Stock Expected: Predicted Avilability: JanuaryThe Yamaha APX700 II is an improved vesrion of the supremely playable cutaway electro-acoustic, offering optimum performance and tone. The APX700 II features a thin-profile body, a solid spruce top - known for its warm, mature overtones - Nato back and sides deliver a rich voicing, with a long ringing sustain.
Cosmetics include wooden sound hole inlay, ivory/black body binding, maple bottom inlay, plus mother-of-pearl APX and Yamaha headstock logos and position markers on the rosewood fingerboard. The APX700 II's sophisticated onboard electronics feature the newly developed A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) 1-way Pickup.
APX Body Depth : 80 - 90mm ( 3 1/8"" - 3 9/16"" )
APX's thin-line body combines incredible comfort, easy top-fret access and a sound perfectly suited to on-stage use with bright, clear mids, balanced highs and controlled lows. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing allows the guitar's top to sing and maximizes the resonance of the unique body shape for a full, natural tone. With dynamics, sensitivity and clarity built into the design from day one, APX is a guitar not to be underestimated.
APX Soundhole : Oval
The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.
ART Pickup System A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer technology)
Unique multilayer structure achieves optimum dynamic balance.
Yamaha electric acoustic guitars have consistently used piezo pickups to reproduce the pure sounds of the acoustic guitar. But piezo pickups tended to overreact to changes in attack, which in turn caused distortion.
To achieve ideal playability, we had to improve the way that these dynamics were controlled.
To provide a solution to this issue, the new pickup was designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials.
This dampens excessive vibration from the topboard while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance. Also, because the pickup is fitted directly beneath the topboard, it functions as a transducer attached to the body.
System 64 PRE-AMP
System 64 is an original preamp system newly designed and developed by Yamaha's guitar development team. The 1-way system incorporates two contact pickups mounted inside of the body underneath the saddle. Best matching between guitar and pickup was obtained through numerous trials using a number of voice variations in order to produce the most authentic acoustic tone possible. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality. The system also includes a high-precision tuner.
- Cutaway electro-acoustic with the emphasis on easy playability and design, for optimum performance and tone
- Solid Spruce top
- Nato back and sides
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 650mm (25.59 inches) scale length
- 22 frets
- Chrome tuning machines
- 1-way ART pickup
- Preamp: Yamaha-made, with improved ergonomics, improved tuner performance
- AA battery powered for longer life and better dynamic response
- Updated cosmetics
- Wood soundhole inlay
- Translucent Black headstock finish
- Truss rod adjustable from soundhole
2 Year Yamaha Warranty