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Artist SS87 Natural Electric Guitar w/ Floyd Rose

The Artist SS87 is a premium-grade prog-monster, for the player looking for the ultimate shredders tool! With various high-spec features this guitar packs a serious amount of quality into its small price-tag.

The Basswood body has an open-pore matte finish, a carved arm-contour and super-high neck access. The carved ergonomic Maple neck is comfortable, fast and smooth in the hand, and features 24 Jumbo frets over a 25.5” scale length on an Eco-Rosewood fretboard. This classy, modern styling is tied together with Shark-Tooth inlays and premium gold hardware, and a very versatile H/S/H pickup configuration. 

Our covered Matte Bullbuckers are in both the bridge and neck positions, and with the added flexibility of our Wrangler middle pickup and a 5-way switch you have the choice of any tone you could wish for at your fingertips. The switch and simple volume and tone controls are strategically placed for easy adjustability whilst playing, so you can switch from soaring leads back to a thumping rhythm tone in a flash. 

The SS87 also features a genuine Floyd-Rose Tremolo system, so you can divebomb and scream away on those high-gain whammy bends all day; the gold-plated locking nut will ensure you’re always in tune! The Floyd Rose tremolo is a powerful tool in the right hands, and we have some fantastic resources available on our website, if you’re not familiar with this style of trem reach out to our staff!

This guitar comes factory-strung with D'Addario 9–42 gauge strings

The Tech Features

Model: SS87


  • Basswood with open-pore matte finish 
  • Double-Cutaway with high neck access
  • Approx. 3.5kg / 7 lb and 11.46 oz


  • Maple Neck with Ergonomic Carve:
    - Width of Neck at the Nut: 43mm
    - Width of Neck at the 24th Fret: 58mm
    - Depth/Thickness at 1st Fret: 19mm
    - Depth/Thickness at 12th Fret: 21mm
  • Neck Radius: 12" / 305mm 
  • Eco-Rosewood Fretboard 
  • Shark-Tooth Mother of Pearl Fingerboard Inlays
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Locking Nut 43mm / 11116
  • 25.5" Scale


  • Gold Tuners
  • Gold Floyd Rose Tremolo

Controls: Chrome Volume & Tone and 5-way pickup switch

  • 1st - Neck Humbucker
  • 2nd - Neck Humbucker plus Middle Single Coil
  • 3rd - Middle Single Coil
  • 4th - Bridge Humbucker plus Middle Single Coil
  • 5th - Bridge Humbucker


  • Artist Bullbuckers with Matte Covers.
    -Bridge Pickup DC Resistance - 15.4K   4.6H
    -Neck Pickup DC Resistance - 7.2K   3.4H
  • Artist Wrangler Pickup with Matte Cover
    -Middle Pickup DC Resistance: 6.4K   3.0H


Reviews (4)

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colour options

By: on 31 August 2023
This doesnt just apply to this guitar, but most of artist guitars especially the les paul style axes. I've been waiting to see artist release different colour schemes for their guitars.

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 SS87 Natural EG

By: on 30 March 2023
Over the last few years Artist has been my one stop shop for my guitars and accessories. My lastest purchase is the SS87 Natural EG. The Artist quality as with all my acoustic, classical and electric guitars is perfect. The ease of playing is superb. Absolutely blown away by the quality, look and finish of this instrument. LOVE IT and recommend to anyone wanting a quality guitar at a very affordable price.

Artist Guitars Response
We are so glad to hear that you are having fun with the guitar and loving it. Thank you so much for the great review.

Great guitar

By: on 7 March 2023
I was impressed on how gorgeous it looks. Don't expect it to be fully set up 100% ready to play once you unpack though. I had to adjust the bridge's spring tension, truss rod, string action and intonation. After setup it feels and plays great. I honestly have no idea how Artist managed to make this guitar for this price. I'll install a Sustainiac in my SS87 just for the extra fun and inspiration.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your detailed review of the guitar. We are pleased to hear that the guitar has exceeded your expectations.

SS87 with Floyd Rose

By: on 2 March 2023
Flat matte finish accentuates the wood grain and the simple black pickup mounting contrasts and combines with the black and gold bling and complexity of the Floyd Rose to produce a very appealing balance between traditional and modern in an SS style no less - very nice design! I love this neck, it feels smooth, warm, almost alive and just right, goldilocks. The pickups work really well with the Floyd Rose and five way switch. I waited a long time for this machine and I'm so glad it was worth every minute.

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!

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