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Yamaha A-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Part of Yamaha's A-Series acoustic-electric guitars, the A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric features a stunning, fresh look and their proprietary cutting-edge S.R.T. (Studio Response Technology) preamp/pickup system. The A3R pairs a solid Sitka spruce top with gorgeous rosewood back and sides. The solid tonewoods, paired with the guitar's generous c...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Part of Yamaha's A-Series acoustic-electric guitars, the A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric features a stunning, fresh look and their proprietary cutting-edge S.R.T. (Studio Response Technology) preamp/pickup system. The A3R pairs a solid Sitka spruce top with gorgeous rosewood back and sides. The solid tonewoods, paired with the guitar's generous cutaway design and slim neck profile make it an ideal choice for the modern guitarist looking for a reliable workhorse that is not only aesthetically pleasant, but feels and sounds amazing in any setting as well. The A3R is a performance-level "bang-for-your-buck" guitar that will last for years to come. Other appointments include a 3-ply African mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, mahogany and cream body binding, die-cast chrome tuners, urea nut and saddle, and tortoise pattern pickguard. The stylish mahogany and rosewood rosette is complemented by another black and white rosette giving it even more visual appeal.

Comes with a hard bag.

S.R.T System
Yamaha's proprietary Studio Response Technology (S.R.T.) brings back the natural, ambient sound of an acoustic guitar, and it does it with the signal from the output jack. Using a sound modeling technique that utilizes data obtained through extensive analysis of four acoustic elements that are missing from conventional pickup systems” string and body resonance, ambience, vintage microphone characteristics, and professional micing techniques, SRT delivers The same tone that, until now, was only attainable by professional recording engineers in the world's finest studios is now easily usable by any player, on stage or in the studio.

S.R.T. Functions
The S.R.T system lets you choose from three different high-end mic types as well as two mic positions that let you use techniques similar to those used in a recording studio. The system provides a total of six setting patterns. Click the buttons below the photos to hear the differences between various sound settings. The system also allows mixing of pickup and mic sound elements using the blend knob, and control of body resonance with the resonance knob to create a wide range of rich, natural sounds.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Traditional Western
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: African Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Configuration: Preamp/Piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: AFR
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast chrome
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Urea
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hard Bag
  • Accessories: Soundhole cover, hex wrench
  • Country of origin: China
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YamahaA-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good audio (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A lot of guitar for the money

By Davey P.

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yamaha A-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Sounds great. Electronics are easy to use. Simple looks. Thinking about Martin Taylor and Gibson you would have to spend 20000.00 plus to get the same guitar, and I feel there harder to play. I might upgrade to the a5 I like this guiater that much the a5 has some upgraded features and it made in the custom shop in Japan.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for ther money

By Strummer

from Portage, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha A-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought a used A3R and could not be happier with my purchase. I was looking for a dreadnaught with solid wood and played several over a period of about 2 months. I own Taylor and Breedlove guitars and while this does not have all the overtones of my Taylor it has a rich sound that is very pleasing to the ear for an every day guitar and like my Taylor when I play it the guitar just seems to bring more skill out of me like it wants to help me play and be a better player. I love this guitar and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality guitar on a budget.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best sounding guitar for the money on the market today

    By Hammerhead

    from Fairfax VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha A-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The previous commenter gives the A3R a one star because by his own admission he should have played one before he bought it and even then its because the neck didn't fit HIS hands. Totally ridiculous review that serves no point other than to bash a guitar because of his stupidity.

        This guitar is hands-down the BEST sounding guitar for the money out there. It sounds even better than the 3 thousand dollar Taylors and Martins and Gibsons in GC's back guitar room.

        (0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        No !!!

        By Ray

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha A-Series A3R Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Good Sound but, I bought the Guitar without actually playing it based on my past experience with Yamaha Guitars and their reputation, this was a bad mistake on my part, the neck is supposed to be small by the measurement of the nut width, other Guitars I own or have owned are larger yet this is one of the hardest Guitars I have ever played, it sounds great but that's small comfort for me because, one the reasons I bought it was the material Rosewood, and the low Price compared to other Brands, and the what I thought was a small neck, I would not recommend this Guitar to anyone with small hands like me, or if you are experiencing problems do to injury or increasing age, all of which I'm currently having problems with. I was in too much of a hurry and this is the second Guitar, I have bought sight unseen the first was a Martin and I don't regret that decision at all, but now I'm paying for the error of my ways. I'll probably keep it as a reminder to never make this mistake again, but I'm really disappointed with the Yamaha Corporation and I'll never buy another one of their instruments again.

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