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Artist AP59 Apricot Burst Electric Guitar w/ Bullbucker Pickups

The Artist AP59 is a premium guitar in a timeless single-cutaway shape. If you're looking for a great rock and blues guitar, this AP59 is perfect; fluid, fat tones with endless sustain.

It features an Apricot Burst finish over a two-piece 5A-grade flamed veneer, on a carved Maple top with a solid African Mahogany back. The body and Mahogany set neck has a single-ply cream binding, with a high-grade Eco-Rosewood fretboard, Trapezoid Mother of Pearl Inlays, 22 frets in a 24.75" scale length, and a comfortable C-shape radius. The deluxe hardware includes a lock-down-post Tune-O-Matic Bridge with brass saddles, aluminium Stop-Bar tailpiece and Chrome locking tuners.

The AP59AB features our very own Bullbucker humbucking pickups, which include coil-splitting capability to give you ultimate control over your tonal options! These are known for their smooth, 'flute-like' neck tones, and the bridge pickup can push an amp into that perfect breakup we all love.

We also use the best electronic parts and braided wiring, with 2 Volume push/pull knobs for coil splitting, 2 Tone Controls, 3 Way Toggle Switch, Japanese Split Brass Shaft 500K Pots, and 0.022uF 400V ceramic capacitors.

This comes strung from the factory with D'Addario EXL110 strings.

The Tech Features

Model: AP59AB


  • Two pieces AAA Flamed(tiger stripe) Veneer on top of Carved Maple Top.
  • Single cutaway
  • Mahogany Back
  • Single ply cream binding on body top
  • Approx. 4-4.6kg / 10 lb and 2.26 oz


  • Set Neck, Eco-Rosewood Fingerboard with single cream binding
  • Trapezoid Mother of Pearl Fingerboard Inlays
  • 12 Fingerboard Radius
  • 22 frets
  • Bone Nut 43mm / 11116
  • 24.75" Scale
  • C shaped radius

Finish:  Apricot Burst with Polyurethane Finish.


  • D-Style Locking Tuners
  • Lock-down-post Tune-O-Matic Bridge with brass saddles
  • Aluminium Stop-Bar Tailpiece,
  • Gold top-hat ("bonnet") shape knobs


  • Artist Bullbucker Humbucker Pickups Custome Reverse Zebra
  • Bridge Pickup DC Resistance:15.4K. Inductance: 9.6H
  • Neck Pickup DC Resistance: 7.2K. Inductance: 3.4H
  • 2x Volume Push/Pull Control, 2x Tone Control, 3 Way Toggle Switch,
  • Japanese Split Brass Shaft 500K Pots,
  • 0.022uF,400V Ceramic capacitors,
  • 1/4" Output Jack.


Reviews (9)

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Artist apricot burst

By: on 16 October 2023
Well the guitar sounds exactly like the slash appetite, totally hard rock , keep the tune perfect too The only thing, my one came up with the nut loose but nothing that a bit of glue can't fix Very happy with it

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate it.

Excellence in quality and craftsmanship

By: on 3 October 2023
This guitar is absolutely amazing.. Nicely designed with no flaws and the bullbuckers sound nice and crisp. Well worth the spend.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your feedback! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Replica guitar to Slash AFD

By: on 2 October 2023
Great guitar as good as my Gibson Les Paul

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! We are always here if you have any questions.

Artist AP59 Apricot Burst Electric Guitar

By: on 9 August 2023
Just ordered and Received A Customer Returned AP59 Apricot Burst. Delivery was fast and secure to W.A. When I unboxed and opened case I couldn't believe how stunningly beautiful the guitar was. WOW. After sorting a short setup issue(Thankyou Customer service team for support) and check of guitar I was very pleased with the build quality and amazed at the finish, and the Playability is outstanding. Such an amazing guitar and once again very happy with Artist Guitars Service and Quality. Probably just in my head but I believe This guitar Inspires me to play at my best and it is a joy everytime I look at it or pick it up to play. So Happy Thankyou again Artist Guitars. Cheers

Artist Guitars Response
We are pleased to hear that you are happy with the guitar. Your purchase and review of it is much appreciated.

came with chipped finish on the back body

By: on 7 May 2023
other than getting delivered with the finish being chipped its pretty awesome for the price and cant go wrong. pickups sound great and looks amazing.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! I'm very sorry to hear about the chip. I will send you an email to resolve this issue. Rest assured that we will do our best to help you out. Cheers!

