Series)
BB1024
BB1025
BB1025X
Vintage White
Tobacco Brown Sunburst
Black
Designed specifically for the BB series,
these new pickups are the result of
numerous trials, inspections, and
artist evaluations conducted by the BB
development team, in the pursuit of the
ultimate passive pickup sound. Open
faced designs allow closer mounting to
the string to capture more string vibration
while blade type bobbins on both front
and rear handle aggressive rock picking
with even response across strings. Alnico
V magnets were chosen for the front
pickups to deliver warmth and ceramic
magnets on the rear for punch.
BB1024X
Caramel Brown
Marco Mendoza
Diagonal Body Thru Stringing
(BB 2000/1000/400 Series)
Together with the uniquely designed
saddle, body thru stringing efficiently
transfers string vibration to the body. A
Yamaha original design used on all BB
series basses places strings at a 45º angle
at the saddle reducing stress, securing
tension, and maximizing vibration
transfer. The 45º cut on the back end of
the body makes stringing easier and gives
the BB a unique look.
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
BB1024/1024X/1025/1025X
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
BB1024/1024X: 10” (250mm) BB1025/1025X: 23 5/8” (600mm)
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Alder 3P (Spline Joint)
Maple/ Nato 5pcs
Vintage Plus(Brass saddle, Steel plate)
Front Split Bar (Alnico V) Rear Single Bar(Ceramic)
3-Position Toggle
Master Volume, Master Tone
Color Finish
Black
Tobacco Brown Caramel Brown Vintage White
Sunburst
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BB1024X/1025X
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q Master Volume
w Master Tone
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BB424: BB424 makes the sound, feel and looks driven by the incredible BB2000 series basses available to every player.
BB425: 5-string version of the BB424.
BB424
BB424X
BB425X
Red Metallic
Black
Tobacco Brown Sunburst
BB424
Vintage White
Jeph Howard
The Used
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
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BB424/424X/425/425X
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
BB424/424X: 10” (250mm) BB425/425X: 23 5/8” (600mm)
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Alder
Maple/ Nato 5pcs
Vintage Style
Split Single x 1, Bar Single
3-Position Toggle
Master Volume, Master Tone
Color Finish
BB424/425
BB424X/425X
Black
Tobacco Brown
Sunburst
Red Metallic
Vintage White
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ATT LTD3
Billy Sheehan Signature Model
Billy Sheehan Signature Model
Billy Sheehan’s legendary Attitude is reborn. Hand-crafted in Yamaha Music
Craft, Attitude LTD3 features Billy’s sound taken to a new level, with refined
characteristics only possible thanks to Yamaha’s original design and technology.
Attitude’s low-end is powerful and bold, yet tight and controlled. The highs
are clear and musical and the mid drives with a power rarely heard. The latest
technology, including our spline jointed body and exclusive ARE and IRA wood
treatments together with newly designed pickups and a totally reworked neck
joint make this bass something else. And with Billy’s involvement every step of
the way, playability is like no other guitar.
It’s clearly an Attitude, but it’s an Attitude like you’ve never heard it before.
Hipshot “D” Tuner
The Hipshot tuner drops the “E” string
down a whole step to “D” with the flick
of a lever. A gear adjustment provides
precision tuning.
Spline
Billy’s relationship with Yamaha is long – his drive to push his playing further
and create instruments to support that has meant that his close collaborations
with Yamaha Guitar Development have created a number of signature models.
The BB714BS represents a trip back to Billy’s roots with Yamaha, revisiting
his first signature model, a BB-series bass, and combining the timeless vibe
of BB with the features developed for his latest Attitude signature model.
Spline Joint
Woofer pickup designed
incollaboration with YASH*
This body structure makes Attitude LTDIII
far more resonant than conventional 2 or
3-piece body instruments. Vibrations are
transferred easily through the body for an
immense, vibrant and loud tone that is
unmistakably Attitude.
In addition to the split pickup, the
BB714BS features a specially designed
double humbucker installed at the neck
position where it generates great low-end
tone. The humbucker is wired through a
push-pull high-cut circuit that lets you
choose between a traditional “Attitude”
neck pickup tone with high-end, or a bass
boosted ultra-low 60’s sound.
(Please refer to page 26 for more details.)
*YASH=Yamaha Artist Services Hollywood
ATT LTD3
Sonic Blue
Neck / Fingerboard
BB714BS
Billy’s custom neck profile features jumbo
frets 1-16 to produce outstanding sustain.
The frets from 17 to 21 are slimmer for
greater note clarity.
The neck also features scallops from frets
17 through 21 and a slap cut ground
into the neck for greater string access.
The neck on the ATT LTD3 is designed
with double action rod that leaves more
wood volume making it highly resonant.
