Yamaha NTX3 Thinline Nylon Acoustic Electric Guitar - Natural

Nylon Inspiration

Combining a contemporary design with meticulous attention to detail, the NX Series offers the superb playability and feel of an authentic classical guitar in a modern instrument. The NX Series comprises two lineups: NCX guitars, with classical style fingerboards, neck shape, and body thickness, and the thinner-bodied NTX lineup with a narrower neck and 14th fret neck joint. A.R.T. pickup system perfectly captures the warm resonant tone, allowing you to bring the unmistakable nylon string sound to a diverse range of genres, from latin to jazz, pop to rock.

A.R.T. Pickup System 

Our A.R.T. pickup system is used on a number of our steel string guitars and has received high acclaim for its superb sound quality, incredible dynamics, and outstanding feedback rejection. Our engineers designed the A.R.T. System 61 especially for the NX Series, to faithfully reproduce the tone and dynamics of nylon strings. Combining a number of exclusive technologies, the A.R.T. system affords the NX Series the versatility to accommodate an incredible range of playing styles from fingerstyle to pick to percussive flamenco, all while retaining the natural tone of the guitar.

Newly Developed Contact Pickup

A conventional contact pickup mounted underneath the saddle vibrates freely allowing it to pick up the natural body sound. On the other hand, it can pick up too much body sound resulting in feedback making positioning difficult.

By comparison the A.R.T system used on the NX Series guitars utilizes a multilayer damper in order to absorb excessive vibrations and control feedback. System 61 consists of two pickups mounted on the high and low sides of the guitar, each with its own control to provide the NX Series guitars with flexible tone tailoring.

Newly Developed Preamp System

Complementing the characteristic warmth and full mid-range tone of the nylon string guitar, the System 61 preamp uses Yamaha's class-leading technology to offer an easily controllable, wide tonal range, making the sound of the NX perfect for any show or playing style.

The preamp offers individual volume control for both pickups, delivering a totally natural sound with robust lows and clear highs. A built-in 3-band EQ offers powerful sound shaping while an on-board tuner provides excellent usability during performance.

NTX Features

Contemporary Style

Perfect For Playing Latin, Jazz, Pop or Rock, these guitars feel more like a steel-strung acoustic guitar and are ready for anything you can throw at them!

14th Fret Neck Joint

Thinner neck shape like that on a steel string acoustic. The fingerboard measures 48mm at the nut and 57mm at the joint.

Thin Body

An 80-90mm body depth and elliptical soundhole deliver a clear, smooth high-end response.

Headstock Design

The striking head design blends traditional design with contemporary cues and powerful imagery setting the NX Series apart from the rest. High precision machine heads offer tuning ease.

Warm Wood Rosette 

The sound hole is decorated with an original inlay design of mahogany, padauk, and abalone. The NTX Series uses an elliptical.


  • Body Shape: APX (Thinline) Shape
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Side Material: Solid Walnut
  • Neck Material: African Mahgany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: Flat
  • Scale Length: 25-9/16"
  • Body Length: 19-5/16"
  • Body Width: 14-9/16"
  • Body Depth: 3-11/16" - 3-15/16"
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8"
  • Nut Material: Urea
  • Saddle Material: Urea
  • Pickup System: AtmosFeel (Undersaddle + Contact Sensor + Mic)