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Artist CHERRY58L 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!
The Artist Cherry58 offers a perfect entry-level guitar for those wishing to begin their journey into the world of blues and Jazz. With the typical set-neck, this guitar is truly a "blues machine". Like the body, the neck is constructed of maple on an eco-friendly 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 standard tune-o-Matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece, you have a guitar that will not only feel great under your fingers but one that will sustain forever.
The Cherry58 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 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 Cherry58 awaits. Are you ready to take it on?
Here are the reasons why this guitar is great:
It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set-up at the factory for the optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner.
Die-cast Machine Heads - This means your guitar will tune quicker, be more stable, and stay in tune longer.
We include a range of Support Materials including how to tune, how to read tab, basic chord shapes, and much more.
Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.
Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at a truly unbeatable price!
We are so confident you will love your new Artist Guitar that we offer you:
100 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee, and 3 Year Warranty
Check out our excellent feedback rating on eBay for what our customers' reactions are.
The Tech Features
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Eco Rosewood
- Material: Bone
- Width: 42mm / 111⁄16"
Bridge: Chrome Tune-o-Matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor
- Scale Length: 243⁄4" / 628 mm
- Radius: 12" / 305 mm
- Shape: Modern C
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Inlay: Dots
Pickups: VLPA Humbucker Pickups
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way switch
Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome
Strings: 10-46 gauge electric guitar strings
Finish: Cherry Red
Weight: 3.5 to 4 Kg / 7 lb and 11.5 oz to 8 lb and 13.1 oz (Approximate)
Optional Hardcase: JC450
Optional Gig Bag: HGBAGES335
Reviews (4)Write a review
Hollow body happy heartI've long seen this body shape in bands and heard them on songs I've grown up on. Being left handed, and not made of money, they've been nothing but a pipe dream. Until last Friday, when my own Artist Cherry 58L turned up. The beautiful finish on the guitar, the warm tones of the neck pickup, the bite of the bridge pick up, it all lives up to the high hopes I had built up, and then some. Amazed and happy to have this beast in my guitarsenal.
Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the awesome review and we're happy to hear that you're satisfied with your new Cherry58L!
Happy BrownyI got this earlier today. It arrived in 3 days. I absolutely love it. It's well made, looks beautiful, plays well and sounds incredible. I own a Gibson SG and a Fender Tele. The quality of this guitar stands up both. This is the second guitar I've bought off Artist and it won't be the last.
Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the awesome review and all the support. Cheers.
Incredible value for moneyAs a young lad, and a left to booty, I was permanently scarred by a cheap Korean guitar, a Torch left-handed Strat. It NEVER stayed in tune, sounded terrible and I vowed TO NEVER BUY A CHEAP ASIAN GUITAR EVER AGAIN! Anyway, fast-forward 30 odd years, and I saw the 'In the Blues' review, especially the A-B he does with the Tokai..I also saw Burg's demo..So I took a punt. Ordered one of these in lefty, and it arrived promptly 3 days later. I have nearly half a dozen guitars, 3 made in USA Fenders, a Chinese SG and an Indonesian Fender Classic series Jazzy. All I can say is they are all terrific guitars that I am more than happy to use in front of paying punters, but are still double the price of this!!.. This 'Artist' E355 might be the BEST el-cheapo Chinese guitar I have ever bought!. The finish on the body is immaculate, even better than my custom-made G&L!! I can't really tell if the electronics are good or bad as I don't have anything to compare it to, but at rehearsal the other day it sounded fine, sure the sound is a bit boofy and bassy, but hey, its a hollow-body humbucker guitar! All I can say it is did just fine, I may even use it on a few tunes after lockdown ends! It feels good, the neck plays great, the finishing and build quality is mind blindingly good and most of all IT STAYS IN TUNE! AND... it's cheaper than a guitar pedal!
Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for this awesome review. We're are stoked to hear that you're happy with your Cherry58L guitar! Cheers.
Artist GuitarsI ordered the Artist CHERRY58L Left Handed Hollow Body Electric Guitar not really knowing what to expect, considering the price. It arrived promptly, and it's a beautifully made guitar, and it plays well out of the box, and has the sound of a more expensive guitar. But more than that has been the follow-up attention of Artist Guitars Australia themselves. Within a day or so, I received an email asking if I was satisfied with the guitar, and if there were any problems. I happened to mention there were two relatively minor problems - a loose pickup switch, and slight overhang on one side of the frets. Immediately they sent me a return label, to send the guitar back for it to be fixed. This level service is rare these days, and very much appreciated.