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Pickups and Electronics
Pickups and Electronics
Billy’s signature sound comes from a
custom woofer pickup developed by YGD
(Yamaha Guitar Development). Combining
its heavy, powerful low-end and solid
fundamental with a DiMarzio designed
pickup at the bridge position delivers
an incredible tonal range and a strong
presence within the band. While stereo
output jacks provide separate outputs for
the front and rear pickups, mono output
is also available. A high cut switch in
the front pickup tone control boosts bass
output from the front pickup.
A.R.E. / I.R.A.
The ATT LTD3 is treated with Yamaha’s
exclusive I.R.A. and A.R.E. treatments;
both proven to improve resonance and
response and are approved by Billy himself.
Bridge
BB714’s bridge and other hardware are
black nickel plated for sharp, modern looks.
Neck
Billy’s BB714BS is fitted with a custom
neck that is slim, trim and fast. Smaller
than the Attitude neck profile, the BB
neck offers great comfort and playability
for any style.
(Please refer to page 8 and 23 for more details.)
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ATT LTD3 Bridge
The solid brass bridge captures and
transmits string vibration directly to the
body, creating great low-end tone and attack.
Controls (BB714BS)
q Woofer Pickup Volume
w Main Pickup Volume
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Miter Bolting
q
Specifications
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Controls (ATT LTD3)
q Woofer Pickup Volume
w Woofer Pickup Tone (Woofer Pickup Hi-Cut Switch)
e Middle Pickup Volume (Stereo / Mono Switch)
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Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Control
ATT LTD3
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Maple
10" (250mm)
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Maple
Solid Brass
Yamaha Custom Woofer Pickup(Front), DiMarzio WillPower (Middle)
Front Volume, Front Tone, Rear Volume,Woofer High Cut Switch
Color Finish
Black
Sonic Blue
Miter bolting holds the neck closer and
tighter to the body fusing these two
separate components into one. Compared
to a conventional bolt-on joint, miter
bolting efficiently transfers string vibration
throughout the body with little loss. This
delivers greater body resonance making
each note come alive.
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
BB714BS
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
10" (250mm)
21
Alder
Maple
Solid Brass
Woofer PU, Main PU
Woofer PU Volume, Main PU Volume, Master tone w/ Woofer PU Hi Cut Sw.
Color Finish
Black
Lava Red
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bbNEII
TRBJPII
Nathan East Signature Model
Nathan East has appeared on countless albums and has toured with some
of the biggest names in modern music. Whether he’s playing blues with Eric
Clapton, pop with Phil Collins, or contemporary jazz with Fourplay, Nathan
relies on his BBNE2 signature 5-string bass to deliver the tone he needs.
John Patitucci Signature Model
In the nearly 20 years since John Patitucci first gained recognition as a
member of Chick Corea's legendary Elektric Band, he has established
himself as one of the best jazz bassists of his time. Shifting seamlessly
from bandleader to respected sideman, John relies on his TRB JPII
signature 6-string bass to fit any role.
White Perloid Peg Heads
BBNE2
BBNE2LTD
White
Pewter
White perloid peg heads aid in balancing
the super long scale neck while adding
great looks.
TRBJPII
Translucent Dark Red
Pickups (BBNE2)
The stacked pickups were designed in
collaboration with Nathan and feature
Alnico V magnets for warm, rich tone while
the hum-cancelling coil keeps noise at bay.
TRBJPII Custom Pickups
Pickups are a custom Alnico V design. The
low-noise double-coil pickups deliver clear
tonal Imaging even when playing chords.
Individual Bridge Pieces
The bridge consists of individual bridge
pieces that reduce interference from other
string vibration delivering a purer tone.
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A massive solid brass bridge delivers a
clear and rich sound.
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The 4-ply laminated body is crafted from
plies of figured maple, ash, alder, and
maple. This design produces tight and
rich resonation over the instrument’s
entire range. A slap cut on the body
offers greater string access.
Controls (BBNE2)
q Pickup Balancer
w Master Volume
e Bass
r Middle
t Treble
y Mid Cut Frequency
u Mid Cut On-Off Switch
26-Fret Neck
The 35-inch (889mm) super long
scale neck has 26 frets. The maple
neck is fitted with double truss rods to
sufficiently counter tension produced by
the instrument’s six strings.
Active Electronics
Active electronics include a special
equalizer circuit based on Nathan East’s
“Magic Box”. The circuit lets you cut off
the selected mid frequency at the touch
of a switch for precision sound tailoring.
5-Piece Neck Through
Design
The neck through design uses a 5-piece
maple and mahogany neck sandwiched
between the maple on alder body.
Contoured Body
Both the front and back of the bass body
are contoured to provide players with
a compact, well fitting instrument that
offers greater playing comfort.
