Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage White 888365246659

Item #: 
H75594006002062
  • Write a Review

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 Thin... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Recommended Products
Overview

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' 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' 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' 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.

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
Specifications
  • Nut width: 43mm
    String length: 634mm
    Body depth: 80-90mm (3-1/8"-3-9/16")
Warranty
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
YamahaAPX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice for the price!

I recently purchased this guitar for my Wife and have it hanging next to my Martin. For the price it sounds great and seems very well made. It's a smaller body and my Wife...Read complete review

I recently purchased this guitar for my Wife and have it hanging next to my Martin. For the price it sounds great and seems very well made. It's a smaller body and my Wife found it easier to play vs a full sized guitar.

She chose the green "burst" model and it is much darker than the one pictured here. It looks fantastic.

The on-board tuner is a nice touch and seems very accurate. I have it amplified through a 60w Crate acoustic amp and am very pleased with its overall sound.

If you are looking for a beginner guitar spend the extra cash and get this one...it is far better than the "packs" guitars and well worth it. I've see the white finish model and it also looks very good - I may buy that one myself!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great guitar with one big defect...

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 40 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good gutair needs the bundle option

By AKA

from Valdosta, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Gutair
  • Great sound

Cons

  • Found Wbundle Other Site
  • Too Big For A 6 Year Old

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Nice but wished it come with more. Found same guitar somewhere else with stand, bag, picks, and dvd's

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's ok

    By Jordan H.

    from Iowa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Jack In Strap Button
    • Lightweight
    • Really Comfortable Shape

    Cons

    • Not Real Loud
    • Sound Not Spectacular

    Best Uses

    • Playing Live
    • Rhythm Guitar
    • Worship

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    first off, if you're a profesional guitarist, or have done some serious playing for some time, you won't be very satisfied with this guitar.
    I've been playing for 6 years, and play just under a profesional level. The sound isn't amazing, but it isn't horible. If you do recording with acoustic guitars, this deffinetly isn't your guitar. However, if you play live this is your guitar. Its lightweight, comfortable to hold, and the jack is in the strap button which is awesome. The built in tuner is great also.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great for beginners and pros

    By neil not so young

    from spfd. ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Small Body

    Cons

    • Action Wasn' Great

    Best Uses

    • Sitting around the house

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    nice little guitar . Action needed worked on but we're getting it were it needs to be.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No fears...buy it!

    By MJ

    from Florida

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Went to the music store today to grab a quick lower end acoustic electric for a recording project. Last one I picked up to try was the Yamaha. I was BLOWN AWAY. I echo what everyone else here says about neck feel, tone, craftsmanship, etc. I will probably go back and get a 2nd one to store away in case this one ever gets damaged or stolen. I have high end guitars...this one truly is not far off the mark in sound and ease of playing.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yamaha APX 500 II

    By John Clifton

    from Gray, TN

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'm just starting to play again after several years away from it. I was at a benefit auction and they had a black one with a custom paint job on it. I won the auction and started playing again. This guitar is fantastic in both feel and sound.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect beginner/intermediate guitar!

    By Jeffrey Hendrickson

    from Portland Oregon

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is awesome! I got it in the old violin sunburst color way, which is just beautiful. The guitar has a nice easy to play low action, and has a very fast neck to play. It really is a guitar acoustic electric balanced sort of feel. The guitar has great mid to highs, slightly lacking in the lows, but not much! It also isn't the loudest guitar, but for the size it really can play quite loud. This guitar is fun to play acoustically, but just amazing to play plugged in. Yamaha really made a solid guitar with the APX 500ii. Also the built in turner is spot on, and very convenient. All in all this guitar would be a great starter guitar for anyone looking for a simple yet nice guitar to start on.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds great

    By Siavash Heydari

    from Lafayette, Louisiana

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought this guitar for my daughter and she loves it the only thing by looking at the picture and the descriptions on the web page, we all thought that it would be blue, which she really wanted but it is very green. Not a big deal she still loves it.

    (2 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    BAD QUALITY GREAT SOUND!

    By Megamind513

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    • Great Factory Action
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

    • Chips After 1 Year
    • Finger print magnet
    • Hate It So Much
    • very fragile

    Best Uses

    • To Destroy

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I HATE THIS GUITAR!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great guitar with one big defect...

    By Keene Curtis

    from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    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.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound at a Great price

    By TeeJay

    from Murrieta, CA

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Beautiful tone
    • Easy to play
    • Sounds Great
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • I can't find any

    Best Uses

    • An Any-time Playing Guita
    • Lovely Chime-like Sound
    • Playing
    • versatile

    Comments about Yamaha APX500II Thinline Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I had bought a Yamaha Dreadnought, and was not overwhelmed with it so I rarely played it as I have other Dreadnoughts that I thought were better. I came back to return it and went looking fro a replacement. I saw this, and played it. The beautiful sound impressed me right away. Clear,bell-like tones on the high end and equally deep lows made me buy this guitar. It stays in tune and is a joy to play. I think any player in the spectrum would enjoy themselves on the gem. Well made and a nice price. You'll love it, as I do. It's my go to guitar.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to Top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.