Yamaha LS-TA TransAcoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Create authentic reverb and chorus with the Yamaha LSTA. An actuator inside the guitar reacts to string vibrations, providing a distinct playing experience.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Solid Englemann spruce top Premium tonewood with warm, powerful projection
Solid rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood

There's nothing so inspiring as playing guitar in a great sounding room -- it makes you play better, longer and with more creativity. The Yamaha LSTA TransAcoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar recreates that incredible experience without needing any external amplification or effects, just the guitar itself. It's the most inspiring, engaging acoustic guitar you've ever played.


An actuator installed on the inner surface of the guitar back vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings. The vibrations of the actuator are then conveyed to the body of the guitar, and to the air in and around the guitar body, generating authentic reverb and chorus sounds from inside the body.

Check out our exclusive video to hear the Yamaha TransAcoustic in action:

Simple Control

Three simple knobs let you adjust the degree of effect applied and the lineout volume level. Additionally, keeping the controls small minimizes the area of the holes in the body material, reducing acoustic sound loss. (A) Chorus Control (B) Reverb Control (Room/Hall) (C) TA Switch/Line Out Volume Control
- Pressing the TA Switch for more than 0.3 seconds activates the TA function
- When a cable is connected to the line-out jack, the lineout volume can be adjusted by rotating the (C) knob
- The reverb type switches from Room to Hall around the 12:00 position

New Scalloped Bracing

The body is an all-solid guitar based on the L-Series. A modified non-scalloped bracing design retains the read more L Series characteristic bright tone while enhancing the low end. Treating the tops with Yamaha's exclusive A.R.E. process gives the instrument a rich, vintage quality tone, making it sound as though you'd been playing it for years, from the very first moment you pick it up. The fact that this guitar has been designed with an insistence on sound quality is what allows it to produce effected sounds that feels pure and natural.

High Comfortable Playability

Straighter neck taper and hand-rolled fingerboard edges result in an instrument that can be played for hours without any stress. The 5-ply neck design featured in all TransAcoustic Guitars is constructed of rosewood and mahogany plies with a double-action adjustable rod, creating a strong, stable neck that resists warping.

Newly Designed Battery Box

Battery box integrated into the end-pin jack. This requires fewer holes in the body, thus reducing acoustic sound loss. Connect the cable from the jack to a PA or amp to use as an acoustic electric guitar.
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- Body type: Concert
- Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E.
- Back & sides: Solid Rosewood
- Orientation: Right handed
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Neck wood: Mahogany, plus Rosewood 5-ply
- Neck finish: Matte
- Scale length: 25.6 in.
- Number of frets: 21
- Electronics: Under-saddle piezo
- Preamp EQ:2-band
- Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome (TM29G)
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Urea
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Case: Hard Bag included
- Accessories: Hex Wrenches, 2xAA batteries
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Brown Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 24 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LS-TA BS
Vintage Natural
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 24 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LS-TA VT

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted May 13, 2020 by Summer Peterson in Idaho Falls, ID
"Exceeded my expectations"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I'm a long time guitar player - over 50 years. I've owned dozens of guitars and have a stable today of some very fine acoustics, three I've purchased from zZounds, and I can't say enough good things about them. For a very long time I've fantasied about a guitar that unplugged could produce reverb and chorus (and delay). When Yamaha came out with these Trans-acoustics I was skeptical to say the least. Like I said, it was a fantasy and not something I thought possible. So, I figured it was a gimmick, probably a cheap replication just good enough to get by. I listened to some demos on line, but it's hard to tell unless you actually hear them in person. I finally had to take a chance as it was something I'd wanted for a long time. I was impressed by the build specs and had owned a LL5ce in the 80's and it was a great guitar (still have it). Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. - Back & sides: Solid Rosewood, Fingerboard: Ebony - Neck wood: Mahogany, plus Rosewood 5-ply, Maple binding and gold tuners. Other nice appointments too. I figured even if the effects were bad the guitar itself was made of first class wood and steel, and by Yamaha. At the price that alone made it worth the purchase. Also a very nice, sturdy gig case. Out of the case came one beautiful guitar (sunburst). Stunning. I loosened the strings and sanded down the saddle a bit and tightened up the truss rod until I had the action right where I wanted it. No buzzing at all. I loaded the batteries in the easy to open case read more and held my breath. First, I played with no effects on and was quite pleased with the tones, sustain and neck. Then I opened up the effects. Went with both reverb and chorus together and broke into Dust in the Wind. OMG, I couldn't believe my ears. It sounded amped up with excellent effects. Sustain was amazing. My mate, also a player, came into the room and asked what in the world was that amazing sound. (no amp in room). Well, I could go on but you see I'm sold. My biggest fear is that I recently bought a Taylor 714ce for 3X the money, and I can't put the TA down. I love it.

Musical Background:
Played 54 years both professionally and home jam.

Musical Style:
Fingerstyle acoustic blues, classic rock, Christian and a little country.
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