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Artist TL69BND Thinline Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

Artist TL69BND Thinline Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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Artist TL69BND Thinline Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

The TL69BND Thinline Electric is here. It combines the elegant looks of the TC59 but with a thinline body and a single f-hole on its Mahogany Body. The guitar also comes loaded with our Bullbucker pickups. It's also lighter than the TC59, which is awesome!

Sporting Artist's in-house designed and manufactured "Bullbucker" humbucking pickups, the range of sound possibilities that can be achieved from the '69 whether it be jazz, blues, rock or country, is quite astounding. The "Bullbuckers" are fantastic pickups in their own right and are starting to make some very positive noise amongst guitar players. These "Bullbuckers" also coil-split using a push-pull pot for extra tonal versatility.

The vintage style maple neck is very comfortable, and the modern bridge which allows for each string's intonation to be adjusted separately guarantees that you can set your guitar up to its optimal level - such a necessary and useful innovation.

To top it all off this wonderful little axe has locking machine heads that make sure that tuning is never far from perfect.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: TL69BND

Construction: Bolt-on


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple


  • Material: Bone
  • Width: 43 mm / 11116

Bridge: Modern Style Bridge with Brass Saddles(Individually Adjustable)

Neck Profile: 

  • Scale Length: 2512” / 648 mm
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" / 305mm
  • Shape: C-Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Inlays:  Dots


  • Neck: Artist Bullbucker with Chrome Covers / Coil-Splitting
  • Bridge: Artist Bullbucker with Chrome Covers / Coil-Splitting

Controls: 1 x Volume Knob, 1 x Push/Pull Tone Knob for Coil-Splitting,  3-way Switch

Machine Heads: Locking Machine Heads

Finish: Butterscotch Blonde Gloss

Weight: 3.5kg to 3.8kg / 7 lb and 11.4 oz. to 8 lb and 6 oz. approx.

Optional Hardcases: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500

Optional Bags: HGBAGST, BAGST


TL69BND Thinline

By: on 17 April 2021
Waited three months before posting this review as I didn't want first impressions to make me look foolish. This guitar is absolutely exceptional for the price. Where it counts, on sound and playability, it blows anything else below $1000 out of the water. Smooth neck, nice tuners and great pick-ups make for a tele-style guitar that it seems is too cheap for the quality. I only hope that my enjoyment is not bought with the tears of cheap child labour.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Doug. We really appreciate your support and I can assure you that our factory does not use and strongly condemn child labour. :)

Ridiculously Awesome

By: on 6 April 2021
This guitar just arrived today, the 4th guitar i bought from Artist. The only thing i had to do was lower the action. Will probably polish the frets at some stage too if i'm going to be picky. This thing is just awesome to play, absolutely superb guitar and outstanding value for money. I was a bit worried that the yellow color might be a bit bright, but it's not, it's a really nice butterscotch yellow, very attractive!
By: Artist Guitars
We really appreciate your continued support with us Yuri. Thank you so much for the awesome feedback!

Excellent customer service

By: on 27 January 2021
guitar arrived with some issues, which were quickly and effectively resolved by artist - highly recommended for excellent customer service and support.

Lovely guitar

By: on 21 January 2021
I ordered this 13/Jan and received it 19/Jan. I am returning to guitar after a long time away so am re-learning how to play - yes very sore fingers. Guitar finish is excellent, cannot fault quality of the guitar in any way. The only minor issue I had is that the 2 lower strings (High E, B) were not wound around the peg sufficiently. When I tuned these strings up they pulled off the pegs and were too short to reattach. I did report this to support and they were very apologetic and were kind enough sent me replacement strings (even though I had bought some locally as I didn't want to wait). If I have any other issues in the next 3 years (warranty period!) I will be sure to report it. But considering this guitar is constantly sold out I don't think there is doubt about the quality of the product, nor the support.

Great guitar!

By: on 15 January 2021
I was torn between getting this and an entry-level t-style guitar of another brand BUT I am absolutely happy that I went the Artist TL69BND. I was very impressed with TC69 reviews on YouTube and have been waiting for the Thinline version for a lighter axe. It's definitely the most bang-for-buck guitar at this price point, considering its split-able coils and incredible finish. Out of the box, it's set up nice and plays like butter. I honestly don't know how Artist produces guitars like this and sells them at these price points – absolutely floored! I am also very happy with Artist guitars' customer service since I've been asking about the pickups on this vs other Artist signature guitars (bullbuckers!). Can't wait to keep practice with my new TL69BND and ordering a Cherry58 in the future!

Nice guitar at a really nice price.

By: on 12 January 2021
My thought process for buying this guitar was 1. I've wanted a tele type guitar for many years 2. the reviews for the solid body looked great 3. at that price it would be rude not to. I've been playing it for the last couple of weeks and am delighted with the feel, the quality and the sound of this guitar. It's nicely balanced, the neck is nicely rounded and how can you go wrong with a Butterscotch colour scheme. Thanks

Artist TL69BND

By: on 4 January 2021
I guess I got one of the first . Out of the box , the guitar played well . Fit and finish is excellent .. no need for intonation or action adjustment . No need to change strings immediately . The inclusions of splittable "Bullbuckers" and locking tuners are great at the price point . Can you believe my only gripe is that one of the string trees was slightly off line .. a five second fix ! Highly recommended

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