Artist Brownburst58 X Anniversary Limited Edition Semi Hollow Electric
Artist Brownburst58 X Anniversary Limited Edition Semi Hollow Electric Guitar
To Celebrate our 10th year annniversary, We present you with the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, Brownburst58!
This classic style guitar has existed in many forms since it was first released in 1958. Since then it has been coveted by some of the greatest Rock 'n Roll, Blues and Jazz guitarists that the world has ever known. Legendary names like BB King, Freddie King, John McLaughlin, Larry Carlton, Jorma Kaukonen, Eric Clapton, and Elvin Bishop are among the multitude of players who have loved the diverse tones that this type of instrument offers. Now it's your turn!
This is a great sounding instrument and aesthetically beautiful at the same time. It features a 3 piece Maple neck with an Ebony Fretboard. The 22 frets show off the 'Block' shaped plastic inlays and when you add to the comfortable "C" shape neck, the wheeled tune-o-matic bridge and a locking stop-bar tailpiece, you have a guitar that will not only feel great under your fingers but one that will sustain forever.
The Brownburst 58 sports our Signature Bullbucker Individual Coil Splitting pickups 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 which confirms that this is an extremely versatile guitar that will be very responsive under your fingers. You will be able to put a stamp on all those great blues solos and wail like the greats or you could darken the tone to suit the "cool" of any dingy little jazz club.
The Limited Edition Brownburst58 will only be on sale while stocks last and won't be hanging around for long! Get yours now!
The Tech Features
Neck: 3 piece Maple Set-Neck; Modern C Shape, Truss Rod, 24-3/4" Scale Length, 22 Frets, with 'Block' shaped plastic Inlays.
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Fretboard: Ebony with Block Inlays and a 43mm Bone Nut, 12th fret has the 10th Anniversary Logo
1st fret Thickness: 21mm
Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome Locking Machine Heads
Bridge: Chrome Wheeled Tune-o-Matic style with Brass Saddles and 'Locking Stop-Bar' Tailpiece.
Pickups: Artist Bullbuckers with Chrome Cover and Individual Coil Splitting
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
Switch: 3 way
Colour: Brown Sunburst
Weight: 3.5kg - 4kg approx.
Very HappyBy: Bill Thornton on 7 January 2021After some delays with shipping, although I must add that both the couriers and the team at Artist guitars answered my emails promptly, my guitar arrived in perfect condition. I am a complete beginner and have never owned a guitar before so I am unable to compare with other guitars but for me the quality of finish was excellent. After careful scrutiny I did not find one blemish. The sound of the semi hollow was perfect for my taste and coupled with the NUX Mighty 8BT gave me a huge range of sounds for the variety of music I like (Johnny Cash to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and anything in between). More than happy with my purchase.
Amazing GuitarBy: Jason McMillan on 3 January 2021The Good: Unbelievable value for money, a beautiful playing, beautiful looking, beautiful sounding guitar that in any other brand you'd be paying at least $1,000AUD for. The highlights for me are the ebony fingerboard at this price point, and those incredible, coil splitting, bullbucker pickups. It's the best sounding electric I own. The Bad: A very slight imperfection in the clear coating on the back of the guitar, and the locking tuners are really not that amazing. There is noticeable string slip when tuning up or down and this guitar doesn't hold tune any better than my guitars that don't have locking tuners. The UGLY: The guitar is fantastic, the delivery wait was awful. Charged out on 3/12 the couriers got the guitar to me on the 23/12, three frickin weeks from it leaving Artist guitars, when I only live a few hours drive from the Sydney showroom on the mid north coast (Old Bar specifically). I would strongly suggest Artist guitars cans the promise of free delivery if it means they can use a better courier service that can guarantee delivery in a timely fashion.
Brownburst 58 XBy: Richard on 29 December 2020My first semi hollow electric; so wasn't sure what to expect. Picked it up from the customer return section; in perfect condition with case. Plays well, looks amazing. The construction is solid and the finish pretty much perfect. The locking tuners work a treat. The 'bullbucker' pickups are fantastic - from warm jazz tones to twangy country stuff, there's not a bad sound in them. The coil splitting option gives you twice the variety. I purchased this mainly for playing blues but it will easily suit a wide variety of genres.
