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APX500, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Yamaha in the APX series.


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Yamaha APX500 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: APX500
  • Series: APX
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/15/2011

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Yamaha APX500 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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JOJOMIND12/19/2012

JOJOMIND's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX500
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UTILIZATION

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SOUNDS

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OVERALL OPINION

This is my second acoustic guitar (an old Vantage used in the early 80s that has a bass drum, a bass sound so fantastic - I'm bassist ...). I formed a band in 2009 (a singer and me ...) where I played the guitar. Then a guitarist (finally) arrived and I could hold bass. I still play the acoustic and electric guitar on some songs, especially when I sing. So I can give actual notice.

The good side: Mild, pleasant, good original sound (plugged into my sound through a DI, the sound is remarkably smooth in both attack), good mechanical take good note, knobs, EQ and tuner efficient, consumes little battery, beautiful, solid, good finish, very resistant to weather and trimballage at concerts and sudden temperature change (Home> Car> Road> concert hall, summer, winter, etc ...) very balanced, very nice handle, easy to play, Acute available for this type of guitar.
The bad side: The body is narrow sound (guitar not plugged in) is relatively low and especially his little low. Saturates the sound if you tap too hard strings (note the passion on some tracks). That's it!
There are similar and cheaper guitars (Ibanez TCY10E) similar and very similar at the same price (AEG10E Ibanez, Ibanez AEL10E) and similar at the same price but much nicer (TCM50E Ibanez, Ovation CC24S-5 Ovation 6778AX-5 Standard Elite). But I'll keep it because since 2009 it is doing its job and it has not aged and I am not an example of prudence ....
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prevox02/16/2008

prevox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX500
Small guitar made simple in Indonesia
22 frets, piezo
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there is a preamp with 3 band EQ, volume control and a amf
a built-in tuner, it can still be used
the handle is slightly curved, rather thin. appropriate for small hands!
I guess for the price the features are more than honest

UTILIZATION

To add the handle that allows comfortable playing
the guitar has a plan then cut access 17th to 19th for the most flexible possible, but why risk it?
a guitar is really light. I also find it is well balanced, and not a jumbo model.
disconnected, the sound is neutral, not sure what to do deep blues

The downside: it freeze sometimes (a little). I do not know if it's factory or if it's because I bought a little bougnée.d hence the lower the note ..

total: a small guitar easy to play. At that price we will not ask too much.

SOUNDS

I play a little bit of everything except metal and classical.
it seems at his best in the palette folk / pop and rock to accompany

I play at home with a little Vox DA5, it's fun to use with the wah. but it connects everywhere.
EQ is not bad, as he can, do not expect wonders either
it lacks a bit of heat.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it, mostly unplugged, for a year, it has not moved
Most: price, ease of use, handling. full of useful gadgets and more often, with the tuner.
Minimum: bought with a small pet 'on the table, frieze, is undeniable. especially acute.
I had not tried a lot of electro-access models in this price range. it does not hold water with "brands" but still, for an entry-level ... we try to please the customer a minimum. it's not like others.
So, knowing that I bought the guitar in Japan (very slightly damaged again) 20,000 yen, or 130 euros ... pfff ... it's really a ridiculous price ..
I'm happy with my purchase. it is 300 euros in France? This would not necessarily be the flight.
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Gregojol06/15/2010

Gregojol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX500
Micro Piezo yamaha, 3-band preamp, volume control, integrated tuner.

UTILIZATION

In use, this guitar is nice. Its pleasant to the eye shape facilitates access to the latest freight. the neck is quite thin and comfortable. The strings are those of a folk so give fingers hurt at first. The sound is good and comes out easily. Its small body makes it easy to create a game but lacks bass.

SOUNDS

To start, this guitar seems good, the sound passes easily to the accompaniment. The preamp is worthy of the brand and sends out the clear sound of the guitar. I connect to 3 different amps (peavey and aer) and 2 PA systems, sound is always good and have found that the bass was not playing acoustic.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this guitar for over a year.
I have not tried many other model before but I could compare it to other guitars in the same range from the purchase. (My brother has also changed the guitar since I found it because his less)

Pros: The price is right, shape, straight neck, the tuner (very handy), the quality preamps.

Cons: Lack of serious scratches that forms on this beautiful guitar.

Certainly I would buy the same guitar today if I had to redo my choice.

Here is a video I made to hear the sound quite well defined APX 500:
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benbar8102/10/2011

benbar81's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX500
Guitar. Channel

UTILIZATION

very nice for a folk guitar. Pretty

SOUNDS

its bright enough, but mostly very good accuracy of the handle which is not always the case. Tuner handy. Good preamp.

OVERALL OPINION

Very good guitar in this price range. Good guitar
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