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Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Flamed Maple

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Yamaha's NTX900 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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Yamaha's NTX900 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. These instruments are perfect for adding nylon string tone to a wide range of musical styles from latin to jazz, pop to rock. Built on the thinline platform, the Yamaha classical guitar features a cutaway, for comfort when playing in the higher register fret positions.

This NTX starts with a solid Engelmann spruce top, for warm, balanced tone. The neck features nato, a softer wood, while the back and sides are flamed maple, giving a beautiful and wavy veneer. Also known as "curly maple", flamed maple is prized for its bright, stunning appearance. Hard and strong, it is often used for necks on electric guitars. When used for backs and sides it produces a crisp, clear, less resonant tone that cut through well making it great for lead playing.

The Yamaha NTX900 acoustic electric guitar also features the A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise control 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 NTX900 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.

Dressed in a natural finish, this Yamaha acoustic electric guitar will turn heads and ears with its construction, beauty and sound. And thanks to the pickup system, amplification is a cinch. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body Classical Style and Standard Depth
  • Top Solid Engelmann Spruce
  • Back and sides Flamed Maple
  • 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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YamahaNTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Found what I was looking for.

I love this guitar. I was looking for a versatile guitar that could play jazz, classical and contemporary music. After months of researching online and saving (I am poor college student:) I...Read complete review

I love this guitar. I was looking for a versatile guitar that could play jazz, classical and contemporary music. After months of researching online and saving (I am poor college student:) I decided to buy this guitar. I fell in love the minute I opened the box. The wood and finish on this guitar is gorgeous. I especially like the tuning pegs. The action is perfect for what I play. It is low and fast. I love the sound of the nylon strings. I also like the "pick-up" in the guitar. It allows me to boost just the bass or the treble which makes it great for soloing. Overall, I am very pleased with this guitar. It is light and easy to carry around.

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Disappointed

The two piece top was completely mismatched. Different colors one side was was much darker than the other. The setup was so bad I wouldn't even waste my time taking it to a tech...Read complete review

The two piece top was completely mismatched. Different colors one side was was much darker than the other. The setup was so bad I wouldn't even waste my time taking it to a tech to look at it. I own other Yamaha instruments so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PERFECT

By AXMAN1150

from GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA

Pros

  • Absolutely beautiful
  • Easy to play
  • Fantastic Tone
  • Great Volume Without Amp
  • Pro Level Gutar
  • reasonable price
  • Top Quality Finish

Cons

  • Absolutely none

Best Uses

  • Jazzclasssicalstandards

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

This guitar exceeded all my expectations. Some of my students had Yamahas and I was always impressed with their quality, even on their entry-level guitars.
It came perfectly set up and with quality strings. The built in tuner is a breeze and it stays in tune very well. Volume unplugged is as good as my standard classical. And now for the TONE: best tone I have ever heard -- makes me sound a lot better than I deserve!!
The finish is flawless and beautiful - especially the back with the flamed maple.
You can't go wrong with this beauty!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Needs tweeking

By Buddy Nadeau

from Warren MA

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I bought this guitar recently based on high reviews, but found it was less than what I had hoped for. Although the guitar is certainly pretty and has good electronics, the spacing of the strings at the nut are closer than necessary, which can cause finger buzz errors. The nut at 48mm is wide enough for better spacing so I am having a new nut put in with wider spacing. The guitar is very quiet unplugged because of the shallow design; don't expect much sound at the campfire. I also recommend replacing the plastic saddle with bone for a better sound and sustain of the strings. The Nato neck is heavy and tends to pull the guitar down when strapped on you. I still like the guitar but I felt like someone should talk about the drawbacks so as to let buyers be better informed.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By bubbagm

from NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great return policy

Cons

  • Bad quality
  • Fit and Finish
  • Terrible Set Up

Best Uses

  • Anything But Musical

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

The two piece top was completely mismatched. Different colors one side was was much darker than the other. The setup was so bad I wouldn't even waste my time taking it to a tech to look at it. I own other Yamaha instruments so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hello yamahaguitars.com

