Yamaha AC5M VN Acoustic Electric Guitar
Pristine unplugged tone & playability, ready for the stage.
The Yamaha A-Series is the perfect performance acoustic guitar. Featuring SRT2 pickup technology for dynamic, natural amplified tone; a brand new scalloped bracing pattern for a refined, powerful acoustic voice and outstanding playability and comfort from its straight taper neck with hand-rolled fingerboard the A-Series is ready to take your playing to the next level.
About the System 71 Preamp:
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. With SRT2 you can mix these two sounds to attain the exact balance you want to achieve a distinctive tone. What's more, you can select two different mic types to choose the optimal sound for your playing style and for the song you are performing.
Mic Type 1: Neumann KM56 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Mic Type 2: Royer R122 Active Ribbon Microphone
About the Yamaha SRT Pickup
The Yamaha proprietary SRT pickup design uses individual elements for each string, which provides an ultra-clear, ultra-wide bandwidth signal with superior dynamic response and tonal accuracy compared to a regular, ribbon-type piezo pickup.
About Yamaha's A.R.E. Process:
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years.
Handmade at Yamaha Music Craft in Hammamatsu, Japan
Concert body w/ cutaway gives upper fret access with more mids and highs.
Solid Sitka spruce top for increased resonance
Scalloped top-bracing for improved low end response and resonance
A.R.E. treatment of the top wood gives warmth and sustain
Solid mahogany back and sides produces a warm and woody sound
African Mahogany 3-ply neck add stability and strength
25.6" (650mm) scale length is the standard for classical guitars
Ebony fingerboard gives a bright, razor sharp top end with a very tight low end
1.69" (43mm) nut width makes for a comfortable playing experience
GOTOH open-gear vintage style tuning keys
Snowflake fretboard Inlays
Ebony bridge offers rigidity and tonal balance
System71 preamp with mic modeling and SRT2 piezo pickup deliver pure tone
Vintage natural gloss finish