Yamaha 2017 A5R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Natural

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  • Dreadnought body with a single cutaway for easy reach to upper frets
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with unique scalloped bracing
  • Solid rosewood back and sides creates a rich timbre
  • Three-piece African mahogany neck offers a smooth playing feel
  • Luxurious 20-fret ebony fingerboard with hand-rolled edges for comfort
  • Yamaha's excellent Studio Response Technology (SRT) electronics translate the acoustic timbre with faithful transparency
  • Ebony bridge and TUSQ nut and saddle work masterfully to optimise intonation
  • Includes hardshell case to protect your model at home or on the move
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The Yamaha 2017 A5R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar in Vintage Natural is a fine example of how an outstanding instrument with the finest appointments need not cost the earth. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, you'll find it difficult to fault this masterful model that boasts exceptional tonewoods, exemplary electronics, and Yamaha's peerless craftsmanship. If you're looking to take your acoustic performance to loftier heights, then the 2017 A5R ARE is the model for you.

Powerful dreadnought body

The A5R is crafted to the dreadnought body shape, a favourite amongst performers of all playing styles and abilities for a number of reasons. Firstly, the body size and depth is balanced nicely to establish a comfortable playing feel. Secondly, it is capable of generating a forceful energy to produce a confident output. Thirdly, it creates a balanced timbre that is adaptable to any musical style.

Yamaha has equipped the A5R 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. The benefit of solid tonewoods throughout is that the more the guitar is played, the more mature the character that is developed over time. The body features a single cutaway carve, allowing the upper frets to be reached with ease.

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 A5R accommodates smooth transitions across each and every fret.

Professional-level electronics

To guarantee that breadth and depth of the acoustic timbre is translated transparently when played through an amplifier, Yamaha has installed the A5R 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 A5R a vital instrument whether at home, in the studio or live onstage.

Gig-ready hardware

The headstock is home to Gotoh's open gear tuning machines in chrome, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout your performance. Passing over the Tusq nut, and feeding down to the ebony bridge and Tusq saddle partnership, the A5R 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 vintage natural 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 A5R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar in Vintage Natural with its very own hardshell case.

Model2017 A5R ARE Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialSolid Sitka Spruce A.R.E.
Back & Side MaterialSolid Rosewood
Neck Material3-Ply African Mahogany
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Body ShapeDreadnought Cutaway
ColourVintage Natural
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
Body Depth100 - 118 mm
Body BindingMahogany and Cream
Nut Width43 mm
Scale Length650 mm
TunersGotoh Open Gear Chrome
PickguardTortoise Pattern
PickupsSYSTEM71(SRT2 System) + SRT Piezo Pickup
ControlsVol/Mic Select(2types)/Treble/Bass/SRT Piezo Blend/AFR
Included Accessories Hardshell Case
Soundhole Cover
Hex Wrench

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