Apx1000 vs 1200ii

APX series guitars are designed with a focus on playability. Their thin bodies and cutaways that provide greater access to the upper frets, offer smoother switching between electric and acoustic instruments.

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Apx1000 vs 1200ii

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Currently play AC1M mainly plugged but occasionally acoustic.

Looking at upgrading to one of the above.

There is quite a big price difference here in Australia of almost a 1000$

Does anyone have experience comparing these two models both plugged and unplugged.I have noted the specs.

Unfortunately the APX500iii is the only model available in the town I live in. Quite like the playability and the plugged sound. Unplugged it is okay for the size too though all laminate guitar.

At this price my other options here are a Yamaha LS6 though I am uncertain about its plugged sound, also locally made Maton performer or Cole Clark angel2 and Taylor 114e with ES2.

Appreciate fully the subjective nature of choice but will not be getting near a big centre for a while to try any out and there are some end of year deals on.

I play a variety of styles with strumming picking and tapping and do tend to play up the neck a bit especially with bar chords. I do not play lead guitar. I play socially and at small gatherings at this stage. Thanks in advance for any opinions.



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Re: Apx1000 vs 1200ii

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Cheers 4peace , Welcome to the Yamaha Forums. :D

I own (or have owned) a few acoustics, but so far, none as fancy as the high end APX-1000 or 1200 II :wink:

If we're talking new guitars, I would combine the travel with a pleasure trip.
I'd hate to buy a brand new guitar, only to find out that it doesn't live up to my expectations.

If nobody in your near or far neighborhood can provide any of the guitars you're interested in, get more info and listen to some youtube clips.

Some of our members may have some hands on experience to share. 8)

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Re: Apx1000 vs 1200ii

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Thanks Peter
Going to practise patience.(1st new year resolution!) Fully agree that one should be fully satisfied with the exact guitar in your hands.
Bought my yamaha AC1M after testing it in store several times.unfortuntely I did not test the plugged sound which I am not totally happy with but overall it is a very good guitar and my only guitar.
Australian cities are flights apart so I will hold on to those hard earned dollars for a while.
All the best for a fantastic 2017 to your great forum and members.

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Re: Apx1000 vs 1200ii

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I have an APX 1200; quite a good comfortable instrument to play. The un-amplified sound is good but the electric side of things does not surpass the sound of my APX 20. The 20 was the original APX model. it would be 20 years old now I guess and is still my go to guitar. The Timbers have matured so this APX is quite loud acoustically and still the best I've played. It has been re-fretted and the fret board has been laser dressed after many years of playing. It plays well with a low buttery action. I've rarely seen one come up for sale. A friend found one and payed nearly $3000 for it. In show room condition as is mine after all these years!!!

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