Artist Grungemaster - Electric Guitar with P90 Type Pickups
Artist Grungemaster - Electric Guitar with P90 Type Pickups
Our Artist GRUNGEMASTER was purpose-designed here at Artist Guitars to be a great 1st guitar to set you on your path of dirty riffs... it has a Poplar body, Canadian Maple Neck with Eco-Rosewood fretboard and plastic block shaped Inlays, two 'P90' styled Single Coil Ceramic Bar Pickups with a 3-way selector, Tune-O-Matic bridge with a Stop-Tail-Bar for greater stability, and Die-cast Chrome Machine Head tuners.
The Tech Features
Neck: 25.5 inches Scale Length, Canadian Maple Bolt-On Neck, Truss Rod, 21 Frets, Eco-Rosewood Fretboard with 'Block' shaped plastic Inlays.
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Body: Poplar with Tortoiseshell scratchplate
Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome
Bridge: Chrome coloured tune-o-matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor.
- Cream coloured soapbar covered 'P90' type pickups, ceramic bar magnet.
- Neck - M-90N 7.8K 5.2H
- Bridge - M-90B 9.2K 6.2H
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone and a 3-way switch
- Scale: 25.5" (648mm)
- Nut Width: 42mm (1 10/16")
- 1st fret Thickness: 21mm (13/16")
- Shape: Modern D
Dimensions: 1035mm x 540mm x 85mm, 40 3/4" x 21 1/4" x 3 3/8"
Optional Extras to fit this Guitar:
- Bags - HGBAGST, BAGST
Weight: 3kg - 3.5kg approx, 7lb 11.5 oz
Fantastic, individual instrumentBy: Richard on 29 January 2021My first painted guitar, first offset body guitar and first one with P90 style pickups ! Great on all of those accounts; looks amazing, comfortable to play and sounds great. I've discovered that I like 'Fender scale' so the scale length on this suits me well. Not a true copy of any particular instrument but does what Artist does best - create a unique guitars in an affordable way. the pickups do a clean chiming sounds very well, and breakup nicely when the amp is overdriven. I've been getting a lot of Velvet Underground sounds quite easily with a Hiwatt amp, and also playing blues and country riffs . A tremelo arm would be an amazing addition. Neck is a nice thickness for me ( I don't like too skinny) and the headstock is a cool shape that for me evokes the Teisco styles from the 60s and 70s. Thanks for making this guitar.
FantasticBy: Gyula Janauschek on 7 September 2020I just bought an Artist Grungemaster nice little guitar very comfortable to play and sounds pretty good too. Price is super cheep you would pay lot more for same quality guitars. Im happy to recommend it to anyone. Thank you to Molly and Artist Crew for professional customer service! You are highly recommended!
Surf's upBy: Q on 27 July 2020This is a pretty good approximation of a Jazzmaster, complete with single coil hum (if you get too close to the amp or the flouro lights) Looks as good as it plays, and sounds as good as it looks. I modded mine with a B5 style tremolo and it really tops it off nicely. Handles all the subtle Hank Marvin style guitar licks with ease. The P90 style pups are solid sounding (not at all microphonic) even at high gain, although I guess it's not really designed for it. No unwanted feedback or squealing sounds. The bound neck makes for easy neck transitions, and it's easy to achieve a nice low action if you like a fast fretboard. All up I am quite happy with this one, I would definitely recommend it.
Big fan of itBy: Ben Knight on 24 July 2020I'm gonna be real — I'm not an accomplished guitar player. I am not knowledgable about guitars at all. What makes one good or bad? I dunno. All I know is, I want one that feels good to play and sounds good for recording and jamming. I found that, and then some with the Grungemaster. It is a well-built piece that is a joy to play. The factory strings are pretty nice, there's no buzz, and overall it has a wonderfully dynamic tone that is perfect for the style of music I like to play. I am extremley happy with this, not just as a value guitar, but as a guitar in its own right.
Good BonesBy: Bryan on 27 June 2020Mine came from the bargain bin. It was returned with a 'faulty switch', which turned out to be a shorted pickup due to an overheated solder joint. It was easily fixed, but it shows quality control failures can happen. Most reviews are saying they play fine, so I guess I was unlucky because the buzz on mine couldn't be adjusted out. So I got to try my hand at fret levelling, which was kinda fun and made a big difference. One curious issue was the bridge pickup didn't align well with the strings. I moved it, which required a little filing on the pickguard. I can't say if it made a difference to the sound, but it looks better. I think I can see this in pictures online too, so I guess they're all like that. Bit of a clanger that, Artist (Harley Benton). Because it was heavily discounted, and because I'm a fiddler, I was happy enough to deal with these issues. But if I'd paid list price I might have been less happy. Now that it's sorted, I love it. This is my first guitar with P90s and I don't want to play my humbucker guitar anymore. Pros: Finish. Pickups. Tuning stability. Price. Cons: Fret buzz. Neck dive. Pickup misalignment. Patchy QC (side markers rough, bubbled chrome on one tuner, bad solder joint). No colour options. Conclusion: Looks and sounds great. Perfect for learning about guitar setup or a modding platform.
Wow, so happy with itBy: Peter on 29 May 2020Just received delivery and loving it. Bit of fret buzz that I’ll adjust out once the guitar settles down but nothing to be concerned about. The sound of the pick ups are very punky. Absolute quality
Artist GrungemasterBy: Francesco on 11 May 2020Beautifully made and playing guitar, punches well above its price point in all areas. Does require a basic setup and better quality strings but thats it. The P90's shine here in all three positions, slightly noisy when overdriven but the trade off is a wonderful bluesy tone and classic rock crunch. Cleans up very well too for a rich, warm tone. in summing up a well built, nicely presented and very good quality guitar to own and play. Thanks for the fast turnover too guys, extremely happy with the purchase.
Grungemaster guitarBy: Griffo on 18 April 2020I had been thinking about getting this guitar for a while, and then I saw Brett Kingsman’s review on YouTube. He was very impressed with the quality as well as the sounds, and I thought that is good enough for me. I ordered it on Easter Monday afternoon and it was delivered Wednesday morning at 7.40am. Unboxing, I was very impressed with the overall quality and all that was needed was to tune it with my Korg GA50. What a great player, great sustain, great sounding pickups and a nice satin finished neck. I’ve got a lot of great guitars and this is an amazing addition to my collection and for $249 it’s a steal...do yourself a favour!
Looks good, sounds good, plays greatBy: Matt on 26 February 2020This is my 3rd guitar from Artist Guitars and it doesnt disappoint. Really good buiild quality, the neck is a good shape and its very comfortable to play. Pickups are good and I especially like the neck pick up. Holds tuning really well straight out of the box. I'll lower the action slightly and then gig with it. Top service and delivered in 2 days. Well done Artist Guitars.
Grunge masterBy: Nick Mackey on 13 December 2019Returned guitar same day as receiving,due to fret buzz. Received refund with in one week .