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Yamaha APX1200II Thinline - Translucent Black

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6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Rosewood Back and Sides, African Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Yamaha Electronics - Translucent Black 
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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.

Yamaha APX1200II Acoustic-Electric Guitar at a Glance:

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

Comfort and playability

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.

Genuine Sitka spruce top for great tone

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.

Solid Rosewood back and sides

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.

Yamaha System-63 SRT electronics

Using advanced Digital Signal Processing and real-world insight into audio technology and recording techniques, Yamaha have developed SRT – a pickup and preamp system capable of delivering an amazingly natural, studio-quality acoustic guitar tone. Sounds that were, until now, only attainable by professional recording engineers using expensive vintage microphones in world-class acoustic spaces are now easily recreated by any player, on stage or in the studio. SRT does not artificially create a guitar tone, rather it creates a faithful reproduction of the other elements that make up a great guitar sound – the subtle ambience of the real space between instrument and microphone, the characteristic EQ voicing of a great sounding vintage mic, the different resonances captured when you move a mic around a guitar. And because SRT uses your guitar's natural tone as a basis for this process, the result is phenomenally realistic and full of the acoustic character of your guitar.

What Yamaha Says...

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.

    Yamaha APX1200II Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

    • Solid spruce top and solid rosewood body puts out great resonant tone
    • Thinline cutaway body is light and sits comfortably against your body
    • System 63 preamp pickup system provides solid amplified tone
    • Rosewood fingerboard offers great feel and response

              String Type Steel
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Shape
              APX Thinline
              Body Style Cutaway
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Color Translucent Black
              Finish Gloss
              Top Wood
              Solid Spruce
              Back & Sides Wood
              Solid Rosewood
              Body Bracing
              Neck Wood
              African Mahogany
              Mahogany Cream
              Radius 15.74"
              Fingerboard Material
              Fingerboard Inlay
              Abalone Wings
              Number of Frets 20
              Scale Length 25"
              Tuning Machines Die-cast Gold
              Bridge Material
              Nut/Saddle Material Urea/Urea
              Nut Width
              Strings .012-.053
              Case Included
              Reinforced Carrying Bag
              Yamaha System-63
              Manufacturer Part Number