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Yamaha APX500IIFM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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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
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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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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5.0

I would buy this guitar again and again

By Jam Master

from Lawrencevile Georgia

About Me Experienced

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

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    (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.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good choice Acoustic/Electric

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Uncle Easy

      from St Clair Shores MI

      About Me Experienced

      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great performance guitar, great value

        By michael

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          2nd one I've owned

          By Peewee

          from Omaha ne

          About Me Experienced

          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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            (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

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            (3 of 3 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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            (8 of 8 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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