Take the stage by storm

As an electric guitarist in the mid 1980s, if you wanted to play acoustic on stage there were few options for you that really worked - and certainly nothing that was designed with you in mind. After talking to guitarists playing gigs of all sizes about what they really needed for a stage acoustic, Yamaha decided to make the first acoustic guitar that could be taken from a guitar rack, plugged in and played at volume – problem free. And so APX was born – designed to meet the tonal needs of both the guitarist and the band as a whole. No more howling feedback, misplaced mics or the dreaded extended sound check….

And being designed for electric guitarists, it wasn’t just the sound that was the focus on the APX - every element was tweaked to be an easy switch on-stage, from the stylish finishes to the cutaway body and the slim, electric-guitar style neck.

In any electro-acoustic, the pickup is at the heart of the sound. The first APX guitars were loaded with basic undersaddle piezo pickups and over time, as new pickup technologies became available, APX has featured a variety of systems suited to different playing styles and tonal requirements, several of which are still available today. The latest APX500III still features an undersaddle piezo pickup, but things have moved on since those early models and now it’s 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 1897 and over the years the APX has continued to adapt to the needs of the guitarist. The essence of APX is the same as ever, but compared to the first models today’s APX guitars boast a more woody, natural look, 5mm deeper body for better bass response and greater volume and, under the hood, scalloped bracing for a responsive, dynamic tone.


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Vrcholný model řady APX s označením APX1200 nabízí masivní palisandrovou zadní desku a luby, mikrofonní modelingový systém snímače SRT od Yamahy a dalšími prémiovými materiály, jako například mahagonovým vykládáním, černou ladicí mechanikou a perleťovým vykládáním inspirovaným legendárním modelem SG3000.

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


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S ručně vybíraným dřevem, vykládáním z pravého dřeva a neuvěřitelným snímačovým systémem SRT ve zcela nové 1000-sérii znovu definuje možnosti akustických kytar. Seznamte se s novým měřítkem.


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Série 700 je vybavena jedinečným ART systémem snímače. Je navržen tak, aby zachytil rezonanci celého těla kytary. Systém ART je schopen věrně přenést přirozený tón a dynamiku těla, což znamená, že je věrně reprodukována každá nuance vašeho hraní.


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Snímačový systém ART u APX700 se dokonale hodí k širšímu tónovému rozsahu 12-strunné kytary pro přirozený otevřený zvuk. Design APX zaměřený na hru na pódiu znamená, že i 12-strunný model je v každém případě stejně pohodlný a dobře hratelný jako 6-strunná varianta.


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Série 700 je vybavena jedinečným ART systémem snímače. Je navržen tak, aby zachytil rezonanci celého těla kytary. Systém ART je schopen věrně přenést přirozený tón a dynamiku těla, což znamená, že je věrně reprodukovaná každá nuance vašeho hraní.


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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


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

  • 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

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