Yamaha A-Series electro acoustic guitars: A1 and A3 details and spec

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Yamaha a-series

Yamaha a-series

One of the big acoustic guitar stories of NAMM 2011 was Yamaha's brand new A-Series electro launch. Following our video demo of an A3M model at the show, here we're taking a closer look at the full range…

Split into two Series - A3 and A1 - the former features solid mahogany or rosewood back and sides with Sitka Spruce tops, dreadnought and concert-size body styles with System63 SRT pickups and SRT preamps. The latter features the same body options but with System66 analog preamps and SRT pickups.

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Yamaha claims to have created the A-Series based on real players' feedback. So, accordingly, a lower action and a slimmer neck profile feature on each guitar.

At present there are a total of eight A3 and A1 models - scroll down for detailed specifications of each one and stay tuned for full, in-depth reviews…

A1R

Yamaha a1r

Yamaha a1r

A1R spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-118mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-66

A1M

Yamaha a1m

Yamaha a1m

A1M spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-118mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-66

A3R

Yamaha a3r

Yamaha a3r

A3R spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-118mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-63 SRT

A3M

Yamaha a3m

Yamaha a3m

A3M spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-118mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-63 SRT

AC1R

Yamaha ac1r

Yamaha ac1r

AC1R spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-120mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-66

AC1M

Yamaha ac1m

Yamaha ac1m

AC1M spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-120mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-66

AC3R

Yamaha ac3r

Yamaha ac3r

AC3R spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-120mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-63 SRT

AC3M

Yamaha ac3m

Yamaha ac3m

AC3M spec:
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and side: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Body depth: 100-120mm
Nut width: 43mm
String length: 650mm
Tuning machine: Die-Cast Chrome
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss
Preamp: System-63 SRT

You can check out Yamaha's dedicated A-Series section for more information.