Yamaha Seasons Wood to Make 'Vintage' Guitars

Fig 4: Kazuhiko Kato, a Japanese musician, appeared at the press meeting and said that he

Fig 4: Kazuhiko Kato, a Japanese musician, appeared at the press meeting and said that he "liked the sound" of the new model. According to Kato, the models using wood processed with A.R.E. produce both sharp and flat notes like vintage guitars and have a nice balance of overtones. They are also suitable for guitar techniques such as muting. Sitting on the right is Fumio Naruse, EAG development project leader and chief engineer of Product Development Department of Orchestral and Percussion Instrument Division at Yamaha.

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