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Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Black 

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Like the NTX1200 and NTX900, Yamaha's NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles and of...Read More

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Thinner body and narrower neck, offering ultimate control, playability and distinguished Yamaha nylon-string sound.

Like the NTX1200 and NTX900, Yamaha's NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles and offers the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound. The versatile, contemporary styled NTX line is designed with thinner bodies, narrower necks, 14th fret neck joints, and cutaway designs to provide greater comfort and playability for today's steel-string acoustic and electric players.

This Yamaha guitar is perfect for adding nylon-string tone to a wide range of musical styles from latin to jazz, Pop to Rock. Built on the classical platform, Yamaha's NTX700 acoustic-electric classical guitar features a cutaway, for comfort when playing in the higher register fret positions. This NTX starts with a solid spruce top, for warm, balanced tone. The neck, back, and sides feature nato, a soft hardwood for a balanced, crisp sound and full volume range.

The Yamaha NTX700 also features the A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years. In NX Series guitars, this treatment results in a sound close to that of a vintage guitar that has been played for years. It produces a sharper tone while simultaneously controlling dissonance in the high range. Instruments that have undergone this process have received high marks from a great number of musicians. Their evaluations are nearly identical to those for guitars that have been played for years, and their comments often include terms such as "well settled," "mature," "warm," "excellent resonance," and "clear."

Yamaha's ART (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) pickup system is purpose designed to offer the most natural, dynamic and expressive electro-acoustic sound on the market. Proprietary multi-layer contact sensors perfectly combine ultra-wide dynamic range with outstanding feedback rejection for the most accurate and natural performance sound. The Yamaha classical guitar uses a 2-way system with contact pickups mounted on the treble and bass sides of the guitar bridge. To reduce unwanted feedback caused by vibration the NX Series contact pickup uses an additional multilayer damper to ensure the tone is captured in its purest form. Complementing the warm, full mid-range of the nylon-string tone, the System 61 preamp allows individual volume control over the treble and bass side pickups, allowing you to get the perfect blend for your style. The System 61 preamp also features a 3-band EQ for sound shaping and an on-board tuner. Case sold separately.

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FEATURES
  • Body Classical Style and Standard Depth
  • Top Solid Spruce
  • Back Nato
  • Side Nato
  • Neck Nato
  • Body Depth 80-90mm
  • Nut Width 48mm
  • String Length 650mm (25 9/16")
  • Preamp System61 2way A.R.T.
  • Case sold separately

Dressed in a natural finish, the NTX700 will turn heads and ears with its construction, beauty and sound. And thanks to the pickup system, amplification is a cinch.

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YamahaNTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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88%

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good Deal!

        I really liked the slim body and the fit between the classical neck and acoustic neck made it easy to transition from classical style to the acoustic stuff I know. The unplugged sound was...Read complete review

        I really liked the slim body and the fit between the classical neck and acoustic neck made it easy to transition from classical style to the acoustic stuff I know. The unplugged sound was more than I expected. It came with a sound hole plug for live playing, which I have not done with this guy yet, but I don't think it will be a issue. I would liked to be able to get the action faster, but I got it to better than most classical's. Overall I'm very happy with it and will most likely buy its brother (full body classical) to add to my collection.

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        Not quite what I expected

        The saddle was set too high and did not follow the radius of the fingerboard at all. I would have kept this rig except it was uncomfortable for my wrist and hand to play...Read complete review

        The saddle was set too high and did not follow the radius of the fingerboard at all. I would have kept this rig except it was uncomfortable for my wrist and hand to play it. If a proper setup had been done then maybe all would have worked for me. The setup was too far off to be attractive to me.
        I was trying to replace my heavily used Yamaha APX-6NA and found my old unit still more to my taste.
        The NTX700 has potential if set up properly.
        Everyone has to get their own good feel from a guitar - players are not all the same - guitars aren't either.

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        4.0

        very nice sounding guitar

        By Sundogg

        from S.E. Louisiana

        Pros

        • Finish
        • Light
        • Tone

        Cons

        • Set-up

        Best Uses

        • Practice
        • Small gigs
        • Teaching

        Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

        Guitar has a very nice tone, balanced and rich. Set-up was needed but that's to be expected. Fit and finish were excellent. Better strings will be added soon.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet tone and a comfortable neck

        By kceltic

        from Connecticut

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

              I'm an acoustic folk/rock singer songwriter. I'm more of a strummer than a finger picker. I bought this because I wanted something more comfortable on my fret hand, as extended sessions with my steel string were taking their toll. This more than solves that problem. It is a much softer tone than a steel string, but I'm finding that I prefer it. I don't have to sing "over" the guitar, and my vocal tone and control has improved as a result. My previous nylon string guitars had a lot of issues with intonation and tuning, but this one is spot on. The electronics are good too. I don't really like the piezo "quack" from any acoustic electric, but this one is smoother than my steel string. It responds really well to my Fishman Aura dreadnought pedal. I know they have a dedicated Aura for nylon, but this one sounds great so no need to replace it. The string spacing is a perfect blend between a steel string and a nylon. There isn't much adjustment from my old playing style and now. It is light and thin, and can be held for extended periods without discomfort. This guitar excels in this price range, although I think any mid range guitar should at least come with a gig bag. It is definitely a good buy that you won't regret.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              everything as stated

