Summary: I had been a professional guitarist during the 1990's. Now I'm semi-pro. I have literally played every make of guitar there is. When I played the A3R, I left and it bothered me for about a week and I came back and bought one. I liked it so much I ordered a AC3R, because I play fingerstyle acoustic and when it came in, after playing it, I immediately bought it. The neck and sound of the guitar just floored me.
Pros: Durable, Excellent Craftsmanship, Great Intonation, Great Preamp, Great Setup, Great Sound, Highly Responsive, Well balanced
Summary: Better than anything in it's price range. Such excellent definition and sound. Makes me a better player and takes me places musically I haven't gone before. Wish it were tad louder, both plugged and unplugged, but that is about it. Beautiful, very well made, coupled with my THR10 it is breathtaking. Play it against Martin or Taylor and you would probably agree it is better. Good job, Yamaha.
Pros: Excellent Craftsmanship, Great Intonation, Great Sound, Highly Responsive
Summary: I use this guitar on stage as a worship leader. The AA battery requirement is great since the church always has extra AA batteries on hand. The neck profile is comfortable all the way to the uppermost frets. The mic modeling gives a great deal of tonal flexibility and is truly audible when recording/hearing playback.
Pros: Aas Instead Of 9v, Comfortable Size, Durable, Excellent Craftsmanship, Great Intonation, Great Sound, Hardshell Case, Highly Responsive, Mic Modeling, Muting Tuner, Neck Profile