APX1000 – Redefines the Performance of Acoustic-Electric Guitar
APX’s thin-line body combines incredible comfort, easy top-fret access, and a sound perfectly suited to on-stage use with bright, clear mids, balanced highs, and controlled lows. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing allows the guitar’s top to sing and maximizes the resonance of the unique body shape for a full, natural tone. With dynamics, sensitivity, and clarity built into the design from day one, APX is a guitar not to be underestimated.
Body depth and Bracing pattern
The APX’s thin-line body offers incredible comfort, top-fret access, and a sound perfect for on-stage use. Specially designed non-scalloped X-type bracing maximizes body resonance for a full, natural tone.
APX Soundhole: Oval
The instantly recognizable APX soundhole thickens the lower-mid response and gives a more strident, open low end.
A.R.T. Pickup System
A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) technology – Newly developed contact pickup Unique multilayer structure achieves optimum dynamic balance. Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars have consistently used piezoelectric pickups to reproduce the pure sounds of the acoustic guitar. But piezoelectric pickups tended to overreact to changes in attack, which in turn caused distortion. To achieve ideal playability, we had to improve the way that these dynamics were controlled.
To provide a solution to this issue, the new pickup was designed with a multilayer structure consisting of six layers of different materials. This dampens excessive vibration from the top board while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance. Also, because the pickup is fitted directly beneath the top board, it functions as a transducer attached to the body. – 3-way configuration.
In addition to two main pickups mounted under the saddle, this system has one each on the bass and treble sides to capture the vibrations of the entire length of the strings and body, as well as the sound’s bass and treble components. The pickups are laid out in such a way as to achieve clear reproduction even during high-position soloing.