YASLA Custom Shop
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Situated in Calabasas, Los Angeles, the Yamaha Artist Services (YASLA) facility is home to exciting development projects, unique custom builds and instrument modifications – and a great place for artists to drop in, start jamming and feel at home. YASLA is also the sacred space where Yamaha designer and luthier Pat Campolattano works his magic.
“YASLA is all about bringing together unparalleled artist support with research and development to make better instruments,” said Campolattano. “It doesn’t matter if it's a repair, a modification or a custom build, we are like doctors in that we work on call and we turn projects around at a really fast pace. We aren’t a production facility – we are just here to provide support to our artists, and we use the knowledge we gain to improve the guitars we develop. Everything we do here is a one-off and totally unique to each project, and we’re able to give it a level of detail and precision not usually associated with a company the size of Yamaha.”