Yamaha APX500III Electro Acoustic Guitar - Black

Product ID: 103828

Special Price £299.00

Regular Price: £309.00

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  • The world's most popular electro acoustic guitar from Yamaha
  • APX thinline body shape with a slick black finish
  • Comfortable and practical body design with concert cutaway
  • Solid spruce top offers incredible sound clarity
  • Nato and okume back and sides provide wide tonal range
  • Nato neck and rosewood fingerboard offer a comfortable playing feel
  • System 66 preamp with 3-band EQ and onboard chromatic tuner
  • Under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha
  • Fitted with dependable die-cast chrome tuners
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In terms of popularity, electro acoustics don't come much bigger than Yamaha's 500 Series. Having sold more than any other electro acoustic in the world Yamaha could have left this rock classic well alone. Instead they have tweaked it just a little by upgrading the pre amp to the improved System 66, added a new combination of tonewoods for the back and sides, and launched it as the Yamaha APX500III Electro Acoustic Guitar.

Delivering a pure and unmistakable presence the Yamaha APX500III Electro Acoustic Guitar utilises a solid spruce top and Nato / Okume back and sides which allows for a full tonal range through crisp mids, beautifully weighted highs and reserved lows. This is thanks mainly to the instantly recognisable APX soundhole that thickens lower-mid response and gives a dominant, open low end, despite having a thin-line body.

The APX line has comfort at the forefront whilst being practical for the best performance. The cutaway design gives access to the top-frets and the tonal range is picked up by the new and improved System 66 preamp.

The System 66 electrical pickup system features an under-saddle piezo pickup that was developed by Yamaha to respond perfectly with the dynamics of this guitar. Controls include a 3-band equalizer and adjustable mid-range frequency control to shape your tone to your exact specification, and also to eliminate any troublesome frequencies at problematic venues. A precision chromatic tuner is also built in for quick and easy setup.

The system is powered by standard AA batteries that provide a stable power supply and consistent sound quality. The Yamaha APX500III Electro Acoustic Guitar comes with features and specifications that are staggering for a sub-£300 guitar. Time for you to see why this is one of the worlds best selling electro-acoustics!

ModelAPX500IIII Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialSpruce
Back & Side MaterialNato / Okume
Neck MaterialNato
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Body ShapeConcert Cutaway
PickupsSystem 66
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
Body Depth80 - 90 mm
Nut Width43 mm
Scale Length634 mm
TunersDie-Cast Chrome
Outstanding guitar for the price, coupled with superb customer service.
Posted on 25/02/2016 by Nick I have just bought the Yamaha APX500 in black, from the Hudderfield branch of Dawsons, and for the price it is truly an outstanding guitar. This does not surprise me as I have played many different Yamaha guitars over the years, including older APX models and they have all been excellent. However, the level of service I received from the staff as a whole, and Alan in particular was fantastic. The guitar has been set up superbly by Alan, who clearly knows his stuff. I am about to embark on a series of gigs with this instrument, safe in the knowledge that the intonation is well nigh perfect coupled with great playability, and tuning stability. As a seasoned performer, having peace of mind with your you instrument on stage is worth its weight in gold, so thank you gentleman, and Alan in particular for your outstanding service.

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