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Like the NTX1200 and NTX900, Yamaha's NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles and offers the perfect place to start exploring your musi... Click To Read More About This Product


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Like the NTX1200 and NTX900, Yamaha's NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar 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 versatile, contemporary styled NTX line is designed with thinner bodies, narrower necks, 14th fret neck joints, and cutaway designs to provide greater comfort and playability for today's steel-string acoustic and electric players.

This Yamaha guitar is perfect for adding nylon-string tone to a wide range of musical styles from latin to jazz, Pop to Rock. Built on the classical platform, Yamaha's NTX700 acoustic-electric classical guitar features a cutaway, for comfort when playing in the higher register fret positions. This NTX starts with a solid spruce top, for warm, balanced tone. The neck, back, and sides feature nato, a soft hardwood for a balanced, crisp sound and full volume range.

The Yamaha NTX700 also features the A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years. In NX Series guitars, this treatment results in a sound close to that of a vintage guitar that has been played for years. It produces a sharper tone while simultaneously controlling dissonance in the high range. Instruments that have undergone this process have received high marks from a great number of musicians. Their evaluations are nearly identical to those for guitars that have been played for years, and their comments often include terms such as "well settled," "mature," "warm," "excellent resonance," and "clear."

Yamaha's ART (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) pickup system is purpose designed to offer the most natural, dynamic and expressive electro-acoustic sound on the market. Proprietary multi-layer contact sensors perfectly combine ultra-wide dynamic range with outstanding feedback rejection for the most accurate and natural performance sound. The Yamaha classical guitar uses a 2-way system with contact pickups mounted on the treble and bass sides of the guitar bridge. To reduce unwanted feedback caused by vibration the NX Series contact pickup uses an additional multilayer damper to ensure the tone is captured in its purest form. Complementing the warm, full mid-range of the nylon-string tone, the System 61 preamp allows individual volume control over the treble and bass side pickups, allowing you to get the perfect blend for your style. The System 61 preamp also features a 3-band EQ for sound shaping and an on-board tuner. Case sold separately.

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  • Body Classical Style and Standard Depth
  • Top Solid Spruce
  • Back Nato
  • Side Nato
  • Neck Nato
  • Body Depth 80-90mm
  • Nut Width 48mm
  • String Length 650mm (25 9/16")
  • Preamp System61 2way A.R.T.
  • Case sold separately

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YamahaNTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar

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(57 of 58 customers found this review helpful)


Low Low Action Plays Great

By Carlos

from Downey, CA

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

This is without a doubt one of the most playable guitars out there. The action is almost a low as some electrics !!! I went to guitar center and thought I was going to buy a steel string, but after playing this guitar I had to buy it. For this kind of money you will not find a better buy. Good sound, solid price, and it plays like slicing warm butter-smooth.

(50 of 50 customers found this review helpful)


A Great Find!

By Dennis Bonnet

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I've been in the market for a good quality classical guitar for a few months now. I ran across this instrument at the Guitar Center in San Antonio, TX after checking out several other models, some costing well over twice as much that didn't impress me at all. This guitar meets all my demands and then some. The action is very smooth. I could easily play this thing for hours without getting fatigued. The tone is evenly warm and bright and very responsive. By far, what impressed me the most is the virtually flawless innotation. Call me picky, but I simply refuse to play any instrument that does not tune properly. I typically use a lot of broad and intricate voicings in my arrangements, and this little unit delivers like no other classical I've ever played! Without a doubt, this is the guitar I've been looking for. Try it, you'll buy it!

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)


Love it!

By Troy Heatley

from Asheville, NC

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

Great guitar. Have shopped around for months looking for a suitable classical guitar for me. I even bought another one about a hundred dollars less and had to take it back. The quality, sound, and playability didn't even compare to this Yamaha. Definately worth the price.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Better than i had hoped for

By dan mcclellan

from Houston Texas

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I have been playing for about 30 years and I have owned a lot of electric guitars. I have just within the last 10 years began to play and perform acoustic classic rock covers solo. I have an Alvarez jumbo acoustic and loved the amount of bass you could get from it so when I was going to buy a classical electric, I promptly ordered an Alvarez. I had it delivered to guitar center and picked it up. Long story short, it didn't work properly. I returned it to the store and while I was waiting for the guitar tech to come back from lunch, I played this Yamaha in the acoustic room. After about 45 mi playing it plugged into an amp, I was absolutely blown away by the sound it produced amplified. I returned the other guitar and brought this one home. When I got home and plugged it in to my own P.A. with 15" woofers, it was on a whole other level than anything I had previously owned. The range and adjustability of the tone is phenomenal. I play live with a looper pedal and can adjust the pickups to get a full bass tone as well as a slap tone. It has added a whole new realm of sonic possibility's to my playind and has become my primary live guitar for anything acoustic.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)



