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Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Oriental Blue Burst 886830065712

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The Yamaha APX500FM Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar features nato back and sides and a flamed maple top. It delivers a rich, mature tone with punchy projection and a bright, long-ringing sus... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha APX500FM Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar features nato back and sides and a flamed maple top. It delivers a rich, mature tone with punchy projection and a bright, long-ringing sustain.

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Control Interface: Strings Scale 25" (634mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.15"- 3.54" (80-90mm)
  • Finger Board Width (Nut/Body): 1.7"/2.04" (43mm/52mm)
  • Peg Name: TM-29T (Thinner buttons than TM29)
  • Pick Up System: SYSTEM55TA
  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Back: Nato
  • Side/Rib: Nato
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Electronics: 3 band EQ, 1way system
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YamahaAPX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

An Eye-Catching Guitar at a Jaw-Dropping Price

I just got this guitar the other day after having searched for weeks for the right acoustic-electric for me. Other models I looked at were the APX500 and the Epiphone PR5-E. This guitar...Read complete review

I just got this guitar the other day after having searched for weeks for the right acoustic-electric for me. Other models I looked at were the APX500 and the Epiphone PR5-E. This guitar outplays the latter and is a step up from the former due to the new top and different finish. The pictures simply do not do it justice; it is a beautiful guitar. It is also a quality manufactured instrument; in no way does it feel cheap. The pre-amp, contrary so some views, is actually very good. The tuner works well, and I find myself using it a lot since these new strings often go out of tune as they are not settled in yet. This guitar sounds absolutely great plugged in. Even with a smaller body, the rich, deep lows can be heard through the amp. The neck is also pretty fast, and the action is above average. I already have received a comment saying that this guitar plays like an electric. It really does. If you are looking in to buying a solid, well-built, and long-lasting acoustic-electric guitar, do not take this off your list of ones to try out. It easily out-played $400 and $500 Takamine guitars and has a bright, rich tone suitable for many types of players. I am more than satisfied!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful guitar but be sure to check the intonation

I REALLY wanted to love this guitar. Yamaha always makes a great guitar for the price and this one in particular was beautiful to look at and felt wonderful to play. The action was...Read complete review

I REALLY wanted to love this guitar. Yamaha always makes a great guitar for the price and this one in particular was beautiful to look at and felt wonderful to play. The action was great and the weight and comfort of the guitar was perfect. So why don't I love it? Unfortunately the one I bought and a few I later tried at the store, all had terrible intonation past the 12th fret. I've spent more time in the past few days trying to tune this thing than I have been actually getting to play it. I've tried talking myself in to keeping it cause it is a beaut. It's a huge shame that the intonation cant match the looks. I may have just been unlucky but save your self the hassle and make sure the one you pick up plays correct past the 12th fret.

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(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Eye-Catching Guitar at a Jaw-Dropping Price

By J.W. Henderson

from Indianapolis, Indiana

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar the other day after having searched for weeks for the right acoustic-electric for me. Other models I looked at were the APX500 and the Epiphone PR5-E. This guitar outplays the latter and is a step up from the former due to the new top and different finish. The pictures simply do not do it justice; it is a beautiful guitar. It is also a quality manufactured instrument; in no way does it feel cheap. The pre-amp, contrary so some views, is actually very good. The tuner works well, and I find myself using it a lot since these new strings often go out of tune as they are not settled in yet. This guitar sounds absolutely great plugged in. Even with a smaller body, the rich, deep lows can be heard through the amp. The neck is also pretty fast, and the action is above average. I already have received a comment saying that this guitar plays like an electric. It really does. If you are looking in to buying a solid, well-built, and long-lasting acoustic-electric guitar, do not take this off your list of ones to try out. It easily out-played $400 and $500 Takamine guitars and has a bright, rich tone suitable for many types of players. I am more than satisfied!

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Jeff

from Chipley, Florida

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went in to GC a couple of times looking for a thin body acoustic. I already liked the look of this guitar but, once I played it and all the other thin bodied guitars, I knew I wanted this one. The pictures DO NOT do this guitar justice. I originally wanted the black one, but once I saw the Flame Maple, I was in love. The sound is so much more crisp and clean than all the others I played, even the ones that were 2 or 3 hundred dollars more. No it is not as loud as a full bodied acoustic, but it sounds great just the same. I recommend trying every guitar you can get your hands on before buying one, and actually playing it in the store instead of buying online, because every one is different, even from the same line. But if you are looking for a great sounding, beautiful looking guitar, for a very reasonable price, then this is it.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!!