By Richard Pitt

from Lexington Kentucky

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

Overall very impressed with the value of this guitar. You will be hard pressed to find a better one with these features for this price. The fit and finish is great. The tone is excellent whether it's plugged in or not. The onboard tuner works well. The neck width at the nut was my primary reason I got this series as it is closest to my Taylor steel string so I am not missing chords or notes. Many guitars are too narrow at the nut and some are too wide, but this one is just right! I also like the flame maple option. The bodies a little narrow but it projects well. It is a littleneck heavy with a strap on however. No marker inlay option, or pick guard but those can always be added. I also wish there was an option for different tuners has the marble orangish isn't to my liking. Should have an option to match the hardware or exotic wood would be nice.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific Nylon Crossover

By Kevin Parker

from Australia

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

This is the updated Nylon APX guitar now re badged as the NTX series. I think it is an improvement on the old style; more volume and a better nylon/classical/crossover feel to my mind.
I have been a fan of the Yamaha APX series since they brought out the original APX 20 which I still play as my main axe.
Great neck and string spacing, very good for finger work and strumming; no problems at all.
Tried out various strings and decided on the Tomastick CF 128 strings. These are flat wound chrome tape nylons with a wound third string and replaced the B and E top strings with the Galli Carbon trebles. These work extremely well in an amplified and acoustic setting. Can get a very low buzz free action. Good firm tension and flawless string to string tone and transition.
Good tone adjustment. The guitar allows for both independant Bass and Treble configuration as well as an over all balance and tonal adjustment. In all a very good guitar regardless of price comparison with other makes.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet and Easy

By 4got10one

from Chicago

Pros

  • Action Soft As Butter
  • Fingerpicking Perfection
  • Outstanding Preamp
  • Precise Eq
  • Responsive And Nuanced
  • Rich Classical Sound
  • Stays tuned

Cons

  • Line Jack Locks Strap
  • Neck Strong But Heavy

Best Uses

  • Fingerpicking
  • Lead Or Rhythm
  • Performance
  • Recording

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

By itself or plugged into a 40w Acoustic amp, this guitar sounds simply incredible. And the onboard eq allows one to finesse the perfect mix for every song. I've played guitar for over 40 years and I've never loved an instrument so instantly or so completely as I love this Yamaha NTX900. My only regret is that I can't seem to find an American-made acoustic guitar of this quality for this price.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rodrigo y Gabriela

By Cris

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

...Thanks to rodrigo y gabriela the ntx and ncx were created. I play their song "logos" on my old guitar and dont like sound but when i first played this song on the ntx it sounded like the studio recording. out of all the guitars i have played, this the wright one for me. you dont have to switch to a different guitars to play a different song. i can play ACDCs "highway to hell" and play some mariachi and flamenco music with the same guitar.its like 1000 guitars in one.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sweet guitar!!!

By axeman-F9Kz3

from sw. Washington

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I played this guitar several times in my local music shop and i will be buying it as soon as i can. it sounds great. great tone and playability i also played a $2700 taylor next to this and this was the better sounding/playing guitar. an outstanding value for this kind of quality.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great cross over guitar

By Billy James Jr.

from Far north Chicago suburbs

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I knew this was a great guitar the minute I took it out of the box! I would consider myself as an "intermediate" level guitarist. I am trying to progress in my fingerstle playing. I didn't want to modify my expensive classical guitar but I missed the nylon sound and feel. So I tried this guitar and I love it! Perfect for someone on a budget. This is not a classical guitar, but it is a perfect middle between a classical and steel string guitar. Great quality for the money.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Found what I was looking for.

By Revani

from Graceville, FLorida

Comments about Yamaha NTX900FM Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I love this guitar. I was looking for a versatile guitar that could play jazz, classical and contemporary music. After months of researching online and saving (I am poor college student:) I decided to buy this guitar. I fell in love the minute I opened the box. The wood and finish on this guitar is gorgeous. I especially like the tuning pegs. The action is perfect for what I play. It is low and fast. I love the sound of the nylon strings. I also like the "pick-up" in the guitar. It allows me to boost just the bass or the treble which makes it great for soloing. Overall, I am very pleased with this guitar. It is light and easy to carry around.

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