Yamaha AES 620

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Yamaha

Description Solid body, single cutaway electric guitar, mahogany body with flame maple guitar
Posted By Andrew Kinsella (3220)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 11/11/2005, Andrew Kinsella (3220) posted:
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Overall this is an excellent guitar. I chose it because it is a versatile guitar, beautifully finished, with a great tone and an absolute steal at the price. The only gripe I have is the position of the jack for the lead-at the base of the guitar it makes it easy to damage the lead if you are not particular about putting the guitar down on a high stand. I'd happily replace it with another the same should I lose it.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $1100.00 Australian (new)
Where Obtained: Eastgate Music
Solid mahogany body, with a flame maple top 6 string, rosewood fingerboard Controls- 2 volume controls- one tone control 2 pickups- Seymour Duncan humbucker at the bridge, and a Yamaha made Alnico at the bridge Bridge: string thru body Body- single cutaway, contoured Tuners- Grover- non locking
I find this guitar a pleasure to play. The action is reasonably low and the neck profile sits well in my hand. I have to work a little to reach the top 2 frets. The bevel of the body projects your right hand very comfortably into a good playing posture. I do find the placement of the jack at the base of the guitar gets in the way when playing seated.
Sound Quality:
I play it with a Fender Blues Junior amplifier, and the 2 together sound magnificent. The tone is a warm Les Paul type of tone, with excellent sustain. While it is clearly not a strat I am very happy with the sound I get from the neck pickup when I play blues, and I have barely scratched the surface of its gutsier rock based sounds that I can get using the humbucker.
This is overall a very sturdy guitar. I've had the truss rod adjusted once in the last 16 months, and have replaced the pots because of crackle.