So, it’s been about three months, and I have to say this guitar is a workhorse. Absolutely no complaints so far — the craftsmanship is exceptional, the sound is exceptional, the playability is exceptional… Really, a GREAT guitar for the money.
I can honestly say that if you are looking for an instrument that will take whatever you throw at it and still perform, the APX 500II is the one you want. If you want an instrument that has a more balanced sound than the myriad dreadnoughts, try this guitar. If you have a shoulder injury like I do, or are small of stature and can’t hold a standard oversized instrument (did you know guitars keep getting bigger?), you want the APX. If you’re tired of having to get a custom setup job on every guitar you buy, and you just want one ready-to-play out of the box, get the APX.
I just can’t say it enough: this guitar is fantastic. Yamaha knows their stuff, and they got it right with this one. Five out of five stars… Hell, this guitar is an eleven out of ten.
Just my humble opinion. 🙂