NAMM 2020: Yamaha’s NX Series nylon-string acoustic-electric guitars feature contemporary body styles that will appeal to live performers


CALABASAS (January 9, 2020) – Yamaha today launched the NX Series of six nylon-string acoustic-electric guitars featuring contemporary body styles, as well as proprietary preamp and pickup systems developed with artists’ needs in mind. live.

“NX Series guitars deliver impressive acoustic tone and their amplified sound quality is unmatched,” said Shannon McKee, Product Marketing Manager, Yamaha Guitar Group. “NCX guitars will appeal to nylon players who will appreciate the enhanced performance capabilities, while NTX models will be familiar and comfortable for electric and steel string players looking to venture into nylon.”

The NTX models (NTX1, NTX3, and NTX5) were designed to allow electric and acoustic steel-string guitarists to easily add the warmth and beauty of nylon-string sounds to their tonal palettes. NTX guitars have thinner bodies, shallower neck profiles, and narrower fingerboards than classical guitars, providing a more familiar playing experience, while 22- and 24-fret necks (NTX5) extend their range further. beyond that of standard nylon string instruments. The NCX models (NCX1, NCX3, and NCX5) have classic-style neck profiles and fingerboards and were designed primarily for experienced nylon-string players looking for superior amplified tone. All include strap pins.

NTX3, NTX5, NCX3 and NCX5 guitars incorporate Atmosfeel® preamp and mic system, which delivers consistently balanced and natural amplified sound, even at full performance volume. A built-in piezo pickup under the saddle with individual string pickups captures only mid and low frequencies (eliminating the characteristic fragility of piezo pickups), a unique synthetic sheet transducer captures highs, and an internal microphone captures overall body resonance and “lightness”. The sound of these elements is mixed in the Atmosfeel preamp and adjusted using the Mic Blend, Treble EQ and Master Volume controls. Both NTX1 and NCX1 guitars feature the same built-in piezo pickup, plus preamps that feature 3-band EQs with adjustable mid frequencies.

The acoustic sound of the NX series guitars is also superb. Careful wood selection combined with renowned Yamaha craftsmanship results in instruments of exceptional playability and tone. All NX guitars have solid tops, including solid European spruce on the NTX5 and NCX5 models.

Whether it’s a beginner nylon-string guitar player or an accomplished musician looking for great amplified tone, there’s an NX Series guitar to suit everyone’s needs.

Price and availability

The NX Series guitars are expected to ship in Spring 2020. Pricing is as follows:

  • NCX5: MSRP: $3,020.00
  • NTX5: MSRP: $3,020.00
  • NCX3: MSRP: $1,700.00
  • NTX3: MSRP: $1,700.00
  • NCX1FM: MSRP: $910.00
  • NCX1: MSRP: $740.00
  • NTX1: MSRP: $740.00

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