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Artist CHERRY58 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

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!

The Artist Cherry58 offers a perfect entry-level guitar for those wishing to begin their journey into the world of blues and Jazz. With the typical set-neck, this guitar is truly a "blues machine". Like the body, the neck is constructed of maple on an eco-friendly Eco-Rosewood 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 the comfortable "C" shape neck, tune-o-Matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece means you have a guitar that will not only feel great under your fingers but one that will sustain forever.

The Cherry58 sports chrome-covered VLPA Humbuckers with Alnico V magnets, giving you warm throaty tones on 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, making this 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 Cherry58 awaits. Are you ready to take it on?

Here are the reasons why this guitar is great:

It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set-up at the factory for the optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner.

Die-cast Machine Heads - This means your guitar will tune quicker, be more stable, and stay in tune longer.

We include a range of Support Materials including how to tune, how to read tab, basic chord shapes, and much more.

Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.

Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at a truly unbeatable price!

We are so confident you will love your new Artist Guitar that we offer you:

100 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee, and 3 Year Warranty

Check out our excellent feedback rating on eBay for what our customers' reactions are.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: Cherry58 

Construction: Semi-Hollow

Wood:

  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood
  • Center Block: Mahogany

Nut:

  • Material: Bone
  • Width: 43 mm / 11116""

Bridge: Chrome Tune-o-Matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor

Neck Profile:

  • Scale Length: 2434"" / 628 mm
  • Radius: 12"" / 305 mm
  • Shape: Modern C
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Inlay: Dot

Pickups: VLPA Humbuckers

Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Switch

Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome

Strings: 10-46 Gauge Electric Guitar Strings

Finish: Cherry Red

Weight: 3.5 to 4 Kg / 7 lb and 11.5 oz to 8 lb and 13.1 oz (Approximate)

Optional Hardcase: JC450

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Reviews (30)

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Cherry 58 TRD semi hollow guitar

By: on 16 May 2022
Great guitar, delivery was very quick this time, one day as opposed to 13 days for my previous guitar purchase, very happy with the guitar, I don’t think it’s as good as the Telecaster style one that I bought last time, that one is something special but it’s a nice fun guitar, only thing I am not enamoured of is the dinky little volume and tone dials, they just feel too small and a bit toyish, if that’s a word. But overall it’s very good for the price.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your feedback and review of the guitar. We truly appreciate it.

Well done, Artist

By: on 13 May 2022
Sydney to Adelaide in 2 days and beautifully packaged. My wife and daughter gasped when I opened the guitar case, the cherry is gorgeous. Quick tune up and away I went, lovely sounding pickups, the guitar is nicely balanced and the neck is comfortable in the hand. A first time buyer with Artist and I'm suitably impressed. Thank you for the awesome customer service, great prices, and care for the quality in your products...this is a rare thing nowadays. Well done, Artist.

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!

Great Guitar

By: on 12 May 2022
Artist advertised that stocks were due 10 May. Ordered mine on 6 May, and mine arrived on 12 May (today). Outstanding service. I read somewhere that the pictures don't do the guitar justice and that was 100% correct. It is a beautiful looking guitar and although I haven't gone over it with a magnifying glass, out of the box, I cant flaw it. But the best part is the playability and the sound. The neck is a bit wider than I'm used to but I have sausage fingers so I'm finding it different but not uncomfortable. I've only played it clean through my Fender Reverb so far but I am so impressed. Overall a great package. I just wish I'd bought a case with it. Maybe next month. Thank you Artist.

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

The perfect Blues Guitar

By: on 3 February 2022
When I started my electric guitar journey I was sure that I had to buy a semi hollow. Coming from acoustic this was a must for me. And the video from Brett Kingsman just sold me on the CHERRY58. This guitar absolutely rocks. Well, it actually really rock'n rolls and blues's and jazz's. First I was a little bit in doubt if I wouldn't miss out as I chose the model without coil splitting, roller bridge and locking tuners. But as I couldn't get all that with the cherry colour I just decided to go that way. And I'm glad I did. This guitar kills it when it comes to Blues - especially the heavier stuff from back in the days. I had to work a bit on the action and set up on this one. I wasn't used to this as all other Artist guitars came perfectly set up so far. But it was nothing complicated and all easily done. I switched to a heavier string gauge as well as I thought this more suiting for a guitar that I want to play Blues with. And it was a good decision. The humbuckers make a great sound and I'm actually not missing the coil splitting on this one. This is a fantastic guitar for a very good price. Well done again, Artist!

