Billy Corgan is one of the most iconic songwriters of all time, as the front man for grunge pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins; he is an enigma, a truly unique talent.
Notoriously selective about the gear he uses, Corgan has decided to partner with Yamaha to release the Yamaha LJ16 BC signature model. With a solid Engelmann Spruce top and Solid Rosewood back and sides, it offers a crisp and cutting natural tone. Warm but precise, it is beautifully balanced and articulate, perfect for fingerstyle and bold chord strumming.
Benefiting from Yamahas A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) wood reforming technology, its super stable and vintage voiced. Through precise control of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years.
The Mahogany and Rosewood neck boasts an Ebony fingerboard and a 15.75" radius, super smooth underhand, its great for fretting barre chords and experimenting further up the neck. With a built in SRT piezo pickup system this guitar is always ready to hit the stage. With unreal clarity and note definition, this system is a real plus point for the Yamaha BC.
Special features include brass bridge pins for enhanced upper mid harmonics and the Zero logo, a tribute to Corgans image during the height of The Smashing Pumpkins fame.