Yamaha APX500III

The APX500III’s thin-line body combines incredible comfort and easy high note playability with the convenience of a pick-up and pre-amp with tuner, so it is stage-ready.

The world’s best-selling acoustic electric guitar, the 500-series embodies the pure spirit of Yamaha guitars – the perfect balance of performance, value and dependability. The new 500III models feature cut-through pickup sound, dynamic tone and upgraded cosmetics that combine on-stage attitude with refined, timeless good looks.

Yamaha APX500III

Yamaha APX500II

This modern style acoustic guitar presents in excellent playing condition and shows virtually no signs of wear from previous use. It has been tested and serviced by our in house technicians ready for use and includes a hard case. #HLY021905

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APX’s thin-line body combines incredible comfort, easy top-fret access and a sound perfectly suited to on-stage use with bright, clear mids, balanced highs and controlled lows. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing allows the guitar’s top to sing and maximizes the resonance of the unique body shape for a full, natural tone. With dynamics, sensitivity and clarity built into the design from day one, APX is a guitar not to be underestimated.

Body depth and Bracing pattern

The APX’s thin-line body offers incredible comfort, top-fret access, and a sound perfect for on-stage use. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing maximizes body resonance for full, natural tone. Their wide dynamic range, excellent sensitivity, and outstanding clarity make them impressive performers.

APX Soundhole : Oval

The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.

Electric System : System 66

System 66 features an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band equalizer, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality.

General specifications

Top Spruce
Back Nato / Okume
Side Nato / Okume
Neck Nato
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Depth 80-90mm (3 1/8" - 3 9/16")
Nut Width 43mm
String Length 650mm
Tuners Die-Cast Chrome
Preamp System 66
Bridge Rosewood