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Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Yamaha's NTX500 is a modern-designed acoustic-electric nylon string guitar with a thin body depth and a slim-profile neck for easy playability. Its ergonomically friendly design is perfect for playing Latin, jazz, pop or rock music. Yamaha's exclusive under-saddle pickup provides solid and cut-through plugged-in sound for when you are playing live ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$449.99
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Overview

Yamaha's NTX500 is a modern-designed acoustic-electric nylon string guitar with a thin body depth and a slim-profile neck for easy playability. Its ergonomically friendly design is perfect for playing Latin, jazz, pop or rock music. Yamaha's exclusive under-saddle pickup provides solid and cut-through plugged-in sound for when you are playing live with a band and need to be heard over the mix.

A.R.T (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) Pickup/Preamp System
Yamaha's A.R.T. pickup system is used on a number of Yamaha's 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/NXT 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/NTX 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.

NX/NTX Series
Combining a contemporary design with meticulous attention to detail, the NX Series offers the superb playability and feel of an authentic classical guitar in a modern instrument. The NX Series comprises two lineups: NCX guitars, with classical style fingerboards, neck shape, and body thickness, and the thinner-bodied NTX lineup with a narrower neck and 14th fret neck joint. A.R.T. pickup system perfectly captures the warm resonant tone, allowing you to bring the unmistakable nylon string sound to a diverse range of genres, from latin to jazz, pop to rock.

Features

  • Thin body cutaway (NTX Body)
  • Spruce top and nato/okume back and sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Solid and cut-through sound by the undersaddle piezo pickup
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: APX
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Laminated Spruce
  • Back and sides: Laminated Nato
  • Bracing pattern:
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim
  • Nut width: 1.89 in. (48 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.6 in.
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Matte
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Configuration: Not speciified
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with black shaft
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: Urea
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Hex Wrench, 2 AA batteries
  • Country of origin: China
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YamahaNTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Stays in tune (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

unremarkable for a yamaha

By dcs

from ashland, oregon

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • looks good from a distance
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • odd mix of characteristics
  • some rough areas

Best Uses

  • practice set-up skills
  • Practicing

Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

An odd mix of radius style fret board, and flat non-compensated saddle. Well built, but not without some issues. Incorrectly strung, simple fix but why waste the time to do it wrong. White powdery polish in every nook and cranny. Sound is only ok, plugged in or not. Owned four yamaha classical style guitars over the years, and this one falls short. I will keep it and continue working out the bugs. End of fretboard at soundhole very rough and unfinished. Love yamaha guitars. At best this will be a friend i will tolerate because of the good old days.

 
4.0

I love my guitar.

By Eric

from Sacramento

About Me Novice

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    For Church worship team.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great!!!

    By Christopher

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Very nice, good tone pretty.

     
    5.0

    Acoustic electric guitar

    By Moneera

    from California

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great product

     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By Spfgtr

    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      NTX series office a slimmer version than classical and the NTX 700 and above are all slimmer. But the NTX 500 here is supposedly even slimmer. My old APX nylon is just beautiful and slimmer than this but by a little.
      Yamaha makes some of the best inexpensive instruments. The NTX 500 is solidly built I've only had it a few weeks it sounds beautiful acoustic or electric. I highly recommend nylon electrics they have their own punch for anything from Acoustic rock to performance To leads. I would take the APX over this but they are only slightly different it's in my opinion for the money the best nylon electric you could get I think even a classical or jazz player would find this neck comfortable. For rock folk players it will feel very full but very easy to play My experience with Yamaha instruments is that they last and stay in tune My old APX after 20 years has maybe internation problems at the 14th fret. that is why I may return the NTX though in general I would certainly buy this guitar again
      GC had an amazing deal on it I need to get rid of instruments not buy! then again I plugged it in and spent five hours playing it without many tuning issues the first day and as we know as musicians we can't put a price on inspiration. Musician friends and audience have commented on my Yamaha nylon in the past both sound and appearance I just don't think you can go wrong.

       
      4.0

      Amazing nylon/electric for lead players or anyone

      By Spfgtr

      from California

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      Comments about Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I just received this guitar. I own a Yamaha apx 6na for 20 years. I was looking for the latest version and ended up buying the Godin sa, an amazing instrument. The NTX 500 is the next in nylon electrics from Yamaha. Apparently the 700 and up are slimmer than regular classical. The 500 is slimmer than that and the apx is slightly slimmer. This ntx500 was on sale for low low price in black. I need to sell not buy!
      However, that Apx 6na may be the most incredible instrument. I'm a rock blues fusion who has branched out over the years middle eastern, acoustic performance..
      OK, Yamaha makes the greatest inexpensive instruments. For me, the ntx is a tiny bit thicker and wider neck than the early apx. But they are very similar. They just sound amazing through an acoustic amp or pa. The NTX has a tuner (though I prefer the eq on the old apx nylon) if the two were available new I'd get another apx. FOR ELECTRIC. Or lead players these guitars are amazing. Musicians come by and all want play it ( well not the new one yet).
      Acoustically the guitar sounds great. I like to slap and play bass lines and rhythm patterns. It is so bouncy and nylon string is great. People love the sound of electric nylons n. The feel is softer and richer than steel. I love trying out jazz comping and lead. I thought I'll have to keep the apx ( which has only slight intonation problems at fret 14 or so after many years) SO, I may return the new NTX but it's hard to since I found myself playing it for many hours.
      Again, Yamaha makes the best (first electric is an SBG, also have the Silent gtr steel string) I'd consider the Silent Gtr nylon but again the price here was insane.
      There is not much on line about this gem. Most is about the NTX700 and up. If you want to expand from electric or steel- Yamaha is usually a great direction so far no exception here. THE Black is awesome but I may put on a pick guard in case the scratching is visible. If I could pick I'd probably get the natural or the sunburst

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