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Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar

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A compact version of Yamaha's bestseller.

The Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar is a 3/4 size version of Yamaha's best-selling acoustic-electric guitar, the APX500II. This fun, yet well-constructed compact guitar makes great company when you're on a road. The APXT2 features an ART-based pickup system and a proprietary tuner with great sensitivity and accuracy for quick tuning. This compact guitar comes with gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Spruce top
  • Meranti back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • 65-75 mm body depth
  • 43 mm (1-11/16") nut width
  • 580 mm string length
  • Covered tuners tuners
  • System 68 (contact pickup) preamp
  • Includes gig bag

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YamahaAPXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Little Guitar!!

This is a great little guitar. I always wanted to learn to play guitar. I am a retired Music Educator and Professional Drummer. I am a large size man and regular sized acoustic...Read complete review

This is a great little guitar. I always wanted to learn to play guitar. I am a retired Music Educator and Professional Drummer. I am a large size man and regular sized acoustic guitars have always seemed bulky and hard for me to handle. I also have large hands and that was a problem for me as well. I had almost gave up on playing the guitar until I found the Yamaha APXT2. This guitar is very easy for me to handle and the neck fits my hand perfectly. I actually enjoy practicing and playing this little guitar. Unplugged this guitar is great for practice. But, this guitar needs to be plugged in for performance. When plugged in this little guitar sounds as great as any full size acoustic guitar. The only drawback is that Yamaha does not make a hardshell case for this guitar. It comes with a padded gig bag. I was very lucky, that after searching high and low, I fould a very affordable hard shell case that actually fit this guitar. The SKB Baby Martin Case (SKB-300) is a perfect fit for my Yamaha APXT2. I am attaching a photo of my Yamaha APXT2 Guitar in my SKB Baby Martin Hard Shell Case. I'm very pleased with both.

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Below expectations

Beautiful guitar, realistically it is about mandolin sized, sounds nice unplugged
But after barely 6 months, the electronics failed
Tried different batteries, different cables & amps, to no availRead complete review

Beautiful guitar, realistically it is about mandolin sized, sounds nice unplugged
But after barely 6 months, the electronics failed
Tried different batteries, different cables & amps, to no avail
Very disappointed !!!!

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(39 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little Guitar!!

By rdhulse

from Alabama

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Pros

  • Great sound
  • Plays Well
  • Well built

Cons

  • No Hard Shell Case

Best Uses

  • Jaming
  • Performance
  • Practice

Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

This is a great little guitar. I always wanted to learn to play guitar. I am a retired Music Educator and Professional Drummer. I am a large size man and regular sized acoustic guitars have always seemed bulky and hard for me to handle. I also have large hands and that was a problem for me as well. I had almost gave up on playing the guitar until I found the Yamaha APXT2. This guitar is very easy for me to handle and the neck fits my hand perfectly. I actually enjoy practicing and playing this little guitar. Unplugged this guitar is great for practice. But, this guitar needs to be plugged in for performance. When plugged in this little guitar sounds as great as any full size acoustic guitar. The only drawback is that Yamaha does not make a hardshell case for this guitar. It comes with a padded gig bag. I was very lucky, that after searching high and low, I fould a very affordable hard shell case that actually fit this guitar. The SKB Baby Martin Case (SKB-300) is a perfect fit for my Yamaha APXT2. I am attaching a photo of my Yamaha APXT2 Guitar in my SKB Baby Martin Hard Shell Case. I'm very pleased with both.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great stage mini

By Scott B

from San Antonio, Tx

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Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Looks Nice
  • Low Feedback
  • Low Maintenance
  • Sounds Good Plugged In

Cons

  • Unplugged Sound

Best Uses

  • Stage

Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

If you're looking for an inexpensive thinline mini for stage, this guitar has very little competition. Unplugged, it won't sound as full as larger bodied guitars made of solid tonewoods, such as the Taylor GS Mini. But plugged in, it is hard to hear the difference, and the Yamaha costs less than half the Taylor and is easier to take care of. Also, the thinline design makes it less prone to feedback. The short scale and lower string tension make it easier to play than a full size, nice if you have small hands or joint pain. Awesome carry-on guitar if you have to fly to a gig. The sunburst finish puts me in mind of a 1930s parlor guitar, even if the shape isn't quite right, and indeed this makes an awesome fingerstyle guitar for ragtime, blues, and old-time Americana. There's a SE Asian guy on Youtube who plays with one of these. Check him out. He's fantastic, and the guitar sounds awesome. Four stars doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it, just that it's a good player that's somewhat lacking in luxury appointments. At this price, that's as good as it gets!

