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YAMAHA AC5R Acoustic Electric Concert Guitar – NEW!

Yamaha AC5R

Yamaha AC5R Acoustic Electric Concert Guitar

Yamaha announced today the introduction of the AC5R handcrafted acoustic electric guitar, which is made in their Japan Custom Shop.

The Yamaha AC5R acoustic electric guitar is a concert size instrument with cutaway, and features all-solid rosewood back and sides and hand selected premium woods. It also features Yamaha’s exclusive Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) technology that enables the guitar to produce the sound of a decades old guitar.

The Yamaha A-Series acoustic electric guitars are a different from Yamaha’s best selling FG and L Series handcrafted guitars. They have a new look, feel and sound, and were designed and developed in the U.S. by Yamaha’s R & D team over a three year period. Thousands of hours were spent working and speaking with performing musicians to develop these new guitars.

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New Yamaha APXT2 Three Quarter Guitar

Yamaha APXT2 Three Quarter Size Acoustic Electric Guitar

Yamaha APXT2 Three Quarter Size Acoustic Electric Guitar

Yamaha has just introduced the three-quarter size APXT2 acoustic electric guitar. It’s a smaller version of the world’s best-selling acoustic-electric guitar, the APX500II, and is perfect for travel, practice and gigging.

The APXT2 features 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.

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.

The new Yamaha APXT2 comes in four colors: Dark Red Burst, Natural, Black and Old Violin Sunburst. It will be available soon from www.AndysMusic.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944 for more information.

Video – New Yamaha A Series Guitars

Brief video about the new – and different – Yamaha A Series Acoustic Electric guitars.

New Yamaha A Series Acoustic Guitars

Yamaha AC1M

Yamaha AC1M Acoustic Electric

We recently received a partial shipment of the new Yamaha A Series acoustic electric guitars, and our first impressions are very good.

The A-Series acoustic electric guitars are different from Yamaha’s popular FG and L Series handcrafted guitars. They were designed from the ground up here in the U.S. by Yamaha’s R & D team and have a new look, feel and sound. They spent three years on the A Series project, and spoke to countless guitarist and luthiers during the process.

If you like an acoustic guitar with very playable action, you’re going to love these instruments. They fret as easily as an electric guitar – no string buzz – and are very comfortable to hold and play.

We think the new Yamaha A Series acoustic electric guitars are going to be another home run for Yamaha.

Yamaha GL1 Guitarlele (Guitalele)

Yamaha GL1 Guitalele

Yamaha GL1 Guitarlele

Okay ukulele fans, here’s something new and different for you to get your hands on. What’s half guitar, half ukulele and 100% fun? The new Yamaha GL1 Guitarlele.

The GL1 Guitalele has a 17″ string scale – small and comfortable to hold like a uke – with 6 strings tuned A-D-G-C-E-A. It includes a gig bag for easy transport, and will be available in January 2011. The price? $99.99 with free shipping from Andy’s Music Online.

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic – Great Sound, Low Price!

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic

Everybody wants to get the most bang for their buck, and guitarist are no exception. If there’s a deal to be had, they’ll find. Well you needn’t look further, you’ve struck gold!

To say that the Yamaha FG700S acoustic guitar is a bargain, is an understatement. This is one of our best selling guitars at Andy’s Music, and there’s no secret as to why! It sounds great and costs little – $199.00. When you consider the quality of woods, and the quality of manufacture, the FG700S could sell for much, much more. After all, it is a handmade guitar.

Our Uncle Andy has been in the Yamaha factory that makes this instrument, and has seen first-hand the TLC Yamaha luthiers put into this guitar. If you like, take a look at this short Yamaha Guitar Factory video for a glimpse at the guitar making process.

What’s the moral of this story? If you want to buy a great sounding Yamaha six string acoustic guitar with your lunch money, get the FG700S!

Keep on picking.

Yamaha Guitars – # 1 In U.S. Sales

Yamaha Guitars is ringing in its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, Yamaha received a very nice present. According to MI Sales Trak, Yamaha Guitars moved past U.S. competitors Martin and Taylor to take the top sales spot in the U.S.

Yamaha has led the field in the number of acoustic guitar units sold for some time, but just one year ago, Yamaha ranked fourth behind Martin, Taylor, and Ibanez in dollar volume, according to Dennis Webster, marketing manager for Yamaha Guitars. Not anymore.

“The easy part is over,” Webster, said, “we want to celebrate our 40 years in the U.S., but now comes the tough work of staying competitive in the future.”

The Yamaha FG series is one of the best selling acoustic guitars, according to Webster, a feat that is not lost on Yamaha’s guitar marketing team. For its 40th anniversary, Yamaha has commissioned a limited-edition FG to celebrate, and only 40 guitars were made. Each will include a plaque on the back of the headstock and be individually numbered.

For information on Yamaha guitars and other musical instruments, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

(Reprinted from Music Inc. Magazine, July 2009).

New Yamaha NX Nylon String Guitars

Yamaha guitars has announced a new series of acoustic electric nylon string guitars – the NX Series. With the NX range, Yamaha has created something new from the oldest and most traditional guitars, to show that nylon string guitars are no longer just for nylon string players.

The NX Series has six models and includes a choice of NT contemporary thinline or NC traditional body styles, traditional classical or crossover neck profiles, body wood options and spec levels, from the workhorse NTX700 to the handcrafted NCX2000, complete with Yamaha’s Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (ARE) technology. This technology gives guitars a more matured sound (as in aged), right out of the box!

Benefiting from Yamaha’s class-leading construction including premium tonewoods, ultra-thin finishes and professional setups, the NX range also features the latest version of the exclusive ART (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) pickup system, in a truly nylon-specific configuration.

Yamaha NX guitars were created to provide a range of performance instruments that not only prove nylon strings are a tone every guitarist should have in their palette, but makes those tones more accessible and usable than ever before.

Yamaha Basses

For more than 20 years, the Yamaha BB Series electric bass guitars have been the workhorse for great bass players like Nathan East, Tony Kanal, Michael Anthony, and Lee Sklar. Through the years, these players have relied on Yamaha’s BB basses to deliver that deep, warm thump that has become the hallmark Yamaha bass sound.  Let’s take a closer look at these great Yamaha basses.

The Yamaha BB614 4-string electric bass guitar features an active 3-band EQ system with a ceramic soap bar-style bridge pickup, and a split coil neck pickup to give you the versatility of sound that is required in professional gigs. Speed knobs for master volume and master tone, a pickup balancer and a toggle selector switch complete the package. 

The BB614 also has a beefy alder body with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. It features the classic characteristics of the original BB series electric basses, from the distinctive big body design and bolt-on neck to the vintage-style hardware and soap bar and split-coil pickups. With the addition of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The BB615 is the 5-string version in the 6 series.

A step down in price – but not in quality – is the BB415 5-string electric bass.  It features a beefy alder body with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Electronics include a ceramic soapbar-style bridge pickup, a split coil neck pickup, a toggle selector switch and speed knobs for master volume and master tone. The BB414 is the 4-string version of this model.

The Yamaha BB series basses are not new, the BB1000 and BB2000 professional model basses were introduced in 1977 as the flagship models of this new line.  For more information about Yamaha guitars and basses, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.