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Artist LP59 Translucent Black Electric Guitar w/ Bullbucker Pickups

The Artist LP59TRB is our top-of-the-line guitar. whether it be for gigging or recording, this is one of the best guitars on the market in relation to quality and price. This guitar has a great rock/ blues sound that easily produces that big fat fluid sound so typical of this style of instrument.

The African Mahogany body is finished off with a single-ply cream binding over carved poplar cap, with a 5A Tiger Maple venner providing the awesome flamed finish. The set neck is made of mahogany and features an eco-rosewood fretboard. The 22-fret neck is a comfortable "C" shape with trapezoid Mother of Pearl inlaid into the eco-rosewood fretboard. With the typical 24.75" scale length you are sure to bend notes as well as any blues or rock player going around.

The guitar is finished with an impressive Translucent Black while the back is a clear polyurethane finish. The deluxe hardware consists of chrome locking tuners, Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Roller saddles, and a locking Stop Bar Tailpiece.

We install our signature coil-splitting Artist Bullbucker pickups, which have a creamy smooth sound on the neck pickup while the bridge pickup breaks up nicely with no harsh upper mids. They are both vintage-moderate output pickups. An added feature is that both pickups offer coil splitting which guarantees that this guitar will deliver a wide range of tonal options.

We also use the best electronic parts to reproduce the classic wiring configuration. 2 Volume and 2 Tone Control, standard 3-way toggle switch, Split Shaft 500K pots, 0.022uf ceramic capacitors and 1/4" Input Jack.

The factory strings are standard  D'Addario EXL110 strings.

The Tech Features

Body Material: Mahogany with Poplar Cap and 5A Flamed Tiger Maple Veneer 
Body Finish: Transparent Black
Body Paint: Polyurethane​​​​​​​
Body Construction: Solid

Neck Material:
 African Mahogany​​​​​​​
Neck Construction: Scarfed​​​​​​​
Neck Joint: Set Neck​​​​​​​
Neck Finish: Gloss​​​​​​​
Neck Shape: 22mm C Profile​​​​​​​
Scale Length: 628mm/ 24.75"​​​​​​​
Fretboard Material: Eco-Rosewood​​​​​​​
Fretboard Radius: 305mm​​​​​​​
Number of Frets: 22​​​​​​​
Fret Material: 18% Nickel​​​​​​​
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo​​​​​​​
Nut Material: Bone​​​​​​​
Nut Width: 42mm / 1.65"​​​​​​​
Position Inlays: Block Inlays​​​​​​​
Binding: Cream​​​​​​​
Side Dots: Black​​​​​​​
Truss Rod: Dual Action 2-Way

Bridge Pickup:
 Artist Bullbucker Humbucker (with Coil-Split)​​​​​​​
Middle Pickup: N/A​​​​​​​
Neck Pickup: Artist Bullbucker Humbucker (with Coil-Split)​​​​​​​
Switching: 3-Way Switch​​​​​​​
Configuration: HH​​​​​​​
Special Electronics: Push/Pull Pots, Coil-Splitting

 Tune-o-matic with Roller Saddles​​​​​​​
Hardware Finish: Chrome​​​​​​​
Machine Heads: Locking Die-Cast​​​​​​​
Pickguard: N/A

Miscellaneous/Special Features
 D'addario EXL110 ​​​​​​​
Weight: 4kg-4.6kg / 8.8-10lbs

Included Accessories:
 Instrument Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Key, Bridge Adjustment Key, Picks ​​​​​​​
Optional Accessories: LP400BK, LP500BR


Reviews (24)

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Artist LP59 - simply amazing!

By: on 10 May 2024
You have to prepare to be amazed when you get your hands on an LP59 from Artist Guitars. I didn't expect such a high-quality guitar for its price. I'm not an expert but from the look and feel of the guitar, you know Artist Guitars took great care and thought in their products. But hey, don't take my word for it. Watch Youtube videos from IntheBlues to Jeff Cooke about this guitar and you'll get proper and independent reviews. Lastly, I commend Artist Guitar's customer care team! They go out of their way to lend a helping hand. They helped me with everything I needed. That's why I always recommend Artist Guitars to anyone looking for great guitars at reasonable prices.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your review! We are always here if you have any questions.

