Artist AG100 Deluxe Red Electric Guitar
Artist AG100 Deluxe Red Electric Guitar
This is the Deluxe version of our SG Style guitar. The guitar features a neck-through construction made from Mahogany for both the neck and the body. It also features our Bullbucker pickups giving you a wide variety of tone. This also features coil-splitting pickups, a bone nut and brass saddles on the Roller Bridge. The icing on the cake is the locking tuners and the White Pearl Block Inlays making this a mindblowing guitar both in sound and style.
The Tech Features
Neck: Mahogany, Neck Through Design
Scale Length: 628 mm / 24.3⁄4"
Fretboard: 22 frets Eco-Rosewood Fretboard
Nut: 42mm / 1.5⁄8" Bone Nut
Fingerboard Radius: 305mm / 12"
Body: Mahogany, 40 mm / 19⁄16" Thickness
Pickups: 2 X Bullbucker Pickups with Chrome Covers, Coil Splitting
Machine Heads: Chrome Locking Tuners
Controls: 2 x Volume Knobs with Push/Pull function, 2x Tone and 3-way pickup switch
Bridge: Roller Bridge with Chrome Saddles and Locking Tailpiece
Strings: D'Addario 10-46 gauge strings
Colour: Gloss Red
Perfect In Every Way.By: Maurice on 10 April 2021"Perfect in Every Way" is the heading, believe you me that's the truth for this superb guitar. Nothing can be faulted with the build and electronics of this instrument where all the required extras are added including, locking machine heads, roller bridge, switchable high quality pickups, jumbo frets and a very high quality paint finish. The neck plays exactly like my Gibson 1972 SG with all intonations perfectly balanced and the sustain is amazing. Delivery was next day from Sydney to Melbourne with Couriers Please. Thank you to the friendly staff from Artist Guitars for supplying me with this Perfect In Every Way instrument which is now added to my other two guitars from the same company.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you kindly for the awesome feedback. We are very happy that you like the guitar. We look forward for more business with you in the future. Cheers!
AG100 follow upBy: David on 23 March 2021So after I left a glowing review of this guitar a fortnight ago, I went to set it up to my personal preferences. I found several high frets above the octave where I rarely play, and several notes up there buzzed. Opened a support ticket, and got a return authorisation within half an hour, so Artist truly stand behind their products. But packing and posting equals hassle so I decided to look into the problem further. By tapping down the high frets they are now all seated well and level, and it is playing nicely. This speaks well of the precision of manufacture (no fret levelling/filing was required) but the assembly of this particular neck seems to have been a bit off. (This isn't a job for the uninitiated btw, easy to damage the guitar if you don't know what you are doing.) I have to revise this particular guitar as supplied to 3 stars; but overall you can buy with confidence if you accept that a bit of hassle is not out of the question.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you for the feedback and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. As mentioned via email, please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with. Cheers.
AG100By: David C on 4 March 2021I had the loan of an Epiphone SG last year; I missed it after I gave it back so looked at the options and settled on this. Ordered one day, and arrived the next, great service. The finish is immaculate, cannot fault it and the setup is excellent, I may raise it a little after it's more 'played in' - personal preference only. Fret finish and consistency up the neck is great. The pickups have a great sound either humbucker or split. I generally like the single coil sound and the more radiused neck of F-style guitars. With the coils split you do get a hint of that clunky single coil attack, and a really nice tone, humbucker setting for more grunt and richness. I suspect they sound better than the Epi ones although I can't direct compare. My F-guitars are both 7.25" neck radius so 12" is quite a difference, but I found with the good setup I'm hardly noticing the flatter neck. I had to test out the claimed sustain benefit of the neck-through construction. So I played it into a recording program to compared it to a G&L strat and a kit Tele; it was the clear winner (and the Kitcaster sustained a tad better than the USA made G&L surprisingly). All this and it looks gorgeous; if you are attracted to this style of guitar you won't be disappointed.
By: Artist GuitarsWe really appreciate the time you have taken to write an informative and extensive review. We are really glad to hear that you are happy with is. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be more than happy to help.
Exceeds my expectationsBy: Peter NORTON on 15 January 2021I just received my AG100 after almost five months of waiting and I have to say it is worth the wait. Although it is not exactly as described (even better) it came included with a roller bridge which suits me just fine as I will be installing a Bigsby B5 and Vibramate V5. It also came with coil splitting on the volume pots which I was not expecting. I was not sure whether it was coming in a translucsent or solid colour but to my delight it has a beautiful stained finish with amazing mahogany grain work on both the body and especially in the neck and the back of the headstock. Everything else is exactly as described. All the electronics work to perfection and the setup was close to perfection straight out of the box, the tuning was also spot on. This is the fifth guitar I have bought from Artist and they never cease to surprise me but this one is the best 'so far'. For you reference I tried it in a Les Paul case and it is a very snug fit and won't move around. Before ordering this guitar I tossed up between this and the current Epiphone 'Inspired by Gibson' SG Standard which was more than twice the price and seems to be much the same quality. Thanks guys.