Cosmetically stage-aggressive attitude with a spruce top and Yamaha’s own upgraded electric system.
The CPX series has always placed emphasis on playability, stylish medium jumbo body profile and cutting edge electronics. The CPX500, one of the worlds most widely recognized acoustic-electric guitar, has been revamped and refined for a new generation of acoustic rockers. The Yamaha CPX500II Medium-Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is available with exciting colors, upgraded pickup/preamp system, and the same exceptional playability. Case sold separately.
CPX Soundhole: Round
CPX’s conventional round soundhole focuses the midrange, while controlling bass, for a direct, powerful sound.
The more traditional CPX is great for any purpose – from acoustic use at home or in the studio to full- on stage performance. Powerful, musical acoustic tone and great playability sit perfectly with natural, controllable plugged-in sound while subtler new finishes stop short of APX’s modern looks but offer more personality than traditional acoustic guitars.
CPX Body Depth:
95 -115mm (3 3/4”- 4 1/2” )
With an exclusive Medium-jumbo body, CPX guitars boast powerful, rich bass combined with smooth, delicate highs and sweet mid-range for an open, modern voice. Non-scalloped X-type bracing ensures a powerful yet controlled tone that allows the guitar to deliver strong, rich acoustic sounds while still remaining clear and usable on-stage.
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 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.