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Looking for a gig-worthy acoustic-electric guitar? The Yamaha A3R TBS 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The 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

The Yamaha A3R looks just as wonderful as it sounds.

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