Artist BLACK58II Black Gloss Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Artist BLACK58II Black Gloss Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
This classic style guitar has existed in many forms since it was first released in 1958. Since then it has been coveted by some of the greatest Rock 'n Roll, Blues, and Jazz guitarists that the world has ever known. Legendary names like BB King, Freddie King, John McLaughlin, Larry Carlton, Jorma Kaukonen, Eric Clapton, and Elvin Bishop are among the multitude of players who have loved the diverse tones that this type of instrument offers. Now it's your turn!
This is a great sounding instrument and aesthetically beautiful at the same time. It features a 3 piece Maple neck with an Ebony Fretboard. The 22 frets show off the 'Block' shaped plastic inlays and when you add to the comfortable "C" shape neck, the wheeled tune-o-Matic bridge, and a locking stop-bar tailpiece, you have a guitar that will not only feel great under your fingers but one that will sustain forever.
The Black58II sports our Signature Bullbucker Individual Coil Splitting pickups which means that you have the option of the warm throaty tones of the neck pickup or the biting clean sounds of the bridge pickup. When you set your toggle switch in between neck and bridge pickup you get that wonderful almost out-of-phase sound which confirms that this is an extremely versatile guitar that will be very responsive under your fingers. You will be able to put a stamp on all those great blues solos and wail like the greats or you could darken the tone to suit the "cool" of any dingy little jazz club.
The Tech Features
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Center Block: Mahogany
- Material: Bone
- Width: 42mm / 1 5⁄8"
Bridge: Chrome Coloured Tune-o-Matic with and Stop Bar Tailpiece
- Scale Length: 243⁄4" / 628 mm
- Radius: 12" / 305 mm
- Shape: Modern C
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Inlay: Block Inlays
Pickups: Artist Bullbuckers with Chrome Cover
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, and a 3-way selector switch
Machine Heads: Locking Chrome
Strings: D'Addario 10-46
Weight: 3.5 to 4 Kg. / 7 lb and 11.4 oz. to 8 lb and 13.1 oz. (Approximate)
Best Affordable 335 AlternativeBy: Stuart S on 20 June 2021This is the best 335 alternative, for half the Price! I have nothing but great things to say about this instrument and company. I've been looking for a high quality affordable 335 copy for years and now my quest is over. for half the price of the next best "335 alternative" like the DOT from Epiphone this guitar delivers on tone and build. The black gloss finish throughout the guitar feels premium. there's no neck dive even though this guitar is a little of the heavy side for a semi hollow, which i prefer. I placed my pre-order early march and the sales guys always sent updates on it's ETA. not only was the ETA months before originally advertised i received mine 3 days before said date! This 335 is my second Artist guitar and i'm pleased to say they have delivered again. The guitar is very playable out of the box, the tones and sustain is on point for my hard rock/grunge styles but also does well with ol' rock and roll and blues. Well pleased with this, and highly recommend this guitar, and the guys at Artist
By: Artist GuitarsWe are stoked to hear that you are happy with our products and services. We really appreciate the support!
58 11By: Peter Dalley on 13 March 2021Just got my 58 11 not a mark on it really well made and such a great sound on my champion 40.Fast delivery came in 2 days and was well packed.Will Get a blues pedel to beef up that great sound.Thanks Artist for a great guitar.
By: Artist GuitarsWe are happy to hear that you are enjoying your new guitar. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for it. If we can help in any way regarding any concern or questions about our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Amazing just what I always wantedBy: Wayne Cristaudo on 20 February 2021The guitar came two days after I ordered it - non-express, so that put me in a great frame of mind. I had seen Shane and Brett Kingman on YouTube review the red semi-hollows and rave about them. So this is the black beauty - I think it is now the guitar I will use in the band and I have six fantastic guitars- it has gorgeous warm clean tones that I could not pull out of my Gibson custom tribute or Tokai Les Paul , which is fantastic distorted, but this just sounds the way I want a Gibson 335 to sound, clean and dirty - it sings and soars and sustains forever. The playability is also fantastic. My good friend who plays in the same band as me came over - he fell in love and is thinking of the red when they come in or the tobacco burst. I have a USA fender telecaster that I love but this is every bit as good for a seventh of the price.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you very much for the awesome feedback! We really appreciate it and we're glad that you love the guitar. If you have any questions or need any assistance, just let us know.
