Yamaha APX700 Electro Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha are the worlds largest musical instrument manufacturer and are 10 times larger than their nearest competitor! Whilst many instrument manufacturers outsource production to factories in China, Yamaha produce all their own instruments. This results in consistent high quality standards being attained reinforcing Yamaha’s great name for building remarkable products at a reasonable price.
The Yamaha APX has been the best selling range of electro acoustic guitars worldwide for the last 10 years. The newest addition to the APX range, the APX 900 electro acoustic guitar is constructed with top-quality flamed maple back and sides and a solid spruce top. It produces a rich, mature tone, with responsive dynamics and a bright, long-ringing sustain. All APX guitars feature a smaller body size providing increased comfort when standing & reduces the likelyhood of feedback problems when playing through an amp. This makes the APX900 a perfect choice for performing live.
“The new APX line offers an amazingly true-sounding acoustic tone,” said Bryan Savage, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. “The A.R.T. system represents a breakthrough for accurately reproducing the true resonance of an acoustic guitar, which is one of the most difficult sounds to amplify.” Electric acoustics have long vexed guitarists due to feedback and poor sound quality. To develop the A.R.T. system, Yamaha studied all of the methods for amplifying acoustic sounds and devised a better way. “We brought in numerous artists, producers and sound gurus with a mission of finding and capturing that true acoustic sound,” said Savage. “The results are stunning.”
Many traditional piezo electric acoustics, using a ribbon transducer, produce a thin and synthetic sound that does not necessarily replicate the true acoustic sound. The new pickup system – available on the APX700 and the APX900 – features multiple proprietary contact microphones mounted on the underside of the sound board, which capture the guitar’s true acoustic resonance. TThe APX700 comes in a range of stunning colours. You can also get the APX700 model in both a 12 string & a left handed version, although colour choices on these models are limited.
The APX series places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the musicians’ body. As for cosmetics, the APX700 features a beautiful abalone sound hole ring inlay, ivory fingerboard and head binding, ivory/black body binding, maple bottom inlay, mother-of-pearl APX & Yamaha headstock logos and mother-of-pearl position markers. This model comes in five amazing colour variations.
THE 12-STRING SOLUTION.
The APX700-12 offers great feel and tone for the 12 string guitarist in you.
THE LEFT HAND SOLUTION.
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Tuners: Die-cast Chrome
Body Style: Thinline with Cutaway
String Scale: 25 9/16″
Body Depth: 3 1/8″ – 3 9/16″
Nut Width: 1 11/16″
Colours: Natural, Black, Sand Burst, Cobalt Aqua, Dusk Sun Red
Preamp: System56 (1-way A.R.T.)
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