Artist Insight | Laura Jane Grace

"I believe that every guitar has a soul, not quite a consciousness but pretty close to it." In the midst of the debut Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers album release excitement, we were lucky enough to get some of guitarist, songwriter, front-woman and transgender rights activist Laura's rare free time to chat about her inspirations, her relationship with her guitars and how her albums can be seen as snap shots of times in her life.

Artist Insight | Freya Ridings

A new addition to the Yamaha Guitars family, 24 year old singer songwriter Freya Ridings took some time to talk with us about her journey, what she looks for in a guitar, and how it feels to have a crowd sing her words back to her.

Custom Shop Chat | Shakira's Gold Revstar

Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira was looking for a solid gold guitar to match fit the theme of her El Dorado tour. With a Revstar already in her rig, we took up the challenge from our Yamaha Artist Services LA.

Custom Shop Chat | Scott Holiday's "Big Daddy" Revstar

"You’ll be seeing this guitar on stage every night. And really - that’s the ultimate testament." Custom shop chat with Rival Sons' Scott Holiday and Yamaha Guitars designer and luthier Pat Campolattano about Scott's new hollowbody Revstar he's nicknamed the "Big Daddy" Revstar...

Artist Insight | Katie Cole

"My career comes with a lot of hyphens." - Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Yamaha Artist, Katie Cole took some time to talk to us about her musical beginnings, inspirations and playing with The Smashing Pumpkins.

Custom Revstars | Magic with Metal

Like our motto ‘Never Standing Still’, we use our 50 years of experience in guitar craftsmanship and engineering to experiment with new concepts and designs, driven by a desire to find new limits. Late in 2017, in collaboration with Yamaha Motors, the Yamaha Design Lab created a set of unique Revstars for the Tokyo Motor Show. Revstar designer Piotr Stolarski took some time out to tell us the story behind this project, experimenting with coating guitars in metals and sharing technology tips and ideas with Yamaha Motors.

Yamaha Artists talk influential records for Record Store Day 2018

We celebrated this year's Record Store Day by finding out which records were influential to a number of Yamaha artists and why.

Female Artists Take Control for International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 we invited some of our female artists to take over control of our Instagram for the day, with zero idea of what they would get up to. Find out what went down…

Custom Shop Chat | Pat Campolattano

You may have heard about some uniquely beautiful custom Yamaha Revstar models doing the rounds at this year's NAMM Show. These creations were imagined and realised by our very own guitar luthier Pat Campolattano out of our Calabasas facility. After witnessing such a great reception to these models we sat down with Pat to get some details on these to share with the Guitar World.

NAMM House | Poolside Sessions

In the Californian sunshine, away from the chaos of this year’s NAMM Show we invited some artists to hang out for some jams and to check out our latest gear.


Iconic Tattoo Artist Tokyo Hiro on his Japanese heritage, perfecting his craft & his first (and maybe last!) experience "tattooing" a guitar...

Revstar on the Reeperbahn | Freddie Edwards

UK Alternative Pop trio Flawes also joined Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival with 4 great shows across the weekend in German's second city. We crashed some of Guitarist Freddie's brief down time to talk his Revstar RS720B, making BBC Introducing's 'Track of the Day' & being snapped up by Red Bull Records.

DREAMCAR BB | Tony Kanal

"All of it was done in a very creative space without having any outside opinions to contend with. It was just four guys making music. That’s a real luxury to have." We talk with long time Yamaha BB artist Tony Kanal about his new band DREAMCAR & his stunning new custom bass to match their debut album.

Revstar on the Reeperbahn 2017 | Noa Lachmi

Yamaha Artist Noa Lachmi travelled to the legendary part of Hamburg’s St. Pauli district from Denmark with her band Velvet Volume for their first international show (…and second… and third. In 3 days…) at the Reeperbahn Festival. Noa squeezed us in to her busy schedule to chat Revstars, playing in a band with her sisters and recording the theme for an iconic cartoon series…


"It doesn’t sound like any other, it’s almost got an uprighty sound. The necks are so awesome and super easy to play. They got the long scale and they just sound amazing and they fit exactly where you want them to fit in the mix too.” Eagles of Death Metal, Masters of reality, Mojave lords, earthlings? & Gnarltones guitarist and iconic Rancho De La Luna studio host Dave Catching talks his magic Yamaha Bass, life at his studio and his wisdom on recording.

Record Store Day 2017 | Robby Takac | Goo Goo Dolls.

Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac spills on which records have a special meaning to him, and dishes out some recommendations on this Record Store Day…

Record Store Day 2017 | Dave Keuning | The Killers.

Following a recent Revstar shoot with The Killers' Dave Keuning, we hit Lou's Records for a little shopping spree...

Record Store Day 2017 | DOYLE

On this Record Store Day we chat with Misfit Doyle about releases & recommendations.

Billy Sheehan's Acrylic Bass!

Before The Winery Dogs' touring cycle in support of their second album "Hot Streak," Billy asked us to build him an Attitude LTD3 that looked like a deep dark red glass of wine and for it to be infused with LED lights. And it needed to talk...ok, that's not true, but this wasn't going to be an easy task.

YAMAHA FG Exhibition

The world's largest collection of Yamaha's FG guitars recently went on display in Japan for fans to get hands-on with history!

Tony Kanal / Yamaha Interview

A few weeks ago our friend Tony Kanal reached out to see if we could get some of his Yamaha BB’s studio-ready to start recording with his new project, which features fellow No Doubt members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young as well as A.F.I. singer Davey Havok.

SG1802 Stevie D Custom

Yamaha FG 'Start Here FG' campaign terms and conditions

Jack Gibson

Pawel Maciwoda of Scorpions

Yamaha - Mike Stern Interview

Custom Pacifica for Devin Trout (Sam Smith)

"New" BB414 for Robby Takac

Tony Kanal Custom BB3000

Scotti Hill of Skid Row | Custom Pacifica
PACIFICA Scotti Hill Custom Double Locking

Custom Pacifica for Joshua Ray Gooch #1
Custom PAC510V for Joshua Ray

John Patitucci Custom Semi-Hollow bass

Robby Takac BB Gallery

The good news for Robby Takac's bass tech is that no time is wasted cleaning instruments...

Mike Stern in India

Phil X custom guitars in-detail
Phil's custom Pacifica

Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Upcoming new album and tours

Phil X custom guitars in-process