Yamaha has been in the music industry for ever. They are well known for their studio and recording equipment. They are also well respected for their Pianos and Band equipment but it has not been so good in the guitar industry. Yamaha has been overlooked in the guitar industry for decades. Most players who are looking for a more prestigious name on their guitar go to the known companies. The 620 has a mahogany body with a carved maple top. The guitar has a unique bridge with offset individual bridge blocks. It has a fat mahogany set neck with a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium frets. On the headstock there are six well placed grover tuners. It comes from the factory with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a Yamaha pickup in the neck. Each pickup has its own volume knob and there is a master tone knob.
The neck is nice and chunky and it really lets you dig in to notes. The frets are hand filed so there are no sharp edges on the fretboard to hurt your hand. The well spaced tuners allow you to string up or tune easily without hitting your fingers on the next tuner over. The carved top is very comfortable. The slightly offset individual bridge posts help get the intonation closer to perfect.
Acoustically the 620 is bright and super clear which is unusual for a mahogany guitar. You can really hear that maple top. The JB works well in mahogany guitars. It shows that they really cared about the tone on this guitar when they put the JB in the bridge. They could have easily put some no name pickup in there but they knew the Seymour Duncan was perfect for this application. You can get nice chunky distortion for all your favorite rock tones and the notes still remain clear. The maple top and the improved intonation really help keep the notes in line. The big neck helps the tone and the sustain. You can really feel every note you play resonate through the entire guitar.
This is one of the best all around mahogany guitars for the price. Yamaha is really making a name for themselves with these guitars. If they keep putting out guitars like this they will soon find them up with the big name brands. They are already there quality wise they just need to get their name out there and get the guitars in peoples hands. If you are looking for a good Les Paul alternative this could be your best bet.
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niconel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It's a japanese who possde 22 frets and a Seymour Duncan sh4 at the bridge!, The micro deuxime, that the handle is a home alnico5 Yam which currently satisfies me to the point of view marriage to the 2nd (this makes two weeks I have this scratching) The sound of two pickups bobinage.Le double mahogany neck is glued and broad well-rounded folk type (for big fingers is super enjoyable! ) The beautiful possde CONTRL 2 Volume and Tone control of one (a little slippery for those who sweat a lot) the two pickups are a re-read 3 slecteur positions as on the Les Paul. The finish is superb, for my part I chose royal blue which gives a class of hell. Mahogany body maple table.
The handle is very enjoyable, with trs CHAC is a little sharp but not limited genant.La guitar is very well balance and is lighter than the pauls.Le its gnial is a versatile and broad.
I am thinking of the same 2 me put a seymour duncan in the neck to complete the beautiful. The accuracy is impeccable from top to bottom of the handle.
It is perfect for rock and blues and leaves room for acute for those who love the solos property piquants.Je rule always my guitars to the max so my pots I use has not cut the son.Mes amps are rotten (torque and aria couple STREO) and yet the sound is not bad with a dj ME5 Boss pedals, bass and it prdominent ceques like on a guitar.
I use it for 2 weeks and I really like all aspects the ratio Q / is super reasonable price (600 euros) I do not regret to choose and I'm not ready to close the door Yamaha.J 've chosen the This dtriment in a epiphone and happily! the sound is much warmer and lightweight slamming.
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therry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
In addition to the features below, I will add that the frets are high ... so be careful not support such a nag on the strings (especially brré), otherwise you are wrong ...
The handle is wide ... Ideal for large paws
The neck is pretty fast and fun to play.
The highs are not super easy to access.
The catch: this is super heavy scratches ... and after four hours of repeated ... necessary to provide a shoulder massage ... (But hey, if you got good groupies this problem becomes one more: D)
For sound, I was looking for a scratch with a clear, dynamic, capable of delivering a good sustain and big bass ...
I tried a lot in this price range ... and I was really super attractive ...
Without taking the lead on the set ... it sounds!
I use it with an old marshall ...
I am fully satisfied with the clean sounds and distorted sounds ... accurate and large ... without too much pre amp setting or other ...
In addition it has a dynamic of hell ... rarely seen on a skyscraper in this range.
I play mostly with distortion agreements from time to time things that are similar to solos () and I play a lot in clear arpeggios. pase it is great
I use it for 7 months and I am very very very happy.
The pickups are perfect ... and frankly, in this price range, 600 euros, I did not find as many good qualities.
The look suits me (I took the yellow / orange / gold) ...
so do it again, I do it again the same choice.
is a skyscraper that is "imitation" Les Paul ... forget the flights forms dedicated to Les Paul, it is more massive and wider ... you'll have ... like me
For me the best quality / price features I wanted.
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pagorn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Good j will not repeat the characteristics, c the same as mentioned below ... except that the color of mine c is charcoal gray, a very dark gray box with the striped in shades of gray darker ...
most people talk about but the back of the scraper is wonderful ... with a burgundy brown to reflect ... (D j also think Al played against with my scratching, pr that the public sees this beautiful color that yamaha has hidden behind the beast ... lol)
A handle super nice and quite big actually, but still very accessible, especially in the acute, the pan off of this part is very wise ... about the weight, there's no photo, c I is heavy that a Les Paul, but hey the fans of Les Paul say much more of a benefit that has it and may find the default of AES. but I imagine that if the biggest tell that Jimmy Page, Slash and others would have had the paulien al epoque only the Aes that they would have made even better ... d by am ... LOL
question his ... ah the bottom, she has something that the ds the pants ... you hit a bad penalty ca am already geule neighbors ... ft. when they see you with (and especially hear you), all say "one day it will be mine"
I play mostly rock metal, but I adore pti insert a riff, funk in our piece, and fully agree AFIT has this kind of manipulation!
j + uses dg stomp pedal expression and any other modulation effect on scene (j am a shareholder in yamaha in case you have not seen) Xtra live sound ...
ft. home stud, I use the TonePort line 6 ux 1, and c is a mega bomb ...
neck pickup I use for a clear slam (ds funk) ft bridge pickup recess for big sound, fat ...
It's been two years that I lai! j not let go, clear c ... not for sale ...
a comparison with the 1st ranges epiphone les paul, I think has the sudio, b, c over a rival that the les paul pr ...
j remake by some to be not against this choice ... j obterai certainly an AES 820 or 920 in the same hihi mieu ...!!!!