Take the stage by storm

As an electric guitarist in the 1980s, if you wanted to play acoustic on stage there were few options for you that really worked. In 1987, Yamaha made the first acoustic guitar that could be taken from a guitar rack, plugged in and played at volume, problem free; no more howling feedback, misplaced mics or the dreaded extended sound check….

The APX series didn’t just focus on sound - every element was tweaked to be an easy switch for an electric player on-stage, from the stylish finishes to the cutaway body and the slim, electric-guitar style neck.

In any electro-acoustic, the combination of the guitar’s acoustic sound and its pickup is the heart of the sound. The latest APX500III features a unique undersaddle piezo pickup, Yamaha’s proprietary Pickup-R transducer – the same pickup as featured in the highly acclaimed A Series range and boasting incredible dynamic range, natural tone and the feedback rejection and mix-friendly sound that guitarists need and want. Yamaha’s legendary active preamp is still a big feature of APX, and being built by Yamaha’s audio-visual division, the sound quality is everything you’d expect from the world’s number one.

Styles have changed a little since 1987, but the essence of APX is the same as ever. Today’s APX guitars boast a more natural look, 5mm deeper body for better bass response and greater volume and, under the hood, a new non-scalloped bracing pattern for a responsive, dynamic tone.

APX1200II


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The pinnacle of the APX series, APX120 features solid rosewood back and sides, Yamaha’s SRT mic-modelling pickup system and premium appointments including mahogany binding, black button tuning machines, and abalone/mother-of-pearl inlays inspired by the legendary SG3000.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
  • SRT Pickup/Preamp System for Natural Amplified Tone

APX1000


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With hand-selected tonewood construction, real wood inlays and the incredible SRT pickup system the 1000-series redefines performance acoustic guitars. Meet the new benchmark.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Flamed Maple Back & Sides
  • SRT Pickup/Preamp System for Natural Amplified Tone

APX700II


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The 700 series feature Yamaha’s unique ART pickup system. Designed to capture the guitar’s full body resonance, ART’s ability to faithfully recreate natural tone and body dynamics means that the every nuance of your playing is faithfully reproduced.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX700II-12


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APX700’s ART pickup system perfectly matches the wider range of a 12-string for a natural, open sound. APX’s stage-focused design means that the 12-string model is every bit as comfortable and playable as the 6-string versions.

  • 12 Strings
  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX700IIL


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The 700 series feature Yamaha’s unique ART pickup system. Designed to capture the guitar’s full body resonance, ART’s ability to faithfully recreate natural tone and body dynamics means that the every nuance of your playing is faithfully reproduced.

  • Left Handed
  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX500III


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The world’s best-selling acoustic electric guitar, the 500-series embodies the pure spirit of Yamaha guitars – the perfect balance of performance, value and dependability. The new 500III models feature all-new pickup systems with a more powerful, dynamic tone and upgraded cosmetics that combine on-stage attitude with refined, timeless good looks.

The colours and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.