6-string Acoustic-electric Dreadnought Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Rosewood Fretboard, Mahogany Neck, SRT Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Natural
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Solid Mahogany, Dreadnought - $799.99
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This Acoustic-electric Sounds Amazing Live!Did you know that Yamaha's A3M acoustic-electric guitar gives you all of the same great features you'd expect from a high-end acoustic, but for a lot less money? It's true. The A3M provides you with the warmth and bass of a solid mahogany back and sides, plus the sparkle of a spruce top and the natural projection of a dreadnought body - talk about a singer-songwriter's dream guitar! What's more, the A3M features Yamaha's SRT electronics, which give you studio sound when you play plugged in. Get amazing sound on and off stage with a Yamaha A3M acoustic-electric guitar.
Yamaha A3M Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
Dreadnought body style gives you excellent natural acoustic projection
Ever since guitarists have been relying on the natural projection of their instruments, the powerful voice of the dreadnought body style has been an all-around favorite among flatpickers. Even without its advanced onboard electronics, the A3M acoustic-electric guitar gives you a bold and balanced voice that's perfect for anything from traditional bluegrass to the driving rhythms of modern acoustic rock. You'll love the full sound of Yamaha's A3M, particularly when you play more aggressively.
Spruce topped mahogany is a singer-songwriter's ideal tonewood combo
Whether you lean towards indie rock, alt country, traditional folk, or any other style you can think of, if your acoustic guitar is frequently your entire backing band, then you're going to feel right at home with a Yamaha A3M acoustic-electric guitar. Its mahogany back and sides provide exceptional warmth and powerful bass, whereas its spruce top adds air to its treble. This leaves the midrange open for your voice, so you aren't constantly fighting to sing over your guitar. Even if you don't play solo, you can't help but appreciate the A3M's incredible tonal balance.
SRT electronics system faithfully captures your acoustic sound when you play plugged in
When it's time to plug in, most acoustic guitars are reduced to mere shadows of their former tone. That's why Yamaha developed their SRT (Studio Response Technology) electronics. More than a mere preamp system, these electronics form a DSP-driven acoustic modeling system that analyzes the sound of each individual string to faithfully recreate your guitar's sound live. When you plug into your A3M you hear all the subtle nuances, open space, and smooth overtones you'd only expect from an expertly placed vintage tube mic. Playing plugged in will never be the same again.
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Marcy, Saint Louis, MO
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by dB from New YorkGreat materials, design, and craftsmanship produced this guitar. Easy to play, with great acoustic tone and good intonation. The electronics offer a wide variety of very good tone possibilities. I tri... read more [+]ed out quite a few other guitars in the same price range, and the A3M was superior in every aspect. Even the case is impressive. This was my first time buying before actually playing the guitar, and everything worked out great. Sweetwater was a pleasure to deal with, and their customer service is knowledgeable and professional. close [-]
September 19, 2012
Music Background: Part time pro - playing over 42 years (old guy)
Hard to beat for the money!
by Jason from Amherst OHI have been looking for a solid wood dread for a couple years to record with and play out. My ovation is great but it does not have the sound for recording. Like most of us money is tight and I almost... read more [+] bought a taylor 414 a couple times but just could never pull the trigger for $1,800! I stumbled across this Yamaha here at Sweetwater and did some research on it and it sold itself. This is my first time buying a guitar without playing it first and I could not be more satisfied! This thing sounds great plugged and unplugged. Super low action and the finish is very nice. I actually raised the action a little bit! The case is O.K. The neck does take some getting used to because of the rounded edges but it's not to big of an issue for me. You just have to be a little more precise on your low E fingering so it doesn't slip off the fret. As long as it passes the test of time I would say it can't be beat for the money. Paul Rowan at sweetwater talked to me for about an hour on the phone and answered all my questions before buying this and he was very helpful.I don't think I'll ever go back to guitar center to buy anything after dealing with Sweetwater. close [-]
September 11, 2012
Music Background: Guitar Player, Home Recording
by Neil from Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaI tried out lots of Taylors plus 5 or 6 otherYamaha A series guitars but the sound from this one was brighter while retaining the "round" Yamaha tone of the A models.
August 22, 2012
Music Background: 40 years of home playing, all styles
Has a very nice neck and ... read more [+]the action has stayed nice in the 6 months since I bought it. Excellent when strummed or picked and very good for fingerstyle except keep in mind the neck width is slightly narrow and, personally, the rounded off edges in the neck cause me to push the low E string off the edge if I'm not careful. This guitar feels very solid and capable of anything ! Stays in tune. Fun to experiment with the SRT electronics...which can be very subtle or very reactive. close [-]
Yamaha A3M (Solid Mahogany, Dreadnought)
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