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 all-new pickup systems with a more powerful, dynamic tone and upgraded cosmetics that combine on-stage attitude with refined, timeless good looks.

 

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.

 

APX Soundhole : Oval

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

 

Electric System : System 65

System 65 features an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band equaliser, 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