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Hand-selected tonewood construction, real wood inlays, and the incredible SRT pickup system.
The APX series has always placed emphasis on playability, stylish thin body profile and cutting edge electronics. The Yamaha APX1000 Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar offers upgraded cosmetics, solid Sitka spruce top, flamed maple back & sides, S.R.T. pickup/preamp and exceptional playability.
This APX shines on stage. With its ultra-comfortable thin-line body and slim, fast neck the transition from electric guitar could not be easier. All-new color variations and updated inlays make sure APX looks as good as it sounds.
APX Soundhole: Oval
The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.
APX Body Depth:
80-90mm (3 1/8” - 3 9/16”)
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.
When professional guitarists want to record real acoustic guitar tone, they’ll record the guitar with a microphone. That holds true for guitarists who prefer using electric-acoustics on stage as well. Electric-acoustics are very effective in live situations due to their ability to adjust sound and balance volume with the other instruments in the band. But the sound that electric-acoustics deliver is merely the amplified sound from a pickup attached to the bridge or the top, and lacks true acoustic resonance and ambiance. True acoustic guitar tone that you hear on recordings only exists in the recording studio where experienced sound engineers have the means to capture that sound.
Yamaha’s new SRT system lets you create that same studio recorded sound. The system lets you choose from three different high-end mic types as well as mic positioning. It also lets you obtain more detailed sound by blending the sound with that from the piezo pickup and adjusting resonance. The SRT series brings studio quality acoustic guitar sound to the stage that will amaze your audiences.
Adjustable Body Resonance
The RESONANCE knob allows you to add body resonance to the sound, emphasising the natural tone of the guitar. * The RESONANCE control is only effective on the mic sound.
Blending Piezo and Mic Sound Sources
Blend piezo pickup and microphone sources to create a wide palette of tonal variations. Blending the sound from the piezo pickup with the sound from the built-in mic adds sharpness.
Experience extraordinary playability and fantastic sound. Order today.
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Comments about Yamaha APX1000 Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
This guitar features a lot of bells and whistles for the sticker price. The on board tuner and electronics are fantastic. This little guitar sounds about twice as good plugged as it does unplugged, which is by design. The mic mixing is what makes this guitar an amazing value. I have a Martin GPCPA that has the Fishman Aura onboard (sample of 10 best mics in the world), which is the best money can buy. I'd say that the mic mixing of the APX 1000 is roughly 85% of the Fishman Aura and the price tag is 1/3. Thats a great value! The size of the guitar is wonderful. I'd say its somewhere around a grand concert style size. I love the cutaway that has unusually high access up to the 23rd fret which actually hangs slightly over the sound hole! The playability of the guitar is excellent. It feels like a toy compared to my GPCPA. I docked the quality rating only because the back and sides are figured Maple not solid construction. This really only hurts the unplugged acoustic resonance of the piece. Once again, and I cant stess enough, this guitar is designed to be plugged. DO NOT BUY IT FOR pure, unplugged acoustic playing.