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Artist Grungemaster Black Electric guitar w/ P90 Pickups

Our Artist GRUNGEMASTER was purpose-designed here at Artist Guitars for playability and chunky tones. Whether you're a serious player looking for a new axe to gig with or just starting out and want to explore rock, blues, Grunge or Metal, the GRUNGEMASTER will undoubtedly take you there...

It comes with a Poplar body, Canadian Maple Neck with Eco-Rosewood fretboard and block-shaped Inlays, two 'P90' Single Coil Ceramic Bar Pickups with a 3-way selector, Chrome Tune-O-Matic bridge with a Stop-Tail-Bar for greater stability, and Vintage Covered Chrome Machine Head tuners.


The Tech Features

Body
Body Material: Poplar with Basswood Veneer
Body Finish: Black
Body Paint: Polyurethane
Body Construction: Solid

Neck
Neck Material:
 Canadian 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: 21​​​​​​​
Fret Material: 18% Nickel​​​​​​​
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo​​​​​​​
Nut Material:​​​​​​​ ABS
Nut Width: 42mm​​​​​​​
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block Inlays​​​​​​​
Binding: White​​​​​​​
Side Dots: Black​​​​​​​
Truss Rod: Dual Action 2-Way

Electronics
Bridge Pickup:
 Soap Bar P90 Single-Coil​​​​​​​
Middle Pickup: N/A​​​​​​​
Neck Pickup: Soap Bar P90 Single-Coil​​​​​​​
Switching: 3-Way Switch​​​​​​​
Configuration: SS​​​​​​​
Special Electronics: N/A

Hardware
Bridge:
 Tune-o-matic with Stop-Bar Anchor​​​​​​​
Hardware Finish: Chrome​​​​​​​
Machine Heads: Vintage Style​​​​​​​
Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell

Miscellaneous/Special Features
Strings:
 Artist 10-46​​​​​​​
Weight: 3-3.5kg / 6.5-8lbs

Accessories
Included Accessories:
 Instrument Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Key, Bridge Adjustment Key, Picks​​​​​​​
Optional Accessories: REC300RC, REC350FTB, REC350BK

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Reviews (15)

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Excellent guitar

By: on 2 July 2024
Bought this grungemaster to modify and upon opening box and tuning it was perfect, one of the best straight out of the box guitars ive come across couldn’t say enough about it ,now modded with duesenburg trem ,brass roller bridge ,bone nut ,orange drop cap,superlow fast set up dressed frets and its now a beast capable of anything very happy,thankyou Artist for the absolute best at the absolute best price

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your review! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Great guitar!!!

By: on 18 April 2024
Love this guitar! Feels great, looks great, sounds great. Can't believe how good this product is. Would definitely recommend. Pickups are great, great tonal quality, great sustain, stays in tune. At one point I'm going to buy the Mustang copy given how happy I am with the Grungemaster.

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

Comfort, Plus

By: on 16 April 2024
Picking your favourite guitar is like picking your favourite child, but this one might well take the chocolates. It's so damn comfortable . Forget pickups and amps and everything for a moment, I just grab this off the wall and play it unplugged and it just feels so good. Running it through a little amp module, it's raw through an AC-30 sim and really angsty through a bit of overdrive. Look, it's not a polite guitar. It's brash. It's rude. It has presence. Every guitarist needs one. TRUE BACKSTORY: So, I hinted for one of these for my birthday... then decided it probably wouldn't happen and went to buy one, but bought the Gnosis 6 instead. Then, 5 days later, I get a Grungemaster for my birthday. Two Artist guitars in a week. Winning!

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

Love the Grungemaster

By: on 6 February 2024
I waited a few months so I could post a review devoid of new guitar glow. Phenomenal value for money this Artist Grungemaster - and for me, it's almost the perfect guitar. I prefer its 12" fretboard radius, it's got simple and very ergonomic switch-gear - it's a basswood body that resonates almost as well as my Gibson and Fender - the Wilkinson P90s have got great clarity, a beautiful growl and a bluesy single coil sound on clean. Switch to distortion in bridge and neck position and the pickups can get a bit noisy at my place, but the middle position is such an adaptable and inviting sound it's not that big an issue. The neck and fret work I could not fault out of the box, a slight truss weak improved the already fine action. The Gibson style bridge seems strong and stable, the tuners aren't top-deck but everything seems well made and it holds tune perfectly. And I love the way the whole thing looks - I got the aged white body and the body and pick guard complement the P90s beautifully. Well, the headstock looks a bit dinky but then, so does a Telecaster headstock if we're honest, and the volume/tone knob graphics a bit cheap looking (I put some Tele knobs on and it looks pretty bloody good really). I use the guitar at band practice instead of my Tele Player Plus and it's just as good in the mix (Grungemaster pickups' output is a bit less for live gigs though). I reckon it beats Epiphones and Squiers/ cheaper Fenders as an entry or second guitar, or if you want a good strong foundation guitar for mods etc. I was looking at the “similar” Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST – the Grungemaster has better pickups and is more soundly constructed for almost a third of the price. If you like off-set style guitars with easy-play flat necks and good P90s look no further I reckon. I also recommend the excellent gig-bag which holds heaps of extra gear. And, I thought my guitar delivery was running a bit late (it actually wasn’t) and the support I got from the Artist customer service guy was just brilliant. So … yep, I’m impressed, thank you Artist guitars – you might just rule the world if you keep making stuff like this for reasonable money.

