Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar

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4.3

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Thinline body, flame maple top, nato back and sides, die-cast chrome tuners, System65 piezo and preamp; Old Violin Sunburst

The APX500FM, a thin-line, narrow-bodied acoustic-electric, includes a Flamed Maple top, Nato (Eastern Mahogany) back and sides, die-cast tuners.

The proprietary System55T preamp, a 1-way piezo pickup with three-band EQ, adjustable midrange control and an onboard tuner. This new pickup is an under-saddle type, yet the piezo element is individually placed for each string in order to catch more accurate sound information.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Electric Guitar
Series APX
Model APX500FMII OVS

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YamahaAPX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Stays in tune (19)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Good audio (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (21)
    • Practicing (21)
    • Recording (18)
    • Small venues (17)
    • Rock concerts (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (13), Experienced (10)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    The Eclectic Acoustic Electric

    By 

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

      This is a great acoustic/electric guitar, perfect for classic and country rockers. Plugged into a good acoustic amp the built-in pickup gives a rich natural sound. A smaller body-style and extremely comfortable adds up to make this a winner.

      I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

       
      4.0

      Yamaha APX500FM

      By 

      from Atlanta GA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

      This model comes out of the box the same way every time... Tune it up, and play it! The fit and finish exceed this model's price point. It excels as a finger-style instrument, but does very well for general purpose play.

       
      4.0

      Great guitar for the little guy!

      By 

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Slim
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Porch Sitting
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

        The Yamaha APX guitars are my go to guitar for anybody getting started that wants a great sounding slim profile guitar. I personally own an older APX Guitar and wouldn't sell it for anything. These guitars have great tone wood, slim neck for easy playability, and great acoustic and plugged in sound. I highly recommend this guitar to anybody looking for a step above your starter guitar that you will be satisfied for years of play.

        "I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Richmond"

         
        5.0

        Sweet guitar~

        By 

        from Chicago, Il

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

          Love the look of this guitar.
          It plays really nice and sounds really good amplified.
          Great live axe!
          I am a product reviewer for Sam Ash from Chicago

           
          5.0

          Great Value

          By 

          from New Haven, CT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

            A great guitar to haul onto a campground cuz of the price. A great guitar to use at a gig cuz of the quality. You won't go wrong with this guitar at a price like this. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

             
            4.0

            Attractive guitar with a great pickup

            By 

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

              Yamaha has built a very attractive and affordable guitar here. The combination of the burst finish with the flame maple top looks great and the cutaway makes for easy access to the upper frets. The coolest part of this guitar, though, is that the pickup features individual sensors for each string. This means you'll have very clear, accurate sound across the whole instrument when you plug in. A winner!

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

               
              5.0

              Great form and function

              By 

              from Miami,Fl

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

                I really like the thin body of this guitar. Great for students or as a back-up guitar to a pro. On-board electronics and tuner make it perfect for the stage. Yamaha knows how to make guitars and this proves it. Price, quality, and sound make this a top pick.

                I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Miami

                 
                5.0

                Love the way this guitar sounds!!

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

                  The APX500 struck me as one of the most gorgeous guitars I'd seen (I love the flame top), but what sealed it for me with this Yamaha was the tone. I've always loved Yamaha guitars, they are always very consistent and reliable, but this APX Series acoustic stole the show. The electronics weren't top-of-the-line, but still above-average with extreme clarity at each point on the neck. Just a great-sounding, great-playing guitar that anyone would love!

                   
                  4.0

                  Smart Buy

                  By 

                  from Canoga Park, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

                    I really like this thin body. It's easy to get your arm around when you're just practicing and don't want to wear yourself out reaching around a dreadnaught. Also, you can't beat the look. I'd definitely also recommend this guy to someone who plays mostly electric guitar, but is looking for an acoustic, because it plays very similar to an electric.

                    I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                     
                    4.0

                    APX500FM

                    By 

                    from Cerritos CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Light Weight
                    • Sounds Great Plugged In

                    Cons

                    • Lacks Fullness

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar:

                    Very comfortable guitar for the individual looking for a smaller bodied guitar. The on board tuner is a must have on any acoustic electric, and the top is very pleasing to the eye.

                    I am a guitar sales associate at Sam Ash Cerritos

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                    APX500FM Acoustic Electric Guitar

                    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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