Artist BLACKCHERRY Translucent Black Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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Artist BLACKCHERRY Translucent Black Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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

Brand: Artist

Model: BlackCherry Translucent Black

Neck: Maple Set-Neck

Truss Rod:  24-3/4" Scale Length, 22 Frets, Eco-Rosewood Fretboard with trapezoid shaped Inlays

Nut:  Bone

Nut Width: 43mm

1st fret Thickness: 21mm

Neck Shape: Modern C

Neck Radius: 350mm

Body: Maple (Depth: 4.6cm)

Centerblock: Mahogany

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:- Translucent Black


Interested in the Black Cherry Hollow Body.

By: Ross Clarke on 19 January 2019
Disappointed to read that the artist guitars are not set up by a guitar technician prior to being sent thru to the customer.


By: Kenneth Billman on 18 January 2019
Beautiful guitar prefer it to my LP and Fender Strat. Artist guitars are really well built and play beautifully. Won’t but anywhere else.

A. Piece of Junk

By: Max on 12 January 2019
Really disappointed with the Black Cherry. The neck was set incorrectly so it's impossible to do a good setup and get the action right.

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