Offered with the option of the famous Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, the AES1500 combines the character of classic American archtop-electric design with Yamaha high quality construction.
The semi-thinline AES1500, a classy, comfortable archtop cutaway design, is an instrument that successfully straddles the rock, country and jazz genres. The two custom Q100 DiMarzio humbuckers possess a powerful warmth perfectly balanced by the clear, well defined cut-through of the maple body construction. Moreover, each pickup can be coil split, which in conjunction with the three-way pickup selector lends a whole new dimension of tonal versatility and subtlety.
Two DiMarzio Q-100s produce a sound that lies between a single coil and a humbucker. Push push tone controllers split pickup coils allowing this guitar to cover a wide selection of sounds from Jazz to Blues to Rockabilly.
What looks like a full acoustic guitar is actually a semi-hollow design with a center block located underneath the bridge to prevent feedback.
The AES1500 is equipped with a Tune-O-Matic bridge.
*1:Front Volume, 2:Rear Volume, 3:Front Tone (Push-Push Switch), 4:Rear Tone (Push-Push Switch)
Construction Set Neck
Scale Length 25 1/2" (647.7mm)
Radius 13 3/4" (350mm)
Body Arched Sycamore Top, Maple Back & Sides
Bridge T-O-M Bridge
Pickups DiMarzio Q-100 x 2
Pickup Switch 3-Position Toggle
Controls Front/Rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone with Push-Push Switch