Yamaha APXT2EW 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Yamaha APXT2EW 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 100+ 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 APXT2EW is a 3/4 scale version of their popular APX500 acoustic-electric guitar. And for the price, this model features exotic tonewoods that include mango veneer over meranti wood for the top, and meranti for the back and sides.

Being a 3/4 size guitar makes this ideal for younger players, or for experienced ones who want a portable acoustic with built-in electronics for use on stage.

Speaking of electronics, this guitar comes with an ART-based preamp and System 68 contact pickup.

It also features a built-in tuner within the preamp controls.


  • Body Shape: 3/4 Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Top: Meranti with Mango Veneer
  • Body: Meranti
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 22.81"
  • Nut Width:1.692"
  • Electronics: System 68TR contact pickup, volume, tone EQ, tuner


Most of the thumbs up are from younger players and the parents who are satisfied with its overall value. Easy playability is its main strength, but it's also praised for its good amplified sound. Coming from Yamaha, build quality also passes with flying colors for many owners.


At 3/4 size, acoustic sound is expected to be a bit limited, especially in the bottom end, but this is a physical limitation given its smaller body.


If you're looking for a comfortable and compact couch guitar that is equally at home on stage, then check out the Yamaha APXT2EW.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Electric Guitars.

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