Yamaha A3R Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Hard Bag)

Pick up this Yamaha acoustic-electric and be impressed! The reliable A3R delivers stage-ready sound with its state-of-the-art SRT 2 preamp and pickup system.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood

Looking for a gig-worthy acoustic-electric guitar? The Yamaha A3R offers loads of resonance and warmth with its spruce-topped body and rosewood back and sides, and its buttery ebony fingerboard harnesses 20 frets with comfortable action. The full-bodied tone of this acoustic-electric is captured and pumped through Yamaha's System 63 SRT electronics utilizing a SRT saddle/piezo pickup configuration. A stylish cutaway gives your hand the space it needs to reach those higher frets. Yamaha's A-series acoustic electrics have focused on bringing playability, great sound, and stylish looks all together in an impressive lineup that any guitarist of any style would be excited to play.

Brooks Robertson in the studio with the Yamaha A-Series guitars:

Spruce and Rosewood Body

Your Yamaha A3R acoustic electric's body is a combo of spruce for the top and rosewood for the back and sides. Spruce is a resilient tonewood that can handle scratches and dings well, while giving your sound a crisp edge. Rosewood tends to bring a nice amount of body and depth to the mix, in a fashion similar to mahogany. The combination of these two tonewoods will always provide your performance a hefty amount of sustain, resonance, and warmth.

Clean and Pristine System 63 SRT Electronics

Whether you're playing unplugged or going electric, each note of each string will always sound great on the Yamaha A3R. That's due to this axe's System 63 SRT electronics. The SRT saddle/piezo pickup setup responds well to read more the subtleties of your picking, as well as the human touch of your fingers if you're the type of player who employs dynamic fingerpicking techniques. "SRT" stands for Studio Response Technology, and that's what Yamaha is going for with this super-responsive pickup system.

Fast and Smooth Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fretboard

Wrap your hand around your A3R's slick ebony fretboard, and it won't want to let go. All 20 frets harness a close action that makes playing this appendage an absolute pleasure, and a mahogany neck will give each note plenty of sustain while also pushing the lows and mids.

Dressed to Thrill

Your Yamaha A3R looks just as wonderful as it sounds. Spruce has a pleasant linear grain pattern that's easy on the eyes, and it contrasts well against the ebony bridge at the bottom, with mahogany body binding to and a rosewood/mahogany soundhole rosette adding a stylish accent.


- Dreadnought cutaway body shape
- Solid spruce top
- Solid rosewood back and asides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood/mahogany sound hole rosette
- 20 frets over an ebony fretboard
- Mahogany body binding
- Dot fingerboard inlays
- Scale length of 25.6"
- System 63 SRT electronics
- SRT saddle/piezo pickup
- Die cast tuners
- Ebony bridge
- Yamaha hard bag included
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- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Side: Solid Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut Width: 43mm
- String Length: 650mm
- Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
- Preamp: System SRT 2
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 24 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): A3R TBS
Vintage Natural
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 24 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): A3R VN

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Yamaha A3R Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Yamaha A3R is part of the A-series line of Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars featuring a stunning look, amazing playability and the cutting edge S.R.T. 2 (Studio Response Technology) preamp/pickup system. The Yamaha A3R dreadnought cutaway is designed for today's player who requires a reliable workhorse that looks feels and sounds amazing in all applications. A performance level bang-for-your-buck guitar offering quality build & materials such as; Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Neck, Solid Rosewood Back/Sides, Ebony Fingerboard/Bridge and a neck profile that is a thrill to play for hours on end.


- Dreadnought with cutaway Body
- Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Ebony Bridge
- Rosewood / Mahogany Sound hole Rosette
- Rosewood Fingerboard Binding
- Mahogany Body Binding
- SRT 2 System Modeling Preamp
- SRT 2 Saddle/Piezo Pickup
- Includes Yamaha hard bag

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (11 ratings)
Submitted June 10, 2012 by Allan Truesdell in Key Largo, FL

"I'm Really Impressed"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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

Musical Background:

Professional Musician 20 years

Musical Style:

Acoustic Rock
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