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Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Old Violin Sunburst 

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The APX Series has always placed emphasis on playability, stylish thin body profile and cutting-edge electronics. The Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple T...Read More

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Cosmetically stage-aggressive attitude with a flame maple top and Yamaha's own upgraded electric system.

The APX Series has always placed emphasis on playability, stylish thin body profile and cutting-edge electronics. The Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar, one of the world's most widely sold acoustic-electric guitar, has been revamped and refined for a new generation of acoustic rockers. The APX500II FM Series now offers new exciting colors, flamed maple top, upgraded pickup/preamp and exceptional playability.

This APX shines on stage. With its ultra-comfortable thinline body and slim, fast neck the transition from electric guitar could not be easier. All-new color variations and updated inlays make sure each APX looks as good as it sounds. 


Case sold separately.

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
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Nato (Eastern Mahogany) Neck, Back and Sides
  • Rosewood Fingerboard and 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Nut width: 43mm
    String length: 634mm
    Body depth: 80-90mm (3-1/8"-3-9/16")
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YamahaAPX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Uncle Easy

from St Clair Shores, MI

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I really enjoy this guitar. Great sound, super fun to play, just something different from my big ol' jumbo. Any of the YamahasI have ever played were fantastic, as is this little guy. Unfortunately the first one I ordered was damaged in shipping (surely the fault of UPS, not MF). I exchanged it for a new one, the exchange process was flawless thanks to Lacey, and I would not think twice about ordering again and again. Thanks Lacey and thanks Musicians Friend for a great experience. This was the first time I ever had to return anything, these folks are top notch.

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    5.0

    I definitely recommend this guitar

    By Chris

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Most reviews start with, "For the money, this is an excellent guitar..." The fact is that this guitar is an excellent instrument and is priced competitively. It will work ideally in a studio, on a stage (powered) or in a hall (unplugged).

    The finish is immaculate. The action is very nice with no adjustment of the neck or frets required. The neck is perfectly fitted and the instrument stays in tune over several days at a time.

    The acoustic sound is excellent as are the electronics - par for the course from Yamaha.

    Many other reviews dinged it for having a less than full sound but, frankly, its lower end sound is actually quite adequate. It isn't the booming cello-esque sound of a full-sized Martin Dreadnought but, still, it sounds great.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great performance guitar, great value

    By michael

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I needed a second acoustic/electric for acoustic shows, one that I could play solos on. I owned a '90s APX and used if for 25 years, then treated myself to a nice concert size Takamine, so when this guitar came up as a "stupid deal" I jumped on it. It's now set up to run with 11's with a lighter G. (You sacrifice a bit of warmth and fullness with the light strings, but EQing compensates.) it looks, sounds and plays great and I can bend some strings too.

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      4.0

      2nd one I've owned

      By Peewee

      from Omaha ne

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Nice guitar, great deal on the SDOTD

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        5.0

        Not my first Yamaha

        By Mr. JL

        from Chattanooga, Tn

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast neck
        • Thin style body

        Cons

        • Open box item.
        • Slight cosmetic blemish

        Best Uses

        • Picking Around The House

        Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Several years ago my uncle was a Yamaha Dealer. I had a nice collection of guitars which I sold. Yamaha still builds quality instruments at a reasonable price. I was looking for a a thin style body and a fast neck when I saw it was a Yamaha, I bought it. Couldn't be happier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar!

        By G

        from Summerton, SC

        Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar as an " open box ", and I got a great deal on it. I bought my first APX back in 1990, and this one didn't let me down. If you're looking for an acoustic that has the feel of an electric, the APX series is the way to go, and it's much cheaper than any of the options out there.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        sounds great and plays easy

        By Sd

        from South Coast Massachusetts

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cool color
        • Plays Easy
        • Sounds good

        Cons

        • No Case

        Best Uses

        • Home Practice
        • Jam session
        • Small Church

        Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        i wanted a guitar i could play at home unplugged and also be a able to play with a drummer and group plugged in. worked out great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect for intermediate guitar players

        By TPete61

        from Flatwoods, KY

        Pros

        • durability
        • Good Looking
        • Great sound
        • Playability
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

        • Quiet
        • small

        Best Uses

        • CHURCH
        • Church Small Concerts
        • Playing at home
        • Small Concerts
        • Young players

        Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I got this guitar as a gift, and the body was much smaller than I'm used to. Although it is loud for the size, it doesn't compete with larger body guitars. Still, it sounds absolutely wonderful, and it is acoustic-electric, so if you want more volume just plug it up and you're good to go! This guitar stays in tune very well, and I have had it three years now with no problems. I have even left it out in my 100+ degree car a couple of times, and it did not damage the guitar in any way. I ended up loving this guitar so much that my sister bought one as well... she is a 5'2" teenager so the size is perfect for her. In my opinion, it competes with the big name brand guitars without the high price tag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wise choice

        By Geba

        from Texas

        Pros

        • Easy to play
        • Looks beautiful
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            My daughter asked for this guitar for Christmas. It wasn't my first choice, but it was the one she selected. After receiving it, I am pleasantly surprised. The guitar is perfect. Fit and finish are excellent. The set-up out of the box is great and the guitar is very easy to play. Sound is great unplugged, if a little thin, but I find I really like it. Plugged in, it sounds even better. Built-in tuner works great. The back of the neck has a dull black finish. As I would have preferred the feel of a glossy or satin finish on the back of the neck, this is the only minor negative thing I have to say. Also got the Yamaha case for this guitar. The case is very sturdy, but the guitar fits in it extremely tightly, to the point that it is not as easy as it should be to put the guitar in the case. But overall, would stronlgy recommend the guitar with the case. In fact, I'm probably going to order one for myself.

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            5.0

            Great guitar for the price.

            By Buzzy

            from Millbrook, N.Y.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great guitar

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I have been playing for about 15 years and I wanted to buy an acoustic that would just be out to grab when ever a musical thought came into mind. When I got the Yamaha APX 50011 I was pleasantly surprised on how nice this guitar is. The flame maple top is just beautiful, fit and finish is flawless, and the playability is spot on with the slim taper neck and the cut away. It sounds surprisingly good unplugged but when its plugged in it sounds great. You would think that you were playing a much more expensive guitar. For the price you can't beat it.

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