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New for Summer NAMM 2001, the Yamaha AEX500NS guitar delivers authentic nylon string sound in a streamlined instrument that is sure to appeal to electric guitarists. Boasting a new multi-cavity body design and Yamaha's proven pickup and preamp system, this latest nylon string electric guitar produces outstanding tone in a package that's easy to live with.

"Nylon string guitars sound great, but some electric players find them intimidating," explains David Bergstrom, director of marketing, Combo Group, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "The AEX500NS offers the comfort and feel that electric players crave, plus a unique tone they won't find anywhere else."

With a Spruce top, Alder body and Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard, the single cutaway AEX500NS boasts the premium construction that has made Yamaha electrics famous worldwide. Wood knobs, gold tuners, and a choice of black or natural finishes lend the instrument a touch of class and elegance.

The real story is inside the guitar. A multi-cavity body yields a rich, deep sound that belies the fact that this guitar is an electric instrument. Powered by a Yamaha piezo bridge pickup system with master volume and tone controls, the AEX500NS can cover a range of territory—from Latin to Pop to Jazz and beyond.

"This guitar is designed to enrich the electric nylon string guitar experience with its multi-cavity body interior and easy-to-play action," notes Gary Cook, product manager, Yamaha Guitars. "It performs equally well onstage and in the studio."

The AEX500NS is sure to appeal to the working musician who needs the expressiveness of the nylon string and the convenience of their favorite electric.

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