Take the stage by storm

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 APX600 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.

APX600FM

Price: $629.99 RRP


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One of the world's best-selling acoustic-electric guitars–the APX600 series–introduces an upgraded version with a flame maple top. APX's thin-line body combines incredible comfort, easy top-fret access and natural acoustic tone–giving APX600FM excellent playability that is perfectly suited for on-stage performers.

  • Two Colors: Flamed Maple Amber and Tobacco Brown Sunburst
  • Flamed maple top wood and nato back and side produces a full and natural acoustic tone
  • Thin-line cutaway body design for exceptional playability
  • 25" scale length and narrower string spacing for enhanced comfort
  • New bracing pattern for increased bass response
  • Abalone soundhole rosette
  • Stage-focused pickup system for shaping your sound in the mix

APX600

Price: $549.99 RRP

The archetypal APX, the 600 series combines the outstanding comfort and perfect on-stage tone of the APX500 with

  • 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
  • Stage-focused Pickup Sound to Cut Through a Mix
  • Inlaid Soundhole Rosette

APX500III

Price: $549.99 RRP


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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.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Spruce Top
  • Stage-focused Pickup Sound to Cut Through a Mix

APX700IIL

Price: $899.99 RRP


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This is the left-handed version of APX700II.The 700 series guitars feature styling and specification driven by the 1000-series guitars but with the exclusive ART pickup system. Designed to capture the guitar’s full body resonance,ART’s ability to faithfully recreate natural tone and dynamics means that the subtle differences between APX and CPX guitars are perfectly recreated, allowing you to pick the guitar that suitsyour style and know that character will always shine through.12-string versions of the APX is also available.

  • Left Handed
  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX700II-12

Price: $999.99 RRP


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This is a 12-string version of APX700II.The 700 series guitars feature styling and specification driven by the 1000-series guitars but with the exclusive ART pickup system. Designed to capture the guitar’s full body resonance,ART’s ability to faithfully recreate natural tone and dynamics means that the subtle differences between APX and CPX guitars are perfectly recreated, allowing you to pick the guitar that suitsyour style and know that character will always shine through.A left-hand version of the APX700II is also available.

  • 12 Strings
  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX700II

Price: $899.99 RRP


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The 700 series guitars feature styling and specification driven by the 1000-series guitars but with the exclusive ART pickup system. Designed to capture the guitar’s full body resonance,ART’s ability to faithfully recreate natural tone and dynamics means that the subtle differences between APX and CPX guitars are perfectly recreated, allowing you to pick the guitar that suitsyour style and know that character will always shine through.12-string versions of the APX and CPX700II are available, as is a left-hand version of the APX700II.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • ART Pickup for Natural Dynamic Response

APX1000

Price: $1,399.00 RRP


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With hand-selected tonewood construction, real wood inlays and the incredible SRT pickup system the 1000-series redefines performance acoustic guitars. Meet the new benchmark.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Flamed Maple Back & Sides
  • SRT Pickup/Preamp System for Natural Amplified Tone

APX1200II

Price: $2,099.00 RRP


Colours / Finishes

APX series, highly evaluated for its playability on stage, is now available with all solid with SRT system. In addition to the quick response and attack of APX, solid Rosewood of side and back gives rich sustain. New cosmetics, such as Mahogany wood binding, black button on tuning machine, and the position marks are abalone/ MOP arrows seen in SG3000... it is simple, but gives us high-end appearance. APX1200 is available in Natural and Translucent Black.

  • Thin Body and Cutaway For Excellent Playability
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
  • SRT Pickup/Preamp System for Natural Amplified Tone

The colours and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.