Designed for nylon players seeking a quality amplified sound, the Yamaha NX Series NTX5 is an acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar. The single-cutaway body offers a solid European spruce top, as well as solid walnut back and sides. Whether you're looking for a high-quality, easy-to-play nylon stringed instrument, or if you're a steel-string guitar player looking to make the transition, this may be the instrument for you.
The instrument's 25.6" scale African mahogany neck offers an ebony, 24-fret fingerboard, a fingerboard with a 600mm rounded radius that's quite accommodating to steel-string axe slingers. At the headstock you'll find gold tuning machines.
The bridge is fashioned out of ebony and walnut. Ornamental touches—such as mahogany black and white body binding, and a rosette made of abalone, mahogany, and padauk—adorn the instrument. Both the nut and saddle have been constructed out of bone.
For electronics, the instrument offers Yamaha's Atmosfeel pickup and preamp system. This system is comprised of three different parts: an undersaddle piezo pickup with individual string sensors, a synthetic sheet transducer, and an internal microphone. The sensors allow the piezo pickup to capture the low and low-midrange frequencies, while the sheet transducer captures the highs, and the microphone handles the resonance, body, and fills out the low and low-mid parts of the sound.
This may sound complicated, but the controls over this system are simple: a Mic Blend knob, an EQ knob, and a master Volume Control. Included with the instrument are a hex wrench, a gig bag, and two AA batteries.