Factory 2nd Artist CHERRY58 TRD Semi Hollow Electric Guitar
About Artist Guitars Factory Seconds
This is a factory second product which means it didn't pass our Quality Control test. It could be due to minor scratches, small marks, a slight discolouration of the wood, the paint could be a different colour or some other minor cosmetic issues. Each guitar will usually only have one of these issues. They play and function perfectly and sound the same as the guitars that passed quality control. Unfortunately, we can't show pictures of individual guitars.
We have a very strict Quality Control and if the guitars were damaged significantly or the sound of the guitar was changed they would not have become a factory second (we have 3 different grades for damaged products depending on how damaged an item is). This is a great buy and just like all of our products it also comes with 100-days free returns and a full 3-year warranty.
Artist CHERRY58TRD 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 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
Model: Cherry58 TRD
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood
- Center Block: Mahogany
- Material: Bone
- Width: 43 mm / 111⁄16"
Bridge: Chrome Tune-o-Matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor
- Scale Length: 243⁄4" / 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
Love The New GuitarBy: Bruce on 27 September 2021Sounds great and the workmanship and presentation is spot on. After a rub down on the strings to get the surface smooth ( a bit of surface roughness even with the 2 silica gel packets ) the guitar is a joy to play. The neck and frets are just perfect.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!
Incredible Value for a 335 Style GuitarBy: Mohan on 30 August 2021I bought this guitar back in May and wanted to give it some time before writing a review. This is the first guitar I've bought from Artist have to say this is amazing value! I bought a factory second and was worried that the imperfections would have me returning it straight away but was pleasantly surprised to find they are very minor and you can only see them if you look close. The pros are: Out of the box the guitar is setup pretty well. Just had to raise the pickups and stoptail piece. Tuners hold tune well and turn smoothly. It looks fantastic. The red is darker and richer than pictured. Also can see the wood grain up close which is nice. Binding is all around including the F-hole. It is incredibly cheap. Next cheapest 335 style I could fine was from Ibanez AS53 which is double the price. The pickups sound pretty good for the price. Cleans are nice and warm. Also good dirty tones. The cons are: The eco rosewood fingerboard wasn't cleaned properly and staining fingers quite a lot. Had to spent some time cleaning it and now its fine. Thanks Artist for helping out with this. Some of the fret markers on the side are not aligned center on the binding. Also, wish the pickups had 4 wires so can install coil splits. The pros far outweigh the cons and I've ended up selling off some other guitars as this has now become my go to instrument. On top of that, dealing with Artist guitar has been great. Some of the best customer service I have experienced. I've bought some other products which weren't to my liking and returns have been quick and hassle free. Also made a number of enquiries and responses have been quick and in detail. Will definitely be coming back.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks so much for your detailed review and we're happy that you're satisfied with your guitar
Excellent valueBy: Eamonn Matthews on 23 July 2021Received my Cherry 58 this week. Had a slight issue with the bridge tone pot but Artist assured me that they will rectify any issues under the warranty which is very reassuring. The frets were slightly marked and the fretboard was very dry but a session with steel wool and oil and a quick action reset and it plays beautifully. A novice probably would not be able to carry out this maintenance but at the price it would be worth having a guitar tech give it the once over anyway. At this price point it is excellent value and it plays beautifully. What more can you ask for really.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for the feedback and for all the support. We're sorry to hear about the issues you had but we're also happy to hear that our team has sorted this out for you very quickly. cheers
Bang For Your BuckBy: Indra W on 22 July 2021Bought this guitar to quench my Chuck Berry phase, and it does the job real well. My only critique is that the guitar arrived with a really dry fretboard, and the frets were oxidised. Could be just issues with the way the guitar was stored, but it was a very simple fix. After a quick once over with the steel wool, the frets are now much smoother. And the dry fretboard is quickly fixed after a quick oil wipe and cleanup. All in all, I was really surprised how good the guitar looks in person, at this price point. I will definitely come back for more next time.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks so much for the feedback and we're happy that you're overall happy with your guitar. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything.