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Artist CHERRY58 TRD Semi Hollow Electric Guitar

Artist CHERRY58 TRD Semi Hollow Electric Guitar

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Artist CHERRY58TRD Hollow Body 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 when you add to the comfortable "C" shape neck the standard tune-o-Matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece, you have a guitar that will not only feel great under your fingers but one that will sustain forever.

The Cherry58 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 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 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 TRD

Construction: Semi-Hollow


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


  • 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


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


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
By: Artist Guitars
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.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much! WE really appreciate the support!


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.


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.
By: Artist Guitars
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!!
By: Artist Guitars
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.
By: Artist Guitars
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
By: Artist Guitars
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.
By: Artist Guitars
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.
By: Artist Guitars
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.

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