My black beauty!By: Tom Isfer on 5 February 2021I got the black58II about a week ago and I have been playing it for about 2-3 hours everyday. What a sound it has!!!! It’s simply amazing!!! The warmth is beautiful to my ears, so bluesy. With the east river drive it is a blues killer! The tune locking machine is very good and I wasn’t expecting it to be so handy. It really makes changing strings a lot easier. The split coil system works really well, you can hear it losing the warmth of the humbuckers and getting the sharpness of the single coils. You actually have 8 combinations of pickups to play with! The finish is superb in every detail. The colour of the knobs are really nice, and the white/cream lines on the edges are a sweet touch. I am really pleased with my purchase and I can’t recommend it enough. Don’t buy American guitars, go Aussie, buy an Artist! You will not regret it!
By: Artist GuitarsThank you for this awesome review and we are happy to hear that you are rocking out and loving your Black58II guitar. Cheers!
Awesome guitarBy: Steve on 4 February 2021Awesome guitar!!. Get one today!. Guitar arrived within the week it was sent and we are in cairns , the guitar itself is amazing for the price, it was setup perfectly, no fret buzz at all and great action. It's not 100% fret polished but it's 99% there, and plays beautifully like a $1500-2000 guitar, and for the price.... Well... it's way better than its price point that's an understatement !. I was blown Away when I unpacked the guitar that was in the hard case I ordered when I received it. I really appreciate that it was setup perfectly. And in regards to the pickups they are awesome, I mean sound is a personal thing and the pickups installed aren't bad at all. They are fine tonally and have nice characteristics and coil split option is great, providing more tone versatility, a feature along with locking tuners/machine heads that you would typically only find on a guitar in. Much higher price point say $800 or above and even then, you generally would only get one of these options, not both, for that price. Regarding the hardcase, yes there is room for the guitar to move and it's not a totally snug fit but that's easy fixed with a little attention is. Outing some soft cloth pieces in the case to support and secure the guitar so for me that's not a big deal and the case itself is well built absolutely. It's An amazing guitar I love it, and when I read a review of someone saying it was there new no1 I am not surprised because we have a MIM fender tele and USA g&l and this artist guitar up there in between the fender and the g&l which is a $4000 guitar.. so you guys are doing alot right and it's obvious you guys care about what your doing and I look forward to purchasing more Inspirational guitars from you, thank you so much! I wish you guys continued success and can't wait to see what new pickups and guitars you guys make in the future perhaps an artist range that is between $400-$700 wow it's incredible what you guys are doing, thank you for making these instruments accessible at this price with this quality ! Thank you
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback and means a lot to us! We will strive more to give you a wider range of quality guitars at affordable prices. Cheers!
L'il LucilleBy: Andrew Keepence on 4 February 2021I bought this guitar after playing a friends Cherry 58 at his studio. That convinced me that Artist Guitars are great value for money. I received mine a little over a week ago and have only just unpacked it yesterday. Apart from a minor glitch tuning it up (the high E string snapped, Oops!) It plays beautifully. Great warm tone and a lovely feel. It feels and plays like something three time the price. I'm no Pro by any stretch so I'm not sure how it would be on stage . Sure sounds and plays great to me though. Best $400 bucks I've spent.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks a lot for the wonderful review on the guitar and our service. We really appreciate it. We look forward to more business with you in the future. Rock on!
Fantastic guitarBy: Warren on 2 February 2021I bought this guitar a couple of weeks ago after watching some YouTube clips reviewing the Cherry version. The clips were amazing and I wasn't disappointed when mine arrived (Black58 Gloss). Absolutely flawless in its build quality, the sound is exactly what I was after and it was perfectly setup out of the box. String Action height and intonation were perfect. What a beautiful guitar at a great price. Buy one of these. You won't regret it.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback. We really appreciate the support!
I just added another starBy: Warren Barlow on 29 January 2021When I bought this, I gave it 4 stars thinking that nothing is perfect. I was wrong. I've had the guitar for about 10 days now and cant get it out of my hands. The mates came and had a look at it yesterday and they were gobsmacked at the quality and the sounds, not to mention the price. Five stars guys, excellent guitar
By: Artist GuitarsThanks alot for the great review, We really appreciate it!
Black58 is a killerBy: Warren Barlow on 23 January 2021Bought the Black58 on-line from Artist Guitars and it arrived two days later. This guitar is a killer. The quality is a lot better than I could ever have expected and the sound is fantastic. Go and buy one of these. You wont regret it.