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Pickup Switch
Controls
BBNE2/BBNE2LTD
Neck Through
34" (863.6mm)
Ebony
19 11/16" (500mm)
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Maple/Premium Grade Mahogany 5 Piece
Yamaha BPZ-7 (No Piezo)
Alnico V Stack Type X 2
N/A
Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ, Mid Cut
Frequency, Mid Cut On-Off Switch
w
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Color Finish
BBNE2
BBNE2LTD
White
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Pewter
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Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
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Bolt-on
35" (889mm)
Ebony
40" (1000mm)
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Figured Maple/Ash/Alder/Maple
Maple
Solid Brass
Side by Side Double Coil Alnico V
Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3 Band EQ
Color Finish
Amber
Translucent Dark
Red
t
Controls (TRBJPII)
q Pickup Balancer
w Master Volume
e Bass
r Middle
t Treble
Active Electronics
The 5-control active electronics system
offers a wide palette of tonal variation.
Everything from subtle variations in tonal
nuance to dynamic sound output is possible.
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The history of TRB started in 1989, when 5 and 6-string basses were not widely available. Together with some of the world’s most influential
bass players, Yamaha’s development team has gone through countless development stages and prototypes over 2 decades to reach today’s TRB.
Its custom active EQ gives players a wide range of tonal possibilities while the super long scale (35’’) perfectly balances the string tension for
great feel and exceptional low-frequency response and solidity. The legendary wide, flat TRB neck opens the fretboard to your creative vision
while the 3 layered-body displays the beautiful contours of choice Alder and premium Quilted Maple.
From Jazz and Fusion to Rock and Metal, TRB’s exceptional versatility pushes bass creativity to the next level.
Alnico V Hum-Canceling
Pickups
Hum-canceling type Alnico V pickups are
used to produce clear tone. The 6-strings
offer a wide tonal range and deliver a
heavy bass sound with presence.
TRB1006J
TRB1005J
TRB1004J
Black
Translucent Black
Natural
Solid Brass Bridge
The brass bridge transmits string
vibration to the body with great efficiency.
Maple Laminated Body
The laminate body is crafted from a slab
of alder with figured maple on top. A bolt
on neck is used to ensure a secure bond
between neck and body and create a
clear, powerful sound.
Troy Sanders
5-Piece Neck
The 5-piece maple neck is designed
with a 35-inch (889mm) super long
scale and 24-frets. The neck on the
TRB1006 is fitted with double truss rods
to sufficiently counter tension created by
the instruments six strings.
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e
w
r
t
Controls
(TRB1006J/1005J/1004J)
q Pickup Balancer
w Master Volume
e Bass
r Middle
t Treble
Specifications
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
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TRB1006J / TRB1005J / TRB1004J
Bolt-on
35" (889mm)
Rosewood
40" (1000mm) / 19 11/16" (500mm) / 10" (250mm)
24
Maple/Alder
Maple
Solid Brass
Alnico V Hum-Canceled X 2
Master Volume, Pickup Blancer, 3-Band EQ
Color Finish
Black
Translucent
Black
Caramel Brown
Natural
3-band EQ Control Circuit
The 3-band EQ circuit provides access to a
wide range of tonal possibilities. Everything
from subtle variations in tonal nuance to
dynamic sound output is possible.
TRB1006J / 1005J / 1004J
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SLG130NW/110n/110s
Double Coil Pickups
(RBX374/375)
The humbucking pickups feature large
diameter polepieces to product thick lowend tone. Pickup covers feature built-in
finger rests.
RBX374
RBX375
Flat Silver
Red Metallic
RBX270J
RBX170
Black
Silver
Musicians know inspiration calls without notice. With Yamaha’s Silent Guitar always
at your side, you can capture and explore those moments of inspiration to the fullest.
The Silent Guitar combines cutting edge designs with master-luthier craftsmanship,
creating a versatile instrument that lets you play wherever you are, whenever you like.
Outstanding playability combined with incredible practicality let you plug in a pair
of headphones and enjoy this unique instrument’s rich, natural tone privately or plug
into an amp or recording console to share it with thousands.
Made from select cuts of maple, rosewood, ebony and mahogany, the Silent Guitar’s
revolutionary design offers guitarists the feel and playability of a real acoustic
guitar while its specially designed pickup and preamp systems deliver rich, natural
tone that belies the instrument’s looks. A detachable top frame section and ultralightweight design make the instrument comfortably portable so you can take it with
you wherever you go.
SLG110N
Black Metallic
SLG130NW
Light Amber Burst
RBX Bridge(RBX374/375)
The heavy diecast bridge transmits string
vibrations directly to the body. With
it’s special design, changing strings is
simply a matter of hooking the ball-end
of the string into the bridge, making the
operation quicker and easier than on
conventional bridges.
