Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.6

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The Yamaha APX500III's thin-line body offers incredible comfort, top-fret access, and a sound perfect for on-stage use with bright, clear mids, balanced highs and controlled lows.

The world's best-selling acoustic electric guitar, the APX 500-series embodies the pure spirit of Yamaha guitars - the perfect balance of performance, value and dependability. The Yamaha APX500III feature an all-new pickup system with a more powerful, dynamic tone and upgraded cosmetics that combine on-stage attitude with refined, timeless good looks.

The System66 S.R.T. pickup features an under-saddle piezo 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 Length : 490mm (19 5/16")
  • Body Width: 384mm (15 1/8")
  • Body Depth: 80-90mm (3 1/8"-3 9/16")
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16")
  • Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16")
  • String Spacing: 11mm
  • Top Material: Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Nato
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Die-cast Chrome
  • Electronics: Yamaha System66 S.R.T.
  • Case: Not Included

Get your Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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YamahaAPX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        4.0

        Great for beginner to Intermediate

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • traveling

          Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This guitar offers alot of variety with the Yamaha System66 S.R.T. pre amp. You get good tone, playablility and is easy to travel with.
          I would recommend this for beginner and intermediate players.

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          5.0

          Great guitar!

          By 

          from Queens, NY

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a great guitar for someone who wants to upgrade that basic guitar so they can expand their musical horizons. It has a great sound and the electronics are great with a 3 band equalizer and a chromatic tuner.

          This is a real hands on product review from Queens @ Sam Ash Queens

           
          5.0

          Great Price!

          By 

          from Philadelphia

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great sound
          • price
          • Thin design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On stage

            Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This thinner Yamaha offers a great comfortable feel while playing. If you're looking for a brighter, lighter sound, this guitar is for you.

            This has been a real hands on review by Derek @SamAsh Philly.

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            5.0

            GOOD LOOKS GREAT SOUNDS

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balanced sound
            • Easy to play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live
              • Practising
              • Recording

              Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Yamaha knocks it out of the park again with this good looking easy to play fun acoustic electric. Whether at home on stage or in the studio this guitar will not let you down." This is real hands on product review from Dominic @Sam Ash lombard "

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              4.0

              Great Quality at a Great Value!

              By 

              from Buffalo Grove, IL

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Crisp Tone
              • Price Point
              • Thinline

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live
                • Practice
                • Studio

                Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                The thin line body style makes handling this instrument very easy. Tonally it delivers a very crisp and articulate sound. This is a great quality guitar at a very attractive price point. A great looking guitar as well!

                This is a hands on product review from Chris at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                 
                5.0

                Great Beginner Level Guitar

                By 

                from Huntington, NY

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Electric Pickup
                • Lightweight
                • Playability
                • Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  This is a great beginner acoustic/electric guitar. Yamaha quality shines through this highly playable, lightweight guitar, perfect for any application from practice/lessons to concert performance. The thin body makes it easy to travel with and the built-in pickup adds to the performance value of the guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  NICE SIZE

                  By 

                  from Lombard IL

                  Staff Reviewer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I like the size and feel of this guitar. good for beginner players, and intermediate. It sounds nice and has a solid tone. You will not be disappointed, for the money you get some decent sound. This was a real review done by Josh @SamAsh Lombard IL.

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                        4.0

                        Great Feel and Sound

                        By 

                        from Buffalo Grove, IL

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy to play
                        • Good sound
                        • Great electronics
                        • Slim profile
                        • Well made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home use
                          • Stage
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          Yamaha makes high quality instruments. This guitar is no exception. Underneath the stylish exterior is a really well made guitar. This plays great and has a very nice sound as well. With the slim body this guitar is also great for women, students or anyone with a slim stature. It has a built in tuner to make it even more functional. This is a real hands on product review from Zak at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.

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                          5.0

                          great beginners guitar

                          By 

                          from huntignton

                          Pros

                          • Feels Great
                          • Good Tone
                          • Light Weight
                          • small body

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Beginners
                            • kids

                            Comments about Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            This small body Yamaha is a great beginners guitar or for the person looking for a smaller light weight guitar to start out with. Yamaha quality and Yamaha tone at a great price! I am a Sam Ash Staff reviewer!

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                            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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