Brownburst X Anniversary GuitarBy: Duncan Mitchell on 23 November 2020Finish - excellent. For the price, this guitar is brilliant. Looks and sounds great out of the box. Neck feels good, action and intonation good. A couple of minor complaints - There doesn't seem to be a lot of adjustment on the tone pots. It only needs to be backed off very slightly to drastically change the tone, and then from there on the tone doesn't seem to change much when backing them all the way off. Also, the bridge has a loose retaining screw which can't be tightened down as it bottoms out on the machined shoulder. I seem to rest my hand against it when playing and it rattles a bit. I will probably fit a thin washer under it to take up the slack. Apart from those minor issues, this guitar is a bargain and I'm looking forward to using it live. At the moment, it suits me better than my Fender 72 thinline reissue for the type of stuff I'm playing, and sounds great for the warm mellow tones that I'm after.
Happy camperBy: David Thornton on 6 November 2020Owning an American Professional Series Strat as a point of reference, to say I'm impressed with the Artist 58 Brownburst for the sum of $A399 would be an understatement. After spending a bit of time tuning and giving the guitar an inspection with a fine tooth comb, about the only complaint I could make was a minor imperfection on one of the pot controls and that the supplied strings were "mildly" corroded and were in need of immediate replacement. Other than that the finish is perfect. Plays beautifully, and sounds fantastic. Love the bullbucker splitcoil pickups.
So NiceBy: John on 4 September 2020I am fairly new to playing so my knowledge is very limited. I recently received the BB58 and not being sure what to expect for the cost but WOW. The looks, the feel, the finish how do you do it Artist. This thing is simply stunning, sounds great, absolutely recommend this beauty. You need one.
Hallow body sunburst guitarBy: Gary on 22 August 2020I see on peoples reviews how they are blown away buy the price and quality of Arrtist guitars. I also full under this category. I have always been a Fender guy owning high end teles and strats. I purchased the Hallow body Sunburst guitar from Artists Guitars because I’ve been interested in owning one but didn’t want to fork out big cash on a guitar I may not use regularly. I too was blown away when it came for the quality it looked for the price. Then when I played it WOW it sounded fantastic. It’s been my go to guitar which worries me because I forked out shit loads of money for Fenders. Dame you Artist guitars keep up the great work you’re doing
Very, very goodBy: Dennis on 17 August 2020Very high value for money. I have minimal experience with humbuckers and 335 type guitars but the sound of these humbuckers are very, very good. I never thought a 335 type guitar would offer so much variation in tones - and I'm not even talking about the split coil sounds yet. I play mostly clean through affordable but decent home gear. I have a cheap but decent Strat stye copy (Aria STG-003) but was after thicker, smooth cleans hence I took the leap and bought the Brownburst untested. I've avoided online guitar purchases - this is my first. Make, feel, finish are superb but I take off one star for the unpolished (?) frets - when you bend the unwound strings, you hear creaking and feel some roughness or friction between the string and the fret. But they're minimal (much much less than a Tokai Legacy 335 I tested in a music shop) and are not a deal breaker. Its just that my much cheaper Aria had smooth stainless steel frets out of the box, as did all the other other electrics I had owned in the past. No string buzz. Intonation is spot on. Action is good - not too high or too low - suitable for me for the styles I play. The neck is a bit fat and wide compared to my Aria (I have small hands) but still very playable for me. No sharp fret ends sticking out. No dead spots on the fretboard. The back is curved too! Even the f-holes have binding. Tuners are 'locking' - still exploring. Weight and size were a major concern for me even if I play sitting down mostly but I am pleased that it's not that heavy. Its comfortable for me sitting down. Overall, its a lot of guitar for (to me) a reasonable amount of money.
Brownburst X Anniversary Guitar. Remarkable valueBy: Al on 13 August 2020This Brownburst X Anniversary 335 Guitar is really much better than I expected for $400. It plays great straight out of the box. The hardware quality and finish are very good.
No brainer!By: Alex on 24 July 2020Well done Artist Guitars. This guitar plays beautifully right out of the box. At $399 or, $498 with a good quality hardcase, you can't go wrong. I'm very pleased with it... "a no brainer" ...