The Yamaha 2017 A3R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar offers premium features at an affordable price. Whether you are guitarist who is moving beyond their entry-level model, are a gigging guitarist who needs a capable workhorse, or are a studio-based musician looking for an exquisite dreadnought to record with, then the A3R is the perfect model.
Powerful dreadnought body
The A3R inherits the classic dreadnought body shape, which produces beautifully full tones that pack a punch and is, arguably, the most recognisable of all guitar body shapes. Favoured by many players due to its familiarity, the balance of playing comfort and tonal power draws many guitarists in. Thanks to the impressive dynamic response of the dreadnought, coupled with tonal versatility, it adaptable for any musical style.
Yamaha has equipped the A3R with solid rosewood back and sides, which team up with the dreadnought body shape beautifully to produce a rich midrange timbre. Paired with the rosewood 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
Fitted to the body is an expertly executed three-piece African mahogany neck, which is shaped with a straight taper profile to maximise playing comfort. Married to the neck is a luxurious yet durable 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 A3R accommodates 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 A3R 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 A3R 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 A3R 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 A3R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar with its very own hard bag.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model 2017 A3R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce A.R.E. Back & Side Material Solid Rosewood 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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