Yamaha A3M Dreadnought - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and SRT Electronics - Natural
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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
  • Spruce topped mahogany 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 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 re-create 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.

Yamaha A3M Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An affordable acoustic-electric guitar loaded with high-end features
  • Dreadnought body style provides phenomenal projection and overall tonal balance
  • Solid mahogany back and sides add warmth to your sound and provide satisfying bass response
  • Solid spruce top complements the mahogany back and sides with airy treble and a touch of sparkle
  • SRT (Studio Response Technology) electronics re-creates the sound and spatial dimension of a vintage microphone used in a professional studio
  • SRT System 63 Preamp controls let you fine-tune your sound to fit in any mix or environment
  • Hardshell case included
Get more guitar for your money with a Yamaha A3M 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 Solid Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Die-Cast Chrome
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut Width 1.69"
Electronics System 63 SRT
Strings 12-53
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number A3MHC

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Excellent guitar

An excellent guitar, from the sound to the touch and also the way it was made, it's simply amazing. The material used in this guitar is the same as those really expensive guitar. I played it side by side with my high end guitars and i was very happy with the sound quality. I suggest for you guys to try it and i can assure you that you will like it also. Once again my thanks to my sales engineer and sweetwater for always giving me the best.
Music background: Hobbyist, Guitar Collector

Nice at a great price

I've had this guitar for over one year and love the sound both by itself or with an amp. I recently bought a Fishman mini loudbox artist package from Sweetwater and everybody has been blown away with how much better I sound with this setup. I took my guitar to a birthday party this weekend and my good friend who has many guitars loved it. Make sure you verify turning off the tuner after finishing I've gone through a few batteries lol but I do highly recommend this guitar
Music background: Playing for 6 years

Yamaha A3M

I own a Taylor 810 and it is a really nice guitar. I have to say that I paid a little bit of cash for it. If anyone else owns one they know what I mean. This Yamaha is an excellent guitar, unplugged it sounds warm but has a little brightness to it too. It plays just as easy as my Taylor maybe even a little better. The pick up system is one of the best I've heard. The fact that I gave a fraction of what I gave for my Taylor is what's unbelievable. If any one out there is trying to decide if they want to spend 2000.00 or more on a guitar go to your local guitar shop and play one of these if they even have one in stock. I actually got the last one that Sweetwater had. I cant say enough good things about this guitar. And that it only cost 800.00 is really pretty amazing. I have played guitars that cost 3 times as much as this guitar and don't sound as good as this one. So if your unsure about ordering this guitar off line don't be. just do it.

Yamaha A3M

This is a great guitar for the money! I love the sound, the feel and everything about it. The case is really nice! It's always a pleasure to deal with Sweetwater. I would not hesitate to order this guitar. Sweetwater's customer service is the best, in my opinion. Fortunately, I live a couple of hours away and enjoy going to Sweetwater for a "major" purchase. I also appreciate how Sweetwater sets up the guitars and shows actual photos of the guitar you are purchasing. My sales person, Marcos Sanchez, is awesome to work with. But, everyone at Sweetwater has been awesome.
Music background: Gigging Guitarist

Yamha A3M

I was going through Gibson and Taylor guitars and I happened to pick this Yamaha A3M up, and wow, it was perfect. I has great tone balance, play's easy and the finished is flawless. I bought it immediataly.
Music background: Hobby

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Zach Neels

I was looking to add a new acoustic to my stable for a couple projects and had a few things on my checklist. Mahogany, great electronics, solid top and sides, dreadnaught styling and above all - great sound unplugged. The Yamaha A3M crushes anything within a thousand dollars of it and is an amazing secret weapon for a wallet-friendly dreadnaught.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Yamaha, Yamaha 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Yamaha Acoustic / Electric Guitars