The APX1200 Mk II is the flagship of our best-selling APX Series of electro-acoustic guitars. With its all-solid wood construction, the look, feel and sound of the APX1200 II is the result of 65 years spent continually developing our designs and craftsmanship. This thinline cutaway acoustic-electric features a built-in tuner and a System 63 pickup system, great for plugging in and playing coffeehouse gigs with natural acoustic sound that people will love.
The Yamaha APX1200II is a thinline acoustic-electric guitar, which means it has a thinner profile that fits up close to your body, so it's easy and comfortable to play. A thinner body doesn't mean the APX1200II isn't thick on great sound.
Yamaha chose a solid Sitka spruce top for their APX1200II for both its look and tone. Sitka spruce has a well-rounded, articulate sound with excellent projection. These qualities have made it the undisputed leader for acoustic guitar tops throughout the industry. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
The APX1200II sports a body made from solid rosewood. This wood is a favorite among flatpickers and fingerpickers at Music Experience for its warm tone with plenty of harmonic content. Its rich sound enhances the lowest fundamental as well as top-end clarity, delivering a punchy tone that is great for getting through a mix. The sound is very fast to react, too, so every nuance of your playing is heard with definition. Combined with the lively and defined sound of the spruce top, you'll love the rich and wide-ranging tone you get from the Yamaha APX1200II folk acoustic-electric.
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. 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. The pinnacle of the APX series, APX120 features solid rosewood back and sides, Yamaha’s SRT mic-modelling pickup system and premium appointments including mahogany binding, black button tuning machines, and abalone/mother-of-pearl inlays inspired by the legendary SG3000.
|Number of Strings||6|
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|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Die-cast Gold|
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