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us.

Value for money

By: on 21 January 2022
Purchase as a factory second, I was nervous about the quality that I would recieve. On arrival I struggled to find and marks or blemishes. Was ready to play straight out of the box. Great sound and feel.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

A beautiful guitar at an incredible price.

By: on 29 December 2021
My wife bought me a CHERRY58 with a hard case for Christmas. On Christmas Day I opened it & I was amazed at what a great guitar it is in all respects. The build quality was fantastic, the sound, action & intonation were perfect. I've been playing guitar for many years & own a number of other guitars including Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez & Ovation. My new CHERRY58 compares well with all of them.

Artist Guitars Response
We really appreciate it for taking the time to leave a review and glad to know that you are satisfied with our products and services.

Very impressed

By: on 21 December 2021
Having read the reviews of the guitar I decided to purchase this guitar and was skeptical of how good it could be given your looking at 1000 to get a 335 style guitar from anywhere else. The guitar arrived within a couple of days during the week leading up to Christmas and came well Setup with a low action and perfect intonation only thing that needed adjusting was one of the pick guard screws that needed tightening. Highly recommend getting one to anyone looking for a 335 style guitar.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with the guitar. We thank you for the review and your recommendation.

Artist CHERRY58

By: on 19 October 2021
Brought this guitar after reading the reviews and it came within a week. Great looking guitar and played ok out of the box, but needed a bit of work to get it to a better playing guitar. Had the bridge replaced as the one installed was not up to scratch (lots of rattles), so with a new (Grover) bridge, setup and new strings plays like a good guitar should. For the price bracket these are good, but it will cost you a bit to make it a very good guitar. I'm very happy with mine now with the mods and setup.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for this feedback. This will help us improve our products and services. If you need any help with the guitar, please feel free to reach out to us.

CHERRY58 TRD Semi Hollow Electric Guitar

By: on 29 September 2021
It’s magnificent. It’s a dream come true a fabulous hollow guitar at an excellent price! Highly suggest it

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear you like the Cherry58. We really appreciate your support!

Artist CHERRY58

By: on 27 September 2021
Received my new Artist Cherry 58 recently and was so surprised by how fast it was delivered. This guitar is absolutely stunning in its cherry red color and I could not fault anything at all.Paint is perfect,sounds awesome and with a quick little tune you can play it straight out of the box. Great work Artist you made me a very happy customer

Artist Guitars Response
We are happy to hear this and thank you so much for sharing it with us. We really appreciate the support!

Cherry58 replacement

By: on 23 September 2021
I had a little problem with my first cherry58, but artist guitars honestly excelled themselves with not only a perfect specimen replacement, but also the customer service and assistance I received, make me write this review. Unbelievable product for the money, truly a fantastic guitar to play and “feel”. As for the company themselves, I honestly can’t think of another company I would use for guitars and paraphernalia. Excellent on all counts, just look, drool and buy, they’re fantastic.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. we really appreciate your support!

Impressive

By: on 18 September 2021
Very impressed. I can’t believe the quality for the price. I only bought this guitar as I’ve always wanted a hollow body but never wanted to fork out $1k minimum for one. After receiving the guitar I was blown away with how good the quality is and how playable it is, I didn’t know this was achievable for any guitar at this price. The guitar came out the box ready to play, the intonation barely needed adjusting. Very impressed and if the quality of all your instruments is like this, I know where I’ll be shopping for my next guitar. I think I’ll be grabbing an LP model next

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Artist 59 Cherry

By: on 13 September 2021
A beautifully made and sounding instrument. Every player needs one in their arsenal.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much! WE really appreciate the support!

