The A3R is a superbly crafted electro-acoustic and part of Yamaha’s A-Series of acoustic-electric guitars bringing great playability, a fresh look and the cutting-edge Studio Response Technology pickup system.
Dreadnaught Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha have approached the A3R with a view to creating the perfect all-rounder, workhorse electric acoustic guitar, designing it to be suitable for all applications so you don’t need to take multiple guitars on the road with you; just your trusty Yamaha A3R.
A performance level guitar, the A3R has a dreadnaught style body allowing for deep, booming low end and great volume.
A cutaway design to the body has been incorporated to make playing of the higher frets much easier; perfect for adventurous arpeggios, solos and other lead guitar playing.
Great Choice of Woods
Solid Sitka Spruce has been used for the top. It has great qualities making it perfect for use as a resonating wood in guitars, such as its broad dynamic range and crisp articulation making it suitable for all styles of acoustic guitar playing.
This model of the A3R comes in a beautiful natural gloss finish allowing you to appreciate the great looking natural grain of the Solid Sitka Spruce top which contrasts nicely with the darker back and sides, which themselves have been crafted from solid Rosewood.
Using Mahogany, Yamaha have produced an incredibly comfortable, ultra-playable satin-smooth neck with a fingerboard of Ebony. Yamaha have chosen Ebony due to the lovely, bright quality it can bring to your guitar’s tone while also being incredibly hard-wearing; sure to be in great condition even after years of playing.
Ebony has also been used for the bridge; offering optimum transfer of string vibration to the solid Sitka Spruce resonating top of the A3R.
SRT (Studio Response Technology) Pickup System
Making use of advanced digital signal processing and decades of research and development in the world of audio technology and recording techniques, Yamaha have developed the SRT pickup and preamp system. The Studio Response Technology system delivers natural, studio-quality acoustic guitar tone.
Emulating high-end studio microphones used in world-class recording spaces, the SRT system brings an incredible sound to your amplified acoustic performance that is normally reserved for professional recording engineers.
A piezo pickup sits under the saddle, and utilising Yamaha’s proprietary SRT pickup technology it uses individual elements for each string resulting in an extremely clear, ultra-wide bandwidth signal with incredible dynamic response and tonal accuracy above and beyond what you can expect from a standard ribbon-type piezo pickup.
SRT System63 Preamp
The preamp gives you a number of options to enhance your guitar’s sound and get the most out of your performance while staying true to the guitar’s individual acoustic qualities.
A built-in chromatic tuner allows you to perfectly tune your guitar whenever you need to, without having to carry around a separate, external tuner.
A three-band equaliser allows individual adjustment of the LOW, MID and HIGH frequency levels and a VOL control allows adjustment of the overall volume of the guitar.
A ‘TYPE’ switch allows you to select the pickup’s mic simulation type; chose from 1) a large diaphragm condenser mic, 2) a small diaphragm condenser mic and 3) a ribbon mic.
Increasing the versatility of the A3R is a FOCUS/WIDE switch allowing you to choose the setting for the simulated mic. When pushed in you have ‘focus’ selected which provides a clear tone, great for use when playing with a band. Push the switch so it comes out and you get a broader tone that is appropriate for solo play.
RESONANCE control allows you to adjust the amount of body tone being amplified and a BLEND Control allows you to mix the level of signals being received from the pickup and the simulated mic. Rotating the dial fully left gives you 100% pickup signal while rotating it fully right gives you 100% simulated mic signal.
Lastly, the A.F.R. (Auto Feedback Reduction) switch eliminates the issues that electro-acoustic playing guitarists constantly face when playing live. When feedback occurs; just hit the AFR button and the preamp will apply a notch filter to the unwanted frequency.
A large, bright display allows you to easily read information from the tuner and other settings – even in dimly lit stage conditions.
Versatile, High Quality, Great Sounding Guitar
The A3R is the culmination of Yamaha’s over 45 years of experience in guitar building. Combining expert recording research and guitar development, Yamaha have developed a true all-rounder in the A3R which comes to you complete with a fantastic hard case included.
Superb guitar craftsmanship, high quality woods and cutting edge pickup and preamp technology make the A3R an incredible guitar that you will enjoy for years to come.
Yamaha A3R Electro-Acoustic Guitar Specs and Features:
- Dreadnaught Style with Cutaway Body
- Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Solid Rosewood Back and Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Bridge
- Rosewood Fingerboard Binding
- Mahogany Body Binding
- SRT System63 Preamp
- SRT Saddle/Piezo Pickup
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Side: Solid Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut Width: 43mm
- String Length: 650mm
- Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
- Preamp: System 63 SRT
- Includes Case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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