January 31, 2013

New Axe.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:18 pm

Yamaha A3R Guitar

I have four acoustic guitars and a Paul Reed Smith solid body electric, but I’ve never had an acoustic-electric. So, for a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of picking one up. I liked the Gibsons, Martins and Taylors, but I figured that I wouldn’t be using it enough to justify the hefty price tag. As luck would have it, I happened to be in a local shopping center in which a rather well-known and well-established music store was advertising that it was going out of business.

Having a bit of time to kill, I wandered in, not expecting to buy anything more exciting than a few new picks or an extra set of strings. I strolled into the acoustic guitar room and saw the Yamaha hanging on the wall. It played well and the electronics sounded sweet. The list price was $1,300, but the regular selling price was $899. After two markdowns (they really were liquidating everything in the store), the price was $570. At that price … sold!

I’ve played it a bit at home, and I like it. I figure it will come in handy for playing the larger venues on the Soft Food Tour.

The guitar’s specs and technical deets are here.

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