The NXC line of guitars inherits many of the characteristics of traditional classical guitars, such as fingerboard width, neck contour, body depth and 12th fret neck joint construction. But don't let that fool you, they still offer the flexibility and playability that comes from modern features like slick cutaway bodies, low string action and state of the A.R.T. preamp systems. The NCX line is designed to provide nylon-string guitarists a versatile instrument that can cover a wide array of styles such Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Pop, and much more. With two choices of materials available for back and sides; Rosewood on the NCX200R/1200R, 900R and Flamed Maple on the NCX2000FM/900FM, guitarists can choose according to tastes and needs.
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) is an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha. Through precise controll of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years. In NX Series guitars, this treatment results in a sound close to that of a vintage guitar that has been played for years. It produces a sharper tone while simultaneously controlling dissonance in the high range. Instruments that have undergone this process have received high marks from a great number of musicians. Their evaluations are nearly identical to those for guitars that have been played for years, and their comments often include terms such as 'well settled', 'mature', 'warm', 'excellent resonance', and 'clear'.
Also known as 'curly maple', flamed maple is prized for its bright, stunning appearance. Hard and strong it is often used for necks on electric guitars. When used for backs and sides it produces a crisp, clear, less resonant tone that cut through well making it great for lead playing.