Major 6'13 Ballad Enhancing warmth and capturing the nuance of the singer’s voice, the Major 6’13 expresses the feeling behind the ballad and makes a connection between song and listener. It articulates vocals with clarity, grace and emotion. The ballad was originally a form of lyrical poetry used by British poets and composers from the 18th century onwards. By the end of the 19th century the term described a slow form of love song and is now used as a catchall for any love song, particularly the pop or rock kind. In this genre, the emphasis is on human vocals and is often sentimental, down tempo, and follows a pattern of verse and chorus. Maple highlights and presentation case An iconic tonewood, the clear maple used for the tone tube and presentation box has been in its natural color to portray the pure, clean nature of vocal music where the powerful dynamism of beauty and blemish move your heart and stir your soul.