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Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar 

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Easy to play and easy to own with stage-ready electronics.

The Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar 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.

Body depth and Bracing pattern
The APX's thin-line body offers incredible comfort, top-fret access, and a sound perfect for on-stage use. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing maximizes body resonance for full, natural tone. Their wide dynamic range, excellent sensitivity, and outstanding clarity make them impressive performers.

APX Soundhole: Oval
The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.

Electric System: System 66
System 66 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
  • Body
  • Body type: Other
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Nato/okume
  • Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Thinline body
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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YamahaAPX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great GUI for the price

By Mr. Red

from Montreal Quebec

Pros

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

Cons

  • Action is a little high but it's easy to adjust.

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I use it for practice and jamming. Great guitar for anyone doesn't want a dreadnought guitar. Very comfortable and easy to play and hold.The neck kinds of feels like an electric guitar neck.Very clear and loud. Its a very good looking guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good guitar for beginners, needs work.

    By Mudrock3t

    from New Phila, OH

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    It's beautiful but small, needs a good setup right away.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By Jhopkii

    from California

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I recently purchased 2 more of these for my guitar class for middle school. These guitars are a perfect size and fit for beginners and students of middle school age. The neck and body are perfectly scaled for smaller hands and make it easy for beginners to learn chords.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a great Axe!!

      By The Traveling Troubadour

      from Carson City ,NV

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Love satin neck & onboard electronics with tuner
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Action was too high so I replaced the bridge.

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I already have the APX 100 and the recently released APXT2 both are 3/4 size versions of this amazing guitar! Due to their size, their sound falls short of this beauty but they make great travel guitars. The APX 500III is for the stage with die-cast tuners and smaller body size than a bulky Dreadnaught. I bought it as a level 3 open box item: there was a chunk off the top like someone had scraped a ceiling. I took a black Sharpie and covered it up saving over 1/3 off the price of the guitar: my Moana Bleu-burst beauty!!!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this guitar

      By Guitarist

      from cairo Egypt

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          it's a great guitar i recommend it strongly....for intermediate platers or who's more experienced very good pure sound and comfortable neck.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would recommend to a friend

          By Donner

          from Broken Arrow USA

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          Comments about APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Not a bad guitar, would be great for sitting around the campfire and playing. The electronics on this guitar are really good. It sounds good on an amp and the tuner is easy to use. Well made and looks good. Would be a good student or beginners guitar.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice guitar for the cost.

          By Musicman

          from Georgia

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All gigs
            • Recording

            Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Guitar has a nice bright clean sound and easy fingering. It does require a few adjustments as far as string height from the fretboard but not that big of a deal. Has a very nice clean sound for recording or performance.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Glad I bought the full size thinline

            By kellyannan

            from Orange Beach ,AL

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I'm learning to play guitar and I was looking for a thinline ( I'm small so I like the fact that it's thinner than other guitars ) and came across this one , which I love ! I love that it had a built in tuner and a pick up in it . I got this in a vintage sunburst and it looks amazing ! There is another similar to this that's a little smaller in size but this one was the bigger of the two and I wanted a full size guitar . I get so many compliments on it . I'm so happy with my guitar !

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              yes

              By Red H.

              from Barbourville, Ky.

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I love the feel and the sound of this Guitar when playing it through a good Acoustic Amp !! I also like the smaller body and lighter weight than a Dreadnaught Guitar . I've never heard a Guitar with this good of sound and this Quality of Construction for less than 300.00 !

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar - and beautiful too!

                By Nini

                from Crofton, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I've had one of these Thinlines before - very easy and comfortable to play, especially for someone with short arms, fingers, etc. The blue finish is gorgeous!

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