The NTX700C easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles, and offers the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound. It features solid cedar on the top board ... Click To Read More About This Product
The NTX700C easily accommodates a wide range of musical and playing styles, and offers the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound. It features solid cedar on the top board and delivers a rich sound with powerful response. Perfect for playing Latin, jazz, pop or rock, the NTX700C feels more like a steel-strung acoustic guitar and are ready for anything you throw at it. It has a thinner neck shape like that on a traditional steel string acoustic and the fingerboard measures 48mm at the nut, 57mm at the joint/ An 80-90mm body depth and elliptical soundhole deliver a clear, smooth high-end response.
A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) Pickup/Preamp System
Yamaha's A.R.T. pickup system is used on a number of their steel string guitars and has received high acclaim for its superb sound quality, incredible dynamics, and outstanding feedback rejection. Yamaha's 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 versality 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 indivisual 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 onboard tuner provides excellent usability during performance.
Bracing of NTX
This bracing design focuses on delivering the best of nylon string tone, with warmth along and excellent response. It produces a well-balanced tone over the instrument's entire range and enables these guitars to accommodate a wide range of playing and musical styles.
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Comments about Yamaha NTX700C Classical Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Cedar Top:
I've been playing folk and associated genres since the early 60's and have experienced many guitars. My dreams have always been a Goya or a Martin, the obstacle always being price. So this morning, as a fully grown up human person, I set out to finally fulfill my dream and purchase a new Martin. High school excitement washed through me--I loved it!
My eyes were set on the new "affordable" Martins priced between $500 and $1000. I read all the reviews I could find. Almost all of the reviews were gushing with praise, using such phrases as: "Amazing tone!"; "Buttery action!"; "Surpassed my expectations!"; "Couldn't believe how such volume and clarity could come from this guitar!"; "Best guitar I've ever owned!"; "Better than or equal to my D-18 or 28!"
I played about 2 doz. Martin guitars, almost all of them the new "affordable" ones. I finally came to a classic, which style I've always had, and strummed. I was immediately transported by it and thought, "Now this is a great Martin guitar. Then the salesman told me the price: Yipe!!! All the other Martins were considerably more expensive. I left and went to another store that had 3 Martins, all frightfully expensive. Aside from price, I kept thinking how cheap the "Affordable" Martins looked and in my opinion were.
It was then I noticed a fellow playing a brilliant sounding guitar. The price tag hung from the neck: it was ridiculously low. Now, I was upgrading from my second Yammy, both of which I loved, so I thought, "What the heck," and started looking at Yamahas.
Didn't take long before the NTX700C Classical Thin-line Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Cedar Top caught my eye. The cedar top and graphics around the edges and especially the sound hole were striking in their difference and fitting in with the cedar's color. The finish was brilliantly shiny, whereas the Martins all had stain finishes and minimal decorations. The guitar was all wood and had both electric amp hookup and a built-in tuner of better quality than the Martins.
The tone was booming in the base and crystalline in the treble, and the sound rolled and rolled out like fine wine caressing the palette in wonderful waves of sensory satisfaction and delight! It easily equaled or surpassed the Martin classic that cost 2-1/2 times as much!
The action was in fact buttery, effortless and fast, all the way up the neck to fret fourteen. It was so easy and fun to play I spent a couple hours doing just that. THIS was what a guitar was supposed to feel like, sound like and look like. During playing pauses, I literally fondled the phenomenal instrument, I was so pleased with every aspect of it.
But I had my heart set on a Martin, so I was going to go to more stores. Then it hit me: The reality of playing and paying for a Martin vs. the Yammahummer was a no-brainer. Then I remembered why I'd bought my other Yammies: Unquestionably the best bang for the guitar buck. This Yammer was 2-1/2 times less in price than the Martin!
I bought the Yamaha, rushed home and blew everyone away with the look and sound of my new musical muse. You want a Great guitar at an unbelievably low price? Buy Yamaha, the "Martin Mangler," every time! I of course encourage and recommend buying the Yamaha NTX700C Classical Thin-line Acoustic-Electric, but any Yamaha will do, and enjoy the instrument's excellence, as well as all the jingle still in your jeans!!!