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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Yamaha CSF-TA "Transacoustic Guitar"

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Southern Calif

May 5th, 2019 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

An acoustic guitar that has reverb and chorus built right into the body, so there's no need for amps or pedals.

Kinda cool.


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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
May 6th, 2019 06:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve been meaning to stop in and check these out... Kind of afraid to since they sound like a do all be all guitar!

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State of Jefferson

May 6th, 2019 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Excellent idea.

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Planet Peegoo

Rhythm & Lewd Guitarist
May 6th, 2019 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

It was just a matter of time before a maker took the Tonewood Amp concept and installed it as standard equipment in a production guitar.

I've had a Tonewood Amp for a few years and it is the bee's knees.

If you have a guitar that uses piezo or other contact-type transducer for electrifying it, the Tonewood works great. If your guitar uses an internal electret/condenser mic, the Tonewood Amp does have issues with feedback.

These guys are not faking it. This is the typical reaction.

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I tried to think

but nothing happened!
May 7th, 2019 08:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have an expensive guitar I'm about ready to sell, and am tempted to replace it with a Yamaha FG-TA or FS-TA, however haven't been able to play one yet.



Why do I keep fixing things that work?
May 7th, 2019 09:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

On the specs it doesn't say if it has an 1/4" plug or other connections. So, is this just an application that purely exists for acoustic playing or can this hookup to an amp and use the effects through the amp?
Just an observation and wonder if others might want to use it that way.

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Planet Peegoo

Rhythm & Lewd Guitarist
May 7th, 2019 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

The module that creates the effects uses input from the guitar's pickup. An acoustic exciter, which is basically a speaker without a paper cone, rests against the back of the guitar.

The exciter's voice coil and magnet turn the guitar's back into a speaker cone. The pickup sends signal to the effects processor, through a FET amplifier circuit, to the exciter which gets the guitar's back moving.

Here's a geeky vid that shows how acoustic exciters work.

I've been fooling around with these things for years. It's fun!

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