Yamaha APX500III Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar

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    Product Description

    The world’s best-selling acoustic electric guitar, the 500-series embodies the pure spirit of Yamaha guitars; the perfect balance of performance, value and dependability. The 500III models feature all-new pickup systems with a more powerful, dynamic tone and upgraded cosmetics that combine on-stage attitude with refined, timeless good looks.

    APX’s thin-line body combines incredible comfort, easy top-fret access and a sound perfectly suited to on-stage use with bright, clear mids, balanced highs and controlled lows. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing allows the guitar’s top to sing and maximizes the resonance of the unique body shape for a full, natural tone. With dynamics, sensitivity and clarity built into the design from day one, APX is a guitar not to be underestimated.

    Yamaha APX500 III Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

      Body depth and Bracing pattern:
      The APX’s thin-line body offers incredible comfort, top-fret access, and a sound perfect for on-stage use. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing maximizes body resonance for full, natural tone. Their wide dynamic range, excellent sensitivity, and outstanding clarity make them impressive performers. 

      APX Soundhole:
      The instantly recognizable Oval APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end. 

      Electric System:
       System 66 features an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band equalizer, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality.

    Product Specifications
    Yamaha APX500III Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
    • Top: Spruce
    • Back: Nato / Okume
    • Side: Nato / Okume
    • Neck: Nato
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Body Depth: 80-90mm (3 1/8" - 3 9/16")
    • Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16")
    • String Length: 650mm (25 9/16")
    • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
    • Preamp: System 66
    • Bridge: Rosewood
    • Case: Sold Separately
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    Kurt O
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    A solid instrument at a solid price...
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    Recently I decided to start taking guitar more seriously and wanted a better instrument than the beater I currently owned. After quite a bit of research, I decided on the Yamaha APX500iii and have been really pleased. The thin body makes it comfortable to play, though the depth of tone does suffer a bit over a larger guitar, which of course is expected. I had to lower the bridge substantially, as the string action was far too high to play comfortably, but this wasn't a big deal. The onboard tuner is accurate and easy to use, and the amplified tone is actually pretty good, with a bit of the expected quack typical of piezo systems. I have played far more expensive guitars that don't play and sound as good as this one. The finish is very, very good - not perfect, but realistically we're talking about a $300 guitar. GREAT instrument for the money.
    C. Keoki Cortez
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    Feels good!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I've ordered products online before but you have always outdone yourselves! The Yamaha acoustic/ electric that I just bought pretty much plays itself. The sound that I get from the APX500III model is awesome! I really enjoy the slim body as well as the action on the neck. I am satisfied to say the least. Thank you!
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    Great guitar for a great price!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Just got this delivered yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down!! Ordered the guitar in Vintage Sunburst and it is flawless. May have to go and get a set up done as the strings are a little high for my taste, but other than that this guitar is awesome! And, as usual, American Musical Supply was fast and very easy to deal with.
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    Wow I'm shocked!!!!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Have a lot of acoustic guitars but this baby is my go to, plays and sounds better than my Taylor . REALLY!!! Plugged it's omg beautiful... Got a case for 62.00... Don't overspend , buy this... I play live all around Louisiana and this is all I use, I got the natural and is good looking...????????
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    Love it!!!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I love this guitar!!! Bought it several months back and have had nothing but compliments on it. I Love it so much that, I am getting ready to purchase the APX 500FM.Hope Yamaha continues to make these guitars for years to come. I also own, Takamine,and Epiphone.But I will continue to own, and Play the APX model. I only wish Yamaha would bring back some of the other APX models.For the price you can't go wrong with this guitar.
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