              By Gabe

              from Caldwell, Texas

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              Pros

              • Excellent appearance
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Fingerguard Would Be Nice

              Best Uses

              • Solo Singer-songwriter

              Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

              My friend has this guitar....tried it....and liked it from the start...waited for the right deal online from MF. It's everything I expected and then some! The only thing I would add is a finger-pick guard. The construction and appearance....flawless! I have a 20 yr. old Takamine classical with the same fretboard width....this guitar had a better pickup...and about the same acoustically.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Give this one a chance

              By windjammer

              from chico, ca

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                    Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    Outside of a setup that felt like quicksand on the high end, it arrived in top shape; every bit as pretty as you could imagine. It needed some tlc and, since this is different than almost any other nylon string guitar, with its narrow extended neck, it took me a few days of work with it to start to understand its virtue.

                    This is a really, really sweet sounding instrument with a tone that is as pure as you could ask from a thin-body. No, it doesn't have a booming dreadnought voice, but it has an effective pick-up system, and for unplugged it's ideal for jazz, folk, folk-rock, alternative, latin, etc. The only problem is that I play none of these. However, though I'm not tempted to move in these musical directions, I find this box ideal for song writing, voice acompanyment in practically any genre.

                    I personally lean to country, inde, and progressive rock (not sure what this really means any more), and stupid songs I make up on-the-spot for the kids.

                    Summing this up:
                    1. Great pickup and equalizer
                    2. Terrific, if not loud, tone and clarity
                    3. Great looks, fit, finish
                    4. Solid spruce top
                    5. Obviously good QA with the exception of the floating trampoline of strings when it arrived.
                    6. Great nylon for those who play electric and steel string and want to play a nylon without going through neck-shock.

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    god guitar 4 flamenco and latin jazz

                    Pros

                    • Awesome Art System
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Low Action

                    Cons

                    • If Dropped
                    • The Tuner Nobs Delecate

                    Best Uses

                    • Gigsrehearsals

                    Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    this is an awesome sounding ax for a nylon. this is one of the models rodrigo uses of rodrigo and gabriela. the tell the review on you tube and they are right it is the best sounding to me next to the gypsy king studio. I love nylons as well as jazz guitars the rock the nylon world of music 2 me.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Deal!

                    Pros

                    • fun
                    • Great feel
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Set Up Limitations

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice
                    • Solo Live Out

                    Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    I really liked the slim body and the fit between the classical neck and acoustic neck made it easy to transition from classical style to the acoustic stuff I know. The unplugged sound was more than I expected. It came with a sound hole plug for live playing, which I have not done with this guy yet, but I don't think it will be a issue. I would liked to be able to get the action faster, but I got it to better than most classical's. Overall I'm very happy with it and will most likely buy its brother (full body classical) to add to my collection.

                    Comment on this review

                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yamaha NTX700

                    Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    Yamaha NTX700 is a versatile guitar. It is a hybrid between a steel-strung acoustic guitar and a nylon-strung classical guitar. Its neck joins the body at the 14th fret, so it looks like and feels like (when you hold it) a steel-strung acoustic guitar. But it is nylon-strung and the fretboard is wide, so it sounds like and feels like (when you play it) a classical guitar.

                    Finish is impeccable. Everywhere you look, it is smooth. It has a relatively small and thin body size. So, you cannot expect a large volume and richness in sound when you just play it without an amp. But it is easy to carry around, and it does two things for you. You can play chords as if you were playing a steel-strung acoustic guitar, and you can also play melodies as if you were playing a classical guitar.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great playability, looks and sound

                    By coopertulip

                    from Dubai

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                    Great guitar , playability is just limitless for a classical guitar, neck is perfect, its not the oridinary nylon strings guitar neck but you would feel it freindly for sure. and the looks of the guitar is just beautiful. ah the pick ups are really cool too, i didnt try it but once but it was loud, clear and pure sound.

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                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not quite what I expected

                    Pros

                    • Good electronics
                    • Good size for me
                    • Onboard tuner is good
                    • Very nice looking

                    Cons

                    • Neck felt awkward
                    • Setup not good

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                      The saddle was set too high and did not follow the radius of the fingerboard at all. I would have kept this rig except it was uncomfortable for my wrist and hand to play it. If a proper setup had been done then maybe all would have worked for me. The setup was too far off to be attractive to me.
                      I was trying to replace my heavily used Yamaha APX-6NA and found my old unit still more to my taste.
                      The NTX700 has potential if set up properly.
                      Everyone has to get their own good feel from a guitar - players are not all the same - guitars aren't either.

                      Comment on this review

                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      DITTO ON THE OTHER REVIEWS

                      Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

                      Let me be the first to say here that a bone saddle makes a big difference. I got a blank and matched up with the original and lowered it about a 64th. Later I'll make a bone nut.
                      Also this is not for everyone but I use a MXR Dyna Comp with this guitar. It is totally transparent with the nylon strings. It evens out everything and balances the volumes if you use a pick even. I only use a bit of compresson but tell you what you wont be able to put this guitar down with it. It opens up a big world of styles with it.
                      This is a really nice playing guitar for the money bar none.
                      The neck is very comfortable. I could be a tad wider but if you are a thumb over the neck player you wont have any problems playing this guitar.
                      Finished perfectly. All frets are finished nicely on the ends no sharp protruding edges.

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