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Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun guitar, excellent

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from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Never had an acoustic so decided to try one that would not break the bank. I have been a Fender and Gibson guy for a lot of years but the comments about the Fender acoustics were not great so I decided to try this bad boy.
    It is not a concert instrument but I can't put it down, it is fun to play has a very good sound and tone both with and without the amp. For the price Yamaha hit it out of the park.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By 

    from Midland, Tx

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought this from a local store (not MusiciansFriend), and it is a great guitar. I sold a dreadnaught to get this one as it was not comfortable to play. The APX500III is a very comfortable guitar to play. I have a hard time deciding whether to play it or my Strat. It stays in tune well, and sounds great to me either unplugged or playing through a Peavey Vypyr 3 VIP acoustic amp model. I would definitely buy this guitar again.

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Another Excellent Addition

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    from WV

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I originally bought the first iteration of the APX500 and fell in love immediately. Great sound, feel, look, etc. When I upgraded to the APX500 II, all of its classic qualities carried over beautifully. After it got damaged via natural causes, I knew exactly what I wanted to replace it - the APX500 III.

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