Yamaha L-55 Acoustic Guitar, Brazilian Rosewood & Ezo Spruce - Pre-Owned


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The Yamaha L-55 stands as the shining example from Yamaha’s sought after L-series. The initial L models were introduced in 1975, and quickly rose to popularity. Yamaha then proceeded to add four high end guitars to this series; the L-51, L-52, L-53 and L-54. By 1980, the L-55 Custom was born. This guitar remains as the pinnacle of Yamaha’s “L” era, which came to a close in 1988. Featuring Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and a solid Ezo Spruce top, this guitar projects a massive voice while still providing a comfortable playing experience with its ergonomic “Modified-V” neck profile. It is fully outfitted with unmistakable ornate L-series style inlay work throughout, giving this guitar its hallmark aesthetic appeal.  This Yamaha L-55 Custom is in great condition for its age, and lives on as one of the finest representations of the beloved L-series.


  • Year: 1980
  • Top: Ezo Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Purfling: Abalone
  • Backstrip: Abalone
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Neck: Mahogany 
  • Neck Profile: Modified V
  • Fretboard Wood:  Ebony
  • Peg Head Veneer:  Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Inlays: Abalone
  • Tuners:  Yamaha
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pins: Black w/ Abalone Dots
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Type: Drop-in, uncompensated 
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard:   Black
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8”
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/16”
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2”
  • Body Depth:  4”- 4 15/16”
  • Body Length: 20”
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/2”
  • Lower Bout: 16 1/4”
  • Truss Rod:  Fully Adjustable 
  • Brace Pattern: Scalloped X Brace


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