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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! 2011 Yamaha AES-1500 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar

Price: CDN $1499
US Price: US $1193.76
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Used
S/N: HMH0101, likely built during 2011 at one of the Yamaha Japan plants.
Yamaha has built many high quality guitars (among other things!) over the years and their thinline archtop AES-1500 illustrates how good these instruments can be. Built from 1990 to 2011, the AES-1500 features a thin, but full width hollow body with sycamore top, maple back and sides. For bracing, there are two full length braces and a solid centre block supporting the bridge and tailpiece. The neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard, and a long 25.5 inch scale length and 13.75 inch radius. Pickups are DiMarzio Q-100 models.

This example is the AES-1500 model in PSW finish - Pearl Snow White. Yamaha also made an AES-1500 B version, with a Bigsby instead of a stop tailpiece. It is in excellent condition with little to no wear. The date of 2011 is uncertain, for a few reasons. These instruments were built between 1990 and 2011, but Yamaha uses several serial numbering schemes, and they repeat every 10 yeyears. The first character, the H, stands for the year of manufacture and 1 so it could be 1991, 2001, or 2011. The second character, M, stands for both the month of manufacture and 6 (June). The length of the full serial number with the condition of the guitar lead us to the conclusion that it is from 2011, the last year of manufacture for this model.

This guitar is very well built and plays well. The finish is in excellent condition, and the original hardshell case is included.

Visit the Yamaha USA website to learn more about the Yamaha AES-1500!

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