Yamaha AES800

Yamaha AES800

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AES800, Other Shape Guitar from Yamaha in the AES series.

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Yamaha AES800 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: AES800
  • Series: AES
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/12/2003

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Yamaha AES800 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
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MGR/Guitarplayer1958's review"Yamaha AES800"

Yamaha AES800
I recently found one of these in a local music store... Apparently they were built from 1998-2000? Mine says made in Japan on it, although I understood most were assembled in other locations.

I paid $399 for it with the case.

This guitar has Dimarzio pickups in it (stock from the factory). This guitar blows away my Les Paul and American Strat.

Plays like butter and is a beautifully crafted guitar. This thing is easily worth twice the money.

Great fit and finish.

I'd pay twice as much for a guitar like this.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Peter McStrange04/17/2002

MGR/Peter McStrange's review"Yamaha AES 800"

Yamaha AES800
Bought in Taiwan for approx. 400 US dollars.
I wanted a first electric guitar that would last me for a while, was affordable and that sounded good and played well. I wanted a Les Paul Gibson but it was almost twice the price and not twice the sound.

It looks sooo good and has clear individual note sounds. It really is a cross between the Fender strat' and a Gibson (according to my fundi friends who say it is a beaut' axe). It plays easily and the dials are easy to adjust. The through body stringing is a neat feature, the whole guitar vibrates when you play it. The bridge is easily adjustable. Best is its ergonomic design, the back is sculpted to fit into your body, so comfy to play.

The phase knob doesn't really seem to do much, an on off switch would probably have worked better. Fret ends could be a bit more rounded and the pick protectionplate is a little loose, handy though for sticking my pick when I'm not using it. Also it is seriously heavy, but that is prtobably an asset.

Overall good. The small things mentioned before can be sorted out, how many guitars play great straight off the shelf? this one did.

No contest. This is a beauty for people like me who want quality and affordability. It strums beautifully, great for rhythm work and has great individual notes for lead work. I'll get there one day

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/vanwarp's review"Yamaha AES800"

Yamaha AES800
Before buying this guitar I tried many Strats, Les Pauls, Teles and others. I did find several guitars in the $1200 range that really impressed me but they did not sufficiently sway me to pay the extra cash when the AES800 had a very cool "retro" Les Paul look and feel, and a captivating sound I was looking for at less than half the price. I wanted to get a second guitar something a little different than my Fender Strat...

The AES800 was listed at $899 Canadian funds and I ended up walking away with it for $450 (tax included)!

The very best feature on the AES800 is the massive-sounding pick-ups: 2 DiMarzio Q-100 hum cancelling soap bar style humbuckers.

The Q100's are very quiet. They are very much like P90's. The switch/knob design allows you to probe a wide variety of captivating sounds. You will find some excellent tones no matter what style of music you play. This is a great “can do it all” type of guitar with very useful sounds through every amp I experimented on - Fenders, Marshals, Tech 21.

The realtime phase control knob feature will add some interesting colors to your sound on both the clean and dirty channels of your amp. What I have discovered is that on a clean I prefer setting the phase knob at 1 while my daughter prefers position 10 always. With distortion, we both prefer position 10. Setting the knob somewhere in between does not appear to be a very practical option, perhaps an on/off switch would have been a better design solution for this in and out of phase feature?

Another minor detail of very little concern is that the fret ends could have been smoother.

Cherry Sunburst finish with mahogany-veneered Alder body. Maple bolt on neck with Rosewood fretboard and 22 medium jumbo sized frets. Chrome hardware and string through body design with six individual tailpieces mounted in the body. The tuners are nice and smooth. Tune-O-Matic Bridge.

The control knobs are: 5-way pickup selector, master volume, master tone and a realtime phase control knob. In position #2 only, the inside coils are hot and the phase knob brings the outer bridge coil in and out of phase.

I can’t say anything bad about the overall quality of this guitar.

The best way to describe this guitar is to mix the best features of a Strat and a Les Paul together, and “voila” the inception of an AES800.

I love the way the guitar looks and the neck feels awesome, very comfortable to me.

I am most happy with this guitar. It was an incredible deal!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

stof79's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha AES800
Pickups: 2 hambukers Di Marzio
rglage: 2 tone and 1 volume
slecteur 5 Positions: double pickup, bridge pickup split neck pickup and bridge double neck pickup and neck pickup split in two
Saddle handle asses flat, 22 frets
only the keys seem a little cheap, but are even good when the agreement (be it a little press).
Alder body, mahogany veneer


The handle trs playable, access to acute correct (the shape of the guitar does not allow access total).
Weight is "classic": it is neither heavy nor lgre.
She has a good sound!


The sound: that's what caught my attention, Di Marzio make their effect!
It sounds british either double or single split.
It sounds great in clear or saturated crunch. Although it is not made for large sidrugistes, she would like the distortion: it does not bleed.
With a bit of saturation mics have a really nice grain.


I use it for 3 years, it has its personality: it is made for rock, but it can be versatile trs.
Report quality / price: good, she has a great sound.

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