Cherry58

By: on 20 August 2021
Initially blown away, nice looking piece, needed tuning and intonation as expected. Then on closer inspection the scratch plate lives up to its name, really poor surface, the body lacquer has some dark stains in the cherry but worst of all the stoptail has been over screwed into the block and at an angle as well. It tunes reasonably well so guess I can’t complain too much but quite disappointed overall tbh. I was expecting a little more, even for the money. The internal wiring is all visible through one “f” hole as well. Maybe I just got a Friday afternoon guitar where no one cares.

Fantastic

By: on 2 August 2021
Love the guitar. Can’t believe it was only $299. Plays like a guitar 5 times the price. Artist we’re fantastic. Arrived in no time.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for the feedback and all your support

A quality instrument for a amazing price

By: on 8 July 2021
Quite simply, i'm astounded. The build quality of this guitar, at this price point, is simply put, outstanding. How Artist guitars can produce this type of instrument at this price is baffling. Wood quality and finish is exceptional, even to the binding on the 'f' holes.. the tones of the pickups sound amazing in all three way positions of the selector switch.. the fretboard is comfortable with no sharp edges along any of the frets, and once tuned i was surprised to discover the intonation was almost bang on, highly unusual for a shipped guitar.. the only negative issue in my purchasing experience was the courier company. Frankly, Couriers Please are the most unprofessional, incompetent, rude and unhelpful delivery company i have ever dealt with. They left the guitar on my doorstep when no authority was given to them to leave it, and after i demanded it be retrieved before it could be opportunistically stolen by a passerby while i was at work, they then gave me the run around for two days not allowing me to collect it from their depot. Artist would do well to drop these useless sock puppets immediately as their unprofessionalism reflects poorly on Artist. That being said, the customer service from Artist was welcoming, professional and supportive over the delivery issues and i cannot thank them enough. I can very much recommend this guitar, it is fantastic quality at an amazing price, thankyou Artist Guitars!!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you Gary for the kind words. We're sorry for the inconvenience you've experienced with one of our couriers and rest assured that we're in constant communication with them to ensure our customers receive their orders in the quickest and safest way possible. Thank you nonetheless for all your support. Cheers.

Just press buy.

By: on 8 July 2021
This thing is the goods. I have tried a lot of guitars, trust me I’m fussy. I’ve owned & own Fenders and Gibsons and moved a fair few onwards but no one with pry this from my hands. They had better specially make me a coffin with this baby. Actually- I would part with it momentarily so you can experience the joy of feel and sound of this. I’m not one for writing reviews, but pointing someone toward something that will bring them joy in music and save them money is something I’m passionate about. The Cherry 58 is in a stand out gloss red finish that lights up the room, the binding work is well done. It came to me with the fretwork nicely finished and all ready to plug and play. I’ve used this on stage multiple times now- and will continue to, oh how it sings. The semi hollow tackles most genres and is probably the most versatile guitar. There is a huge amount of control that also isn’t confusing with two humbuckers, both with separate volume and tone knobs. You can have the three way switch in the middle position and dial the bridge and neck to get you that sweet spot. But I’ve got to say I’ve found countless sweet spots on this. I don’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone, whether you are just starting out or have been playing for ages - you’re going to love it. ANNND it’s that good of a price you could get one in each colour.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for all your support. We appreciate it a lot.

Can’t beat it at this price

By: on 6 July 2021
I bought my 58 w/ hard case back in mid 2017 but wanted to wait until leaving my review until I had some time with it. Then I completely forgot to write this. I am still yet to find anything that even comes close for a similar price point. Every guitarist I’ve shown my guitar to has been impressed by the tone and build quality. I know the case is a seperate product but it too is to an exceptional standard. If you want to by a semi-hollow electric guitar, this is your best option before you must resort to selling your kidneys

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your review and we're happy that you are satisfied with your Cherry58. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Awesome Cherry58!

