Ξ Leave a comment

Yamaha APX-9C Guitar Review

posted by
Yamaha APX-9C Guitar Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Pete

I intended to buy an acoustic amp, the guy in the shop handed me the APX-9C and I tried a few great amps, including a nice tweed Marshall.

…the envy of many Gibson, Fender & Takamine owners I know…

Yamaha APX9CI played for a while with each amp weighing up the pro’s and cons of each one. After a while I went up to the guy in the shop and said “OK mate, I’ll take it!”.

“Which one?” he said “The AER or Marshall?”

“The guitar”, I said.

From picking it up that first time I knew I had to have it. I have never regretted the decision; my Yamaha is a workhorse of the finest degree, playability is beyond perfect with an action that I’ve never changed from the shop set up these last 10 years or so, and the sound through a PA cannot be bettered.

I’ve had friends go out and buy Yamaha’s after hearing mine (including those with the new sound modelling systems) and being disappointed at not being able to reproduce natural aural beauty of my APX-9C.

It’s had it’s fair share of mishaps over the year with many a scratch and dent, but boy what a sound and what playability!

Features:

Top Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Satin Sycamore
Fingerboard Rosewood
Bridge Indian Rosewood
Electronics System 45 Piezo/Mic
Tuners Diecast Gold
Finishes Natural (Matte)

Ease of use:

Like an old friend in the hands, action and neck are beautiful, it is an effortless guitar to play, and a joy to listen to.

Sound Quality:

The acoustic sound quality is not the best, it’s shallow body doesn’t have the resonance of a big bodied guitars but it is far from disappointing with a good overall sound with good balance across the strings.

When it is plugged in, it is perfection and the envy of many Gibson, Fender & Takamine owners I know. Its deep resonance is perfect for those dropped D moments.

Reliability:

The APX-9C has never let me down, the action and other set ups have never needed to be touched, it’s natural playability and feel are exceptional and it has never let me down, and boy has it been played!

Overall Rating:

For me the perfect guitar, I have Eko, Ovation, Ibanez, Fender and Epiphones, but I would give them all away for this guitar.

I never ever use them except maybe the Ibanez to write songs, the rest gather dust.

It’s quality belies it’s then modest price tag and the evidence is in everyone’s reaction to hearing it “Where do I get one?” and the word ‘Discontinued’ rings in their ears as I walk away πŸ˜‰

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Pete

Share This Article

You may also like...

Submit your equipment reviews

Do you own a guitar, amp, effects pedal or guitar accessory that you love (or hate!). If so, become a Guitar Jar Magazine Contributor and submit your reviews for other guitarists to read.

About the author:

Guitar Jar Contributors are random members of the global playing community who have contributed to Guitar Jar by submitting reviews &Β articles to share with fellow musicians.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Search Guitar Jar Magazine

Facebook

Sign up to our Mailing List

* indicates required

I'm interested in: