A-Series

ASeries

NEW 2017 A SERIES THE NEXT LEVEL.

Designed to be the ideal performance acoustic guitar, the Yamaha A-Series is crafted from the ground up to be perfectly suited to life on the road. With natural, dynamic plugged-in tone and stage-ready simplicity from the new SRT2 pickup system; played-in comfort out of the box thanks to hand-rolled fingerboard edges on a straight taper neck; a custom designed scalloped bracing pattern for an all-new powerful, expressive acoustic tone and Yamaha's legendary road-ready construction to make sure it's ready when you are, night after night, the A-Series is the perfect guitar to take your playing to the next level.

A SERIES THE NEXT LEVEL

Designed to be the ideal performance acoustic guitar, the Yamaha A-Series is crafted from the ground up to be perfectly suited to life on the road. With natural, dynamic plugged-in tone and stage-ready simplicity from the new SRT2 pickup system; played-in comfort out of the box thanks to hand-rolled fingerboard edges on a straight taper neck; a custom designed scalloped bracing pattern for an all-new powerful, expressive acoustic tone and Yamaha's legendary road-ready construction to make sure it's ready when you are, night after night, the A-Series is the perfect guitar to take your playing to the next level.

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Series Lineup

#5Series

A5R/A5M

A Type Body

All Solid

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT2 Electronics

Made in Japan

AC5R/AC5M

AC Type Body

All Solid

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT2 Electronics

Made in Japan

#3Series

A3R/A3M

A Type Body

All Solid

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT2 Electronics

AC3R/AC3M

AC Type Body

All Solid

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT2 Electronics

#1Series

A1R/A1M

A Type Body

Solid Top

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT Piezo Pickup

AC1R/AC1M

AC Type Body

Solid Top

Rosewood Back and Sides / Mahogany Back and Sides

SRT Piezo Pickup

Body Variation

2 Body Shapes

Abody

Traditional Western Body Cutaway

Powerful lows and clear highs with full body resonance

ACbody

Concert Body Cutaway

Articulate mids and highs, defined lows and exceptional comfort

Rosewood or Mahogany Back and Sides

Choice of Rosewood or Mahogany
Back and Sides

Rosewood models offer well-balanced tone from low to high, while mahogany provides rich mid-range with quick response.

Features

SRT2 Electronics

SRT2 is a new pickup system developed independently by Yamaha, and optimized for stage performance. From a piezo sound that cut through when in a mix to a warm, pure acoustic sound that is like recorded by using the vintage microphone in the recording studio, SRT2 allows you to reproduce a sound that you can really use on stage. With SRT2 you can mix these two sounds to attain the exact balance you want to achieve a distinctive tone.
What's more, the ability to select from two different mic types lets you choose the optimal sound for your playing style and for the song you are performing.
(SRT2 is applied to the A5 and A3 only.)

A: Volume Control
B: Treble Control
C: Bass Control/AFR (Auto Feedback Reduction) [PUSH]
D: Blend Control/Mic Type Switch [PUSH]

SRT Pickup

Yamaha's proprietary SRT pickup design uses individual elements for each string to give an ultra-clear, ultra-wide bandwidth signal with far better dynamic response and tonal accuracy than a regular, ribbon-type piezo pickup.

[A5R/AC5R/A3R/AC3R]
Mic Type 1: Neumann U67 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Mic Type 2: Royer R122 Active Ribbon Microphone

[A5M/AC5M/A3M/AC3M]
Mic Type 1: Neumann KM56 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Mic Type 2: Royer R122 Active Ribbon Microphone

Powerful Acoustic Sound

A new sound has been developed for the A-series that is louder and stronger in the low-mid ranges, thanks to cutting-edge acoustic analysis technology developed by the Yamaha R&D Division.
Their analysis led to the development of the new scalloped bracing for the top board and shorter bracing than normal for the back board.
Also, treating the tops with Yamaha's exclusive A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) process gives the instrument a rich, vintage quality tone, making it sound as though you'd been playing it for years from the very first moment you pick an A-series guitar up.
(A.R.E. processing is applied to the A5 and A3 only.)

New Bracing

Overall increases across the lower range.
Richer harmonic overtones in the mid range.

Conventional Bracing

High Comfort Neck Profile

Extensive research with players, luthiers and guitar techs has given A-Series the feel and playability that today's acoustic-electric players want, whether switching from electric to acoustic on-stage, recording a session with intricate open tunings, or practicing at home. These superb guitars feature a straighter neck taper for easier high-fret playing, and hand-rolled fingerboard edges to achieve a played-in feel.

A5 Grade Available

Made in Japan, the A5 is the flagship model in Yamaha's renowned A-Series acoustic guitars. Featuring high-quality binding on both the head and body, all A5 instruments come equipped with Gotoh's renowned open gear tuners, delivering the accuracy and reliability that professionals demand. From cut-through piezo sound to warm, pure acoustic sound, which is like recorded with vintage microphones in the professional studio, SRT2 allows you to reproduce a sound that you can really use on stage.

Simple and Distinctive Looks

The simple, organic design features wood binding and other techniques that capture the warmth of wood.
The distinctive shape of the pick guard, which stands out when performing, is a revival of the N1000 guitar that Yamaha released in 1975.

Elixir Strings

A-series guitars are equipped with Elixir NANOWEB 80/20 Bronze Light strings to deliver a lively tone together with extended tone life that players have come to expect from Elixir Strings.

Elixir Strings

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A5R ARE

A5R AREA5R ARE
New

The A5R ARE, traditional western body cutaway guitar, features all-solid rosewood back and sides with hand-selected sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system ...

AC5R ARE

AC5R AREAC5R ARE
New

The AC5R ARE, concert body cutaway guitar, features all-solid rosewood back and sides with hand-selected sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly s...

A5M ARE

A5M AREA5M ARE
New

The A5M ARE, traditional western body cutaway guitar, features all-solid mahogany back and sides with hand-selected sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system ...

AC5M ARE

AC5M AREAC5M ARE
New

The AC5M ARE, concert body cutaway guitar, features all-solid mahogany back and sides with hand-selected sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly s...

A3R ARE

A3R AREA3R ARE
New

The A3R ARE, traditional western body cutaway guitar, features all-solid rosewood back and sides with sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly suit...

A3R AREOther colors available

AC3R ARE

AC3R AREAC3R ARE
New

The AC3R ARE, concert cutaway guitar, features all-solid rosewood back and sides with sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly suit your performanc...

AC3R AREOther colors available

A3M ARE

A3M AREA3M ARE
New

The A3M ARE, traditional western body cutaway guitar, features all-solid mahogany back and sides with sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly suit...

A3M AREOther colors available

AC3M ARE

AC3M AREAC3M ARE
New

The AC3M ARE, concert body cutaway guitar, features all-solid mahogany back and sides with sitka spruce top with Yamaha's original A.R.E. wood-torrefaction technology. Natural, dynamic plugged-in tone from the SRT2 pickup system perfectly suit your perfo...

AC3M AREOther colors available

A1R

A1RA1R
New

The A1R, traditional western body cutaway guitar, features solid sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing and rosewood back and sides. Yamaha's original SRT piezo pickup ensure solid plugged-in performance.

A1ROther colors available

AC1R

AC1RAC1R
New

The AC1R, concert body cutaway guitar, features solid sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing and rosewood back and sides. Yamaha's original SRT piezo pickup ensure solid plugged-in performance.

AC1ROther colors available

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