Here’s what Yamaha say about the Mike Stern 1611 –
“From his days with the Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis to his string of successful solo albums and tours, Mike Stern’s credentials are indisputable. Throughout his career as one of the reigning kings of modern jazz guitar, Mike has relied on single-cutaway guitars. His devotion to that instrument is reflected in the new Mike Stern signature model, the Pacifica 1611MS.
Mike Stern’s signature has been refreshed with Yamaha’s exclusive wood treatment and finish. IRA (Initial Response Acceleration) technology shakes off the stress often found in new guitars and make them extremely vibrant and responsive. One-piece Maple neck is oil-finished for better comfort.”