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What is Yamaha's Acoustic Resonance Enhancement?

Techstination feature for Thursday, February 9, 2017

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.    A technology called Acoustic Resonance Enhancement is being used by Yamaha to create musical instruments that …while they may be new….produce the sounds only found in finely crafted instruments that have been played for many years.   It is available in Yamaha’s line of L series guitars and says Senior VP Tom Sumner…

“We are actually changing the molecular structure of the wood.  It’s a very interesting process because it’s really a completely environmentally responsible process so we don’t use chemicals or anything.  But when we looked at the wood and said why is old wood more resonant than new wood, and we looked at the molecular structure of the wood that was aged and the wood that was brand new and we saw that there were some differences.”

And Yamaha is able to bridge those differences by controlling temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure.

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