This is beautiful in form and function.

By: on 23 April 2024
I have a few guitars but never had a LP style and after reading and watching some reviews I thought mate you only live once. Glad I listened to myself and others, this is a great looking and fantastic sounding guitar to the extent that it hasn't made it to a hanger on the wall because I can't stop playing it! It came out of it's shipping box beautifully set up and in top condition. After some minute adjustments, a good fret polishing and fresh strings it is one the nicest giutars I've played full stop. It's also a credit to Artist Guitars for taking it on themselves and suceeding in offering Australia a much needed genuine value for dollar alternative to big name makers. I won't go into detail on the specs because you probably wouldn't be reading this if you didn't already know them. But seriously the split coils via the volume pots is a great feature and they feel and operate with real quality. Excellent guitar! Thank you Artist Guitars.

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

Outstanding guitar

By: on 5 February 2024
I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting this much quality from a guitar at this price. It arrived today and to my pleasant surprise it surpassed my expectations 10 fold. I looked over the guitar from head to toe and could not find one single blemish, scratch or fault. I'm not exaggerating, I cant believe this guitar was made on a factory line. The hardware is superb, the knobs, lock in tuners, pick up switch and bridge all look and feel excellent. Inlays, fret nibs and binding is faultless. I am a very happy customer and this guitar will stay with me forever. I haven't been able to crank this baby yet but still sounds brilliant through my Boss Katana at low levels. Thank you Artist Guitars for sending me such an awesome instrument, I will certainly be purchasing more products from here on in.

Artist Guitars Response
It's our pleasure and thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Lp59 Trans black is a quality LP all round

By: on 6 October 2023
Couldn’t be happier. Great quality for the price! Will not be disappointed

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your feedback! We are always here if you have any questions.

Absolutely love it

By: on 18 August 2023
Was looking at higher end LP Epis... So glad I went with this stunningly beautiful guitar. Set up sweet straight out of the box. Sounds great... Feels like LP without being over the top. My 4th Artist guitar... Won't be my last. Such great value for the quality. I have Gibson's and the like but these are just so fun and great to play. Can't recommend this guitar enough if you are looking for a solid LP style guitar. Awesome

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you're happy with the guitar. We look forward to more business with you in the future. Cheers!

Best Bang for Buck LP

By: on 25 July 2023
The look, feel and sound of the Artist LP59 (in Trans Black) is second to none in this price range. The guitar I received has a flawless finish, which looks much better in person than the online photos give it credit for. The neck feels great, and the Bull Bucker pickups sound fantastic - I was all prepared to swap out them out, but there's really no need at all. And having the coil splits at this price range is a bonus, (as are the locking tuners!). All the hardware feels like quality, especially the pots and tuners; areas that often suffer at this price range. Apart from adding a bit of graphite to the nut slots, I have not needed to adjust anything to get this guitar gig-ready; the action and intonation were spot-on. It ships with quality D'Addario strings, so when I'm ready to swap those out I'll give the fretboard some conditioning, but that's about it for now. The Artist customer service was great too - so, all up... 5 stars! Would recommend!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

My First LP Style Guitar - LP59TRB

By: on 4 May 2023
Your website was recommended to me by a friend in the Hunter Valley who purchased your black LP6 guitar. After checking out your site I was tossing up between the LP59TRB in translucent black and the vintage burst. As I couldn't find any videos on the vintage burst I ended up going with the black finish. I ordered it on the Sunday and it arrived on the Wednesday before Easter. I couldn't be happier - a LP59 for my 59th birthday. Out of the box it looked flawless. I am really impressed with the gloss translucent black flame top. It looks 3 dimensional when you turn it on it's side. All the hardware looks great. The gold volume and tone knobs are a nice finishing touch. The dark wood grain finish on the back looks great also. I always wanted a dark Rosewood fretboard. It does need to be cleaned as there is some glue marks around the frets. I love the pearl inlays. The C shape neck feels very comfortable to play. This guitar comes in at 4kg with a thickness of 50mm but that's what you get with a Les Paul style guitar. I play it through a Boss Katana 50 Mark II amp with several distortion pedals. With the Bullbucker pickups this guitar looks and sounds amazing. The weight isn't an issue as I sit down to play. I wanted something different to compliment my Ibanez RGA42FM. You have one very happy Artist Guitar customer.

