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Yamaha APX500III Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
4.7

(33 reviews)

$299.99 MSRP: $463.00 Save : $163.01 (35%)
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MSRP: $463.00 $299.99 Save : $163.01 (35%)
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Description

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
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)
  • Tone (3)

Cons

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  • Practice (6)
  • Live (5)
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5.0

I would buy again

By 

from St. Petersburg, FL

Verified Buyer

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

I am a beginner and this guitar was recommended to me by my guitar instructor. I am glad he did. It is a better size for me and the sound is excellent. Blue color is fantastic. It arrived in excellent condition and the customer service at Sam Ash has been responsive and knowledgeable.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

I would buy this guitar a thousands time over.

By 

from Washington

Verified Buyer

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

This yamaha apx500iii is in great condition and it plays and sounds beautifully. I am so glad that I made this purchase. I highly recommend it to anyone from beginner to advanced.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Balanced, Beautiful and Not-Too-Big!

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

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

This guitar by Yamaha allows for greater comfort for the smaller-framed musician without having to sacrifice tone or volume. The newly improved pickup system has a more powerful and wide-ranging tone, allowing to have a more slimmed body and no sacrificing of tonality or dynamics. The on-board tuner is always a welcomed feature, too! Playability aside, this guitar really is aesthetically pleasing. Being available in multiple colors, it is a guitar that will meet any musician's preferences.

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5.0

Classic Performance Acoustic

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from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

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

The Yamaha APX series has been an extremely popular guitar for longer than I can remember. The body is small and comfortable. The EQ produces a great tone for live performance. The APC500III is the latest incarnation of this series. With upgraded electronics, along with being powered by 2 AA batteries for longer life, this is the perfect guitar for those wanting an inexpensive performance guitar.

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5.0

Great guitar loaded with features

By 

from Edison, NJ

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

The Yamaha APX500 III Thinline Acoustic guitar is a great little instrument. It's made to the very high Yamaha standards with a sleek, comfortable design and a cutaway for maximum playability. The neck is easy to play and feels good, and the tone is great, whether plugged in or not. The pickup sounds good and the controls are easy to get used to, allowing you to dial in your particular tone with ease. This is just another one of the many fantastic guitars that Yamaha has to offer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great feel and sound

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

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

I am a huge fan of Yamaha's APX Thinline series. The body shape has always felt very comfortable and once you plug into an amp you get a surprisingly good sound for the price you pay. Comes into different colors like red, blue, and the classic sunburst so you have the ability to add a new layer of uniqueness to your guitar.

 
5.0

This a a wonderful sounding guitar!

By 

from Cincinnati

Verified Reviewer

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

This guitar has a very rich tone. The on board tuner works very well and is quite handy. I really like it plays and sounds. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect neck, and chords sound great!

By 

from Cincinatti, OH

Verified Reviewer

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

I like to create chord voicings with triads which would often buzz out on my old guitar. I had no such trouble with the Yamaha. Even when my fingers ended up well away from the fret (NOT ideal!) chords rang full and true. The biggest surprise was the neck--it is a satin finish that felt so great, like it was already worn in.

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5.0

thin line Yamaha

By 

from Cincinnati

Staff Reviewer

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

While I tend to prefer a dreadnought, the thin lines are great. They feel nice while playing and have a balanced tone about them. It's acoustic electric and also sounds great when plugged in an amp or PA system. Yamaha makes some great products (everything from motorcycles, drum kits and guitars) and none of it is bad. It is all good quality in my opinion even the starter pack acoustics play better than other brands that may be a little more. GREAT beginner AE...holds a tune and is durable and sounds great. Also good for keeping around to have a little fun with.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

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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.