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Artist Apricus6 Vintage Sunburst Electric Guitar w/ Starbow Pickups

Taking inspiration from heavier styles of music, the Artist Apricus6 is more than just a metal guitar. Featuring a contoured Mahogany body, with a beautiful Quilted Maple veneer, this guitar both looks and feels amazing. The 22-fret, bolt-on neck is made from Roasted Maple, with an Eco-Rosewood fretboard.

The guitar is built for anything, with a hardtail bridge, dual-humbucker pickup configuration, bone nut, and locking tuners. The lightweight, contoured body features a string-thru design which gives the guitar great sustain. Whether you want to shred faster than the speed of light, or just kick back with some delectable jazz chords, the Apricus6 will shine.


The Tech Features

Body
Body Material: Mahogany with Maple Veneer
Body Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
Body Paint: Polyurethane
Body Construction: Solid

Neck
Neck Material:
 Roasted Maple
Neck Construction: One-Piece​​​​​​​
Neck Joint: Bolt-On​​​​​​​
Neck Finish: Satin​​​​​​​
Neck Shape: 22mm C Profile​​​​​​​
Scale Length: 648mm / 25.5"​​​​​​​
Fretboard Material: Eco-Rosewood​​​​​​​
Fretboard Radius: 305mm​​​​​​​
Number of Frets: 22​​​​​​​
Fret Material: 25% Nickel​​​​​​​
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo​​​​​​​
Nut Material: Bone​​​​​​​
Nut Width: 42mm / 1.65"
Position Inlays: Pearloid Fret Dots​​​​​​​
Binding: N/A​​​​​​​
Side Dots: White
Truss Rod: Dual Action 2-Way

Electronics
Bridge Pickup:
 Starbow HS620 Humbucker​​​​​​​
Middle Pickup: N/A​​​​​​​
Neck Pickup: Starbow HS620 Humbucker​​​​​​​
Switching: 3-Way Switch​​​​​​​
Configuration: HH
Special Electronics: N/A

Hardware
Bridge:
 Hardtail​​​​​​​
Hardware Finish: Chrome​​​​​​​
Machine Heads: Locking Die-Cast​​​​​​​
Pickguard: N/A

Miscellaneous/Special Features
Strings:
 D'addario EXL110
Weight: 3.5-3.8kg / 7.75-8.5lbs 

Accessories
Included Accessories:
 Instrument Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Key, Bridge Adjustment Key, Picks
Optional Accessories: REC300RC, REC350FTB, EC500

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Reviews (16)

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Apricus 6

By: on 2 May 2024
I purchased this guitar a couple of months ago when it was on sale, and I’m so glad I did, what a beautiful guitar it is and it plays extremely well it’s a fantastic guitar for rock music. Highly recommend as Molly used to say “do yourself a favour and get one. Well done again Artist Guitars. This is for Hank in QC . I have 4 Artist Guitars and 3 of them were QC’ed by Hank, they all have at least one or two of the volume and tone knobs cross threaded but the one QC’ed by Leo is perfect…….just saying. This will not stop me from buying from Artist Guitars as they make fantastic guitars and are the best Company to do business with.

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

Excellent

By: on 25 January 2024
Bought this on sale and am surprised on how good a guitar this is. A quick oiling of the neck and an action adjustment and this guitar rocks. Number 6 artist Guitar for me.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Happy customer!

By: on 22 January 2024
Have been looking for a tele for a while now but not a fan of maple fret boards, found the Apricus6 online and decided to take a chance. The guitar turned up very quickly and apart from the smallest of marks it was perfect. Looking over the guitar I couldn't believe the build quality for the price, then I played it and I really couldn't believe it!! Straight out of the box the guitar plays beautifully, action is great and the neck feels amazing. I can't get over the versatility of the sound! I've thrown everything at it from blues to hard rock and this guitar just eats it up! Thank you very much to all the team at Artist, I have no doubt I will be a return customer!!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! We appreciate your continued support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Impressive

By: on 8 January 2024
Really impressed with the quality of this guitar. A quick neck oil and an action adjustment and this Guitar rocks. Cant fault anything about this guitar. The whole purchase experience was first class. Ordered on the Thursday afternoon and it arrived on the Saturday. Many thanks

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with the guitar. Thank you for your review.

Sleeper

By: on 7 July 2023
I purchased this to do the things that you would expect from les Paul. I prefer a Tele silhouette and the way it hangs on a strap. Excellent for Rock tones with a real, thick saturation to the sound. What I didn’t expect was its versatility with the gain turned down . Gorgeous jazz tone on the neck, round and plump. Middle pickup good for strumming, finger style and enough bite in the bridge to cover typical Tele country but with more width. I have now purchased my fourth Artist guitar and every one has found a home in my sonic palette. I now accept that no single guitar will cover everything and at this quality I don’t feel like I am making any compromises and the price is a bonus.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your honest and detailed review of the guitar. It is truly great to hear such excellent feedback from our customers.