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  • No

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Built for comfort!

By Feelingducky

from Boise, Idaho

Pros

  • Built in tuner
  • Comfortable
  • Comfortable to play
  • Easy to play
  • Full sound
  • light
  • Light Weight
  • On board tuner
  • Well built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Performing
    • Practicing
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

    This is, quite simply, the most comfortable acoustic guitar I have ever played. I'm a small woman with short arms and have never found an acoustic that fit me well. I didn't want a child's toy guitar so when I first saw this little beauty, I was skeptical. And then I held it and played it. I'm a believer!! Beautiful full sound. Light and easy to hold. A thin body so I can easily reach around and an incredibly smooth neck and fret board that is a dream to play. Great action right out of the box. I don't think I've sacrificed anything acoustically from such a small guitar. This little beauty can play with the big boys, and plugged in, it sounds ever better. It doesn't have a fancy equalizer but it does have an on-board tuner and volume/tone controls. I'll let my amp handle any other sound tweaking I may want. I really love this guitar and can't say enough good things about it. The size is a dream come true for smaller hands and arms but the neck is not so narrow that folks with chunkier hands couldn't play it. After much research, I am beyond happy that I finally found this guitar. Love it. Love it. Love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    "This guitar is a keeper"

    By Tom

    from Henryettta, Oklahoma

    Pros

    • For The Money This Is A
    • Great Guitar -
    • Great Little Guitar

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

        I have been playing for 59 years. Own several guitars. Play finger style. This little guitar has become my practice instrument. Easy to play out of the box. Have the action and intonation set by a luthier, and it is wonderful to play. I did add a pick-guard (by preference). I have smaller hands and this little guitar was a great find for me. I will not be without one in my music room.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for me

        By Rockmom

        from Pottstown, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great sound
        • Love The Built In Tuner
        • Nice Low Action
        • Perfect for small hands

        Cons

        • Needs Hard Case Option

        Best Uses

        • Beginners
        • kids
        • People With Small Hands
        • Travel

        Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

        As a very short person with short arms and small hands, this guitar is perfect for me. I just recently decided to try and learn to play again after 20+ years and this guitar has really made it easy and fun. The sound is great for such a small package. Highly recommend, just wish it came with a hard case instead of just a gig bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great kids size guitar

        By pg

        from Louisville, KY

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

          I got this 3/4 size yamaha for my daughter who is 8. It is a perfect size for her. Sounds ok unplugged, but more importantly is solidly built and tonally correct. Stays in tune between lessons and practicing and has tuner built in. I got a "blemished" violin burst colored one for her and I cannot find the blemish. Like others have mentioned, the action comes high, but minor tweaking of truss rod and sanding of bridge corrected this. I paid one sixty for ours and it is difficult to imagine a better starter instrument for that price. Other musicians and her teacher have all commented on how nice it is, and I personally think it beats any other small guitar south of the Baby Taylor.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Size Don't Matter!

          By Stringtight

          from Winchester, Tn.

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfort, Feel,Ease of Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

              This is an Awesome Guitar, Sound? Well Its Small bodied, but Clear and Loud enough Unplugged, wonderful for Writing easy to sing with, Plugged in This is One Awesome sounding Guitar, This is where this Guitar Proves that Size does not Matter.lol Its very well Made, Its Beautiful Got it today and I'm amazed with it. It was very close to being in perfect tune when it arrived. I was shocked. I had a hard time choosing this guitar over the Dirty thirty series 000, but I am so Happy I did I own a Great Divide Travel Guitar, that unplugged has a little more on the Low and High ends than this Guitar, But then again It has a lot on the Maetins and Gibsons and Taylors that I've played that are travel size.Its a shame that Its no longer sold on here, Its an Awesome Peice of Guitar for the Money. But This Little Yamaha, is righ there with it Plugged in, Buy One, or Two you will not regret it at all. Keep on Picking and Plucking!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fantastic small guitar

              By superman

              from columbia,ky

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Plays Well
              • Really Good Plugged In So
              • Well built

              Cons

              • Cannot Find Fitting Case
              • More12 Than34 Size

              Best Uses

              • Around house
              • Jam Sessions Out And Abou

              Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

              i was pleasantly surprised by the quality

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic little guitar

              Pros

              • Great playability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                What can I say about this wonderful little guitar other than it is a whole lot of fun to play and plays better than much (much!) more expensive guitars. Would I take it on stage with me, no, but for practicing nothing beats it. Buy one and you will not be disappointed. After just a very minor tweak of the truss rod, it plays like a dream. Great Yamaha quality and craftsmanship at such a low price. Please, do yourself a favor and get one; throw in a Yamaha THR5A and away you go!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very cool little guitar!

