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Concert-size with Cutaway
Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
SRT System63 piezo/preamp
The A3 series features all-solid mahogany or rosewood back and sides with hand-selected premium Sitka Spruce tops. Yamaha's original dreadnought and concert-size body styles are configured with the flagship System 63 SRT pickup and SRT preamp combination for the most natural, responsive amplified tone available.
One (1) year parts and labor:tuning hardware, tail piece, bridge, plating, pickguard, vibratomechanisms, and electronic/electrical components.limited lifetime:top, neck, back and sides
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been playing guitar since 1964 and this has to be one of the best playing guitars I have ever owned. The sound is well balanced over the fretboard and it plays really well acoustically. Plugged in it is even more amazing, going from natural sounding to a wide set of custom sounds. The built in tuner is pretty much spot-on to concert pitch.
The intonation and projection are fantastic and it has a tremendous amount of sustain. The only down side to the instrument is that it will not tolerate bad technique on the 1st and 6th strings. The fret ends have quite a bit of bevel on their ends and it is very easy to walk a string onto the bevel on chord changes. Even so, this can be a positive challenge as it does encourage you to play properly. Outside of this peccadillo, it is a total 5-star performer.
The solid rosewood back and sides really give this instrument a good, clean, crisp sound. I have owned Martins that sounded no better at a much higher price. Both...
I've been playing it since I received it approximately a month ago and this guitar meets my every expectation for a good guitar. I was hesitating between this one and a Takamine GN/GF30CE and I finally made a decision on this because of the more balanced and bright sound it showed on youtube. I cannot say my decision was wrong (though I don't know what the Takamine is like exactly). The real sound emitted is certainly different from the video on youtube, but the sound is very beautiful, pure and balanced. I think many acoustic guitars have similar "general" sound so the difference from a entry-level guitar to a Martin 3000+$ one is the subtlety of the sound. The detail of the sound (when you play it very devotedly in a silent environment) meets my expectation for a 400$ guitar. The sound is far better than my former one, a entry-level Cort Earth 70. I also like the glossy finish of the body. In fact, before this guitar, I don't know the meaning for a glossy finish...
This guitar was a gift to my son for his 30th birthday. I have been playing various guitars for over 50 yrs. and this Yamaha has an incredible sound and is very well built. It has a beautiful tone acoustically and when plugged in. Great workmanship and worth every penny.
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