Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway  

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The Yamaha APX500 is the lowest-priced Yamaha APX model and has a spruce top with nato back and sides for articulate, crisp sound. A saddle-mounted piezo pickup with 3-band EQ and tuner keep your ton... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha APX500 is the lowest-priced Yamaha APX model and has a spruce top with nato back and sides for articulate, crisp sound. A saddle-mounted piezo pickup with 3-band EQ and tuner keep your tone and tuning locked in.


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  • Lowest-priced APX model Spruce top
  • Nato back and sides for
  • Saddle-mounted piezo pickup
  • 3-band EQ
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YamahaAPX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

apx 5a good first choice

I've had the guitar for about 3 years. I paid $499 and they've dropped the price and added a tuner. The better my playing gets the more I like it. If I had...Read complete review

I've had the guitar for about 3 years. I paid $499 and they've dropped the price and added a tuner. The better my playing gets the more I like it. If I had a choice now I'd say the Taylor Bib Baby sounds better acoustically, but has no pickup. Overall you'd be smart to have this as your first purchase. Immediately change the action (height of strings about the fret board) and replace the strings with super slinkies (softer to push them down). For a beginner, I had a tough time learning on this guitar right out of the box. It's like night and day after modifying the guitar. Don't be afraid to change it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Errrr....

This guitar isn't worth the price, I should rather have bought the black Ibanez AEG10E. The Yamaha APX500 is made of cheap wood, that's a first, which accounts for mediocre sound quality and...Read complete review

This guitar isn't worth the price, I should rather have bought the black Ibanez AEG10E. The Yamaha APX500 is made of cheap wood, that's a first, which accounts for mediocre sound quality and low durability. I had the guitar for two years now, and the bridge is pulling the face of the body up, causing the strings to untune itself halfway through each song and it can no longer sustain a note. I never exposed the APX500 to extreme temperatures or humidity levels. Also, the APX500 only has a 1/4 output, while the Ibanez AEG10E has both the 1/4 and XLR output. I like the quality of the wood on the fret, but the wood inside the guitar is disappointing. Also, the guitar attracts a lot of dust and fingerprints. The only good thing about the guitar is the fact that it has an onboard tuner and it's aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Other than this, it's not worth buying.

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(106 of 117 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

apx 5a good first choice

By Higgler

from Goleta Ca.

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I've had the guitar for about 3 years. I paid $499 and they've dropped the price and added a tuner. The better my playing gets the more I like it. If I had a choice now I'd say the Taylor Bib Baby sounds better acoustically, but has no pickup. Overall you'd be smart to have this as your first purchase. Immediately change the action (height of strings about the fret board) and replace the strings with super slinkies (softer to push them down). For a beginner, I had a tough time learning on this guitar right out of the box. It's like night and day after modifying the guitar. Don't be afraid to change it.

(52 of 109 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not too good

By Jables

from Oregon

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I was looking for a nice acoustic electric and I bought this guitar after playing it for a few minutes in the store. Once I got it home the excitement began to wear off as the tone was not all that great (very plinky), plus the action was set really high. I eventually traded it back in for another guitar. Thank the stars for the GC return policy.

(51 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

By John Vickers

from Escalera, Peru

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I purchased my APX 500 in Chiclayo Peru 3 weeks ago. I have 3 other Guitars including a Cordoba nylon, a Guild D40 and a Tacoma, all accoustic. I have had my Guild for around 25 years, the Cordoba and Tacoma for around 10 years and now I am believing the APX 500 will soon become my favorite. I have been playing for over 40 years now and have a good feel for accoustic necks. My 500 fits my hands like a glove. In the past I also had an HD35 Martin which did not like Peru so it found a home back in the states with a good friend of mine. A plus is that my hearing is not a good as it used to be and can̴��t hear the b string very well on the Guild and Cordoba. The Tacoma and the APX 500 are close with the Tacoma being a bit more in tonal quality on the bottom end but I can finally after many years truly hear the missing B. The cost here was 2 times that of Guitar Center because of import taxes. anyway, Thank you Yamaha and my wife Ana who really paid the bill.

(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Pete

from Noble, Oklahoma

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

This is a great guitar. It came set up perfect with a nice low action, is very smooth to play, and has a nice warm sound. I am very happy with it and would recommend to anyone. Another plus was very fast shipping. Looks great, sounds great, and a great price.

(40 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha APX500

By ttmnky

from Vancouver, BC

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

The Yamaha APX500 is a very nice guitar for those who are more petite in size, or prefer, as the name states, a thin guitar. Not only is the guitar very comfortable to hold and play, as teh action is quite low, but the tone of the guitar is also fantastic. Think of this guitar as having a tone similar to that of a Seagull S6+, but is thinner, more durable (due to the finish) and has a pick-up. Worth noting is that the Yamaha APX500 is thinner than normal guitars, and so also has a special case designed for it. It can still be placed in standard dreadnought guitar cases, but it will move around a bit.

(27 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Playing Guitar

By char-bear

from Cedar Park, TX

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

This guitar plays like an electric. The action is awesome! I'll confess the sound isn't the greatest, but it certainly isn't bad. The tuner is a bonus. Overall, you get a great guitar for the price. My stepson who insists he must have a high-end acoustic started playing it and i couldn't get him to put it down. As a female, I highly recommend since it is a little smaller. It's very comfortable to play.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought This Great Guitar on Saturday and am Loving It

By Scott Rainwater

from Greensboro, North Carolina

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I bought this guitar from my local guitar center and I love this guitar. It sounds great and the hight action is perfect. I had been trying to learn guitar on a ventura guitar and had a tough time changing chords on this guitar, plus the ventura was a bit hard to hold. Then I learned about the Yamaha APX500 and fell in love with the guitar. Since playing this guitar my chord changes and strumming has inproved greatly and I have only had the guitar for two days now. If you are looking for a guitar that is easy on your wallet, easy and fun to play, and sounds great plugged or unplugged then this is your guitar. I am very happy with this guitar and you will be too.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Price, Good Quality

By Paul Gongaware

from Charlottesville, VA

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I bought the dark red burst apx500 and it sounds great. No problems at all. I wish it came with a case or gave a website for a recommended case; however, the product itself will not disappoint.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE THIS GUITAR!!!

By Neena

from Wanaque, NJ

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I've been playing for 45 years, and been searching the whole time for an affordable, 3/4 size guitar since I am a petite woman with small hands. It isn't 3/4 size, but it fits the bill just as well, for me! It is beautiful, sounds awesome and full even unplugged, and I can finally do barre chords (guitar is not only smaller, but has LOW action)! EVERYBODY compliments me on this guitar, and believes it is much more expensive. Thank You Yamaha, for this affordable, wonderful instrument.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By T

from Branford, Florida

Comments about Yamaha APX500 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway:

I've had this guitar for a little over 7 months and still love it. This is actually my first guitar and the difference in it and the cheap acoustic I first learned on is like night and day. The only thing I miss with this is the shallow body doesn't have as deep or full a sound as most, but plugged in it is fine. The neck is slim and easy to play. I ordered it over the phone from Guitar Center and must say the experience was outstanding. I cannot say enough about the salesman or the company themselves. Thanks Yamaha and Guitar Center!

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