By Lindsay

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I tried out many acoustic electric guitar's but I always came back to this one. It has an AMAZING sound, with absolutely no buzzing. This is my first acoustic electric and it has set the bar really high! I really recommend buying this guitar, you won't be disappointed!

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice Guitar for a cheap price... A real bargain!!

By Ron

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I picked this guitar up recently for a remarkably low price. This looks and feels like a much more expensive guitar. I was looking for an inexpensive guitar that I could take out and not worry too much about it. I also own a Taylor, a high-end Alverez, and a Breedlove 12. Let's face it. There are some places where I don't want to take a guitar in the $1000 to $2000 price range. I won't say this guitar is quite as good as the Taylor or Alvarez, but it's close and it only cost me a fraction of the price ... Amazing at that price !!! It has a nice tone, just not as much volume as a bigger body guitar. I'm sure it is mostly designed to be plugged in, but it is also a nice guitar to play around the house when you don't want too much volume.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar under $800 out there-Hands down!!!!

By RockNRollClown

from Syracuse, NY

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was heading to GC (I had put an Ibanez acoustic on layaway a week earlier) and I wanted to play the next step up to see if I wanted to switch! I saw this guitar (now mind you I had played a Yamaha the week before and loved it but the $499 was out of my range) so picked it up and was absolutely blown away! Ya know that whole you got a play the big body acoustics to get the sound? No way Bro, this baby resonates!! Even unplugged it sounds amazing!! The neck totally feels like an electric, the tuner is so reliable, and you can def shape some cool sounds with the EQ! And of course the Flamed Maple top is downright sick! So just for kicks I played everything (Tak, Ibanez Breedlove, Epiphone, ect) under $800! And this guitar destroyed them all, and it wasn't even close! I said Bro no way (and handed him back the Ibanez) and said this is the one! If you're spending under a grand there is no reason you shouldn't be playing this guitar!!! Peace

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar is amazing.

By hugo

from queens .new york

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Truly this guitar is amazing in everyway . I'm in love with its wonderful sounds . People say u need a big dreadnout guitar to get good loud sound well this is not likely with this guitar its oval soundhole gives it a unique loud crispy warm sound wen played unplugged its amazing just imagine how it sounds plugged. Its a must buy for whoever plays electric and wants to learn on an acoustic because the neck its similar to that of an electric and its small size makes it easy to play on . Just go try one !

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beautiful guitar but be sure to check the intonation

By Chad

from akron, ohio

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I REALLY wanted to love this guitar. Yamaha always makes a great guitar for the price and this one in particular was beautiful to look at and felt wonderful to play. The action was great and the weight and comfort of the guitar was perfect. So why don't I love it? Unfortunately the one I bought and a few I later tried at the store, all had terrible intonation past the 12th fret. I've spent more time in the past few days trying to tune this thing than I have been actually getting to play it. I've tried talking myself in to keeping it cause it is a beaut. It's a huge shame that the intonation cant match the looks. I may have just been unlucky but save your self the hassle and make sure the one you pick up plays correct past the 12th fret.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing guitar

By krysten

from clinton, iowa

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

after researching this and other guitars in this price range online i fell in love with this one's look and had to see it in person. went in to guitar center to play it and ended up taking it home last night! for the past couple months i've been teaching myself on a very cheap, very high action guitar. this guitar plays like a dream and it turns out i play a lot better than i even realized! i love this guitar! sounds great, feels great and is completely gorgeous to look at! if you're looking for a nice acoustic/electric anywhere near this price range you owe it to yourself to at least give this one a try!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR EVER

By Andrew Daunais

from collierville tn

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a guitar for my birthday the other day. I started with some ovations but those ovations just couldn't compare to this yamaha. It has the best sound the smoothest strings I just absoulutely love it. So if your looking for a good acoustic electric this is the one for you believe me.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar acoustic cutaway w/eletronics

By Gary

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own it! I was looking for an inexpensive acoustic cutaway w/electronics. I compared every thing in Guitar Center acoustic room that was less than $500.00. The Yamaha APX500FM cought my eye and my ear as it had a good sound a little thin but filled in when pluged in. I was so inpressed with the feel of the strings that I E-mailed support to find out who made them. I noticed the "A" string was not sounding good so I put on some Martin SP lights and now I get a lot of complments on the sound and volume for a thin bodyed guitar. I also added a stick-on pick guard. I would recomend this guitar as a great value but change the strings it doubled it tone and volume. My other Guitars are Martin D28, Mexican Fender Strat & Telly and A Harmony

