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Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Cosmetically stage-aggressive attitude with a spruce top and Yamaha’s own upgraded electric system.

The APX series places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the performing musicians body. One of the worlds most widely sold acoustic-electric guitar, the Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been revamped and refined for a whole new generation of acoustic rockers. The APX500II series now offers new exciting colors, upgraded pickup/preamp and exceptional playability.

This APX shines on stage. With its ultra-comfortable thin-line body and slim, fast neck the transition from electric guitar could not be easier. All-new color variations and updated inlays make sure APX looks as good as it sounds. Case sold separately.

APX Soundhole: Oval
The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.

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.

Under-Saddle Pickup System
Controls for the under bridge mounted piezo pickup are mounted on the instrument’s side for optimum access. The battery compartment is also located on the side, close to the neck, to provide easy replacement.

System 65
System 65 features an under-saddle piezo pickup 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.

Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Spruce Top
    Nato (Eastern Mahogany) Neck, Back & Sides
    Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
    Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
    System-65 Pickup/Preamp
    Accessory Kit (manual, truss rod wrench)
    Case sold separately

Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Nut width: 43mm
    String length: 634mm
    Body depth: 80-90mm (3-1/8"-3-9/16")

Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

5 Years


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  • Great guitar with one big defect...

    As reviewed by Keene Curtis on 7/5/2013

    I purchased this guitar and absolutely love sound both acoustically and through amplification. However, if you take a mirror (mechanics mirror) and stick it into the sound hole to see under the bridge, you'll notice the wood under the bridge is damaged under the 'D' string. The damage is substantial. I took my guitar back to guitar center and we opened 2 more in the box and looked at the display model. All have the same damage. I can only assume it's a defect from the factory. I hope Yamaha fixes this soon. This type of damage can certainly shorten the life of your guitar if the string starts pulling through the bridge plate.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by Nick Paul on 11/7/2011

    I bought this guitar because i needed an acoustic guitar i could plug into the sound system where i prefomed, and it works beautiful. The guitar is thin but it is actually louder than some of my other acoustic guitars. Pros -Great sound -nice action -Has a tuner built in -Sounds loud for its size (but not stupid loud) Cons -cant think of any

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Guitar for the Price!

    As reviewed by Brooks Betts on 1/24/2012

    I had been looking for a guitar for a bit and I did a ton of research. I am a novice player, but wanted a smaller guitar around the house that I could just p/u and play. I also wanted Acoustic-Electric in case I ever wanted to use in a larger setting. I have several friends are big time players and they own high-end Martin, Gibson, and Taylor guitars among others. I asked them about the APX500II and two of them stopped by the local music store to check it out. Both were very impressed with the quality, the action and the sound of this guitar. They both said for the price I could not go wrong. The 3rd guy has now played my APX500II and he said he is going to get one just to have around. All of these guys are in their late 40s/ early 50s and have been playing their whole lives. I am very impressed with how easy this guitar is to play and the great sound and the thin-line body. Working with GuitarCenter was great; I was able to get the color I wanted in 3 days! Arrived in pristine shape. Play'll see you cannot miss with this Yamaha APX500II guitar.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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