This thinline cutaway acoustic-electric features a built-in tuner and a System 64 pickup system, great for plugging in and playing coffeehouse gigs with natural acoustic sound that people will love. The solid spruce top helps the Yamaha APX700II pump out great tone even when you're playing unplugged.
At a Glance:
- Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
- 634mm Scale Length for Enhanced Comfort
- Narrower String Spacing Makes Stretching for Chords Easier
- New Bracing Pattern For More Powerful Bass Response
- Solid Spruce Top
- ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response
- Inlaid Soundhole Rosette
Comfort and playability
The Yamaha APX700II is a thinline acoustic-electric guitar, which means it has a thinner profile that fits up close to your body, so it's easy and comfortable to play. A thinner body doesn't mean the APX700II isn't thick on great sound.
Genuine Sitka spruce top for great tone
Yamaha chose a solid Sitka spruce top for their APX700II for both its look and tone. Sitka spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. These qualities have made it the undisputed leader for acoustic guitar tops throughout the industry. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
Nato back and sides
The APX700II sports a body made from nato. It's rich sound enhances the midrange frequencies while maintaining top-end clarity, making it great for strumming. The sound is gentle and full, which is ideal for vocal accompaniment. Combined with the lively and defined sound of the spruce top, you'll love the rich tone you get from the Yamaha APX700II thinline acoustic-electric.
System 64 system provides great amplified tone
System 64 is an original preamp system newly designed and developed by Yamaha's guitar development team. The 1-way system incorporates two contact pickups mounted inside of the body underneath the saddle. Best matching between guitar and pickup was obtained through numerous trials using a number of voice variations in order to produce the most authentic acoustic tone possible. The system is powered by easy-to-obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality. The system also includes a high-precision tuner.