Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.5

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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
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)
  • Good sound (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (8)
  • Live (6)
  • Recording (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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.

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    • No
     
    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

      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

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        Cons

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            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.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            great guitar

            By 

            from Indianapolis, IN

            Pros

            • Electric
            • Good sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live
              • Practice

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

              My first guitar was a Yamaha and yours should be too. This guitar has everything you could want. Great sound, easy to play, and electronics to rock out on stage. Get one now.

              This is a real hands on review from Steve at Sam Ash Indianapolis

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              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.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              YAMAHA APX, GREAT GIG GUITAR

              By 

              from INDIANAPOLIS, INi

              Pros

              • Great electronics
              • Great playability
              • Thin Body
              • Under 300

              Cons

              • not many case options
              • Unusual shape

              Best Uses

              • Live Shows
              • Practice

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

              GREAT INEXPENSIVE GIG QUALITY ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC.
              NICE SLEEK NECK, SMALLER BODY FOR EASY STAND UP PLAY. IVE ONLY SEEN 2 CASES THAT FIT IT. THE YAMAHA AND GATOR MAKES AN APX CASE AS WELL.

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              5.0

              Great guitar by Yamaha!!

              By 

              from Orlando,fl

              Staff Reviewer

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                Cons

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                    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"

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                    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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