Sleeper

By: on 5 July 2023
I purchased this to do the things that you would expect from les Paul. I prefer a Tele silhouette and the way it hangs on a strap. Excellent for Rock tones with a real, thick saturation to the sound. What I didn’t expect was its versatility with the gain turned down . Gorgeous jazz tone on the neck, round and plump. Middle pickup good for strumming, finger style and enough bite in the bridge to cover typical Tele country but with more width. I have now purchased my fourth Artist guitar and every one has found a home in my sonic palette. I now accept that no single guitar will cover everything and at this quality I don’t feel like I am making any compromises and the price is a bonus.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Awesome Apricus6

By: on 16 June 2023
An unbelievable comfortable guitar this is one guitar I will never sell I did change the bridge string saddles to roller saddles not because I had to but I wanted to like all my guitars great job artist now I want a red or sea foam green one

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

An awesome ergonomic Tele!

By: on 6 June 2023
I’m not usually a Tele person but this thing is great, Good fret access and comfort contours. Neck feels great handling low action straight out of the box.

Artist Guitars Response
We truly appreciate your feedback and great review for the guitar. We are pleased to hear that you are happy with the guitar.

Apricus 6 Guitar

By: on 3 May 2023
Great guitar. I'm impressed.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that the guitar you have purchased from us has impressed you. Thank you for sharing this and for leaving the guitar review.

Apricus6 Vintage Sunburst Electric Guitar

By: on 18 February 2023
Beautiful instrument at an amazing price. Thoroughly recommended to any guitarists from beginners to professionals.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Awesome guitar at doing it all - Beautiful Tone!

By: on 11 August 2022
I absolutely love everything about this guitar, from the finish to the tone and it feels perfect! I have quite a few Artist guitars and this is definitely my favorite. If I keep just one guitar it's this one... The tone on the bridge pickup is awesome. The pickups aren't as aggressive as the Bullbuckers so it's a far more versatile guitar. It sits very well in the middle and does everything well without the extremes. It is a great choice if you just want one guitar. The neck is perfect and after setting it up the action is nice and low without buzzing. Couldn't be happier and would highly recommend it. Artist Guitars are also great to deal with and are easy to communicate with, very happy!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback! We are so glad to know that you love the guitar. We appreciate the continued support.

Excellent Guitar

By: on 24 July 2022
This Apricus 6 has exceeded my expectations. The finish is flawless and the roasted maple neck feels great. The frets were pefectly level, with no high frets, so no fretwork was necessary. Similarly, the bone nut was cut perfectly. I really like the pickups and hardware. Nothing needs upgrading. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a quality guitar at a bargain price. Artist Guitars also offer excellent service. Overall, a great buy!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the awesome feedback! We are really glad that you love this guitar. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, we're always here to help!

Awesome Guitar

By: on 22 July 2022
Had been waiting for this guitar to come back in stock,and had great communication (weekly) from artist about when my pre order was going to be sent,all I can say is that this axe is flawless, straight out of the box everything was perfect, From the finish,down to the set-up, I only had to tweak the intonation slightly. From blues through to metal,this guitar delivers. Well done Artist,keep up the great work

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our products and services. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Apricus6

By: on 30 September 2021
Contoured Mahogany Body with a Delicious Quilted Maple Top ...Bone Nut...Locking Machine Heads...Roasted Maple Neck that Feels Silky Smooth... Beautiful Guitar... Plays and Sounds Great :))))) *I will no doubt Install a 5 way switch and Split those Humbuckers soon for even more Warm ...Rich ...Melodic Tones

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review about the product. Your detailed feedback is a great help to our customers who want to purchase the Artist Apricus6.

How is it possible

By: on 4 September 2021
Straight out of the box this guitar is just insanely good looking - that finish is just Devine !. Standard features include Locking tuners, fixed bridge, bone nut, contoured neck heel that you would normally only find on some Japanese brands, electronics are also decent (it has full size alpha pots!) roasted maple neck that is just stunning and so nice to hold. Body contours are far better than any traditional Tele. Such a good guitar, let alone for the price! Not that you need to but if you ever did, bridge and locking tuners are a straight swap for “brand name” items if you really must. Only thing I would say is add a coil split like I did, opens up the guitar’s versatility so much more! Incredible product and I can’t stop playing the hell out of it :)

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Guitar Fantastic

By: on 25 August 2021
What a great guitar. I was expecting the guitar to be like my T90, which is a very good guitar, but to me this is better. It is lighter the contours of the body are very good and the neck is very playable. The sound from the pickups is really very good. Like all Artist guitars I don't know how they can make a quality guitar like this for the low price.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We try our best to live up to our mission to provide quality guitars at reasonable prices.

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