The Yamaha NTX700 is a beautifully crafted and highly versatile electro classical guitar with cutaway. The softer nylon strings generate an incredibly delicate output, and accommodates an intricate playing style.
The NTX700 has received Yamaha's unique Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) treatment. Yamaha developed ARE technology in response to what many guitarist's desire in acoustics - an aged/played-in character. During the course of its life, each acoustic develops a unique quality that comes through being played, which is why some of the most coveted acoustic guitars are often decades old. Acoustic Resonance Enhancement adjusts the tonewoods characteristics in subtle ways with regard to temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure, which develops the wood on a molecular level to create a more mature and accomplished timbre. As soon as it arrives, all you need to do is pick it up and play.
As you would expect from company with as many years of experience in building professional-level instruments, Yamaha have ensured that although the NTX700 is lightweight and easy to wield, it is also reassuringly solid. This allows you to play as enthusiastically as you wish, with total confidence in its ability to keep up with your playing technique. The classical body shape is fantastic for those who prefer a smaller body size, making this perfect for fingerstyle players or those with a delicate touch.
The back and sides are built using nato, a tonewood that shares similar characteristics to mahogany. It delivers tones with an emphasis on mid to low-end power, allowing the classical body to generate a great deal of energy. The top is crafted from solid spruce, which is a highly resonant tonewood that projects the power generated in the body with the greatest of ease. Spruce offers a sparkling articulation in the higher frequency range, which cuts through the power of the nato sweetly to preserve the linear frequency output. The top is reinforced using a bracing design focuses on delivering the best of nylon string tone, by producing a well-balanced output over the instrument's entire range.
The NTX700 electro classical is fitted with a nato neck, guaranteeing strength and resilience throughout each and every performance. Due to the nato's sturdy response, sustain is upheld vigorously.
The ART system affords the versatility to accommodate a large range of playing styles from fingerstyle to pick to percussive flamenco, all while retaining the natural tone of the guitar. The ART system utilises a multilayer damper in order to absorb excessive vibrations and control feedback. Two pickups mounted on the high and low sides of the guitar, each with its own control to provide the NTX700 with flexible tone tailoring. The preamp offers individual volume control for both pickups, delivering a totally natural sound with robust lows and clear highs. A built-in 3-band EQ offers powerful sound shaping while an on-board tuner provides excellent usability during performance.
The Yamaha NTX700 nylon string electro classical guitar is perfect for both amateurs and gigging professionals, as it is incredibly easy to play and accommodates guitarists with smaller hands. The exquisitely playing feel is matched by the rich complexity of tones produced by the nato/spruce partnership. The ART/System 61 bracing and electronics system puts full control at your fingertips when you want to plug-in to an amp or take your music to a wider audience.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model NTX700 Nylon String Electro-Acoustic Classical Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Sides Material Nato Body Colour Natural Body Shape Small-bodied, Classical Finish Urethane Neck Material Nato No. of Frets 20, Medium Pickups ART/System 61 two-way pickup system with built-in tuner
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