6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Nato Body, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Piezo Pickup System, and Onboard Tuner - Black
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Get Yourself Ready to Play Out Onstage!The Yamaha APX500 is about three things: great sound, a smooth playing feel, and an eye-catching style! This thinline acoustic-electric guitar features a built-in tuner and a piezo pickup system, so you can plug it in at the coffeehouse and get natural acoustic sound through the PA speakers. The spruce top and nato body help the Yamaha APX500 pump out great tone even when you're playing unplugged too. There are multiple color options available, so you can find the Yamaha APX500 that best fits you.
Yamaha APX500 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
A stylish, thin body so it fits right up close to your body
The Yamaha APX500 is considered a "thinline" acoustic-electric guitar. The thinline descriptions means the APX500's body has a thinner profile that fits up close to your body, so it's easy and comfortable to play. A thinner body, though, doesn't mean the APX500 isn't thick on great sound. It features a spruce top, a nato body and neck, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge — this one sounds great unplugged.
The piezo pickup system means you can plug in and record or play onstage
Of course, when you do want to plug in your Yamaha APX500, you'll be ready. It has a piezo pickup system, which helps to give it a truly realistic, natural acoustic voice when it's pumping through a PA system. Another cool touch: you've got an onboard tuner, so you can always get your APX500 right in tune.
Yamaha APX500 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
The Yamaha APX500 is a great first acoustic guitar for anyone interested in playing out onstage!
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James, Phoenix, AZ
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Heather Stearns from Eastern WashingtonIMPRESSIVE. The only time I tuned this guitar for the first three months was when I pulled it out of the box! Even after four days of extremely HOT temperatures, it is Still. In. Tune. Iíve NEVER had ... read more [+]an instrument, let alone a stringed instrument, stay in tune after one tuning. Not to mention this guitar is about as close to being bang-on perfect for pitch as you can get ó all the way up the fretboard, capo or no.
May 2, 2013
Music Background: Singer/songwriter
The action is nice and low, very easy to play. Great resonance, especially for the thinline body profile. I know some reviews are critical because the APX doesnít have the heavy bass like a common dreadnought, but I like it. It is plenty loud and rich sounding, without overpowering my voice. Iím in love with the electronic system, especially the built-in tuner. She sounds great plugged in or not, and I love never having to fuss with a clip-on tuner.
The best part is Iím not suffering from any shoulder pain when I play her (screwed up my strumming arm in a farming accident a few years back). The thinline profile is FANTASTIC for comfort! This is an exceptional guitar for the money. I might even go so far as to say itís a steal. I've played several gigs with this instrument and it's a workhorse. The craftsmanship is exceptional, the sound is exceptional, the playability is exceptionalÖ I've had this guitar for almost a year now and I just canít say it enough: this guitar is EXCEPTIONAL. Yamaha knows their stuff, and they got it right with this one. Five out of five starsÖ If I could, I'd give this guitar an eleven out of ten. close [-]
by Zane Ringler from Bridgeport, WVI received this guitar for Christmas and I was very impressed. The build quality is exceptional. The onboard tuner is excellent and I compared it to my boss tuner and the were both the same. The slim ... read more [+]style doesn't give up any sound quality. The electronics are excellent as well. I recommend this product. Very versatile and looks amazing! close [-]
January 18, 2013
Music Background: Live band performance
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