Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
4.6

(24 reviews)

SKU: YAPX53XXX-P

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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.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic Electric Guitar

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YamahaAPX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)
  • Tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (6)
  • Live (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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5.0

Great value-for-money guitar!

By 

from Richmond, VA

Verified Buyer

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

I am learning to play a little bachata guitar, and this guitar is pretty nice! Clean sound, good quality. Strings are a little twangy, but not too bad for such a good price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Top quality service and product

By 

from Melbourne Australia

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

      The guitar I purchased was advertised as used but was immaculate and looked brand new!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A true performer

      By 

      from Indianapolis,IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Die-cast Chrome Tuners
      • Onboard Tuner
      • Piezo Pickup System

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginner
        • Campfire
        • Live
        • Pro
        • Student
        • Studio

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

        Yamaha's APX500III thinline acoustic-electric guitar is an acoustic guitar made for the electric guitarist, its System55T electronics employ a piezo pickup system to capture every sonic dimension of your playing. This guitar boasts a spruce-topped body with nato back and sides, 22 frets over a smooth rosewood fingerboard, They use Nato to provide you the sustain you want when you need it while providing just enough body for a warm and well-balanced sound. One feature that sets this baby apart from other acoustic-electric guitars is its control over the critical midrange. Just below the three-band EQ controls is a midrange frequency fader, giving you access to boost or cut the middle frequencies of your playing and help the guitar cut through.
        This is a hands on review from Jeremy at Sam Ash Music.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar For The Money

        By 

        from Huntington,NY

        Pros

        • Good price
        • Good sound
        • Plays Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Begginer
          • Lessons
          • Practice

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

          This guitar is a great beginner/intermediate guitar. it isn't expensive at all but is mad well and sounds good. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a fair priced well mad all around good instrument
          I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great guitar

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          Staff Reviewer

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

          This guitar really is a great beginner guitar. It looks great, and it's slim, and a smaller profile, so small arms can easily reach around it.

          This has been a handson review by Josh at Sam Ash Canoga Park.

           
          5.0

          Good Beginner GUitar

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          Staff Reviewer

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

          This is a great first guitar, especially for a kid. The thin small body is easy for little ones to get their hands around, and it looks cool, which is really important to kids.

          This has been a handson review by Rock'n Dave Alford at Sam Ash, Canoga.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Hard to beat at this price

          By 

          from Indianapolis IN

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Built well
          • Easy to play
          • Sounds Great

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Practice
          • Teaching

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

          Great guitar with fantastic sound at a great price. Very easy action and the quality seems awesome.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great guitar by Yamaha!!

          By 

          from Orlando,fl

          Staff Reviewer

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

          Great for the beginner or intermediate musician.
          Plays well and comes in a variety of cool colors.
          Built well and sounds good.
          Great acoustic guitar for the price!!
          "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          You can't beat Yamaha for quality

          By 

          from New York NY

          Staff Reviewer

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

          For a smaller body guitar, with a pickup, this cannot be beat. Easy upper fret access and a great, easy to use pickup. Yamaha's are always on the money as far as quality goes as well.

           
          5.0

          great thin bodied acoustic electric

          By 

          from Cincinnati

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performance

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

            A very popular thin line acoustic/ electric. Perfect for gigs where a acoustic need to be plugged in. Really comfortable for women as the body is easy to get your arm over. This is a real hands on review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

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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.