Yamaha APXT2 Adapts Best-Selling Features Into a
Small Body Guitar -
Yamaha Guitars introduces the sleek, three-quarter size APXT2,
which will be on display at Summer NAMM 2013. A smaller version of
the world's best-selling acoustic-electric guitar, the APX500II,
the APXT2 is perfect for travel, practice, busking and even
Packed with features, the new model includes Yamaha's
proprietary Acoustic Resonance Transducer (A.R.T.) System68 pickup
system with built-in tuner, Spruce top, Meranti back and sides,
Mahogany neck and a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It also comes
with a sturdy, padded gig bag.
"This versatile guitar, which is portable and easy to play,
sounds a lot bigger than it looks and feels," said Dennis Webster,
marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars.
The System68 A. R. T. includes a one-way active preamp and
transducer contact pickup system that features mid-boost EQ for
tone shaping and a precision chromatic tuner. The transducer system
delivers a natural acoustic tone by dampening excessive vibration
from the soundboard while picking up small resonances to achieve
ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance.
Pricing and availability:
The APXT2 (MSRP: $315) in Dark Red Burst, Natural, Black and Old
Violin Sunburst is now shipping.