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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    Acoustic Electric Guitar

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YamahaAPX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 22 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 (15)

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(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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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"

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      • 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.

         
        4.0

        Affordable and Great Sounding

        By 

        from Columbus Ohio

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Electron Ics
        • Great action

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kive
          • Recording

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

          This is a great guitar for the price. The Spruce top gives a nice warm sound for playing unplugged. The built in electronics and cutaway make this a good choice for country and rock bands live performance. This is a hands on review by Jim at Columbus Sam Ash

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          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          OK GUITAR

          By 

          from CERRITOS,CA

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

          OK GUITAR

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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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