By: on 30 June 2021
Received my Cherry 58 this morning (Wednesday) after ordering it on Friday night, which I have to say I was very impressed with how little time it took to get to Albury from Sydney. Arrived well packaged and with the hard case I ordered. First impression was Wow! The finish is just amazing, gorgeous colour too. Straight out of the box into my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe the Cherry 58 feels, sounds and plays like a guitar you’d expect to pay a lot more then $299.00. ($388.00 with case). Only criticism and it’s just a tiny one is the toggle switch feels a little loose but hey I can live with that. This is now my second guitar from Artist Guitars, the TC59 was my first one and I have to say again I don’t know how they can produce such a great product for such little money. Well done Artist Guitars! Again.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and we are stoked to hear that you are happy with the Cherry58. If that toggle switch will be a bother in the future, feel free to reach out to us!

Dissappointing even "for the money"

By: on 8 June 2021
Firstly, I had low expectations when I bought this guitar but even so...Staining from the Eco-Rosewood (Basswood bark) fretboard was coming off on my fingers like boot polish, took an hour just to clean it. Frets weren't level which I was expecting for the price point but Artist claim they are levelled. Heaps of sawdust was falling out from the F-holes. Dusting out the sawdust before putting the caps on shouldn't cost extra - that's just lazy workmanship. It's a poorly balanced guitar with the heavy maple neck causing neck dive. I have played a few 335 style guitars over the years and they are normally made with a mahogany (or similar) neck to avoid the imbalance. If you get lucky and get a decent Cherry58 it is a cheap entry to a maple-bodied 335 (next one up is over $1000) but expect to do work on the frets and fretboard and use a good strap (at least 2.5 inch with suede backing) to counter the neck dive. If it had a lighter neck wood it would be passable.

Artist Guitars Response
We're sorry to hear about your experience with our Cherry58 however we're happy that we were able to quickly assist with the return. Please respond to the email we sent on how we can make this right for you. Thank you as well for the feedback as we use this to further improve our products and service for our customers. Cheers.

Serious Bang for Buck!

By: on 15 May 2021
Got to agree with pretty much all the positives that have been stated in the previous reviews! Just a fun guitar to play. Have had a lot of fun with Mick Brierley's pickups lately and the Alnico 5's in this Cherry were never going to be in that league but are still responsive and give a terrific diversity of tone, so not a let down. Surely they are as good if not better than those in competition at three times the price? Delivery was ahead of time after a back order and packing was surprisingly stable (for somebody paranoid with airline freight disasters). Set up was good, tuning/intonation good and works well with a range of Helix LT amp models in clean and dirty modes. And the Cherry finish is way better in real life than in the website pics!! Only very small picky thing are the knobs, which dont quite fit the aesthetic (yellow and a bit hard to read) but am a 4 knob rookie so...semantics. Well done Artist. Great value! Buy!......Now to look at Les Pauls and investigate the 'design your own'....

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Andrew. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about our DIY kits.

What more could you want?

By: on 15 May 2021
I ordered a Cherry 58 guitar, it was delivered by courier in forty eight hours, (free delivery). The protective packaging was the best I've seen. The intonation was fine, once the strings stretched in tuning was stable. The action suits rhythm and lead playing. The pickups deliver the signature tones you'd expect from this style of guitar which also responds well with effects including O/D and Distortion. The materials and workmanship are first class. A few years ago I owned a Gibson 335. The Cherry 58 more than compares for a fraction of the price. This is my third guitar from Artist, each one exceeded my expectations. Quality products, great service, fast free delivery, what more could you want?

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your feedback on the guitar. We are very happy that you like it. If you need help or have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Real Good Guitar

By: on 12 January 2021
,,,,if you take your time, and set these things up well. You've got a real alive responsive electric guitar. The build quality on these is great. The playability is great. The sound is excellent when they're set up well. Ive been a player for a long time, and could never really afford a Gibbo335. You're definitely in the the semi acoustic ballpark with this model guitar. Thing is with semi acoustics, when you play amplified, they have a certain bloom about them and a certain pocketed string attack. It's a very live in the moment type of string response. Hence you're gonna get connected in that moment as a player. Also with the centre solid block you get a sustain that will rival a Les Paul. The Alnico pickups in the these things are nice and clean. They sound good clean, they sound good with the overdrive on. The pricepoint here is very very doable. The case fits too. Big stars from me here.

