As an electric guitarist in the '80s, if you wanted to play acoustic on stage there were few options available. 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 dreaded extended sound checks.
The latest APX700 features a unique under-saddle piezo pickup, the Yamaha proprietary SRT transducer featured in the highly-acclaimed A Series range, a natural tone and the feedback rejection and mix-friendly sound guitarists crave.
Although its style has evolved, the essence of the APX remains the same. Today, it boasts a more natural look, a deeper body for better bass response and greater volume, and a new non-scalloped bracing pattern for a responsive, dynamic tone.
This 12-string version of the APX700II features 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 allows you to pick the guitar that suits your style and know that character will always shine through.
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back: Mahogany
- Side/Rim: Mahogany
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Finish: Hi-Gloss
- String Scale: 634mm (25")
- Thin Body with Cutaway
- Body Depth: 80-90mm (3 1/8" - 3 9/16")
- Nut Width: 46mm (1 13/16")
- Tuners: Diecast Chrome
- Pickup System: System64 1-way ART