Artist LP6G Cimmerian Electric Guitar with Active Pickups
Artist LP6G Cimmerian Electric Guitar with Active Pickups
The LP6G "Cimmerian" is the next generation of what was originally Artist's "Stealth" guitar. As a new example of an "old faithful", this guitar offers a few quality improvements without radically altering the idea behind the original instrument.
With a mahogany body, finished in matte black with a subtle vintage binding around the top and nice deep contour on the back that ensures that the guitar sits into your body very comfortably. The active humbucking pickups feature black covers and are secured by gold screws - a nice touch. The gold stop tailpiece and bridge along with the gold volume and tone knobs really add something to the look of this guitar. So not only does this axe play well it looks great particularly when you're standing under the lights and about to launch into that blistering solo!
The 24 fret neck is mahogany on an eco-rosewood board with the unique mother of pearl inlays a feature as is the bone nut.
The headstock has been purposely designed so that the strings maintain a straighter angle to each machine head. This can aid both in tuning and can also help lessen the annoying tendency for strings to snap at the nut.
The gold plated machine heads on this guitar are another great innovation - they look great but most importantly they work well.
This is definitely a guitar that offers value for money on many levels and there is no doubt that if you get your hands on it you may find it very difficult to put it down again.
Are you game to try?
The Tech Features
- Body: Mahogany with Basswood Veneer
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood
- Material: Bone
- Width: 42mm / 15⁄8"
Bridge: Gold-Coloured Nickel Tune-o-matic with Gold-coloured stop tailpiece
- Scale Length: 243⁄4" (628mm)
- Radius: 12" / 305mm
- Number of Frets: 24
Pickups: Mings HE-P Active Pickups
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way toggle switch
Machine Heads: Gold Die-Cast Locking Machine Heads
Included Accessories: Allen Key, Guitar Cable, 9V Battery
Weight: 3.8 to 4.5 kg / 8 lb and 6 oz to 9 lb and 14.7 oz (Approximate)
Lp6gBy: Reece on 16 January 2021Bought this about a year ago, and switched out the pickups for EMG 60/80's sounds beyond comprehension. Low string action, no buzz, D shaped neck and neck scale feels amazing. Cons: original machine heads go out of tune at the slightest of string bending, hardware corrodes very quickly.
By: Artist GuitarsHello Reece. Thank you for leaving a review for the guitar. We are glad to hear that you are mostly happy with the guitar. The problem with the machine heads and the hardware is not something that normally happens with our guitars. I have sent you an email regarding this so we can have this addressed.
Artist LP6GBy: Jason Gerecke on 17 December 2020Blown away. Beautiful guitar with a great sound. I will definitely buy another Artist guitar in the future.
LP6G Cimmerian LP Style Electric Guitar with ActivBy: David Grove on 25 November 2020Great value for money, plays well, good tone and great value for money
Definitely not the worst, but far from good.By: Sam M on 28 July 2020I bought this guitar roughly 8ish months ago expecting a great bang for your buck guitar. I should not have gotten my hopes up. Straight out of the box there was a small indent on the back near the neck. It looked as if someone had painted multiple coats over it to try and hide it. Within a month the gold from the shiny parts had started to turn green and erode. The fretboard was listed as a type of wood; it felt like some sort of plastic that was grooved in the direction of the fretboard, so was literally impossible to bend the strings without them getting caught in the grooves. The frets needed to be sanded down which was to be expected. The inlays were a cheap opalish material that were still sticking out of the fretboard; strings would get caught on those too. The sound from the EMG-like pickups was mediocre but alright for the price. Overall I wish I didn't go through with this purchase but such is life. Thanks for trying Artist Guitars. Maybe the next one will be better. :(
Good overall but not perfectBy: Anthony on 27 June 2020I bought this guitar with the intention to upgrade components, so I’m not disappointed with the product or it’s shortcomings. However, anyone looking for something playable out of the box might not be happy with the product. The good: - Very stylish. good paintwork and hardware looks good. - Price point. I don’t think there’s anywhere else, even secondhand, that you will be able to find an ESP Eclipse style guitar with a nice matte finish and active pickups. - Build quality: the build quality is great. With proper setup, it does not feel like a cheap guitar and has a good weight. The bad: - The fretwork. This is expected but it has to be mentioned for those expecting something playable out of the box. The fret ends are very sharp and all need to be filed down. - The intonation: again, to be expected but it needs a proper setup. - The pickups. In other reviews I saw people loving these pickups and saying they’re better than EMGs. They’re not. They have a high output but they are distorted even at low volumes. If you want any kind of clean sounds or want a more pure tone running into your amp, you’ll need to change the pickups. - The tuners/strings. This one I can’t be sure of what was causing the problem because I changed both at the same time. But in the stock setup the guitar was getting out of tune constantly even after just seconds of playing. Overall. Great guitar but don’t expect something ready to go out of the box. And to be honest, that really shouldn’t be the expectation at this price point anyway.