This Yamaha CPX15N Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and support guitar education at the same time.
50% of the net proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in support of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.
About the guitar ...
This extraordinary guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top and white transparent sunburst finish over bleached sycamore. On the bound ebony fingerboard, highly figured green abalone whale tails mark the compass positions. The bound rosewood headstock features gold machines and a compass logo in rare woods. A mother-of-pearl and abalone rosette reflects the never-setting sun of the far north, the territory that inspired this design. Beautifully inlaid at the first fret, Acoustic Guitar's Tenth Anniversary logo adds the finishing touch.
The CPX15N blends an in-bridge L.R. Baggs piezo pickup with a condenser microphone mounted under the bridge plate—Yamaha's exclusive design—giving this guitar a bright, clear electric sound.
||Sides & White Sunburst, Sitka Top, Bleached Sycamore Back
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine:
This handcrafted guitar was designed with a northern motif and sports a translucent white sunburst finish and a rosette depicting the never-setting northern sun. The CPX 15N features a scaled-down jumbo-shaped body constructed with bleached sycamore back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. An advanced electronics package consisting of an L.R. Baggs Ribbon Transducer built into the guitar’s adjustable bridge and Yamaha’s own preamp/blender and internal microphone transmits the guitar’s bright tone to larger audiences.
Visit AcousticGuitar.com/Auction to learn more about the other 11 guitars in this collection and to see the winning bids.
Current market value courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, California.