Artist ST62 Vintage White Electric Guitar
Artist ST62 Vintage White Electric Guitar
This is the latest in Artist's signature model guitars. It boasts a modern tremolo - slot in slot out arm rather than the vintage screw-in design. This is an extremely nice guitar to play with great appointments all around. It features a comfortable '62 style neck with the Artist ST style headstock. This is also the first guitar in the Artist line up to feature the Artist "Wrangler" series single coil pickups featuring Alnico 5 magnets which were designed to replicate that great vintage tone so important to the "ST" style of guitar. Add to this the locking machine heads and medium jumbo frets and you have a great all around axe.
The body is constructed using Solid Poplar with a canadian maple neck and eco-rosewood fretboard.
The Tech Features
Body: ST style Solid Poplar Body with basswood veneer
Nut Width: 42mm
Scale Length: 25.5" / 648mm
Neck: Canadian Maple 21.5-23mm thickness
Fret Board: Eco Rosewood
Number of Frets: 22
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Pickups: 3 x Artist "Wrangler" Single-Coil Pickups with Alnico 5 Magnets
Switch: 5 way Switch with Woven Circuit
- 1st - Neck Pickup
- 2nd - Neck and Middle Pickup
- 3rd - Middle Pickup
- 4th - Bridge and Middle Pickup
- 5th - Bridge Pickup
Truss Rod: Dual action (2 way)
Machine Heads: Chrome Locking Tuners
Bridge: Chrome Deluxe Tremolo with 2 Fulcrum Posts; Tremolo Arm Included
Colour: Vintage White
Pickguard: Vintage Cream
Weight: 3.4kg - 3.6kg approx
Optional Hardcases: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500, EFC701
Optional Gig Bags: HGBAGST, BAGST
ST62By: Rob Sharpe on 27 July 2021Yesterday received my ST62 order placed two days ago. Arrived in perfect condition. Strings tuned super low, so when I tuned up to they were still fresh and bright I HATE buying online. I need to try and feel, but took a chance based on online reviews. Couldn’t be happier Such a lovely acoustic sound without even plugging in. A quick run through my Fender G-Dec with a variety of amp and effects settings was awesome It plays so nicely. The neck feels pretty sexy straight out of the box. Has all the classic Strat sounds. The tuners are the best I’ve ever had. Those babies lock in solid. The tremolo is smooth and responsive Could not be happier, and the price makes this even better I am not a professional muso. I will only ever use this at home to annoy the family. But I have spent years in music shops on other guitars and this as good as any I was interested in/ could afford to buy I finally have the Strat I’ve always dreamed of
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for this awesome feedback. We are stoked to hear that you are happy with the guitar and being a part of realizing your dream. Again, thank you so much for the support!
Love it!!By: Josh on 20 July 2021I have never been a Strat man but dude this thing is great really nice neck feel the pickups are great and clear real chirpy and straight out the box the trem was great position 4 and five on the switch are amazing great work artist pitty U don't sell hats n tshirts I'd wear an artist shirt
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Great BUT......By: Yuri on 19 July 2021Under normal circumstances this would be a 5 star review, the guitar looks great and sounds great, BUT..... i already own the ST62IIIBK which is an amazing guitar and the best thing is the neck. The profile on this neck makes it one of the nicest necks i've EVER played. I wanted to get another ST62 with single coils and white color. But first i called customer support (i spoke to someone from the Aussie warehouse, not the offshore customer support) and i asked if all the ST62s had the exact identical neck, because that's what i loved the most. I specifically said i loved the profile. He assured me that all the ST62s had identical necks. But when i got this guitar the neck has a completely different profile. Not that it's "bad", but it's just nowhere near as good as my ST62IIIBK, and as a result it's nowhere near as enjoyable to play. It also has buzzes and scratchy fret ends. I'm not too fussed about that, i know how to fix that, but i can't do anything about the profile. In fact, i also bought one of the budget strats (Artist STH) at the same time, and it's neck is much nicer than the ST62 so i'll be swapping the necks and i'll have to also swap the bone nut and machine heads. So i'm just annoyed that i was given incorrect information and really disappointed in the neck. Other than that, the guitar looks great, the wrangler pickups are awesome, and in general it has the quality you would expect from an Artist Signature guitar.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks as we appreciate all kinds of feedback to further improve our products and services. Please respond to the email we sent so we can further assist and make this right for you. cheers
Artist ST62By: Mike Crowe on 4 June 2021This is my second guitar from Artist Guitars my first being the TC59 which was exceptional straight out of the box. The same with the ST62 great finish, but most important great sound. The pickups are just great giving plenty of tonal variance , could not ask for a better guitar. Great work artist now I'm looking at a Cherry 58 to add to my collection .
