Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


89 out of 100. Incorporating 600+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 600+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline is a compact guitar that's meant to appeal to younger players, or to those who just want a small grab-and-go instrument.

It is based on Yamaha's popular APX500, only this one is 3/4-sized, ideal for smaller hands or for those who want an affordable and portable acoustic-eletcric instrument.

Its thinline body has a distinct cutaway, and sports meranti back and sides, and a top crafted from spruce.

Electronics include ART-based preamp and System 68 contact pickup with built-in tuner.


  • Body Shape: APX Thinline 3/4
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Meranti
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: Standard
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 22.835"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Electronics: ART-based Preamp with System 68 Contact Pickup
  • Pickup Type: Active

Portability and easy playability are the most commended traits of the Yamaha APXT2. While many of the positive reviews are from satisfied young guitarists, there are also a good chunk of experienced players who are impressed with how fun and easy it is to play. Coming from Yamaha, most owners feel that the quality of this instrument is worth more than what they paid for. The electronic component of the guitar is well received, stating that it gets the job done even for gigs.

Ironically, there are a few complaints about the guitar's action being too low. And since it has a small thinline body, don't expect it to have the same volume and balanced unplugged sound as a dreadnought.

The Yamaha APXT2 is the most compact acoustic-electric guitar to get high enough ratings to make it onto one of our recommended lists.

This was previously on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $200 but had to be removed due to its price going above $200.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.