Yamaha CPX Electric Acoustic Line Adds A.R.T Pickup System

- Press Release

The new Yamaha Compass CPX electric acoustic series ups the ante for performance electric acoustics by offering a complete aesthetic upgrade and adding the revolutionary new Acoustic Resonance Transducer (A.R.T.) pickup system, which captures the guitar's true natural acoustic tone while virtually eliminating feedback. Similar to the new APX line, only with deeper bodies, the CPX700 and the CPX900 also feature a new preamp with a built-in tuner and frequency adjustable controls.

CPX900 Acoustic Guitar

"The new CPX line provides an astonishingly true-sounding acoustic tone," said Bryan Savage, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. "The A.R.T. system represents a major innovation for accurately reproducing the true resonance of an acoustic guitar."

Guitarists have long been troubled by electric acoustic amplification, which tends to suffer from excessive feedback and poor sound quality. To develop the A.R.T. system, designed primarily for live performance, Yamaha studied all of the methods for amplifying acoustic sounds and devised a better way.

"We brought in numerous artists, producers, and sound gurus with a mission of capturing that true acoustic sound," said Savage. "The results are stunning."

Many traditional piezo electric acoustics produce a poor ribbon transducer sound that does not necessarily replicate a true acoustic sound. The new pickup system features multiple proprietary contact microphones mounted on the underside of the sound board, which capture the guitar's resonance.

"The completely overhauled CPX line is great for guitarists who are looking for an acoustic that is comfortable to play and, more importantly, sounds like an acoustic guitar," said Savage. "The CPX has a long history as a launch vehicle for advanced technology and now, we are able to continue that tradition at price points that represent a real value."

The CPX700, CPX-12 and the CPX900 performance electric acoustic guitars are currently shipping.

Please visit yamaha.com for more information.

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