Yamaha's "YEV" Electric Violin Wins Top Prize in International German iF Design Award 2017
Other Yamaha Products Winning Regular Awards
"REVSTAR" Electric Guitars
REVSTAR is a new series of Yamaha electric guitars that draws inspiration from custom-made motorcycles, Japanese craftsmanship and cultural heritage. The guitars, equipped with a range of custom-wound pickups and a unique Dry Switch, produce a powerful yet refined sound responding to the musical expression of individual players. Guitarists can choose from a diverse lineup of distinctive colors and finishes to match their original style. Ground-up body design together with a new neck joint offers refreshingly good playability and a high-level of durability.
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The electrically power-assisted wheelchair that performs music "&Y01"
Jointly developed by Yamaha and Yamaha Motors as a design concept model based on the image of a white yacht sailing freely through the waves, the &Y01 is being used at various events and performances. A thin, light, flexible TLF speaker shaped to evoke the image of a boat's sail and a musical note's flag is mounted onto a JW Swing, a light and smooth-running power-assisted wheelchair developed by Yamaha Motor. This innovative product combines with the slim percussive instruments installed on both wheels to create a new experience of riding a musical instrument. Its users spontaneously become performers, at one with their surroundings by producing sound and music as they move.