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The Yamaha A-Series A1R Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar. This innovative dreadnought blends vintage appeal with modern playability, pairing a solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides with Yamaha's cutting-edge SRT pickup system for an unparalleled acoustic-electric experience. The hand-rolled fingerboard edges and straight taper neck make the A1R an absolute joy to play, while the custom-designed scalloped bracing provides a rich, expressive tone with powerful projection.

Revolutionary SRT Pickup System Delivers Pristine Plugged-In Tone

At the heart of the A1R lies Yamaha's acclaimed SRT piezo pickup, which captures the nuances of your playing with stunning accuracy. The 3-band EQ and midrange frequency control slider provide precise tonal shaping, allowing you to cut through the mix in any live setting. An onboard chromatic tuner ensures you're in tune before stepping into the spotlight.

Timeless Style Meets Modern Playability

The A1R's tobacco sunburst finish and abalone rosette pay homage to vintage Americana, while the cutaway body and narrow 1-11/16" nut width cater to contemporary playing styles. The hand-rolled fingerboard edges create a smooth, worn-in feel right out of the case, allowing intricate solos and complex chords to flow freely over the rosewood fingerboard.

Powerful Projection and Dynamic Response

The A1R's solid Sitka spruce top and scalloped bracing produce a broad tonal range with stunning clarity and projection. The rosewood back and sides add warmth and depth, creating a balanced dreadnought tone equally suited to delicate fingerpicking or aggressive strumming.

Road-Ready Durability

Yamaha's legendary quality control ensures the A1R is ready to handle the rigors of the stage and studio right out of the box. The dovetail neck joint and adjustable truss rod provide stable, reliable performance for years to come.

Yamaha A-Series A1R Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Natural
Yamaha A-Series A1R Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Natural
Yamaha A-Series A1R Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Natural

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  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood 
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: African Mahogany 3-Ply
  • Scale length: 25.6 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Headstock overlay: Info not available
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickup System
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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