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

Son is happy :)

By: on 13 November 2023
Got this guitar for my son who has just started learning guitar. Saw the Grungemaster online. After reading some reviews and watching some demos, I thought I'd take a gamble on a brand I hadn't heard much about. Although, with a 100 day return policy and a 3 year warranty it really isn't much of a gamble. Ordered the guitar on Tuesday afternoon and it arrived on Saturday (NSW to SA). Very pleased with that. The guitar itself looks great and feels nice to play. It's quite light which is great for a young learner too. I can't fault the finish. The tuning pegs seem smooth and sturdy. Holds it's tune well. Bridge is easy to adjust. Has a nice tone. All I've done is put on some lighter gauge strings and lower the action a tad. Might give the frets a slight dressing but that's just me being picky. Can't wait to hear the little guy shredding on it soon.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your positive review! We are glad that you are happy with the purchase. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

richard

By: on 7 June 2023
Great guitar for the bucks .The 12in rad neck is very smooth to play and the pickups are wonderful from clean to dirty .The over all quality and feel from the box will surprise .

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!

Great guitar

By: on 4 October 2022
I have two of these, one for home and one for my partner's home overseas. Everything I need as an intermediate player and I don't see myself upgrading for a few more years.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the time you have taken to write up a good review ofr the guitar. We appreciate it.

Amazing Guitar

By: on 2 June 2022
I'm sure a lot of people look at the price and cannot reconcile this guitar can be an awesome playing experience. They'd be wrong I've played plenty of Jazzmasters over the years and I can say absolutely that Artist's Grungemaster plays as good and often times even better than most especially the Squier Jazzboy, this guitar knocks it out of the park in comparison. Great action out of the box, smooth finish front and back makes for a smooth playing experience and a good looking guitar. It's not just hard to look past this guitar its damn near impossible. If you're on the fence, don't be. Pick one up and have some fun.

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!

grunge master

By: on 16 April 2022
way over what I thought this guitar would be

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Thank you for the feedback! We really appreciate the support. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Amazing

By: on 5 January 2022
I picked this guitar to play lead lines but it has absolutely blown me away with how great it sounds. The neck is absolutely perfect the and the intonation was spot on. Not what you expect at this price point great job artist

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your awesome review! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, we're always happy to help!

I really really love this guitar!!!

By: on 19 August 2021
Not only is my Artist Black Grungemaster one of the best looking guitars I have seen - it rocks!! I love the P90s - they crunch and they growl! This guitar is so well made and is so much fun to play! I have played hundred of gigs with a vintage Fender Jazzmaster, but this guitar leaves it for dead. Simple set up, great neck, great sound, solid construction and it stays in tune!!! Thank you Artist Guitars - this won't be my last purchase from you.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks a lot for your feedback on the guitar. This means a lot to us. We're always here for you so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Cheers!

Great acquisition

By: on 23 March 2021
It looks like I ordered this baby just in time! I've been looking at these online for months and have just taken the plunge as I wanted something with P-90s. This guitar was a great purchase and I've just put it down after it arrived earlier this afternoon. Really well made - the overall build and paint job is beautiful and the satin finish on the neck just feels great. No fret buzz or bitey fret ends. Little things like the knobs and jack are all tight and do what they're supposed to do (better quality than the fittings on a new major brand guitar which I got a couple of years back). It feels great - another reviewer thought it was a little heavy but I actually was surprised how light it is. This thing sounds great - I haven't cranked it up too much yet (that would mean taking it out the back and moving amps around) but it's a delight to play. It's got a lovely warm tone and sounds awesome when put through an overdrive pedal. 5 stars - I can't take any stars off for the two problems I have with it: 1) quite a time of it getting all the plastic off the nooks and crannies of the pick guard and 2) the name. Grungemaster?! I know back to the 90s is fashionable but.... Seriously, this is a great guitar and staggeringly good value. Wait a few months for this one or the tobacco sunburst or just snap up a white one now.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your review and we truly appreciate the feedback. Please feel free to reach out if there is anything we can do to assist. Cheers.

Grunge guitar puchase...

By: on 15 January 2021
received my guitar order, very nice design, a wee bit heavier than I thought it looked but all in all, very satisfied, customer service was great too, thanks people, cheers

Grungemaster

By: on 12 January 2021
as a professional player i have quite a few guitars , some i dont play , but this one is way up there with the best. Its Neck is amazing, great Jumbo frets that dont gouge out , I play pretty heavy , these can take it. It doesnt go out of tune at all. I really do recommend this guitar and the company . Both amazing.

It's brilliant.

By: on 6 January 2021
Looks great and the black finish is flawless. Easy to set up and can get the action very low with out buzzing. Pickups sound good and have reasonably high output and are well balanced but my preference would be for a lower output alnico pickup but this is an easy mod and personal taste. Being a 25.5" scale length does give you a little higher string tension but you get used to it quickly. Tuning stability is spot on. A very well put together instrument and crazy good value. You cant go wrong.

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