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Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    Yamaha

    Cosmetically stage-aggressive attitude with a spruce top and Yamaha’s own upgraded electric system.

    The APX series places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the performing musicians body. One of the worlds most widely sold acoustic-electric guitar, the Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been revamped and refined for a whole new generation of acoustic rockers. The APX500II series now offers new exciting colors, upgraded 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. Case sold separately.

    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.

    Under-Saddle Pickup System
    Controls for the under bridge mounted piezo pickup are mounted on the instrument’s side for optimum access. The battery compartment is also located on the side, close to the neck, to provide easy replacement.

    System 65
    System 65 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.

    Features
    • Spruce Top
    • Nato (Eastern Mahogany) Neck, Back & Sides
    • Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
    • Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
    • System-65 Pickup/Preamp
    • Accessory Kit (manual, truss rod wrench)
    • Case sold separately

    Experience extraordinary playability and fantastic sound. Order today.

     

    APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Nut width: 43mm
    • String length: 634mm
    • Body depth: 80-90mm (3-1/8"-3-9/16")
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    YamahaAPX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (4)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Very nice for the price!

          I recently purchased this guitar for my Wife and have it hanging next to my Martin. For the price it sounds great and seems very well made. It's a smaller body and my Wife...Read complete review

          I recently purchased this guitar for my Wife and have it hanging next to my Martin. For the price it sounds great and seems very well made. It's a smaller body and my Wife found it easier to play vs a full sized guitar.

          She chose the green "burst" model and it is much darker than the one pictured here. It looks fantastic.

          The on-board tuner is a nice touch and seems very accurate. I have it amplified through a 60w Crate acoustic amp and am very pleased with its overall sound.

          If you are looking for a beginner guitar spend the extra cash and get this one...it is far better than the "packs" guitars and well worth it. I've see the white finish model and it also looks very good - I may buy that one myself!

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          It's ok

          first off, if you're a profesional guitarist, or have done some serious playing for some time, you won't be very satisfied with this guitar.
          I've been playing for 6 years, and...Read complete review

          first off, if you're a profesional guitarist, or have done some serious playing for some time, you won't be very satisfied with this guitar.
          I've been playing for 6 years, and play just under a profesional level. The sound isn't amazing, but it isn't horible. If you do recording with acoustic guitars, this deffinetly isn't your guitar. However, if you play live this is your guitar. Its lightweight, comfortable to hold, and the jack is in the strap button which is awesome. The built in tuner is great also.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good gutair needs the bundle option

          By AKA

          from Valdosta, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Gutair
          • Great sound

          Cons

          • Found Wbundle Other Site
          • Too Big For A 6 Year Old

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Nice but wished it come with more. Found same guitar somewhere else with stand, bag, picks, and dvd's

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's ok

            Pros

            • Jack In Strap Button
            • Lightweight
            • Really Comfortable Shape

            Cons

            • Not Real Loud
            • Sound Not Spectacular

            Best Uses

            • Playing Live
            • Rhythm Guitar
            • Worship

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            first off, if you're a profesional guitarist, or have done some serious playing for some time, you won't be very satisfied with this guitar.
            I've been playing for 6 years, and play just under a profesional level. The sound isn't amazing, but it isn't horible. If you do recording with acoustic guitars, this deffinetly isn't your guitar. However, if you play live this is your guitar. Its lightweight, comfortable to hold, and the jack is in the strap button which is awesome. The built in tuner is great also.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great for beginners and pros

            By neil not so young

            from spfd. ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Small Body

            Cons

            • Action Wasn' Great

            Best Uses

            • Sitting around the house

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            nice little guitar . Action needed worked on but we're getting it were it needs to be.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No fears...buy it!

            By MJ

            from Florida

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Went to the music store today to grab a quick lower end acoustic electric for a recording project. Last one I picked up to try was the Yamaha. I was BLOWN AWAY. I echo what everyone else here says about neck feel, tone, craftsmanship, etc. I will probably go back and get a 2nd one to store away in case this one ever gets damaged or stolen. I have high end guitars...this one truly is not far off the mark in sound and ease of playing.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            BAD QUALITY GREAT SOUND!

            By Megamind513

            from Cincinnati, OH

            Pros

            • Great Factory Action
            • Sounds Great

            Cons

            • Chips After 1 Year
            • Finger print magnet
            • Hate It So Much
            • very fragile

            Best Uses

            • To Destroy

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I HATE THIS GUITAR!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Sound at a Great price

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Beautiful tone
            • Easy to play
            • Sounds Great
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • I can't find any

            Best Uses

            • An Any-time Playing Guita
            • Lovely Chime-like Sound
            • Playing
            • versatile

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I had bought a Yamaha Dreadnought, and was not overwhelmed with it so I rarely played it as I have other Dreadnoughts that I thought were better. I came back to return it and went looking fro a replacement. I saw this, and played it. The beautiful sound impressed me right away. Clear,bell-like tones on the high end and equally deep lows made me buy this guitar. It stays in tune and is a joy to play. I think any player in the spectrum would enjoy themselves on the gem. Well made and a nice price. You'll love it, as I do. It's my go to guitar.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice for the price!

            Pros

            • Appearance
            • Fit and finish
            • Onboard Electronics
            • Onboard Tuner
            • Size

            Cons

            • None at this price

            Best Uses

            • Whatever you like

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I recently purchased this guitar for my Wife and have it hanging next to my Martin. For the price it sounds great and seems very well made. It's a smaller body and my Wife found it easier to play vs a full sized guitar.

            She chose the green "burst" model and it is much darker than the one pictured here. It looks fantastic.

            The on-board tuner is a nice touch and seems very accurate. I have it amplified through a 60w Crate acoustic amp and am very pleased with its overall sound.

            If you are looking for a beginner guitar spend the extra cash and get this one...it is far better than the "packs" guitars and well worth it. I've see the white finish model and it also looks very good - I may buy that one myself!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Feels good,Plays well.

            By Bobby

            from Covington,VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good neck

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Variety

            Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Good over all.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lightweight and Well Constructed

            By Jeep123

            from Nashville

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks
            • price
            • Quality
            • Use with amplifier
            • Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I was using a friends old guitar, and chose this one for my own. I've been playing it for about a month now and absolutely love it! I will be purchasing a case soon.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                not bad

                Pros

                • Acoustic Electric
                • Built in tuner
                • Sound for price
                • Style
                • Thin Body-comfortable

                Cons

                • Guitars Action

                Best Uses

                • Low Budget Or Travelbuddy

                Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is simply amazing minus the high action. I did adjust the truss rod and it helped but not as much as a quality taylor or martin would.

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