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Rating and Reviews: Yamaha A3R Guitar

This reliable guitar features a stage-ready sound, quality build and a state-of-the-art SRT preamp and pickup system.

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"I'm Really Impressed" submitted June 10, 2012

By Allan Truesdell in Key Largo, FL
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Musical Background: Professional Musician 20 years
Music Style: Acoustic Rock
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Overall: I play acoustic guitar for a living in the Florida Keys. I have a couple Taylors, a Breedlove and several other quality guitars. I bought this because I wanted a guitar for beach gigs and other rough environments that didn't cost alot, but played and sounded good. What I didn't realize at the time was that this guitar would give my instruments that cost MUCH more a real run for their money. The onboard electronics are the best I've ever used. It's become my primary gig guitar, I play it onstage 5-6 shows a week
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"Yamaha a3r" submitted January 7, 2014

By mark c in Whitewater, MO
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Musical Background: Church player 17 years
Music Style: Christian , blues, etc.
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Overall: I bought one of these after looking and playing everything around a grand! $1000.00 and it sounded better and had a better preamp than the rest ! this has the build and finish of a martin costing three times as much. very nice guitar, plays smooth and comes set up ready to play!! p.s. change the strings!!
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"Yamaha A3R" submitted October 21, 2013

By eric s in west chester, OH
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Musical Background: self taught but have worked with some teachers in the past. I play for personal enjoyment and for friends.
Music Style: rock and country
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Overall: This guitar is nothing short of extraordinary. If you are looking for a guitar and desire more "bang for your buck"....this is the guitar for you. Solid rosewood back and sides, low action out of the box, looks fantastic, electric, comfortable neck and a sound that is amazing compared to the previous Yamaha products from the past. I've owned a Martin, Cole Clark, Taylor, Yamaha, and a Guild. For the $$$$ this guitar is as close to the higher end above guitars without the $2K plus price. Not the boom of a Martin or Cole Clark and doesn't have the brightness of a Taylor (which I don't care for at all btw) but it's damn close! Love this guitar. Perfectly priced for the playability and performance that I need at this stage of playing.
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"Yamaha A3R" submitted October 21, 2013

By eric s in west chester, OH
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Musical Background: self taught but have worked with some teachers in the past. I play for personal enjoyment and for friends.
Music Style: rock and country
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Overall: This guitar is nothing short of extraordinary. If you are looking for a guitar and desire more "bang for your buck"....this is the guitar for you. Solid rosewood back and sides, low action out of the box, looks fantastic, electric, comfortable neck and a sound that is amazing compared to the previous Yamaha products from the past. I've owned a Martin, Cole Clark, Taylor, Yamaha, and a Guild. For the $$$$ this guitar is as close to the higher end above guitars without the $2K plus price. Not the boom of a Martin or Cole Clark and doesn't have the brightness of a Taylor (which I don't care for at all btw) but it's damn close! Love this guitar. Perfectly priced for the playability and performance that I need at this stage of playing.
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