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

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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