With an exclusive medium-jumbo cutaway body, Yamaha's CPX500III boasts powerful, rich bass combined with smooth, delicate highs and sweet mid-range for an open, modern voice. Non-scalloped X-type bracing ensures a powerful, yet controlled tone that allows the guitar to deliver strong, rich acoustic sounds while still remaining clear and usable on stage. The CPX500III's conventional round soundhole focuses the midrange, while controlling bass, for a direct, powerful sound.
The CPX500III's cosmetically stage-aggressive attitude with refined hue is totally new to those of the classic rock generation as well as live fanatic newcomers. This is an excitement generator with Yamaha's own upgraded electric system and excellent playability.
System 66 Electronics
System 66 features an under-saddle piezo pickup developed by Yamaha. Controls include a 3-band equalizer, an adjustable mid-range frequency control, and a precision chromatic tuner for optimum sound tailoring. The system is powered by easy to obtain AA-size batteries that provide a stable power supply for improved sound quality.