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Second Guitar for a 3-year Player

By Jia Lu

from Vandalia, Ohio

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had my old Epiphone acoustic guitar for 3 years, and I decided to buy a new one. I stopped in at Guitar Center every couple of weeks, looking for one that looked great and had a nice open sound, but I'd had no luck until one day I spotted the APX500FM in the Flame Maple. It's a really gorgeous guitar and has a great sound as well. It's a lot smaller than the guitar I already own and the fret board is shorter, which I'm still getting used to, especially when it comes to doing those barre chords. Overall, great guitar and I think it was a good buy! Plus, you and plug it in and play too. What more could you ask for?

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'd give 7 stars if I could - A wonderful and inexpensive guitar

By SamK

from Doral, FL

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Since I picked up this beautiful guitar - it was a love at first sight. Great, eye-catching design, wonderful sound and fantastic craftmanship. Definitely feels and looks like one of much more expensive ones. Sorry, my review will be short cause I am going to play my guitar :)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beginner's Luck!

By Cojackpilot

from Spring Park, Minnesota

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is the first acoustic guitar i've ever bought. I tested several acoustic guitars at this price range and this thing just blew me away. Tone was really warm and rich inspite of the thin body. The flamed maple top is totally gorgeous. Stays in tune even if i don't use it for a week. The EQ system is great, it's not the best EQ in the world but it's functional. Plug it in and give the EQ a little bit of tweak according to your taste and you're good to go. The digital tuner is really useful. For the price range this guitar is a real deal. My only suggestion if yamaha would do another version of this one, put on a pick guard, I hate to see the beautiful flamed maple top scratched by the pick as i play. but that's only downside, other than that, this guitar is perfect for the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every Penny

By Reizei

from FL

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar back in october and was iffy about spending that much but it was worth it.firstly finish, idk which mine is but im sure its the oriental blue finish, which in truth is more of a turqoise if thats the finish name and its beautiful. the tuner works very well, precise. guitar stays in tune really well if its just sitting there or youre playing it. the sound is very bold and resonant and stands out. very well constructed guitar straight neck no loose pegs or wires or any problems really. guitar is definitely a great intermediate guitar to throw down for

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite

By MusicLover22

from Roscoe, Illinois

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is beautifully crafted and has a sweet, melodic sound. I went into Guitar Center, picked up the APX500FM guitar and instantly fell in love. With its smaller size, some people might think that it won't work as well as others that have a full sound and a larger size. They are dead wrong. The music that flowed from that guitar definitely made up for its size. Thanks for reading!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect guitar for the cost

By George

from Powell, TN

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about 3 months ago after playing a dreadnaught for 2 years. As an acoustic, you can't tell a difference between this thinner bodystyle and a dreadnaught. As a plugged in acoustic, it has perfect acoustic reproduction. This guitar is also great as a beginner for 9 yrs and up because of the shallow body, but it also will go with them as an adult guitar player. The 3/4 size guitars that most teachers recommend sound like a chipmunk with no bottom end. This full size works perfectly for both a child or adult. I would recommend this guitar to anyone considering a acoustic guitar on a budget. You will not be sorry!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yamaha axm 500fm - awesome

By Mike Ritter

from knoxville, tn

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar, well constructed, plays great, sounds awesome, stays in tune, nice action, fantastic electronics. For the money I can't imagine a better value for a quality instrument.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Beautiful Guitar

By Ashley

from Fort Mill, SC

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has a beautiful sound and has a good neck width for beginners. It is very easy to keep in tune.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar!

By Sallie R

from Calumet City, IL

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great! The smaller neck is perfect for my small hands. It sounds very good unplugged, and I'm sure it will sound much fuller plugged in. Arrived in only 4 days. Would have given it five stars except the color is not true to the picture, it's more of a teal green/blue color, which is still pretty, but not what i was expecting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY Nice guitara!!

By David Nugen

from Huntsville, AL

Comments about Yamaha APX500FM Flame Maple Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Works great lasts long time, very tasty tones and juicy sounds. I love this guitar, the built-in electronics are fantastic!!

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