Yamaha APX700

Yamaha APX700

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APX700, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Yamaha in the APX series.

5 user reviews

Yamaha APX700 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: APX700
  • Series: APX
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/16/2011

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Yamaha APX700 user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews )
 1 user review20 %
 4 reviews80 %
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Audiofanzine FR12/13/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Yamaha APX700
(Originally written by biecoul/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Made in China, conceived by Yamaha Japan.

Mini jumbo slim body.

Preamp with 3-band EQ.

Glossy finish (I clearly prefer the LAG matte finish).

Plastic bindings and rosette!

Generally speaking, I prefer the LAG natural finish.


I chose this guitar because it is very comfortable to play!

I usually play electric guitar but I wanted an electro-acoustic one.

I bought a Jumbo (LAG Autumn 300) for its warm sound but I quickly realized that it wasn't that comfortable to play.

I'm quite big and I'm used to playing a Stratocaster, so I feel much more comfortable with a slim acoustic guitar!

I tested several models and I found the Yamaha APX is the best for me.

The action is low, the strings are neither too soft nor too hard, the slim neck reminds me of my Strat... It's great!


The acoustic tone matches all my expectations: it's not a big sound but a well-balanced sound to play chords at home without disturbing my neighbors!

The amplified sound is simply amazing!

For electric guitarists who aren't looking for the Paco De Lucia sound, this guitar is perfect.

Oasis, Chapman, Floyd, etc. Perfect!

With a modeling amp like a VOX DA, everything sounds well, warm and full.


If you have a weakness for that warm, big and powerful MARTIN sound, choose a Yamaha APX!

The APX 500 is for small budgets, the 700 is for people who just sold a couple of guitars, and the 900 for people who want the same guitar as AYO or Tryo (Gizmo).

It's a guitar you'll take with you everywhere. It's perfect to practice or to accompany a singer.

Very good value for money.

Just try it out!

rounard75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX700
Electro-acoustic guitar mini jumbo (with reduced cash) adopts a built-in tuner with a 3-band equalizer, micro PIEZZO, rglage volume. Manufacturing: solid violin (mcaniques oil bath) is of good quality and stable, the table is solid spruce, rosewood fingerboard.


Channel pleasant and comfortable (slender hands), access to SGBA without difficulty even if for the moment I just played in this register. Ergonomics perfect slim body (about 80 cm), near the body. Slightly larger than its sister APX 500 but its volume is larger and longer sustain too. For sound, I will initially surprised because my ears were accustomed Cort 850 (type "campfire") that I regret because of me Sparer the box was too big and uncomfortable for me. The sound is perfect for a pop / rock record, just be a little mtallique for the song "campfire" yet with time wood and original strings have mri and sound more "soft "that departure. Branch on amp by against, with multiple possiblits rglage of sound, we get what we want and it's only happiness, both in arpge that rhythm.


Acoustic I use it for the same support if I think this guitar excels particulirement for a play at the fingers when it is not branch. The sound is quite pop, was going well. The volume allows to work in apartment without problem. Plugs into amp, its possibilities are broader. I possde for now a Spider Jam (versatile amp electric guitar devoted the foremost but possde between an acoustic guitar among others). The sound is modular and can be made wish hotter and wood. I t fully satisfied by this connection to amp it redcouvreson Instrument and it is only joy: New Horizons opens. I would say that the natural frequencies are rather well-tat imbalances but the final string SI / MI are a bit too light in acoustics. I think that the remplaant by another string model the problem will rgl (Elixir 80/20 Bronze advise me that we had).


I chose this guitar mainly to departure for a format issue because I could not play comfortably on my Cort 850 Dreadnought shape. I heard the models APX 500 APX 700 in stores. I hesitated because the 500 has a sound slightly softer but is less powerful and less possde long sustain. The APX 700 has a better projection and I think we should feel amplifies this difference. The colors are gorgeous proposed (black, red cobalt blue nuanced, natural ...). I chose the blue and I must say it is beautiful. With the amp, I rediscovery and she delights! This is I think a good quality / price ratio that addresses a beginner musician or intermediary Desiring to have a quality instrument without breaking the bank.

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

Yamaha APX700
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Frets: 22
Micro: New system 1-voie/Piezo
Controls: 3-Band EQ, Volume, Tuner
Tuners: Chrome


This guitar is very fun to play, it is compact with its shallow box. It is light and is well positioned, it was good against itself and the arm position is natural.
The neck is very thin and easy to handle. The spacing of the strings to the handle is nickel, not frisouilles and no need to force.
The cut makes easy access to acute.
The lifts are good, and the agreement is good over time.


The sound is very good for blues / rock or pop. Too metal to classical, but there might as well take a nylon string guitar.
The sound is clear and audible notes well, no vibration noise. The resonance is correct, but the body is fine, the sound is not very powerful in pure sound. It should apply to play hard. For one game alone without disturbing the neighbors is perfect for the concert unplugged it is much less.
Just for the record, the A string in the twelfth box does not ring at all!
Overall the sound more acute than low.
I too had the opportunity to use amplified sound but looks good and faithful to the sound.


In this price range is really good (I bought it on the internet is much cheaper), and competitors are rather more expensive. Obviously, compared to 700-800 euros guitar sound is not as powerful, but when even good enough to have fun.
What stands out most is that it is very enjoyable to play. It is a good investment, and a guitar series whose characteristics are stable over time (according to my guitar teacher).
In addition she has a face!

r3b00t's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha APX700
The APX 700. Frabriqué by a Chinese subcontractor for yamaha.
Main features: The body is thin, 80 -> 89 for mine.


This hits on the guitar, the handle super "easy". The size of the box makes it easy to grip.


Obviously the little box does not sound very powerful. And that is why I would change. Apart from this lack of "safe" sound is very very good.


A beautiful guitar that I've had 6 months, on which I took great pleasure in "learning".
Very good guitar for beginners or advanced amateur.

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