Artist EB2 Budget Full Sized Single Pickup Electric Guitar
The Artist EB2 Black Full Sized Electric Guitar
The Artist EB2 might be our entry-level budget guitar but it definitely offers a little more than the price would suggest. It is a full-size electric guitar that is based on our popular STH series. If there is a word that would describe the EB2 it would be simplicity.
Not only is it a guitar that maintains simplicity in design and build quality but also in its electronics. Sporting a single humbucker in the bridge position and controlled by a single volume knob the EB2 is not only a cool little lead machine but it can also cover more mellow tones when required. Add to this a very comfortable modern "C" shape neck and you have a great entry level guitar at a budget price.
Something else that is worth mentioning is the fact that the body is routed for a standard strat 3-way pickup system which may be useful moving forward if you are looking to hotrod your EB2 post-purchase.
There are no accessories included with this guitar.
The Tech Features
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Colour: Black body, Natural neck
Woods: Poplar Body, Maple Neck with an Eco-rosewood Fretboard
Pickup: 1x Humbucker
Controls: 1x Volume Pot
Bang for Buck.By: Roy Safe on 26 November 2020Firstly, any "budget" guitar should be treated with caution, particularly if the word "budget" actually features in the guitars name! However, the Artist EB2 offers so much for it's price tag. I would recommend going to the store and inspecting the instrument before purchasing rather than ordering online, they have reasonably good quality control in my experience but its a high-quantity Eastern-made guitar so you can't have grand expectations. Ask to play one, check the action, intonation and frets, ensure the electrics are all working in-store and then buy this thing. A single humbucking strat is fairly rare; at this price tag, unbelievably so. And believe it or not the thing actually sounds bloody brilliant! Its very reactive to rolling back the volume, and when turned up can really push a dialed in amp to break-up even before introducing pedals. The neck is a nice modern C shape, and the Eco-Rosewood fretboard has no finish or lacquer, but feels quite nice. Its also routed for two additional single coils, so can make a great mod platform. For those wishing to experiment you can't go wrong with that price tag. However, modders beware there is a cloth wrap underneath the finish on the body, it comes off but if you're looking to sand this back to wood it's a big job, and the alder body is quite pale. The intonation is good on my own, it holds it's tune reasonably well and I'm quite an aggressive player. However, I do plan on upgrading some of the hardware before this is fully gig-worthy. Any experienced player can have a ball on this guitar, and for half the price of a fancy new delay pedal you could have a rock'n'roll beast in your hands. Any new player has a great learning platform here, and it won't break dad's bank either.
Not that goodBy: Stephen on 21 November 2020Mine arrived damaged (dropped). The base of the body was cracked, revealing fiberous plastic or something under the black? No idea what that is?. Rubber grommet under the back strap pin is broken and hanging out, when you play it, the wood dye on the fretboard turns your fingertips black. One of the perloid dot inlays must of been raised because you can see sanding marks where they got it flush with the fretboard. The neck gets fat right behind the first fret before the headstock (bizarre), and tuners are not that good. Do a few pulls and you’re out of tune. I love the idea of an H Strat but what I received is bloody awful
Budget guitarBy: Nicholas Cooper on 11 August 2020Okay..this guitar IS a really good guitar. I took it out of the box and it was almost in tune. The intonation is surprising good..when you play an open D chord with some overdrive it is in tune to my ear...this is rare on any budget guitar. I can't find a fault with the build. I plugged in to my Artist cremetone amp and the pickup is once again suprisingly good. It reacts and sounds better than my bullbucker when combined with certain pedals. The Nux Masamune pedal for example, makes this guitars pickup sound insanely good.. I absolutely love the sound of guitars with one pickup and one volume...they sound different when you have no tone pots. I used an EQ pedal and the volume pot to find the sweet spots. If you are beginning to play, learning to modify or set up guitars....this is for you.
GuitarBy: kapil narwal on 22 May 2020Awesome
Great first guitar for the price pointBy: Jesse on 18 May 2020Purchased this as a first guitar to start learning on. Received on time with accurate parcel tracking. The great quality contradicts the price point and I have been playing nearly every day since delivery.
verry goodBy: kevin Roy watson on 13 May 2020just what I wanted
Electric guitarBy: Lisa Van Sitter on 12 May 2020Brought for my son, this is my second purchase with artists guitars, first being electric base. My son has been super happy with both. Fast delivery too.
Great GuitarBy: Vman on 23 March 2020Got this guitar in the bargain Bin as a customer returned guitar, and have been very happy with it. Lightweight, stays in tunes and setup out of the box is good. For less than a $100 bucks this was a great guitar to do some mods on and it's become a favorite of mine to play. Someone's loss is my gain!
Nut and bridgeBy: Joe Sant on 25 December 2019This is more a question than a review because I can’t find the answer anywhere in the description of the product, but is the nut and bridge changeable, specifically, can they be ‘flipped’? Am thinking of restringing to left-handed. Big thanks to anyone who can answer!
ImpressedBy: Rachael Spencer on 13 December 2019Very happy with the quality of this guitar and the customer service can't be faulted. Was delivered super quick too. Absolutely ideal for taking the beginner into the world of music. We love it