The Beauty And The Beast

By: on 8 March 2023
This is definitely a looker, the photos just don’t do it justice. Unwrapping this will reveal something that looks so good you will feel like you have stolen it at the price. The flamed maple top along with the rich colour used on the back and side will definitely give you the “Appetite” -WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT POINT- Destruction. The pickups combined with the body and electronics have the ability to destroy (in the best way possible) From the finesseiest of fitnesses to the meanest and lushest distortions the power is in your hands! So take up the opportunity to get this and don’t delay your pleasure any longer.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your detailed and great review on the guitar. We are pleased to hear that you are happy with it.

Don't get sucked-in by brand names on guitar head

By: on 21 February 2023
I ordered the ARTIST AP97 (chambered body) in January and was impressed with that guitar so much that I ordered the Artist AP59 for fun. I'm keeping both. Now that says a lot for a Fender/Ibanez guy. The chambered body version sounds very open whereas the Artist AP59 (being solid body) sounds tight and more defined with a tighter bass and stronger, articulate mid-range. If you're looking for a Les Paul clone, get any one of these guitars. The chambered one weighs 3.4kg and is great for live work. The Artist AP59 weighs 4.12kg and is better for studio work as it is really heavy. Both guitars match the dimensions of the original guitar. The workmanship is as good as the equivalent Epihone Slash, which this guitar is modeled after, and that at a quarter of the price. You get a mahogany body, a 6mm maple cap, tiger maple veneer, medium jumbo frets which are levelled perfectly, locking tuners and excellent pickups - and not the junk pickups you usually get at this price. These pickups are close to a Seymour Duncan Designed HB102. Who knows, they might be made by the same manufacturer. At any rate, these guitars generally are very good and are better than some of the brand name originals. I should know, I sold guitars for over 25 years. Bonus, these guitars have a long neck tenon. This means that the neck-body connection is better, stronger and will last longer. Not even Gibson do that anymore. You have to buy a $6,000 Les Paul Custom to get a long neck tenon. If you don't know what I mean, google it. The Artist AP59 has all this for $419. Minor detail: I had to set-up the guitar, polish the frets and replace strings because the person that strung up the guitar at the factory (Hank) cut the strings too short (again). The high E-string slipped out when tuning the guitar because it was too short. Never mind, I use .009-042 gauge anyway. The fret nibs are a bit of a disappointment. The factory workers obviously don't understand what they are there for or how to file them. Never mind, I can do that with some basic tools this weekend. May I recommend Artist offer a free set of strings for every guitar purchase as the strings are usually rusted and guitar players have their preferences. Chinese guitars usually come with rusted strings because of the humidity and salt in the air as they are transported via sea in containers. Despite some minor issues that are expected for most guitars (even Gibson don't always get the nibs and intonation right), I give it 5 stars because Artist offer a no hassle, no silly interrogation, free return if you don't like the product for any reason.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for leaving this feedback. This definitely helps us in improving our products and services.


By: on 18 January 2023
Ordered this on Monday and came on Wednesday, and wow I must say, absolutely stunning guitar. This is my first purchase from artists guitars and after seeing their thousands of good 5 star reviews I decided it was time to buy one, and I am so glad I did. This guitar is perfect out of the box, finish is flawless, sound is just absolutely amazing. And the looks are what really set this guitar off. Got this with the brown hard case too and that case looks awesome paired with this guitar. Well done artist, I am very glad I bought from you and will definately buy again in the future.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your awesome feedback! We are glad that you like this guitar and we really appreciate your continued support. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.

Worth the wait

By: on 11 January 2023
Preordered this one and I was totally happy with the guitar when it arrived. Well setup out of the box and the pickups sound great and are quiet even in the single coil mode. Finish is flawless, this is a good looking guitar! Would buy another for sure.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate your continued support. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, we're always happy to help.

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