Yamaha CSF-TA – TransAcoustic Guitar


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.

  • Compact body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • On-board reverb and chorus effects – no need for an amp or other external gear
  • Durable hard bag included
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Yamaha CSF-TA TransAcoustic Parlor Acoustic/Electric Guitar
The vintage natural gloss Yamaha CSF-TA is a TransAcoustic Series parlor acoustic/electric guitar offering traditional acoustic tones and internally amplified effects for guitarists at home, on stage, or in the studio. Its System 70 TransAcoustic electronics allow use of the built-in reverb and chorus without external amplification by employing the guitar’s resonance to project the effects. An integrated SRT piezo pickup feeds the 1/4″ output for easy hookup to an amplifier or audio interface/mixer.

The CSF-TA’s back and sides are constructed from mahogany, while the top is solid Sitka spruce. The nato neck is capped with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard and side dot markers. Controls mounted on the side of the CSF-TA provided straightforward access to the line output volume and TransAcoustic settings. A hard bag is included for safe and convenient transport.


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.

Simple Controls

Three simple knobs let you adjust the degree of effect applied and the lineout volume level. Additionally, keeping the controls small minimizes the area of the holes in the body material, reducing acoustic sound loss.

(A) Chorus Control

(B) Reverb Control (Room / Hall)

(C) TA Switch / Line Out Volume Control

* Pressing the TA Switch for more than 0.3 seconds activates the TA function.

* When a cable is connected to the line-out jack, the lineout volume can be adjusted by rotating the (C) knob.

* The reverb type switches from Room to Hall around the 12:00 position.

Designed to Provide Superb Acoustic Guitar Sound

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.

Newly Designed Battery Box

Battery box integrated into the end-pin jack. This requires fewer holes in the body, thus reducing acoustic sound loss. Connect the cable from the jack to a PA or amp to use as an acoustic electric guitar.

– Right/Left Handed: Right-Handed
– Number of Strings: 6
– Body Type: Parlor
– Cutaway: None
– Body Wood: Top: Sitka Spruce
– Back, Sides: Mahogany
– Neck Type:Set Neck
– Neck Wood: Nato
– Fingerboard: Rosewood
– Number of Frets: 21
– Bridge Type: Rosewood
– Pickguard: No
– Pickups: Piezo
– Controls: Volume Control: x 3
– Switching: None

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