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Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Upgraded styling and specification with the exclusive ART pickup system.

The APX series has always placed emphasis on playability, stylish thin body profile and cutting edge electronics. The Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (12-string model) offers upgraded cosmetics, solid Sitka spruce top, revamped A.R.T. preamp and the same exceptional playability.

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

Case sold separately.

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

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.

A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) technology
Yamaha electric acoustic guitars have consistently used piezo pickups to reproduce the pure sounds of the acoustic guitar. But piezo pickups tended to overreact to changes in attack, which in turn caused distortion. To achieve ideal playability, we had to improve the way that these dynamics were controlled.

To provide a solution to this issue, the new pickup was designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials. This dampens excessive vibration from the soundboard while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance. Also, because the pickup is fitted directly beneath the soundboard, it functions as a transducer attached to the body.

System 64
System 64 is an original preamp system newly designed and developed by Yamaha's guitar development team. The 1-way system incorporates two contact pickups mounted inside of the body underneath the saddle. Best matching between guitar and pickup was obtained through numerous trials using a number of voice variations in order to produce the most authentic acoustic tone possible. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality. The system also includes a high-precision tuner.

FEATURES
  • Spruce Top
  • Nato (Eastern Mahogany) Neck, Back & Sides
  • Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
  • Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
  • System-64 1Way A.R.T. Pickup/Preamp
  • Soundhole Cover
  • Accessory Kit (manual, truss rod wrench)
  • Case sold separately

Experience extraordinary playability and fantastic sound. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Nut width: 46mm
    String length: 634mm
    Body depth: 80-90mm (3-1/8"-3-9/16")
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YamahaAPX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crisp sound and great playability!

I own several six string instruments, but this is the first 12 string to my collection. I am very happy with the choice. I did a lot of research, and played several different...Read complete review

I own several six string instruments, but this is the first 12 string to my collection. I am very happy with the choice. I did a lot of research, and played several different brands and I would always keep coming back to this one. What did it for me: Smooth and easy is to play. Many 12 strings may get a bit tiresome after a while, and depending on the brand the tension of the strings can be very punishing on the instrument AND your hands. I can play thing thing for hours with no problem, and it stays in tune surprisingly long, even when I get spirited with this thing. I use it mainly as a rhythm guitar, not much bending going on with this. The preamp, with the incorporated tuner is such a great convenient tool. Speaking of that, I've met some people that like to have the strings in this model doubled up for their music style -- such as "norteño music" (instead of the traditional octave type), and neck & bridge seems impervious to the added tension. I don't plan to do that, but I am happy to know that I have that choice. I went with the black finish, and it is gorgeous. It is nice when you open the case (I paired it with the Yamaha APX Vinyl Hardshell Guitar Case -- it fits perfectly) all your friends get that "wow" factor. It sounds amazing unplugged, just loud enough to be a pleasant compliment to not-amplified vocals. Once you plug her in, this thing is a monster! Amazing, crisp professional sound! The tones are controlled, there is no distortion when you need to get that "forte" emphasis to the song. I haven't had any feedback problems, even though it actually comes with a convenient sound-hole cover. And the answer is no, it will not diminish the sound quality if you use the cover, especially plugged in. For the price, you're definitely purchasing a guitar that is much, much better than more expensive models. Trust me, the pictures do not make her justice at all, this is a gorgeous professional level instrument.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I had to pass on this one...

This guitar is probably all it was designed to be and also probably perfect for an electric player who just wants to throw a little 12 string into their set-list. It plays like an...Read complete review

This guitar is probably all it was designed to be and also probably perfect for an electric player who just wants to throw a little 12 string into their set-list. It plays like an electric. It is well put together and has all the appeal of a much more expensive guitar. However, it is a thin body design. "Thin" being the key word, that's exactly what you get from the ambient sound of the guitar. It can be EQ'ed to sound thicker in an active environment, but that's not what I look for in an instrument. The tight neck feel also was not to my liking.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best 12 guitar I've ever owned.

By Ground Mover

from Princeton N. J.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Play Sounds Great

Cons

  • None that I see so far

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Amazed at how lite the guitar is. This is the 3rd 12 guitar I've owned, and by far it is the best. With the on board tuner I'm in heaven.
    If you are looking for a12 string definitely consider this one.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    super nice sound sirreno music

    By superpower

    from michigan

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    Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    that guitar is a very nice small guitar super Thin.
    if you already own a 12 strings guitar not Thinline well this one is lot more small.
    sounds very nice and it feels better then jumbo or normal guitars. + this store is great. good package. no damage stuff. brand new stuff.

    looking for a 12 strings? you got to buy this one

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Amazing 12 String

    By Kona

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I purchased scratched and dent for under half price. The guitar is amazing. I have many guitars and this has become my daily player. The guitar arrived with the neck straight and needing tuning. The action was too high for my desire so I removed and lowered the saddle by about 2mm and fortunately brought down the action to where I like and I created not buzzing so no fret work needed.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I had to pass on this one...

      By SRP

      from SC

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Construction
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Neck Feel
      • Thin Tone

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is probably all it was designed to be and also probably perfect for an electric player who just wants to throw a little 12 string into their set-list. It plays like an electric. It is well put together and has all the appeal of a much more expensive guitar. However, it is a thin body design. "Thin" being the key word, that's exactly what you get from the ambient sound of the guitar. It can be EQ'ed to sound thicker in an active environment, but that's not what I look for in an instrument. The tight neck feel also was not to my liking.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crisp sound and great playability!

