The Yamaha 2017 A3M ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar combines amazing playability with cutting edge electronics to perfection, executed with the high-level of craftsmanship we've come to expect from Yamaha. Whatever your skill level, from beginner to professional the A3M is guaranteed to impress. If you're looking for a faithful performance partner that will last for years to come, then this is the model for you.
Powerful dreadnought body
The A3M benefits from the well balanced body profile of a dreadnought, which combines power and elegance to perfection. Featuring a narrow upper bout with a larger lower bout, the dreadnought produces a powerful output that carries a subtle tonal balance from low to high. The familiarity of this profile allows guitarists of all skill levels to get to grips with it, and remains a firm favourite amongst players of all ages.
Yamaha has equipped the A3M with solid mahogany back and sides, which work harmoniously with the dreadnought body to generate a hearty mid to low end energy. Paired with the mahogany is a solid Sitka spruce top, which is reinforced with scalloped bracing to prevent unwanted buckling or warping over time. The spruce resonates freely to project a wondrous output that is infused with a sparkling clarity. Thanks to the implementation of solid tonewoods, the guitar will age gracefully to develop a unique timbre that enriches the instrument.
Comfortable three-piece neck
To match the solid build of the dreadnought body is a 3-ply African mahogany neck. Shaped with a straight taper profile, the neck impresses a steady and comfortable feel in the hand during performances. Married to the neck is a heavenly ebony fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with decorative position inlays to guide your way in style. The back of the neck has been treated to a matt finish, and combined with the hand-rolled fingerboard the A3M guarantees smooth transitions across each and every fret. Thanks to the single-cutaway body profile, the upper frets can be reached with ease.
To guarantee that breadth and depth of the acoustic timbre is translated transparently when played through an amplifier, Yamaha has installed the A3M with their proprietary Studio Response Technology (SRT) System, along with an SRT Piezo pickup. Manipulating the system comes in the form of Volume/Mic Select, Treble, Bass, SRT-Piezo Blend and AFR controls, giving you everything you need to attenuating and shape your guitar's output to suit your playing environment, playing style, and musical style. This versatile setup makes the A3M a vital instrument whether at home, in the studio or live onstage.
The headstock is home to die-cast tuning machines in chrome, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout your performance. Passing over the urea nut, and feeding down to the ebony bridge and urea saddle partnership, the A3M is setup to optimise intonation and sustain. You can rest assured that once you tune up, your strings will remain faithful with minimal need for adjustment.
The finish of the body has been complemented by a tortoise pattern pickguard, which aids in protecting the body from unwanted nicks and scrapes. The soundhole is encircled by a rosewood/mahogany/black/white inlay. Completing the high-end finish is a mahogany and cream body binding. To ensure such a beautiful instrument is well protected at home and on the move, Yamaha has supplied each 2017 A3M ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar with its very own hard bag.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model 2017 A3M ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. Back & Side Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material 3-Ply African Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Dreadnought Cutaway Finish Gloss Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Bridge/Saddle Ebony/Urea Body Depth 100 - 118 mm Body Binding Mahogany and Cream Nut Width 43 mm Scale Length 650 mm Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Pickguard Tortoise Pattern Pickups SYSTEM71(SRT2 System) + SRT Piezo Pickup Controls Vol/Mic Select(2types)/Treble/Bass/SRT Piezo Blend/AFR Included Accessories Hard Bag
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