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
Excellent Value for Money!By: Stuart S on 14 July 2021I received this guitar as a birthday present about a month ago, haven't put it down since. This is my third Artist guitar and i can say with confidence that like my LP59 and 335 it does not disappoint. Light weight, simple controls and great P90 like pickups for them alt rock grungey tones. The fret board and frets are nicely done for a guitar in this price range and the finish is comparable to the more expensive Squire options. This also has a satiny finish to the neck which i really like too. QC is great across all 3 of my guitars and I'm very pleased with my Artist Guitars collection. Highly recommended for those looking for a good low cost option from an Aussie owned company. Thankyou
By: Artist GuitarsThanks so much for all the support and for this awesome review. Cheers!
Couldn't recommend it moreBy: Oscar on 6 July 2021From the goodie back of beautiful picks and right angled lead, this guitar is a rare gem. I am honestly happy with the way its advertised, the way its shipped and the way it sounds. Not one issue has arisen the 2 weeks so far I've owned this masterpiece Many thanks, and I will 100% buy from you guys again
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for the awesome review Oscar. We're happy to know that you're satisfied with your new Grungemaster. Thanks for all the support. Cheers.
Grungemaster value!By: Brad Shepherd on 23 June 2021Great guitar! - beautiful white sparkle finish and I can't fault the detail. P90 pick-ups have a sound- exactly as you would expect high end P90 pup guitars to have. Amazing guitar and even more amazing due to the price!
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate it very much and we're happy to know that you're rocking out with your Grungemaster. Cheers!
Good value for the priceBy: Graeme on 14 June 2021Overall nice guitar, the finish and fretboard are great. After a quick set-up to the action height and truss rod it played a lot better. The fret ends are a bit rough so I'll be rounding and polishing them soon. Biggest flaw is the bridge pickup height screws don't function properly but the neck pickup screws do.
By: Artist GuitarsI'm sorry to hear about the issues you're having with the Grungemaster as these don't normally happen. Please respond to the email we sent you so we can further assist you on this. We always want to make sure our customers are happy with their orders. Cheers!
AmazingBy: Geoff on 8 May 2021I seen the review on in the Blues for this guitar and it sounded awesome, Shane gave it a great review. A lot of reviewers have great amps which can make any guitar sound great, so always a bit weary on reviews. I happen to have nice amps and a few really expensive guitars., but none of them were P90s. So instead of paying thousands for a gibson to see if I liked them, I thought I would get this one. I will start with the negatives. The action was high when I received it. I adjusted that as I do with all my guitars when I buy them. And that's it. No more negatives. Positives; Frets were done well and yes, I polished them and also changed strings when I received it, but again, I do that with every guitar when I buy it no matter the price. Once I did all this....my god, what a great guitar for the money. Pickups sound great. Thought I might have to upgrade to better P90's but no. They are awesome. Neck carve is nice, a thin neck and the satin finish is brilliant. I might upgrade the pots one day as I can imagine they won't last as long as top shelf one's, but at the moment, no...... There is no need to. They work fine and again, everything sounds great. Nut is slotted perfectly but a little bit oversized. As in it is a bit wider than the neck, but slots are perfectly placed. I don't like having a plate under the neck plate as a rule, but understand, as poplar is a soft wood and indents easy. Binding looks cheap but works fantastic. Great paint job. You don't see it in the pictures, but it has a sparkle paint job done on it. Comfort carve for the belly is perfect and the body is light and finished perfectly. In the end a fantastic guitar. Not just for the price but in general. I own gibson, fender, maton and Ibanez guitars that are worth thousands, and this guitar almost makes me think, are they worth it. Looking at the Artist LP style guitars now as what's to loose. If it's not as great as this, I didn't fork out that much money. But if the quality is anything like this, I will be happy. To finish off, I have had this guitar for 2 years. So not an initial review, a review of using it for that long. Keep up the good work Artist Guitars, you are killing it. Have bought many products from Artist Guitars and services and products have always been great. Also bought your 5 string pj bass. Awesome.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for sharing your experience with us Geoff! We really appreciate your support.
Sounds nice, but QC was not greatBy: Brad on 23 April 2021Bought this on a whim, fast delivery overnight to Melbourne. Guitar sounds great, brought a whole new sound dynamic to my playing. I little noisy when under heavy gain (normal), but the P90's in this actually sound really nice, especially clean or with a little gain. Also, it stayed in tune well. The main issue for me was there were a number of sharpish fret ends and a fair gap between the neck joint and the body just above the low E string. It's a cheap guitar and you get what you pay for I guess, however I didn't want to be paying more money to fix issues on a cheap guitar. Artist guitars were very good and quick to sort out a return and refund. I've now just purchased the Deluxe LP guitar instead which i look forward to receiving. Fingers crossed but I have a lot of faith in Artist guitars if there's an issue.
By: Artist GuitarsWe are sorry you experienced the flaws but we're happy to be able to sort it out for you quickly. Don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything else we can do for you. Cheers.
Artist Grunge masterBy: andrew wilson on 15 April 2021This is my third Artist guitar and I have to say I love them all, I wish I knew about them years ago coz then I wouldn't have wasted so much coin on Squiers and the like...but anyway that's enough about me the Artist Grunge master is a great guitar and I could not happier with it. Put simply it sounds brilliant (even with me playing it) it looks amazing (I have a thing for white guitars) is nice and lightweight and feels great. In my eyes I think it is the best value for money guitar available. If you are thinking of getting one of these stop thinking and get one. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. Just so you know my brothers wifes third cousin by marriage does not work for Artist guitars and that this is an unpaid endorsement.......
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much and we appreciate this awesome review. Thank you for the support and rock on!
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.