Artist Guitars Response
I'm glad to hear that you liked the guitar you purchased from us. Thank you for choosing us for your musical needs. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in the future. Cheers!

Visited the shop in Yanora

By: on 3 May 2023
A beautiful guitar. After some intonation adjustment and playing to smooth out the fret grit this guitar felt like home. Why pay $5k+ for a guitar that would be marginally better at best. This is the best bang for buck around. I now own 5 Artist guitars and I am more than happy with my purchases.

Artist Guitars Response
I'm glad to hear that you liked the guitar you purchased from us. Thank you for choosing us for your musical needs. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in the future. Cheers!

Jimmy Page would be proud

By: on 20 February 2023
I have an arsenal of about 13 guitars in the studio (that came about when my wife asked me how many guitars I could play at the same time; my instant response was 13) ranging from strats to LPs to even an American made Frankenstrat, but guess what? I keep coming back to the LP59. Why? Because it absolutely rocks. Those pickups do something to the sound coming through the amp and I'm only playing through a 20W tube amp, but by the Gods of Rock, this thing absolutely pushes the sound out. It's dynamic, loud, vibrant, crunchy and dare I say, very Led Zeppy! If I was on the road again, I would have several of these in the back of the Tarago! Honestly, this guitar is exceptional quality, in build and sound. Why the hell would I pay $3000+ for a Gibson LP which is nearly twice the weight, when this guitar is more than ample and suffices for all genres of music whether it's Punk, Metal, Hard Rock, Rock, Funk, whatever. I'm sure if a blind test was done between a Gibson and this Artist LP59, I'm sure you'd be amazed by the brightness of the sound coming out of the LP59. If there was any possibility that Jimmy Page could get his hands on one of these, I'm sure he would be more than impressed, especially at the price. From time to time I'll use another guitar, but I keep reaching out for the LP59 because it's quality, both in style, build, dynamics, and sound. What more can I say, except that you should go out and get one.

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!

Artist LP59

By: on 11 October 2022
Very pleased with my purchase, very well made and excellent sound. Great communication from Artist, will highly recommend.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate it. We're always here if you need anything. Cheers!

By the beards of ZZ Top!

By: on 25 July 2022
I can't quite believe... even a week later... just how much guitar I got for such a great price! I'm no expert but I bangalang a bit and over the years I've tried lots of different guitars (awkwardly in stores and with friends... you know, playing that one riff you can nail and nodding your head as if that short experience can tell you everything about the guitar) Look, I'm waffling. The guitar is amazing! Simply stunning. I never thought I'd be able to afford a guitar this good because I never expected to get a guitar this good for the price I paid. And by van Halen if it is not a sexy looking thing too! My wife said it's not allowed to come to bed with us.... she's been sleeping on the couch for a week. Umm... stuff you might actually want to read... great tones, great finish, great weight, great look, very professional. Oh, and delivered, with tracking, three days after I ordered it! Artist Guitars have won themselves a loyal customer with this one sale. Everything I get in the future will come from here and one day I may even cross the border to make that pilgrimage to the store and play my one riff.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our products and services. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!


By: on 16 July 2022
Playing to the chorus yet again. What a great buy - thank you AG. The finish on the top is amazing, the flame grain seems to swim under the hard clear top coats. No photo will do it justice. It also sounds brilliant - almost an added extra afterthought, but much appreciated nonetheless. Love the locking tuners and split coils. This praise for a customer returned 30% discounted guitar. Magic.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thank you so much for the review! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

Could this be the end of epiphone?

