Best Jumbo Shape Yamaha Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Jumbo shape Yamaha guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Yamaha LL36 ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 82
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80

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  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (SG301-Y22) tuners
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Yamaha LL36 ARE
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Yamaha LL56 Custom ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 82
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80

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  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $4,699.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM67G-Y22) tuners
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM67G-Y22) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL56 Custom ARE
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Yamaha LL16-12 ARE

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Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 72
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 12 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 12 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL16-12 ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Yamaha LL26 ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 80
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $2,999.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Open-Gear Gold (SE700X XG) tuners
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Open-Gear Gold (SE700X XG) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL26 ARE
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Yamaha LL16M ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 70
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $799.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $799.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Mahogany back
  • Solid Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL16M ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Yamaha LL16 ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 70
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $899.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $899.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL16 ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Yamaha LL16D ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 72
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (2 votes)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $1,129.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Solid Rosewood back
  • Solid Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL16D ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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8. Yamaha LL6M ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 83
Build quality 67
Value for money 79
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $509.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $509.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL6M ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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9. Yamaha LL6 ARE

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Playability 73
Sound 83
Build quality 67
Value for money 79
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $569.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Rosewood back
  • Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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  • 2 Prices - New from $569.99 >
  • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.6"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
  • Rosewood back
  • Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Yamaha LL6 ARE
  • Expensive Wood
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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