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Yamaha AES720 Single Cutaway Electric Guitar   

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With a solid body and fast, set-in neck constructed of toneful mahogany topped by a sweet 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, the AES720 delivers prime roc...Read More

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Effortless fret maneuvering and fat mahogany tone.

With a solid body and fast, set-in neck constructed of toneful mahogany topped by a sweet 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, the AES720 delivers prime rock guitar sounds and playability. DiMarzio custom neck and bridge pickups with separate volume controls, a master tone control and 3-way EQ switch give you access to fiery lead and crunchy rhythm sounds. High-tech black anodized hardware includes quality Grover tuners and the distinctive AES bridge and tailpiece.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • Dual DiMarzio humbuckers
  • Master volume and tone knobs
  • 3-way toggle EQ switch
  • Black anodized hardware
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4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yamaha got it right

Let me start by saying I own 2 of these guitars. They sound amazing. I have the blue/black one tuned to drop C and the grey/black one tuned to standard. They...Read complete review

Let me start by saying I own 2 of these guitars. They sound amazing. I have the blue/black one tuned to drop C and the grey/black one tuned to standard. They are really versital. They don't have a coil-tap from the factory, but I have it in mine and it is now basically perfect. They play amazing and sound amazing. The AES bridge is awesome, but the Grover Magnum Lock tuners take a bit of getting used to. They unlock from the top with a penny (much different than Schaller or Sperzel). Let me finish by saying that they also look much better in person. The pics do not do them justice. Play one and you will probably buy one.

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Great axe and value, BUT...

This guitar is VERY well designed. Sadly, the Korean contract manufacturer has been doing an unacceptable job. That's why there's so many seconds on the market. The bottom mounting hole for the pots...Read complete review

This guitar is VERY well designed. Sadly, the Korean contract manufacturer has been doing an unacceptable job. That's why there's so many seconds on the market. The bottom mounting hole for the pots was routed too deep when combined with the AES's top route for Volume/Tone knobs. This left only 1/16" thickness of Korean mahogany to mount the pots. This is not enough material and you cannot tell when you?re buying it unless you take the rear cover and the knobs off and measure. If it's a thin one the knobs will push through the top of the body if they receive even a light or medium impact. Also the rear bucker was badly/crookedly set in its route because the wire channel route wasn't deep enough. Be sure the unit you buy is not of B-stock that has the aforementioned problems.

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5.0

Amazing for the price

By Kieran

from NY

I got this Yamaha AES720 about 6-7 months ago with a free effects pedal. It was my first serious guitar, and let me tell you, its elevated my playing ability to a whole new level. Its a really nice sounding guitar that looks awesome (I have black/blue)! My friend borrowed it to do some RATM songs for a concert and he said it gives a fierce competition to his Gibson Les Paul! He noted that while the pickups where absolutely stunning, they gave a bassier tone than the LP, which is great for the type of music I play. I HIGHLY suggest this guitar.

 
5.0

Deal of the Century

By Scotty Dont

from Western NY

This guitar can't be beat. The pickups and tuners alone are worth the price of admission. Yamaha got it right with this one, and for the price, you should buy 2. I can't put these down, and they've become my main guitars. I cannot say enough good things about this axe. Should be twice the price. Grab one now.

 
5.0

BUY IT !!

By MILE HIGH GUITARS

from Denver, CO

I've been playing since 1956 and yes, I'VE PLAYED EVERYTHING! I bought this 720 after I'd recently bought 2 other Yamaha's and loved them. The DiMarzio pickups on this guitar are a new thing for me. They're UNREAL for hard Rock, Classic Rock, and Metal. If you know what you're doing, you can get great clean tones as well. However, the twang factor is definitely absent. Great player and the 2 tone Gray and Black finish looks HOT yet classy !! Don't hesitate - this guitar blows away others in its price range

 
5.0

Yamaha got it right

By Sacred Reign Guitarist

from Alexander, AR

Let me start by saying I own 2 of these guitars. They sound amazing. I have the blue/black one tuned to drop C and the grey/black one tuned to standard. They are really versital. They don't have a coil-tap from the factory, but I have it in mine and it is now basically perfect. They play amazing and sound amazing. The AES bridge is awesome, but the Grover Magnum Lock tuners take a bit of getting used to. They unlock from the top with a penny (much different than Schaller or Sperzel). Let me finish by saying that they also look much better in person. The pics do not do them justice. Play one and you will probably buy one.

 
3.0

Great axe and value, BUT...

By Kwaltee Injeneir

from Santa Barbara, VA

This guitar is VERY well designed. Sadly, the Korean contract manufacturer has been doing an unacceptable job. That's why there's so many seconds on the market. The bottom mounting hole for the pots was routed too deep when combined with the AES's top route for Volume/Tone knobs. This left only 1/16" thickness of Korean mahogany to mount the pots. This is not enough material and you cannot tell when you?re buying it unless you take the rear cover and the knobs off and measure. If it's a thin one the knobs will push through the top of the body if they receive even a light or medium impact. Also the rear bucker was badly/crookedly set in its route because the wire channel route wasn't deep enough. Be sure the unit you buy is not of B-stock that has the aforementioned problems.

 
5.0

Best Buy

By Studio Clown

from Carson City Nevada

Yamaha has done it right with this guitar, the perfect guitar for the novice or pro. I gave it a nine in the features column because it lacks a coil splitting option which in my opinion would make this guitar perfect. I plan on buying one soon in the deep blue color, after playing this at the local music shop thru different amps I was blown away by the sustain and tone of this monster. My advice is buy one quick before Yamaha regains their senses and raises the price..

 
5.0

Top notch

By Yamaha Zealot

from Indianapolis, IN

This is an A+ guitar. I cannot give it anything but tens and at a much lower price than any Les Paul you might find. The Dimarzzio pickups are great, with scream or crunch wherever you want to go. I play a lot of low end and tuned down riffs and the 720AEs is perfect. A great guitar, and no beginner axe either.

 
5.0

great guitar

By Killertone

from bloomfield, KY

I recently purchased a new Yamaha AES-720, this is about as much bang for the buck as you could ever expect. It comes equiped with Dimarzio humbuckers and these are good sounding pickups. Has great crunch and tight top end. Controls are easy to work and work well throught the range. perhaps one of the nicer extras is the sculpted body...it fits so comfortably.With the art-deco good looks and the wonderful fit and finish, this guitar has the looks and sound with super playability every guitar strives for. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a bargain in this price range!

 
5.0

Perfect guitar - even before seeing the price tag

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Very well balanced - far better sounding and playing than my (well, FORMERLY my) Les Paul Studio. The DiMarzios are fantastic and can take on different tones easily, and the neck is fast and comfortable. The guitar spanks of quality, and is easily better than guitars within three times its price. With their AES, Pacifica and Silent series, I would never go with anything other than Yamaha again. Perfect.

 
5.0

Awesome Axe!!

By SGmaniac

from Nashville

I was BLOWN away by this ax!!!! I own a Les Paul, and I never thought I would be saying this but...this ax plays, sounds every bit as good as my USA guitars. The finish is flawless, the pickups pump out huge volumes of impeccable tone and sustain! Play one for yourself and you will see what I mean.I believe this guitar can cover any genre of music flawlessly.This will be the next guitar that I purchase!

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