By: on 2 March 2022
First of 3 reviews. Watching Shane, "at in the blues", review an Artist tube amp and being impressed, I decided to watch a few more of his reviews on your products... Now I neither needed another guitar and wasn't actually interested in buying any LP Style guitar, but.... They are all beautiful and the specs seemed fine, well it has to be to good to be true, doesn't it? Took a chance and ordered 3, this one, the Goldtop with P90's and the translucent double cutaway with bigsby style vibrato. Am I going to be sorry? Now remember these are sub $500 guitars, what some call cheap and entry level. Two of the guitars came on the same day earlier than expected, I know that some people have had a long wait but I'm personally happy with the delivery service. Opened the case which is a great quality investment, removed the packaging and feasted my eyes on it's beauty... Now the colour is supposed to be black, but it's not, well mine isn't, it's an extremely and I cannot stress this enough, extremely beautiful blue.. absolutely stunning. The finish except for some very, very minor marks is way beyond in quality what a guitar of this price should be. The binding, clean as, the bone nut perfect, locking tuners at this price? Crazy, and who puts fret nibs on a guitar like this? Fret nibs, classy guys... Humbuckers are winners, I've yet to have trouble finding a tone, though while the bridge pickup is adequate it's the neck pickup that is a killer. Coils split beautiful music, full Humbucker beautiful music, a mixture, well you guessed it, beautiful. I'd prefer a fatter neck, but it still a damn well made machine. PS I don't usually do reviews except for smaller companies that need word of mouth and i've already let others know how impressive your guitars are. Worth it? Damn straight...

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and we really appreciate the support.

Artist LP59TRB Deluxe

By: on 3 February 2022
I must say this Artist Lp59TRB DELUXE is a fantastic guitar at an affordable price , anyone who is looking to buy LP style guitar this beauty ticks all the boxes it's looks great, plays awesome, sounds like a weapon of mass destruction in a good way..Big thumbs up to Artist guitars for creating such a wonderful musical instrument .

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the guitar.


By: on 24 January 2022
I have just received my replcement LP59TRB DELUXE, sadly my first delivery was damaged in transit anyway the wait is finally over. After unboxing removing all the wrapping and a very close inspection I have found the litte Gem 100% FLAWLESS I am not joking not a mark I honestly can't believe how well this is built QC is sublime it's up with my high end guitars that cost 5 times more . Strait out of the box a quick tune and I found it very playable even more so after the strings stretched the only problem I found is not being able to put it down ( only to write a review) it sounds and feels fantastic like it belongs and the price is just "wow OK realy" I definitely recommend anyone looking for a good affordable LP style guitar this is the one man it realy rocks in every aspect it's SMOKIN HOT. Thank you Artist for the fast delivery on the replacement I'm looking forward to my next purchase

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

LP59TRB Deluxe Electric Guitar

By: on 18 January 2022
I have just received my LP59TRB Electric Guitar on time and was pleasantly surprised with a few minor inclusions which I did not order or expect. Thankyou to the Team at Artist Guitars. I do not perform on stage but enjoy creating my own music and generally playing with a few other musician friends. The guitar has exceeded my expectations with sound and output quality that makes playing so much more enjoyable. I am yet learning the various functions of the guitar and thanks to the Artist Web site this is also a very enjoyable experience. Once again thanks you to the team at Artist. Great work. I will be sure to shop in your store going forward.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for a great review on the guitar. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the guitar.

My first Artist Guitar

By: on 1 January 2022
After reading through heaps of reviews here on the Artist website and on the internet about Artist guitars and the company behind it I decided to give it a go and order this guitar. I have to say that it wasn't my first instrument from Artist Guitars and I had already seen proof of the high quality of their products. This and the "Free return" guarantee made it easier for me to give it a try and choose a top level instrument from the Artist range. Well, my expectations were definitely met. I ordered the Translucient LP59 with a hard case. I think it's a must for a beautiful instrument to keep it safe over time. The case was better than expected and can compete with any other more expensive product out there without problems. But I was more interested in what's in the case. What can I say? This LP style guitar is an absolute killer. I think I just held it in my hands and turned it around and around for at least 15 minutes when I got it out of the case. Beautifully crafted and a flawless body. The pictures on the Artist website don't do the actual product any justice. The burst is simply beautiful and you just want to get this guitar out of the case and play it because of the looks. There is a bit of residue on the fretboard but I'll just remove that when I do the first setup on this guitar. I have been playing this guitar now for the last four weeks and I'm still amazed by the beautiful sound and high quality. It's so easy to play that it's the usually the first one that I take out of the case when I start practising. Coil splitting works nicely. But I prefer the Humbucker sound. Mostly I play in clear mode as the sound is just beautiful. It's perfect for jazz but it's as versatile as you'd expect from an LP style guitar - from Christmas carols to Rock and Metal - it just delivers. The out of the box setup was acceptable and I only adjusted the bridge slightly after a few days. The tuners hold nicely and the hardware on this guitar matches the beautiful crafted body. I think though that I'll give it a proper setup some time soon and lower the nut a bit as the strings are sitting a bit high for my taste. But that's a personal thing I guess. Can I recommend this guitar? Absolutely and 100%. It feels and looks better than many alternatives with much higher price points out there and most important it's really fun to play.

