Yamaha A3M Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric with Cutaway - Vintage Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and SRT Electronics - Vintage Natural
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Solid-top Acoustic-electric with Vintage Vibe and a Big Voice

In the A3M acoustic-electric guitar, Yamaha offers a vintage look with enhanced volume in the low-mid ranges, due to new scalloped bracing for the top and shorter bracing on the dreadnought's back. With a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the guitar sounds fantastic. It also benefits from Yamaha's A.R.E. wood torrefaction, a high-heat treatment that imbues the guitar top with greater stability and an aged, vintage hue. The A3M takes full advantage of Yamaha's unobtrusive and versatile SRT2 pickup system for recording and stage performance. You get volume, treble, and bass controls (with auto feedback reduction), and blend control allows you to balance between the piezo and SRT2 preamp, for your own distinctive tone.

Modern audio engineering with vintage style

While the Yamaha A3M has a traditional western body cutaway, its lows and highs resonate even more fully than those generated by conventional designs, thanks to new scalloped top bracing and shorter back board bracing. These modifications allow the top and back to resonate more naturally and with greater volume in the low-mid ranges. The western cutaway gives it a classic look, but an all-new brace design definitely brings the A3M into the twenty-first century — and the Sweetwater showroom!

Quality wood plus innovation equals brilliant sound

Sitka spruce is highly valued for guitar tops — and for good reason. This select grade of stiff but elastic softwood is gorgeous and is equally suited to aggressive strumming, flatpicking, and even fingerpicking styles of play. The A3M features a solid Sitka top treated at high heat to remove moisture and volatiles (the A.R.E. process), resulting in greater stability and beautiful aged color. Its solid mahogany back and sides also produce warm, balanced tones from low to high. This guitar looks, plays, and sounds great. 

Studio sound onstage

Normally you can best hear a guitar's subtle nuances in the studio while miked, but the A3M has Yamaha's SRT2 pickup system, which brings those wonderful acoustic sounds to the stage. With blend control, you can balance the output from the under-bridge piezo pickup with the modeling of either a Neumann KM 56 small-diaphragm condenser mic or a Royer R-122 active ribbon mic, creating your own unique tone with natural clarity.

Yamaha A3M Features:

  • 6-string acoustic-electric with traditional western cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides for bright, warm tone
  • A.R.E. wood torrefaction provides greater stability and attractive aged color
  • SRT2 system allows you to blend between piezo and SRT2 preamp signals for a personalized sound

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Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Vintage Natural
Finish A.R.E. treated top
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Mahogany
Body Bracing Scalloped bracing
Binding Mahogany
Neck Wood 3-piece Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Die-cast chrome
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut Width 1.692"
Electronics SRT2 preamp with saddle pickup
Case Included Hard bag
Manufacturer Part Number A3M VN

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