The perfect six-string treat for beginners, Yamaha's EZ-EG guitar is part electric guitar, part portable keyboard, and all fun. Twelve lighted frets show hand position for chords, and three convenient play modes include strumming (practice for right hand-- chords change automatically), chord training (practice for left hand--no strumming required, just make chord changes), and full play (practice for both hands--it shows you chord changes while you strum and play chords).
The guitar comes with six real strings for strumming or finger-picking, nine sampled but realistic guitar tones and eight bass-guitar sounds, as well as sampled sounds for banjo, shamisen, and even piano. You can practice on three full programmed songs and 15 choice song riffs to learn.
MIDI In and Out let you integrate the instrument with keyboard controllers or your computer, and the guitar includes flash ROM so you can download more songs to learn. Controls include volume, tempo, balance, and capo, and you have the option of standard and open tunings.
There's a built-in speaker as well as a headphone jack for private or late-night playing (as well as for connecting with an amplifier; headphones and amp not included). The EZ-EG runs off the supplied PA3C power adapter or 6 AA batteries if you want to take it on the road for a practice tour.
What's in the Box
Guitar, power adapter, pick, strap, tremolo bar, UX-16 USB MIDI cable, and Yamaha PA3C power adapter.
YAMAHA EZ-EGC - Playing air guitar while watching your heroes on TV is great for fun and ego gratification. But it doesn't teach you much about actually playing the guitar! The YAMAHA EZ-EGC, by contrast, can get you started on the road to plucking with finesse or bashing with the best in no time at all. MIDI In and Out - USB MIDI cable included Flash ROM to download more songs Volume, tempo, balance and capo controls Standard tuning plus open tuning options Built-in speaker Includes power adapter, pick, strap and tremolo bar Mini-plug headphone jack for private practice or output to amplifier (headphone & amplifier not included) Optional power option - 6 optional AA cells