      By BeeZee

      from Chesapeake, VA

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • AA Batteries Pre-amp
      • BEAUTIFUL
      • Confortable
      • Excellent sound
      • Great craftsmanship
      • Great playability
      • Great Plugged & Unpugged
      • Smooth action
      • Tunner Installed
      • Used by Pro Musicians
      • Very light

      Cons

      • Nuuup - Can't find one

      Best Uses

      • Composing
      • Having fun
      • Jamming
      • Rhythm
      • Serenade your Wife
      • Stage

      Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I own several six string instruments, but this is the first 12 string to my collection. I am very happy with the choice. I did a lot of research, and played several different brands and I would always keep coming back to this one. What did it for me: Smooth and easy is to play. Many 12 strings may get a bit tiresome after a while, and depending on the brand the tension of the strings can be very punishing on the instrument AND your hands. I can play thing thing for hours with no problem, and it stays in tune surprisingly long, even when I get spirited with this thing. I use it mainly as a rhythm guitar, not much bending going on with this. The preamp, with the incorporated tuner is such a great convenient tool. Speaking of that, I've met some people that like to have the strings in this model doubled up for their music style -- such as "norteño music" (instead of the traditional octave type), and neck & bridge seems impervious to the added tension. I don't plan to do that, but I am happy to know that I have that choice. I went with the black finish, and it is gorgeous. It is nice when you open the case (I paired it with the Yamaha APX Vinyl Hardshell Guitar Case -- it fits perfectly) all your friends get that "wow" factor. It sounds amazing unplugged, just loud enough to be a pleasant compliment to not-amplified vocals. Once you plug her in, this thing is a monster! Amazing, crisp professional sound! The tones are controlled, there is no distortion when you need to get that "forte" emphasis to the song. I haven't had any feedback problems, even though it actually comes with a convenient sound-hole cover. And the answer is no, it will not diminish the sound quality if you use the cover, especially plugged in. For the price, you're definitely purchasing a guitar that is much, much better than more expensive models. Trust me, the pictures do not make her justice at all, this is a gorgeous professional level instrument.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great 12- String

      By Mark

      from Shelton, CT

      Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Arthritis in my right shoulder made it necessary to look for a thinner 12-string than I had. Yamaha's guitars always sounded far above their prices, so I gave this a try. This guitar feels and plays fantastic, and sounds much better than my old full size Fender. I cannot recommend this guitar high enough.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure Joy

      By Nick Wright

      from Tzaneen South Africa.

      Pros

      • Magic Sound
      • So easy to play
      • So Easy To Tune
      • Wonderful Instrament

      Cons

      • Cannot Find Any As Yet

      Best Uses

      • Amped Anywhere
      • Intermate Settings Unplug

      Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Have wanted a 12 string for a long and have used the 6 string slimline for about 10 years.
      Don't wait that long !!!! GET ONE NOW

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Even Better Than Expected!

      By Jeffphoto

      from Mount Kisco, NY

      Pros

      • Beautifully Constructed
      • Carefully Assembled
      • Comfortable neck
      • Finish Is Mirror Perfect
      • Plenty Loud Wo Amplifier
      • Plenty Loud W-o Amplifier
      • Thin Body Is Comfortable
      • Tuner Is Very Effective
      • Very Playable Low Action

      Cons

      • A Great Finish Does This
      • Fingerprint magnet
      • I Really Don't See Any
      • Shows Every Bit Of Dust

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've owned a Gibson B25-12 since I purchased it new in 1967! So I'm comparing the Yamaha 700II-Thinline to a "vintage" Gibson I've played for many years. The Gibson is tough on the fingertips - a difficult instrument to play with a fairly wide, chunky neck.

        The Thinline has been in my sights for more than a year now, and I finally figured it was time to give it a try. I guess I didn't expect much, and even though reviews were mixed, I figured without amplification it would be on the quiet side. I was wrong about that. The volume is more than sufficient unplugged.

        The black version is really beautiful - it's mirror-like! Not a blemish on it, and the inside shows careful workmanship. The luthiers who worked on this really cared about the final product.

        The sound is great, and it compares favorably to my vintage Gibson. In terms of comfort and playability, the Yamaha wins, hands {fingertips) down.

        Over many years I've become pretty good at tuning a 12-string, and I rarely use an electronic aid even though I have a bunch. The built in tuner works very well, but I haven't had a chance to assess the amplifier. The guitar comes with a wrench for truss bar adjustments, and they include a heavy rubber - OVAL- sound hole cover to reduce any feedback (it requires some care to install and remove).

        I'm pretty sure that I'll hang on to my Gibson, but I probably won't play it as much as the Yamaha. I'm really enjoying this new 12-string.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What an awesome instrument!!

        By Jedi Master Ray

        from Gordon, Ga

        Pros

        • Versatile Eq

        Cons

        • Haven't Found Any Yet

        Best Uses

        • Live Performances
        • Studio Work

        Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I own many fine guitars including a Les Paul Special, a Fender 12 String Electric Acoustic and now 2 Yamaha Acoustics and I have to say that this one is fast becoming my all time favorite. The rich tones and striking sounds that can be created with this instrument are second to none. With a fret board as small as some electrics, one is capable of producing crisp, fast, accurate lead melodies. I may have bought my last 12 string.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what my daughter wanted

        By Guitargirl's mom

        from Boston, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Free Shipping
        • Like-new Condition
        • No Tax

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha APX700II-12 Thinline 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This was my first time using MF. I was a bit worried about what "very good" condition might look like when this used guitar arrived. It arrived and looked like new. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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