                By Van Hammersley

                from Florida

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                Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                I've been looking to add a small acoustic guitar for home use and travel (have an Ovation Celebrity...LOVE it, but don't always like to lug it around). I just got this Yamaha, and am quite happy so far.

                It was packed nicely, and arrived with no damage. Finish (natural) is great/no blemishes. It came with a nice padded bag, which it was packed in. Funny, the bag had some saw dust/small wood shavings floating around in it (?). I checked the guitar over to see if it came off the guitar, but it was perfect. Must have been from factory I guess.

                After tuning it up and playing a few times/getting the strings loosened up, it's starting to settle in and sound great. I'm sure with new/better strings, it will sound even sweeter. The action is a tad high, but nothing major. It definitely has a unique sound (sort of ukulele-ish, given it's size/build). It's very comfortable to hold and play. Very happy with the purchase.

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                • No

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Worth the money

                By Frank

                from Florida

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                Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                Nice little guitar, comfortable to play for extended periods. The action was a little high, no big deal, easy to correct. Plugged in this thing is a blast....pickup is really responsive. Unplugged the volume and tone are lacking...not a big surprise with the small body. Overall a sweet deal.

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                • No

                (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not advertised as a teavel size guitar

                By Robert

                from New york

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                This is not a regular guitar.. not a real 3/4 size.

                This ia a travel guitar which is smaller than regular guitar.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                solid little guitar! exactly what I was looking for!

                By Jsteezus

                from WV

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • battery pack will come loose and rattle...

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                I used to have a little martin and honestly prefer this over it! great guitar!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful

                By CHEEZE

                from East Stroudsburg, PA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                  I USE IT IN MY HOME STUDIO FOR RECORDING ACOUSTIC GUITAR

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Plugged in it's awesome!

                  By Knit Picking

                  from Bridgeport WV

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                    As a small bodied woman with short stubby fingers, full size guitars are out of the question. Already have a Yammy FG but I wanted an acoustical/electric. The APX is even smaller bodied than my FG and looks like a toy. It was a disappointing experience to take it out of the box and I referred to it as my "Fisher Price" guitar. While it was a good fit for my body and felt good in my hands, I was NOT impressed with the way it sounded, I decided to return it. Before wrapping it back up and returning it to the box, I plugged it into the amp. The box and wrapping went into the garbage and it now has a place of honor among my FG and my husbands guitars. Very happy with my little "fisher price" guitar and glad I bought it.

                     
                    5.0

                    Sweet little Yammy

                    By Vicki Bee

                    from Rocky Mt. Virginia

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      I love this little guitar. I am a ukulele player who is branching out to guitar. I have a 30 year old Fender dreadnought that feels like an elephant in my lap and knew I needed to find a smaller guitar to really enjoy my practice. Read reviews on this Yammy (good), and went for it. It is beautiful, fits me perfectly, sounds great and I got a super deal from MF. It also was delivered earlier than expected as it was on backorder. I love it.

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice but smaller guitar

                      By DSS

                      from San Antonio, TX

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Stays tuned so far, received recently

                      Cons

                      • Relatively small

                      Best Uses

                      • Leisure
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      Purchased the guitar for my 12 year-old son and so far it's working for him. The guitar is smaller than I expected, but my son doesn't mind...he picked it up right away a started playing without reservation. I play it occasionally and the action is decent, the amp-less sound is a bit "thin" but expected for the size, and when plugged in sounds good. I'd recommend the guitar for kids or as a travel guitar for adults.

                       
                      3.0

                      Below expectations

                      By old rocker

                      from Arizona

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play

                      Cons

                      • Electronics fail after 6 months

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      Beautiful guitar, realistically it is about mandolin sized, sounds nice unplugged
                      But after barely 6 months, the electronics failed
                      Tried different batteries, different cables & amps, to no avail
                      Very disappointed !!!!

                       
                      4.0

                      Good for kid too

                      By Picker

                      from Fl

                      About Me Child

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                          Fits child well smaller than 3 quarter but not like baby size

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