Artist BLACKCHERRY Gloss Black Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Please note: Pictures and specs are of an older model, but a good approximation of the newer model. These will be updated as soon as possible.
Based on our popular Cherry58 model, the Artist Black Cherry was developed as a direct result of feedback from our customers looking for something with a little more versatility than the Cherry58.
While retaining many of the features of the more traditional Cherry 58 the Artist Black Cherry differs because of the addition of the roller vibrato. This Bigsby style vibrato was popular in rockabilly from its earliest days and now has gained widespread popularity across many styles of music both on stage and in the recording studio.
With the typical set-neck that typifies most 335 style guitars, this is a great instrument for anybody looking for something unique in their sound. Like the body, the neck is constructed of maple on an eco-friendly purpleheart fretboard. This wood is a fine substitute for rosewood which is now considered a highly endangered species and as a result is rarely if ever used in general guitar building these days. The 22 frets show off the 'Dot' shaped plastic inlays and when you add to the comfortable "C" shape neck the Bigsby style roller vibrato system you have a great budget priced guitar in every way.
The Artist BlackCherry sports chrome covered Humbuckers with Alnico V magnets which means that you have the option of the warm throaty tones of the neck pickup or the biting clean sounds of the bridge pickup. When you set your toggle switch in between neck and bridge pickup you get that wonderful almost out of phase sound so this is an extremely versatile guitar that will be very responsive under your fingers. The addition of push-pull coil splitting on both pickups is an extremely useful and versatile addition offering single coil/ humbucker configurations in a variety of options to this wonderful instrument.
The Tech Features
Model: BlackCherry Gloss Black
Neck: Maple Set-Neck
Truss Rod: 24-3/4" Scale Length, 22 Frets, Eco-Rosewood Fretboard with trapezoid shaped Inlays
Nut Width: 43mm
1st fret Thickness: 21mm
Neck Shape: Modern C
Neck Radius: 350mm
Body: Maple (Depth: 4.6cm)
Machine Heads: Die-cast Black Chrome, (Locking)
Bridge:- Chrome roller vibrato
Neck: 4 Conductor Coil Splitting, Alnico V Bar, D.C. Resistance: 7.2K, 4.2 Ohm, Chrome plated cover
Bridge: 4 Conductor Coil Splitting, Alnico V Bar, D.C. Resistance: 8.2K, 5.0 Ohm, Chrome plated cover
Controls: 2 x Volume with coil tap, 2 x Tone and a 3-way selector switch
Colour:- Gloss Black