The Yamaha TransAcoustic CSF-TA parlor-size acoustic-electric guitar is a high-quality instrument that delivers a playing experience like no other. With Yamaha’s onboard TransAcoustic reverb and chorus effects, you’ll enjoy the sounds of playing in a rich and lively acoustic space no matter where you are. The CSF-TA features a parlor-size body with mahogany back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. You’ll love the feel of this guitar’s neck and smooth rosewood fingerboard. The Yamaha TransAcoustic CSF-TA will add new inspiration to your playing.
Yamaha’s groundbreaking TransAcoustic technology delivers onboard reverb and chorus effects. What sets TransAcoustic guitars apart from other instruments with onboard effects is that they don’t require any external amplification. Engage the effects via the simple-to-use controls, and it’s like you’re playing in a richly ambient venue — no amp or PA required. And when it’s time for the gig, you can access those same great tones plugged in through the guitar’s System70 + SRT piezo pickup system.
The key to TransAcoustic technology is an integrated actuator, a small device hidden inside the guitar. The vibration of the instrument’s strings causes the actuator to vibrate; these vibrations are transmitted to the guitar body, as well as to the air around the guitar. The result is authentic reverb and chorus — without the need for any additional amplification or effects. When we first got to hear TransAcoustic technology in action at Music Experience, we were mightily impressed. We think you will be too.
Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic parlor guitars transport you to new creative spaces with immersive reverb and lush chorus effects, without needing an amp or other external gear.
There’s nothing so inspiring as playing guitar in a great sounding room – it makes you play better, longer and with more creativity. The Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar recreates that incredible experience without needing any external amplification or effects, just the guitar itself. It’s the most inspiring, engaging acoustic guitar you’ve ever played.
An actuator installed on the inner surface of the guitar back vibrates in response to the vibrations of the strings. The vibrations of the actuator are then conveyed to the body of the guitar, and to the air in and around the guitar body, generating authentic reverb and chorus sounds from inside the body.
Three simple knobs let you adjust the amount of effects and the line out volume level. Keeping the controls small minimizes the area of the holes in the body material, which reduces acoustic sound loss.
(A) Chorus Control
(B) Reverb Control (Room / Hall)
(C) TA Switch / Line Out Volume Control
* Pressing the TA Switch for longer than 0.3 seconds activates the TA function.
* When a cable is connected to the line out jack, the line out volume can be adjusted by rotating knob (C).
* The reverb type switches from Room to Hall around the 12:00 position.
The design of the CSF series utilizes newly-designed scalloped bracing that delivers rich, full-bodied resonance. The use of a forward shifted construction maintains the strength of the body while maximizing the vibration of the guitar’s top.
The battery box integrated into the end-pin jack requires fewer holes in the body. This reduces acoustic sound loss. Connect the cable from the jack to a PA or amp to use as an acoustic-electric guitar.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Mahogany|
|Body Bracing||Scalloped Bracing|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Die-cast Chrome|
|Bridge String Spacing||11mm|
|Controls||Reverb(Room/Hall) / Chorus / TA Switch / Line Out Vol|
|Electronics||System 70 TransAcoustic preamp with SRT piezo pickup, interior mounted actuator|
|Strings||Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CSF-TA BS|