NTX1200R Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Natural

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Yamaha's NTX1200R is one handsome acoustic guitar designed to offer a feel and playability closer to that of a steel-stringed acoustic. This professional-level instrument is the perfect choice for adding the warmth of nylon-string acoustic tone to your music. The versatile, contemporary styled NTX line is designed with thinner bodies, narrower necks, 14th fret neck joints, and cutaway designs to provide greater comfort and playability for today's steel-string acoustic and electric players. This Yamaha guitar is perfect for adding nylon string tone to a wide range of musical styles from Latin to Jazz, Pop to Rock. Built on the thinline classical platform, Yamaha's NTX1200R acoustic-electric classical guitar features a cutaway, for comfort when playing in the higher register fret positions.

This NTX starts with a solid Sitka spruce top, for warm, balanced tone. The neck features African mahogany, while the back and sides are solid rosewood, giving clear, pronounced tone, able to rise over and through the rest of the band. Rosewood is a tropical hardwood that has long been the material of choice for acoustic guitar sides and backs. Harder and heavier than maple, it provides firm support for the guitar's resonating top and delivers rich, well-balanced overtones. Its warm quality is perfect for nylon string tone. It also has a good balance of fundamental overtones for high register soloing.

The Yamaha NTX1200R also features the A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise control of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years. In NX Series guitars, this treatment results in a sound close to that of a vintage guitar that has been played for years. The NTX1200R acoustic-electric guitar produces a sharper tone while simultaneously controlling dissonance in the high range. Instruments that have undergone this process have received high marks from a great number of musicians. Their evaluations are nearly identical to those for guitars that have been played for years, and their comments often include terms such as "well settled," "mature," "warm," "excellent resonance," and "clear."

Yamaha's ART (Acoustic Resonance Transducer) pickup system is purpose designed to offer the most natural, dynamic and expressive electro-acoustic sound on the market. Proprietary multi-layer contact sensors perfectly combine ultra-wide dynamic range with outstanding feedback rejection for the most accurate and natural performance sound. The NTX1200R uses a 2-way system with contact pickups mounted on the treble and bass sides of the guitar bridge. To reduce unwanted feedback caused by vibration the NX Series contact pickup utilizes an additional multilayer damper to ensure the tone is captured in its purest form. Complementing the warm, full mid-range of the nylon-string tone, the System 61 preamp allows individual volume control over the treble and bass side pickups, allowing you to get the perfect blend for your style. The System 61 preamp also features a 3-band EQ for sound shaping and an on-board tuner.

Dressed in a natural finish, this Yamaha acoustic guitar will turn heads and ears with its construction, beauty and sound. And thanks to the pickup system, amplification is a cinch. Case sold separately.

Reviews (4)

  • CAREY ROBINSON
    1 year, 9 months ago at Guitar Center
    chico,ca

    5.0 / 5.0

    Outstanding build quality, solid woods throughout, good elctronics, great sound...mine needed set-up by my tech,thats to be exspected, best crossover nylon on the market for the money, better than many Taylors costing three times as much,nice case,it is a pro instrument..the string spacing is a little tight but I`m starting to like it. Everything says quality.

  • Paul
    3 years ago at Guitar Center
    Hemet, Ca

    5.0 / 5.0

    Nice workmanship and materials. Feels comfortable and smooth to play. If you are a nylon string guitarist you may have to get used to the narrower neck! One of the beauties of this guitar is in the pickups, therefore not a lot of dynamics from the top but does produce a clear sweet sound unplugged. The action was a little high out of the box so I had a local guitar tec lower the bridge! This is personal taste! The intination is a little off at the 12 fret but nothing more than a guitar at this price would usual be. Overall I love this guitar and would highly recommend it

  • Mike
    4 years, 1 month ago at Guitar Center
    Fenton, MO

    5.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this guitar after playing a Taylor and Cordoba. The reason I went with this guitar was mainly because of the pickup system. It uses two contact pickups and with the preamp sounds superior to piezo systems. Alot more natural sounding. The guitar also plays wonderfully and the small body is easy to hold. Allowing me to play it for an extended time without fatigue. The guitar is also all solid woods and the craftmanship is outstanding. This guitar works great for chord melody and soloing but for playing classical pieces the string spacing is a little too close. All in all I'm very happy with this guitar and would buy it again.

  • Ian Harris
    4 years, 2 months ago at Guitar Center
    Philadelphia, PA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I traditionally play rock music on an electric guitar or western-style acoustic guitar; however, after seeing Rodrigo y Gabriela play, I had to get my hands on a classical guitar. I researched the guitar that they say they use exclusively and I found this: a truly unique guitar. Although classical, it has a more narrow neck than most classical guitars, a thin body, and a cut-away. I immediately ordered it, but had to wait 8 months before getting it. It finally came and it was worth the wait. When holding it, you can feel the quality of the instrument. One word comes to mind: smooth. That's how it plays and sounds. It's perfect for classical, flamenco, jazz, and rock.