Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic Parlor Acoustic Electric Guitar Demo

The TransAcoustic guitar is an instrument that uses a built in transducer and on-board processing to produce the same incredible sound found in a great sounding room without a need for external amps or effects.

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Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic Parlor Acoustic Electric Guitar Demo

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Guitar Center put up this demo of the new Yamaha CSF-TA. The guitar itself is not new and has been around for a while but the addition of the TransAcoustic tech makes it a lot more interesting for me.

I am not really a fan of parlour guitars as they tend not to project or sustain very well but with on-board reverb and chorus it takes on a completely different character. Anyway let me know what you think?

Price is £664 which for a guitar that is not all solid build would be considered on the slightly high side these days but keep the TA bit in mind. It does make a big difference. Although you really do need to be "in the room" to appreciate it fully. I have the FS-TA and that is a very nice guitar indeed, especially now the price is down as low as £493 :)

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Re: Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic Parlor Acoustic Electric Guitar Demo

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Love that sound. I wonder why Yamaha didn't put this in their all solid CSF's. Perhaps that would make the guitar too expensive?

Only reason for not buying: it's addictive :? .

Saw a review on youtube. Same problem. Every time you turn of the reverb and chorus the natural tone of the guitar sounds a bit disappointing.......
But mostly it isn't, it's the effects that fool you.

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The FS-TA I have here sounds great even without the TA active but of course once you turn it on it becomes a bit of a game changer. Definitely addictive!
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It's a very appealing and unique feature. I love reverb. Reverb on an acoustic seemingly out of nowhere and with no wires or plugs to clutter things up is even better. Very tempting.

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These transacoustic guitars really need to be experienced in person to realise what a fantastic idea it is and how it can greatly add to your playing.

I rarely use any effects at all on guitar. The room I play in has pretty good acoustics but I must admit that when I had the FS-TA here that built in reverb was quite astonishing! And being able to use that anywhere, with no cables or amp is a bit of a game changer.

I would definitely recommend people go to a store and try it for themselves because online videos just don't do these guitars justice.
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