Fantastic value for money yet again

By: on 24 December 2020
This is my second Artist guitar (the first was the Telecaster TC59) and straight out of the box it was brilliant! I have been playing a long time and regularly play in front of a few hundred people and I won't hesitate to recommend Artist guitars for those who want great value, something that is reliable and holds its tune, and yet if it gets scratched or damaged, you are not on the floor weeping! The ES335 I just got is such amazing value...easily as good as any Epiphone or other $1000 mark guitar, and I can't fault it. Even the pickups and tone is good enough as is! Seriously, give them a try, you won't be disappointed in Artist guitars! Great customer service too...I had a question, and it was answered and solved within 30 minutes!!

Great service

By: on 10 November 2020
Recently ordered the Cherry 58 TRD from Artist. Fast delivery, nice guitar. Christmas present for husband. I'm sure he will love it.

Cherry 58 Good Guitar Great Service

By: on 8 October 2020
No complaints from me. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing (long story, as I purchased a customer return initially) I am very happy with my Cherry 58. It's comfortable, sounds good (to my untrained ear), plays as well or better that the equivalent Epiphone that costs around twice the money. The finish is excellent. I love the feel of the neck, even though it is lacquered my hand doesn't feel like it is sticking (unlike the Epiphones). In my experience, buying online can be a problem when you need customer service, but Artist are superb, always quick to respond to my queries (however obscure, e.g. "how much does it weigh?" etc), and happily sorted out a return for the first guitar I purchased. If you want a semi-hollow and don't want to fork out a heap of cash I definitely recommend the Cherry 58, and Artist will look after you.

Beyond satisfied

By: on 7 October 2020
This was a birthday present for my husband and he absolutely loves it. I am so impressed with the quality of this guitar. I know where I'll be doing my Xmas shopping this year!

CHERRY58

By: on 20 August 2020
I'm not usually the sort of person who would buy a guitar without playing it first but this one had some good reviews so I dived in. The service from Artist was fantastic. They answered all my queries beforehand and I couldn't believe how quickly the guitar arrived after purchase (four days in the current situation, wow). As to the guitar itself out of the box finish was really good, pickups sounded great, tuners seemed fine. Dropped the action a bit and it played well. After a fret dress and setup (I can do that myself) I am really happy with how this guitar came out. It's a keeper for sure. Only minor dislike (purely cosmetic) is the pickguard which is a bit of an odd shape compared to the original but I just removed it and actually prefer the look. Well done Artist this is a great guitar for the money.

Beautiful to look at, and play ..

By: on 25 July 2020
After borrowing my son's guitar and amp (you know, one of the things that he lost interest in and ended up leaving them 'at home' with the oldies, I started getting more and more interested in playing again after about a 35 year break. I'm using his amp, but the Cherry58 TRD is mine, all mine, and I'm loving getting back into it. I recall buying a brand new USA Strat in the early 80' sometime - let me tell you, the quality finish case and playability of the Artist is as good as, if not better. If you ever wanted to play a hollow body electric but couldn't afford an ES355 Gibson or Epiphone, this is just about perfect. The intonation on one string is sightly out but not enough for me to worry about yet. High quality instrument at a bargain price; couldn't be happier. Now I'm saving for the Tele (and probably the Strat - you can't have too many guitars).

Just a great guitar

By: on 23 July 2020
Read and watched the reviews of this guitar and am glad I made the purchase. Only new to guitar playing I was using an Epiphone Les Paul Special II and was finding it uncomfortable to move around the guitar. Thank GOD I came across this guitar, straight out of the box sounded really good and was way easier to handle from a learning perspective. Even got my guitar teacher to test the guitar and he was blown away with the quality of the product, quality of the sound and versatility of the guitar. Thank you Artist as I am thoroughly enjoying playing this stunning guitar.