{Review} Yamaha NTX1200R Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Whichever industry we chose to specialize in, we must have survival tips and tricks.

We all have what it takes to become the best guitarist in the world.

However, our desire and good will might all go to waste if it is not backed up with a good guitar. 

This is the reason why we advise guitarists to always invest in a good guitar if they want to give their best.

Why Choose Yamaha NTX1200R

If you are looking for an acoustic electric guitar that you can rely on, Yamaha NTX1200R should top your shopping list.

There are many electro-acoustic guitars listed under the best sub-$1000 conventional guitars.

Unlike many of these that offer a very traditional playing experience, NTX1200R gives their fans a familiar experience.

Although the guitar is steel-stringed, it feels like a nylon-stringed guitar.

The players of Yamaha NTX1200R electro-acoustic guitar love their guitar because of its great unique features.

In this article, we are going to list down all the unique values that have made Yamaha NTX1200R electro-acoustic guitar popular.

Apart from its great looks, comfort and playability, this guitar is loved for its;


Body and Neck

The body and neck of any guitar highly dictates its acceptability in the market.

This is because it is the main determinant of the playability of a guitar.

Yamaha NTX1200R has great playability that is embraced by both steel-string and electric guitarists giving it a classical move.

Some of these features include; a nut width that is slightly narrower (1.89 inches) which is equally the same as that found on a steel-string guitar.

The slimmer body and generous cutaway are added features that we can never ignore.

The cutaway is what makes it easier for the player to access the highest frets of the fretboard.

The guitar has a total of 22 frets which again is an added advantage since many standard classical guitars have 21 frets.

Looking at the body of NTX1200R, you will be impressed to note that it is crafted using top choice tonewoods.

Not forgetting the African rosewood neck and the naturally finished solid spruce top.

The top looks very elegant due to the attractive wooden rosette decorations.

Glossy solid rosewood used on the back and sides perfects it all.
Interestingly, all these woods have gone through Yamaha’s Acoustic Resonance Enhancement’ (A.R.E) treatment.

ARE is an essential wood manipulation method that helps a guitar sound more played-in.

Although this is quite expensive, it features excellent craftsmanship that offers a shiny and comfortable playing experience.


Sound Projection

The combination of the bright spruce top and the warmth of the woody rosewood back and sides results in a smooth, sweet and balanced sounding guitar.

All thanks to the magic of A.R.E that gives the player a vintage warm touch.

The cutaway combined with the thin body mean the guitar lacks little volume and depth.



Yamaha NTX1200R comes loaded with Yamaha’s ART two-way pickup system with a treble and bass pickup.

These are supported by the innovative System 61 preamp leading to an individual control dials and a master volume dial.

The guitar also has a digital tuner and three EQ sliders just to mention a few.


The open-gear tuners and the ebony bridge of this guitar are decent and able to hold the tuning very well.

The protective and plush hard foam case also keeps the guitar safe from external damages.

There are many features of guitars in the market that makes this guitar stand out among other electro-acoustic guitars in the market today.

Although it is a bit pricey, considering the unique features associated with it, it is worth the sacrifice.

Last update on 2022-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Gerald Garrison

I'M Gerald Garriso i was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on December 20, 1975, grew up with his parents and since childhood I was instructed in the Christian faith, began playing guitar at the age of 16, is an empirical musician who has been concerned for learning more about his instrument by various means including some music academies throughout my learning. I participated in several musical groups since my inception, currently belongs to the praise ministry (as a pianist) of the Conquistadores Christian Ministry church where I congregates and also forms part of the leadership working with evangelistic cells together with My wife Krissia with whom eternal love was promised In November 2007. I am an Architect by profession, graduated from the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in the 2005 promotion of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering. Being his main work activity architecture, he currently Blogs at bestguitarunder.com

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