In this modern age, in which irony has been rendered essentially meaning less and satire carries little to no influence, it can be extremely difficult to identify instances of irony when they occur, no matter how stark they might happen to be. A case in point being the recent release to the public of the new model of acoustic guitar, design and manufactured by the Yamaha corporation.
In the spirit of fairness it ought be clarified that the producer refer to the instrument as being 'transacoustic'. Despite such linguistic concessions, the instrument very much resembles and functions as traditional acoustic model. Setting it apart from its wire and wood brethren, even accounting for those equipped for use with amplification devices, is that the Yamaha YSP-5600 has electronic, amplification effects built into its structure. This allows for limited amplification simply by using the 'on-board' system. What is perhaps most striking about the instrument is how natural it still sounds, in no way compromising the honest, natural, acoustic sound and tones through the amplification process. What may perhaps be the first instance of a truly 'electric-acoustic' instrument.