Yamaha APX700II Electro-Acoustic Guitar, Sand Burst
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- Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
- Solid Spruce Top
- ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response
- Colour: Sand Burst
The APX700II features Yamaha's unique ART pickup system which is designed to capture the guitar's full body resonance.
As an electric guitarist in the 1980s, if you wanted to play acoustic on stage there were few options for you that really worked. In 1987, Yamaha made the first acoustic guitar that could be taken from a guitar rack, plugged in and played at volume, problem free: no more howling feedback, misplaced mics or the dreaded extended sound check….
The APX series didn't just focus on sound - every element was tweaked to be an easy switch for an electric player on-stage, from the stylish finishes to the cutaway body and the slim, electric-guitar style neck.
In any electro-acoustic, the combination of the guitar's acoustic sound and its pickup is the heart of the sound. The latest APX700 features a unique undersaddle piezo pickup, Yamaha's proprietary Pickup-R transducer – the same pickup as featured in the highly acclaimed A Series range and boasting incredible dynamic range, natural tone and the feedback rejection and mix-friendly sound that guitarists need and want. Yamaha's legendary active preamp is still a big feature of APX, and being built by Yamaha's audio-visual division, the sound quality is everything you'd expect from the world's number one.
Styles have changed a little since 1987, but the essence of APX is the same as ever. Today's APX guitars boast a more natural look, 5mm deeper body for better bass response and greater volume and, under the hood, a new non-scalloped bracing pattern for a responsive, dynamic tone.
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 maximises body resonance for full, natural tone. Their wide dynamic range, excellent sensitivity, and outstanding clarity make them impressive performers.
The instantly recognisable APX soundhole thickens lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.
A.R.T. system for APX700II
A.R.T. pickup is designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials. Because the pickups are fitted directly beneath the top board and capture sound from both the guitar's top and the air inside the body, the natural resonance of the guitar is faithfully reproduced.
Yamaha APX700II Specifications
Body Shape: APX Shape
Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16 inch)
Body Length: 490mm (19 5/16 inch)
Total Length: 1031mm (40 9/16 inch)
Body Width: 384mm (15 1/8 inch)
Body Depth: 80-90mm (3 1/8 inch - 3 9/16 inch)
Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16 inch)
String Spacing: 10.7mm
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Back Material: Nato or Okume
Side Material: Nato or Okume
Neck Material: Nato
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: R400mm (15 3/4 inch)
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Nut Material: Urea
Saddle Material: Urea
Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners: Die-cast Chrome(TM29T)
Body Binding: Cream + Black
Soundhole Inlay: Rosewood + Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Matt
Electronics: SYSTEM64 + ART 1way Pickup
Controls: Vol/3-band EQ/Tuner/Mid FQ
Connections: LINE OUT
Accessories: Soundhole Cover, Hex Wrench, 2 x AA Batteries
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UK Non-Mainland: from £12
Rep. of Ireland and Mainland Europe: from £15 (calculated at checkout).
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Yamaha Warranty Information: 2 Years but can vary by product range. Please see full details at yamaha.com
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