The Yamaha EZ-AG Self Teaching Guitar
features 12 lighted frets that show beginners the actual hand
positions for all the chords they’ll need to know before they
take off on their own, and six "strings" that emulate strumming
or finger-picking. In addition to an onboard selection of 36
songs on the EZAG, songs can be downloaded in the
guitar’s Flash ROM via MIDI IN/OUT connections and a quick
connection to a computer.
The Yamaha EZ-AG will also reproduce nine realistic
guitar sounds, eight bass guitar sounds and the timbres of a
banjo, piano and traditional Japanese shamisen through its
The EZ-AG selectable play modes include: Strumming
Practice for the right hand, where chords change automatically
during a strumming practice; Chord Training for the left hand,
where the user simply makes the chord changes while it strums;
and Full Play, which shows chord changes by lighting the frets,
while the user strums and plays chords.
Standard guitar features on the Yamaha EZ-AG include
volume, tempo, and balance controls, standard tuning plus open
tuning options and a tremolo bar. A unique electronic capo
allows pitch adjustment. Users may plug the EZ-AG into a
standard guitar amplifier, or use the mini-headphone jack for
private practice. The EZ-AG operates on six AA cells,
and includes a power adapter, pick and strap.