Artist Guitars Response
We are stoked at your awesome review! Thank you so much for the support. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, we are always happy to help!

Best single cut out there

By: on 1 November 2021
I have played a lot of single cut humbucker guitars and have owned guitars 5 times the price of this one. This is my favourite. You won't regret getting it. Excellent guitar. And crazy price for what you get.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

A really good LP style

By: on 24 May 2021
I bought this guitar after comparing specifications with other, well known, brands and liked the starting point. Received it after waiting for restock, a week earlier than expected, and absolutely loved the look and feel in my hands. My very first guitar 30 years ago was a low cost LP style but what a piece of junk. So I was looking for anything to criticise the black beauty. All I can come up with are the frets need a light sanding to remove file marks on the tops. Early days yet but still loving it.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the review. We're happy that you're satisfied with your order. Cheers.

Excellent Value LP

By: on 7 April 2021
Very happy with the purchase. Great guitar and quality design for the price tag. Free delivery a win too! Beautiful appearance, labelled as transparent black but the colour appears blue to aqua green also depending on the light. The humbuckers have a warm and bright tone. Order was dispatched the next day after purchasing and arrived faster than expected by courier. Only things I could fault was one of the strap locks was very loose but was easily tightened myself with a screwdriver. The is a round blue sticker on the back of the headstock which is not easily removable.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review of the guitar. We are glad that you like the guitar. If there would be cases that you would have issues or concerns about an order, please do not hesitate to let us know right away. We would be more than happy to assist.

Good Quality and Great Customer support

By: on 11 January 2021
Received my first order one week before Christmas and it had some minor issues , contacted the Artist guitar support team and I have immediately been offered to choose a refund or replacement , which I decided to go with a replacement. Received the second guitar 2 weeks ago and here is my brief review of 2 weeks with this beauty : 1. Finish and look : it looks gorgeous ,I mean my Ibanez RG350 and my fender Strat both look so cheap next to this! 2. adjustments out of the box : it needed some adjustment , including action adjustments , quarter of a turn on truss rod , and of course intonation. 3. How it plays and sounds : it plays easy after adjustments I mentioned, and man! these bullbuckers are great ! they sound fantastic, they give you a full , rich sound you expect from a high end LP as well as the option of going single coil with push-pull knobs on both pickups , this is fantastic and can only be found in much higher price range guitars. these are my initial impressions and feedback after 2 weeks , I will update this ( if I am allowed ) within 2-3 months to provide more in-depth feedback of this Guitar.

Excellent value for money - buy this NOW!

By: on 19 November 2020
Great bang for buck. Out of box it needed some setting up for personal taste, but otherwise completely playable. Build quality is outstanding. Thoroughly recommended!

Solid guitar in every sense of the word

By: on 15 August 2020
There are some great things about this guitar - the flame top looks fantastic, the locking tuners are a bonus and a rarity at this price point. I had some problems with quality control like one volume knob turning further than it should but everything works fine. The pickups are decent. The biggest issue for me is its weight, the body seems entirely solid as mine weighs about 4.5kg. This could be a dealbreaker for some but otherwise it's a total bang-for-your buck guitar.

Best Guitar I’ve ever played

By: on 28 July 2020
I’ve had this bad boy for a couple months now and I have to say it is easily become my favourite. It’s as good as my epiphone pro with a hotter output and brighter tone, thanks in part to the BullBucker pickups that absolutely shred. I’m still amazed at the value for money with this guitar, everything about it screams high end workmanship and quality control. Gotta say Artist keep it up you guys rock!

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