Yamaha A1R Dreadnought - Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and SRT Electronics - Natural
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This Acoustic-electric Sounds Amazing Live!

Did you know that Yamaha's A1R 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 A1R provides you with the warmth and bass of a rosewood back and sides, plus the sparkle of a spruce top, and the tonality of a dreadnought body. Talk about a singer-songwriter's dream guitar! What's more, the A1R features Yamaha's SRT (Studio Response Technology) electronics, which gives you studio sound when you play plugged in. Get amazing sound on and off stage with a Yamaha A1R acoustic-electric guitar.

Yamaha A1R Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Dreadnought body style gives you excellent natural acoustic projection
  • Spruce-topped rosewood is a singer-songwriter's ideal tonewood combo
  • SRT electronics system faithfully captures your acoustic sound when you play plugged in
Dreadnought body style gives you excellent natural acoustic projection

Ever since guitarists have been relying on the natural projection of their instruments, the unique voice of the dreadnought body style has been an all-around favorite among musicians. Even without its advanced onboard electronics, the A1R acoustic-electric guitar gives you a balanced voice that's perfect for anything from traditional music to the driving rhythms of modern acoustic rock. You'll love the full sound of Yamaha's A1R, particularly when you play more aggressively.

Spruce-topped rosewood 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 A1R acoustic-electric guitar. Its rosewood back and sides provide exceptional bass and powerful projection, 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 A1R'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 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 re-create your guitar's sound live. When you plug in your A1R, you'll 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.

Yamaha A1R Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An affordable acoustic-electric guitar loaded with high-end features
  • Dreadnought body style provides phenomenal projection and overall tonal balance
  • Rosewood back and sides provide satisfying bass response and enhanced projection
  • Solid, spruce top complements the rosewood back and sides with airy treble and a touch of sparkle
  • SRT electronics re-creates the sound and spatial dimension of a vintage microphone used in a professional studio
  • SRT System 66 Preamp controls let you fine-tune your sound to fit any mix or environment
  • Hardshell case included
Get more guitar for your money with a Yamaha A1R acoustic-electric guitar from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Die-Cast Chrome
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.69"
Electronics System 66 SRT
Strings (.012-.053)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number A1RHC

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Yamaha A1R Dreadnought from Sweetwater

Arrived so well packaged, was flawless!Right out of the box, with minor tuning, I started playing it.Chords so easy, and sounds just great. Feels nice too.Electronics are easy to operate, and work wonderful with system at church.I am in love with it.
Music background: Worship musician-hobbyist. Self taught from watching others play.

My favorite guitar

Best for the price but I use Cleartone 12s PB Strings and it sounds better and feels as good as my friends $2500 Taylor!
Music background: Roadie 1975 to 1981(KISS Police BOC +20 more) Guitar player since 1967
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Yamaha, Yamaha 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Yamaha Acoustic / Electric Guitars