The characteristics of a classical guitar with greater flexibility and cutting edge electronics.
The NCX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar inherits many of the characteristics of classical guitars, such as fingerboard width, neck shape, body thickness, and 12th fret joint. Its cutaway body and lower string height offer more flexible playability.
The NCX700 features exceptional materials: Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Eastern Mahogany Back & Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge; and a cutting edge pickup/preamp System61 (A.R.T. 2-way).
NCX700 easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles and offers the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound.
The NCX700 joins Yamaha Guitar's successful electric-acoustic nylon string NX series. The NX series offers desirable sound, unique design concept and support from a wide roster of world renown influential players, such as Lee Ritenour and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) Pickup/Preamp System
Yamaha's A.R.T. pickup system is used on a number of our steel string guitars and has received high acclaim for its superb sound quality, incredible dynamics, and outstanding feedback rejection. Engineers designed the A.R.T. System 61 especially for the NX Series, to faithfully reproduce the tone and dynamics of nylon strings.
Combining a number of exclusive technologies, the A.R.T. system affords the NX Series the versatility to accommodate an incredible range of playing styles from fingerstyle to pick to percussive flamenco, all while retaining the natural tone of the guitar.
Newly Developed Contact Pickup
A conventional contact pickup mounted underneath the saddle vibrates freely allowing it to pick up the natural body sound. On the other hand, it can pick up too much body sound resulting in feedback making positioning difficult. By comparison the A.R.T. system used on the NX Series guitars utilizes a multilayer damper in order to absorb excessive vibrations and control feedback. System 61 consists of two pickups mounted on the high and low sides of the guitar, each with its own control to provide the NX Series guitars with flexible tone tailoring.
Newly Developed Preamp System
Complementing the characteristic warmth and full mid-range tone of the nylon string guitar, the System 61 preamp uses Yamaha's class-leading technology to offer an easily controllable, wide tonal range, making the sound of the NX perfect for any show or playing style. The preamp offers individual volume control for both pickups, delivering a totally natural sound with robust lows and clear highs. A built-in 3-band EQ offers powerful sound shaping while an on-board tuner provides excellent usability during performance. Includes gig bag.