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Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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
  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

sounds great and plays easy

By Sd

from South Coast Massachusetts

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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

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great performance guitar, great value

By michael

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

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.

    (4 of 4 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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good choice Acoustic/Electric

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

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

    I wanted an acoustic/electric guitar. This is a sweet one. The thin body and the tight action makes this an easy guitar to play.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By G

    from Summerton, SC

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    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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wise choice

    By Geba

    from Texas

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    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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound amplified and plays well.

        By Daguitarplayer

        from Mid-Missouri

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to play
        • Looks good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • On Stage Amplified

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

          You can't beat the quality and amplified sound for the price. Dabassplayer (in our band) bought one and I liked it so much, I bought one. It's become my favorite accoustic. The Yamaha hardshell case is a tight fit, but it works.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice axe

          By Jaime Villarreal

          from Sacramento, CA

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

          Nice piece . Beautiful design.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By Umcle Easy

          from Michigan

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          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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gig Ready

            By Gharpman.

            from Paramus, NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Neck shape
            • Pre-amp Placement
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Venues
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              I have the little brother/sister (political correctness) The Yamaha 3/4 Travel Guitar,APX T-2. Did a Live performance on a radio show (WWOZ) in New Orleans,with it. Came home and thru fate found "Stupid Deal of The Day" on Musician's Friend and it was the APX 500 II. Scooped it up. When I got it, took down the saddle,changed the strings to my preferred GHS White Bronze 11-48 and was ready to roll. Exc balanced soung with pre-amp features.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I definitely recommend this guitar

              By Chris

              from undisclosed

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              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.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding piece for the money!

              By Da Bassplayer

              from Mid-Missouri

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • BEAUTIFUL
              • Comfortable neck
              • Great Amplified Sound
              • Slim Light

              Cons

              • Matt Black Neck

              Best Uses

              • Great For Live Gigs

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

              This guitar plays as well as most priced 3-5 times more, looks great, and you won't cry if you get a ding in the finish from that cymbal. Thinner body is very comfortable, but sounds full sized when amped or thru the PA. I don't like the matt black finish on the back of the neck, but it really isn't noticable when I'm playing it. Intonation and string height setup was almost perfect...can't beat it for the price. I also bought the M/F dreadnaught case for it, which is also a good deal. If this guitar lasts as long as my other Yamaha accoustic (25+ years), I'll be a happy camper. My J160e is much safer on the wall!!!

               
              5.0

              I would buy this guitar again and again

              By Jam Master

              from Lawrencevile Georgia

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

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

                Yamaha makes great instruments

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                2nd one I've owned

                By Peewee

                from Lavista 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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