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Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar   

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What a guitar! A member of the APX family, the APX900 acoustic guitar features top-quality flamed maple back and sides and a solid spruce top. It del...Click To Read More About This Product

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Beautiful tonewoods and advanced electronics make it a great stage guitar.

What a guitar! A member of the APX family, the APX900 acoustic guitar features top-quality flamed maple back and sides and a solid spruce top. It delivers a rich, mature tone, with a punchy projection and a bright, long-ringing sustain.

A lush and tonally versatile amplified repertoire comes of a newly designed 3-Band preamp, whose adjustable mid-band frequency covers a broad 80Hz - 10kHz spectrum. This not only allows control over the midrange but enables reshaping part of the low and high bands in addition to the dedicated bass and treble controls.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back & Sides: Flamed maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 650mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Controls: New 3-way system/Piezo
  • Electronics: 3-Band EQ, Volume, Tuner
  • Tuners: Gold
  • Finish: Natural, Mocha Black, Ultramarine, Crimson Burst
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YamahaAPX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Stage Guitar I've Ever Had

By GoofyDawg-QoR3y

from Cupertino, CA

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Pros

  • ART system is incredible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording - plugged in
    • Stage

    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    I've had my APX900 for over two years, and have gigged and recorded with it regularly (I do over 150 gigs a year, and am recording an album) during that time. The ART preamp system is what sold me on this guitar, as it allows me to fine-tune the independent low, mid, and high pickups (there are actually 6 positioned under the saddle for each string but three controls) plus EQ the sound to dial in exactly the tone I want depending upon the song I'm playing, or adjusting the tone to fit the amp I'm using. I evaluated Martins, Taylors, and even boutique models like Collings, and still chose this guitar that costed a fraction of the price purely because of the ART system. None of the other guitars I tried could match the sound quality of this guitar plugged into an acoustic amp (I use a Fishman SA220 and/or a SWR California Blonde or a Genz-Benz Shenandoah 150). All other pickup/pre-amp systems simply paled in comparison. When I bought mine new, it was [$]. But at this price, if you're looking for a stage guitar, it just cannot be beat!I checked off "Yes, I would recommend this to a friend" but I have recommended this guitar to total strangers who've come up to me and asked about the guitar because it sounded so good. To me, it's a winner. Too bad Yamaha doesn't do a very good marketing job...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Extremely disappointing

    By Django64-6SZJ2

    from San Francisco, CA

    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    OK, the guitar I got was defective, and not all of them will be. Mine had terrible action, even after tightening the trus rod as tight as it would possibly go. I called Yamaha and they said send it back to the dealer at my expense. When I complained about having to pay for something that was their fault, they said, basically, don't by guitars online. The sound, for all the vaunted electronic innovations is mediocre at best. Doesn't come CLOSE to sounding as wooden and natural as another acoustic I have with a FIshman Blender. I returned this and got an Ibanaz EW30 which I like MUCH more. CHeaper, too.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful guitar

    By Dear Orangutan, you work for us...

    from Sacramento, CA

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    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    Bridge and fretboard are rosewood not ebony. Ultra marine blue over maple and spruce is absolutely beautiful. Great A/E pick up system, very versatile, wide palate of sounds. Onboard chromatic tuner is a plus, too. Nice robust and full acoustic sound. Only negatives are plastic bridge pins, and no case included. EVery easy and comfortable to play, especially for electric players.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Alanbama

    from Birmingham, Al.

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    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    I love mt APX900! It is a great guitar. The fit and finish is wonderful. I would highly recomend this guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm Impressed!

    By Tom Sawyer (really!)-MyHu-

    from Vernon, CT

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    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    First: Profuse thanks to M/F tech support agent Ryan Sanford for helping me research the specs on this box(and the AEX1500 archtop). I went with the APX900 and I'm really pleased with my choice! Bindings,materials and finish are perfect and the fretwork and ebony fingerboard are top shelf luthery(this box, made in Taiwan, got plenty of bench prep and came out of the box needing virtually no adjustments). The three way transducer setup actually does what Yamaha claims and each onboard control and eq is dramatically functional. I'll be using it as a jazz box and playing cocktail partys and small room venues. Nice job Yamaha! Thanks again Ryan!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best of the Small Bodies

    By RzanaDana

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    For those looking for a small bodied guitar is the cream of the crop. Beautifully appointed and a solid instrument that always blows my friends away with Taylors & Martins. To be fair though, it is NOT a Martin, is is a Yamaha. For those of us that like thin-bout bodies this guitar is the best.Specifically though, I wanted to address the ebony/not ebony posts. The bridge and fretboard **ARE EBONY** but they are STRIPED ebony, hence the confusion.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not Quality

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    Well, you get what you pay for..This guitar is very nice...if you sit around the house. Took it on stage beside a taylor 410 with aftermarket pickup and there was no comparison--The quality of the taylor is unmistakable beside the "cheapness" of the Yamaha. We do acoustic after 12 years of full band--i have experiece--this guitar was feeding back at 80db with no stage monitors--only single 15s with horns out front. I had high hopes of this guitar--sent it back after the first and only gig. Bought a taylor 410 expression system--QUALITY

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the best acoustic electirc

    By dawlin

    from new york

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    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    this guitar not only looks better than any super expencive guitar, it sounds better. the details on this beauty are hard to beleave because of the price.i personaly will tell you if you want a guitar top of the line and not be broke this is the one and don't forget gator makes the perfect case for this creation.

     
    4.0

    Beautiful guitar, great sound

    By SkinnyMorbid

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    The specs say ebony bridge/fretboard, but it is rosewood. Marine blue, gold hardware, rosewood makes it a very beautiful guitar. Nice full, rich tone. Plays very well, I'm able to do full bends without slicing my finger-tip. Action is a bit high out of the box. The electronics are supreme, wide variety of sounds with this pick-up system. Cons: plastic bridge-pins, nut and saddle. Case not included;

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