Lee Ritenour
RBX Body
The deeply contoured bodylines make
for a clean, modern look and provide
bassists with a better fitting instrument
for greater comfort.
q
w
SLG110S
e
Tobacco Brown Sunburs
r
Controls (RBX374/375)
q Pickup Balancer
w Master Volume
e Bass
r Treble
Specifications
RBX Electronics
The 4-control circuit includes controls for
Master Volume, Balance, and a 2-band
equalizer for creating a more aggressive tone.
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Black
RBX375/374
RBX270J
RBX170
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Light Amber
Burst
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Specifications
RBX270J
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
10" (250mm)
24
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Vintage Style
Split Coil X 1, Single Coil X 1
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Master Tone
RBX375/RBX374
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
23 5/8" (600mm) / 10" (250mm)
24
Alder
Maple
Diecast
Diecast
Humbucker X 2
Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 2-Band EQ
Color Finish
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Old Violin
Sunburst
Model
Construction
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Tuners
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
Red Metallic
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Mist Raspberry
Mist Green
Dark Blue
Metallic
Flat Blue
Dark Oriental
Green
RBX170
Bolt-on
34" (863.6mm)
Rosewood
10" (250mm)
24
Alder, Agathis or Nato
Maple
Covered
Vintage Style
Split Coil X 1, Single Coil X 1
Front Volume, Rear Volume, Master Tone
Mist Purple
Yellow Natural
Satin
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Mustard Pearl
Effect
Silver
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Model
Scale Length
Fingerboard
Radius
Frets
Body
Neck
Bridge
Pickups
Controls
Flat Silver
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Color Finish
SLG130NW
SLG110N/110S
SLG130NW
25 9/16" (650mm)
Ebony
Flat
19
Maple
Mahogany
Rosewood
B-Band
AUX IN w/Level Control, Line Out, Phones
Out, Volume, Bass, Treble,
Effect (Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus, Echo)
Light Amber
Burst
SLG110N
25 9/16" (650mm)
Rosewood
Flat
19
Maple
Mahogany
Rosewood
B-Band
AUX IN w/Level Control, Line Out, Phones
Out, Volume, Bass, Treble,
Effect (Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus, Echo)
Natural
Tobacco Brown
Sunburs
Black Metallic
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SLG110S
24 15/16" (634mm)
Rosewood
15 3/4" (400mm)
22
Maple
Mahogany
Rosewood
L.R. Baggs
AUX IN w/Level Control, Line Out, Phones
Out, Volume, Bass, Treble,
Effect (Reverb1, Reverb2, Chorus, Echo)
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Parametric Equalizer
Tuners & Metronomes
Rear Panel
QT-1
EG112C
ERG121C
Black
Black
QT-1B
QT-1BR
* Little remaining stock.
NE-1 Parametric Equalizer
QT-1/QT-1B/QT-1BR QUARTZ METRONOME
• Easy to use parametric equalizer designed specifically to Nathan East’s specifications.
• "Q" control offers two different EQ curves or Flat response.
• Frequency and Level controls to adjust the amount of sound shaping.
• Plug and play simplicity, battery powered.
The QT-1 quartz metronome offers soft or bright sound settings, volume control and a
flashing LED atop its unique design. Tuning notes over a one octave range are provided in
half-step increments with adjustable standard pitch.
Amplifiers
GA-15 Guitar Amplifier
• Input/Output: INPUT, PHONES
• Power supply: AC120V, 60Hz
• Output Power: 15 W
• Power Consumption: 19 W
• Speaker: 16.5 cm (6.5”) X 1
• Control: DRIVE-GAIN, DRIVE-VOLUME, DRIVE/CLEAN, CLEANVOLUME, EQUALIZATION-TREBLE, EQUALIZATION-MIDDLE,
EQUALIZATION-BASS, POWER
• Dimensions: 295(W) X 300(H) X 190(D) mm (11.6" X 11.8" X 7.5")
• Weight: 5kg (11 lbs)
Tuners
Gig Bag
Picks
Gauge Set
Guitar Amplifier GA15
Strings Winder
Strap
Guitar/ Bass Tuner YT100
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YT-250 Chromatic Tuner
YT-150 Guitar/Bass Auto Tuner
YT100 Guitar/Bass Tuner
• Indicators: Pitch indicator, Tuning guides
• Tuning Notes: GUITAR 7B, 6E, 5A, 4D, 3G, 2B, 1E
BASS LB, 4E, 3A, 2D, 1G, HC
• Input: Input jack(6 monaural), Built-in microphone
• Power Source: Two AAA(R03/LR03) batteries
• Dimensions: 97(W) X 50(H) X 18(D)mm (3.8" X 2.0" X 0.71")
accessories/amp
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Finger Eleven
Eagles of Death Metal
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