Artist BLACKCHERRY Gloss Black Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Artist BLACKCHERRY Gloss Black Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Based on our popular Cherry58 model, the Artist Black Cherry was developed as a direct result of feedback from our customers looking for something with a little more versatility than the Cherry58.
While retaining many of the features of the more traditional Cherry 58 the Artist Black Cherry differs because of the addition of the roller vibrato. This Bigsby style vibrato was popular in rockabilly from its earliest days and now has gained widespread popularity across many styles of music both on stage and in the recording studio.
With the typical set-neck that typifies most 335 style guitars, this is a great instrument for anybody looking for something unique in their sound. Like the body, the neck is constructed of maple on an eco-rosewood fretboard. This wood is a fine substitute for rosewood which is now considered a highly endangered species and as a result is rarely if ever used in general guitar building these days. The 22 frets show off the 'Dot' shaped plastic inlays and when you add to the comfortable "C" shape neck the Bigsby style roller vibrato system you have a great budget-priced guitar in every way.
The Artist Black Cherry sports chrome-covered Humbuckers with Alnico V magnets 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 so this is an extremely versatile guitar that will be very responsive under your fingers. The addition of push-pull coil-splitting on both pickups is an extremely useful and versatile addition offering single-coil/ humbucker configurations in a variety of options to this wonderful instrument.
The Tech Features
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood
- Center Block: Mahogany
- Material: Bone
- Width: 43 mm / 111⁄16"
Bridge: Chrome roller vibrato
- Scale Length: 243⁄4" / 628 mm
- Radius: 12" / 305 mm
- Shape: Modern C
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Inlay: Block
Pickups: VLPA Humbuckers
Controls: 2 x Push/Pull Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Switch
Machine Heads: Die-cast Black Chrome Locking Tuners
Strings: 10-46 Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
Finish: Black Transparent
Weight: 3.5 to 4 Kg / 7 lb and 11.5 oz to 8 lb and 13.1 oz (Approximate)
TC59By: John Mills on 3 July 2021This is the second guitar I have purchased from Artists. The 12 string exceeded expectations but the TC59 has just blown me away. This is definitely on the heavy side @ 4Kgs my other TC copy is 3 1/2 Kgs so not a great problem. Played through a Roland Jazz Chorus JC77 the sound is fantastic.
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Beautiful guitarBy: Adam Creighton on 18 June 2021This guitar is just simply beautiful. Plays and sounds fantastic. The finish is flawless. Balanced really nicely. Could not say one negative thing about it.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you very much for your awesome feedback! We really appreciate it. We look forward to more business with you in the future. Cheers!
Artist BLACKCHERRY Gloss Black Hollow Body ElectriBy: Carlos Gallardo on 14 June 2021Brilliant guitar - definitely great value for money and outstanding quality sound and build.
By: Artist GuitarsWe are happy to hear that you're satisfied with your Black Cherry guitar. Thank you for all the support. Cheers!
So goodBy: Yuri on 2 June 2021This is my 10th or 11th guitar from Artist, (i've lost count). Straight out of the box it's great to play. Low action with no buzzes. Frets are fine but i'm pretty fussy so i'll give them a good polish to get rid of a little scratchiness that is present. The tremolo feels great and i'm so happy it has roller saddles (one of its big selling points), but i will need to do a little work on the nut to make it stay in tune properly. Easy job. My one disappointment is that it is solid black. From the photos i thought it was a kind of "black burst" where the color fades in the middle and possibly even showed some woodgrain through the color. I guess the lighting in the photos made it look that way to me. Black burst would have been amazing, but none the less it's still a gorgeous guitar. Over all, the quality, the hardware, the feel, the sound, are all so good. It's big and a little on the heavy side so it's not ideal for a kid or a girl, but i'm very happy with it and would definitely recommend it.
By: Artist GuitarsWe're happy that you like the overall sound, feel and quality of the guitar and thank you for the review. We are always open to feedback to further improve our products and service. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns we can help you with.
Black cherry with a bigsby type trrmBy: Bruce Hayes on 25 May 2021I am yet to be unimpressed by any product I've purchased from artist,this guitar is no exception.I have heard many times as we all do that we have too many of,well anything,but it was my partner who actually bought this for me.no argument or even unpleasant remark.photos don't do it justice and price is incredible,I'm not really brand biased but really no comparison out there.Tune it and enjoy,looking forward to playing in anger
By: Artist GuitarsThank you for the review and for all your support. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns we can help you with.
Too NiceBy: Keith on 30 November 2020This beautiful Guitar not only looks fantastic, but plays fantastic, and sounds fantastic. It's a big sucker but big can be beautiful to. So many sound choices to choose from. Split Coils and The Bigsby Roller Vibrato makes it sing. If you want something that sounds different, AND great, get this Guitar. I cannot say enough about how great it is. I cannot fault it in any way.