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
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 soundcheck. 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 under-saddle 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 maximizes body resonance for full, natural tone.
PIEZO PICKUP SYSTEM
This pickup uses individual elements for each string to give an ultra-clear, ultra-wide bandwidth signal with far better dynamic response and tonal accuracy than a regular, piezo pickup.
YAMAHA APX600 GUITAR OVERVIEW
The Yamaha APX600 thinline cutaway acoustic-electric combines incredible comfort, easy, top-fret access and an incredible sound ready for all stages. This APX600 features a unique undersaddle piezo pickup, the Yamaha proprietary SRT transducer. Although its style has evolved, the essence of the APX remains the same.