By Robert

from N. Syracuse, NY

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

For the money, this is one fine guitar. The fit and finish are both excellent, and the set-up was beautiful....nice low action which makes it effortless to play. It sounds great both unplugged and amplified; it doesn't project as much as my Alvarez Yairi classical, but that's the nature of a shallower body style. Still, the bass notes are quite deep for the size of the guitar. Electronics work very well, and I especially like the fact that you can adjusts the bass and treble pickups separately. And, the 48 cm. nut width makes it easy to play for players used to traditional acoustics and electrics.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Incredible value for a pristine instrument

By FunkThat

from Z-ville, PA

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I just picked this up today, after playing it a few weeks ago and debating the purchase of a classical guitar. My very first guitar was a classical and it's heartbreaking to see what state it's in now. It was time for a new one and I had also written a song for my band intended to be Spanish sounding and to be played on a classical. After hours in GC testing different Cordoba's, Yamaha's, Takamine's and M. Rodriguez's I found this baby. I was looking to stay around $200 since I had just bought an electric. But this one played so beautifully and easily that I couldn't stop playing it. Everytime I went back to another model, I kept wanting this NTX700 back in my hands. The craftsmanship is pretty amazing for the price. It plays like a $1,000 guitar in my opinion and certainly sounds like one. It sounded fantastic for adult contemporary stuff like Sting plays, but also sounded very traditional with Rodrigo Y Gabriela type strumming. The latter in fact endorses this line of Yamaha's. I can see why, they sound impeccable. I've never played an acoustic guitar steel or nylon that felt this easy to play and had so much tone. The body is narrower, but if you normally play electric, you feel at home on this body. I plan on using it live, and it has a great array of EQ knobs and sliders as well as an on-board tuner. My only gripe is the tuner does not go into mute while it's on, so your audience will hear you tuning if you don't have a pedal tuner as well. Overall, a truly amazing buy for a guitar I plan on having for ages. I love that I found my classical sound again.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Love this Guitar

By Steve Argereow

from Pinehurst, NC

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I�ۡ���m a professional whose been playing since 1958. This Guitar is a fabulous instrument in this price range! It is light and has a great overall feel to it. The neck feels more like a steel string than a traditional classical neck, which are usually wider. Playability is superb! The instrument does not have a deep or pure classical sound when played as a pure acoustic or mic�ۡ���ed (Think Mason William�ۡ����s Classical Gas), If you intend playing under those conditions I would not recommend this guitar. However, when plugged into a sound system; I use 2 Bose L1 systems (large venues) or a Fender Acoustasonic SFX (small venues), this Guitar will blow you away! The Duel Pickups and Control Section allows me to adjust for just the sound I want. The instrument will play soft and beautifully on a ballad but also have a kick to it on and up-tempo light rock or country piece. It also seems like the 9V battery last 2 or 3 times longer than on my other guitars. This one of ten guitars I own, but I absolutely love playing the NTX700. I will be gigging with it somewhere in North Carolina this week. The NTX700 proves that you don�ۡ���t have to pay 3000 bucks to get a great guitar!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)



By Phil Hawkin

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I am a rocker by nature, but have lately been listening to some great jazz players, and really began to enjoy the classical sound. I have a number of fine guitars, but decided I wanted to add a classical. As others have said, I played a lot of guitars and thought some of them were impressive. Then I saw this guitar hanging on the wall behind a kid who had been in the classical room for the hour I was there. Finally, I opened the door and reached across him to pluck this one from the wall. He was annoyed. As soon as I played one chord I knew it was the best of all I had trialled. As someone else said, the action is remarkable for a classical, the neck is a little more narrow, but the sound is what gets you from the first note. Don't hesitate, this is the one. And as far as inspiration, I've had my copy for about 4 months, and Peter White had better watch out!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Buy it

By Lynn

from Las Vegas Nevada

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I had bought a Cordoba c5ce and it is a good guitar. But with my small hands and shorter reach I bought this Yamaha...What a difference for me. Since the neck is about the same size as my Taylor guitar it was an easy change from one guitar to the other. Have no regrets for buying this guitar. The finish is is the action right out of the box. Sounds good but of course as the Cordoba but I thank Yamaha for making such a professional sounding and play guitar.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Excellence that Plays great

By ruben rivera

from East Chicago Ind.

Comments about Yamaha NTX700 Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I was in the market to buy new nylon string or a flamenco with electronics. I saw a flamenco but some parts were missing. It sounded nice (the pick up that is) also acoustically too. but when I saw this sexy guitar I had to pick it up and try it out. Acoustically it was good but when I plugged it up it was like Emerald Lagassi kick'in it up a notch. Both ways it sang like a piano to me. I named her Angel because she is so sweet to play, hold, and hug. that is how I care for my girlfriends ( guitars are considered my girlfriends to). This one is a winner. Thanks to guitar center who sold it to me. Guitar center you cam through for this satisfied customer. The action is smooth and low like I like it. The guitar is very to me responsive and amplified awesome. For those of you who want a good nylon for the price don't think twice" Buy it". In my opinion you wont go wrong.

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