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for the amazing review. We are stoked to hear that you're happy with your ST62! Thank you for all the support. Cheers.
I'm throwing out my 70's Strat!By: Mike Stelzig on 10 April 2021In the late 1970’s, I spent all Summer holiday working in a stinking metal parts factory to save up for a US Fender Stratocaster. The guitar I eventually bought was a 1976 Strat in egg-shell white, black scratch plate, maple neck and three-point tilt neck plate. Fast forward 42 years. After owning dozens of guitars and after reading great reviews about the ST62, I wanted to try one. The guitar was delivered super-fast. To my surprise, this $299 guitar is superior to my genuine ‘76 Stratocaster original. What? Why? The ST62’s neck has a very comfortable feel. Not too thick and not too thin. The fretboard is made of eco-rosewood (whatever that is) and has medium jumbo frets. The frets have been levelled and polished perfectly. There are no sharp fret edges. I was able to adjust the lowest action of any Strat-type guitar ever. There is no fret-buzz or dead spots on the fretboard. The body and paint are immaculate. The neck sits perfectly in the neck pocket. In comparison, my genuine ’76 US Strat had a 3mm gap between the neck and neck pocket, the guys at Fender had painted lacquer over the frets (yes, you read correctly) and the tremolo didn’t work: it was never in tune and the thread wore out within weeks. In stark comparison, the Artist ST62 is perfect. The ST62’s vibrato uses two pivot bolts and feels good to use with little resistance. The pickups use strong alnico magnets. They sound great but due to the strong magnetic pull, you have to be careful not to raise them too high – otherwise you get weird frequencies in your tone. The 5-way switch, volume and tone controls work as they should. The guitar uses quality locking tuners*. *Well, not quite…there’s a twist to the story. The ST62 is made of poplar compared to my ’76 Strat which was made of alder. As a result, the ST62 is “twangier”, “brighter”, “sharper” sounding than my original. This “edge” was also demonstrated on YouTube by Brett Kingman in his review of this guitar. If you want an edgy Blackmore sound [like on the Rainbow live album or the Deep Purple in Rock album] then this is your instrument. The guitar has good sustain and cuts through. I can’t really fault this guitar sound wise. It’s great to play on and rocks. Now the negative. Two of the locking tuners were faulty. The tuners were hard to turn. The cog wheels inside were grinding. However, Artist Guitars did not hesitate to send me replacements. I take my hat off to Ryne for the extremely quick turnaround. Unfortunately, Artist Guitars sent the wrong replacement tuners. Instead of sending the tuners with large square heads, they sent the ones with small round button heads. Ryne resent two more tuners. Hopefully these will be the correct ones. Also, the guitar did not stay in tune. The faulty tuners were one reason, the second more obvious reason was that the strings were wedged in too tight between the nut grooves. After replacing the string trees with roller trees and widening the space for the strings on the nut to move freely, this guitar stays in tune 99.9% of the time. Once I get the replacement tuners, all other issues should be gone. Kids nowadays are spoilt rotten when it comes to great and affordable gear. I like it when an overseas manufacturer takes a guitar icon and improves on it. I am glad that I can go out and buy an affordable guitar where the technology used and manufacturing standards exceed that of the big guitar brands of the 1970’s.
By: Artist GuitarsThank you very much for your awesome review and kind words. This is highly appreciated and we are very glad that you liked the guitar. If you need help or have any questions, please contact us again. Cheers!
Gig worthy GuitarBy: Daniel on 22 January 2021Well, the reviews and other accolades led me to expect good things and Artist delivered. You could have delivered this to me at a gig and (apart from a bit of string stretching to stabilise the tuning = normal on new strings) I'd happily play it live out of the box. The pickups are good, hardware is good, the weight is just right, and I love the neck (the part that tells me whether I'm going to like playing it). One day I'll A-B it against a real Fender Strat for curiosity's sake. I'd recommend this to beginners and any other level player who wants a strat. I was going to mod it immediately but I like this one as it is so I'll just have to buy another one! Will be back for more soon.
Above & BeyondBy: Alex on 4 January 2021One of the best Strat copies going 'round. Love it!! ... right out of the box and, a couple of minor tweaks later, this very well built axe really delivers. I will have no hesitation and have full confidence in letting the 'baby' lose on stage. "Well done Artist Guitars - keep 'em coming"
Great Guitar, Great Value, Excellent QualityBy: Keith on 1 December 2020This was my second Guitar purchase from Artist. And Like the first I was amazed at the Quality and value for money. Yes it is not a Strat, but it's so damn close to one who cares. Artist always offers great value and they haven't failed on this one. Beautiful to look at, flawless finish, Pickups are brilliant the two way tremolo works exceptionally well. It sounds so close to a Strat, only the highest trained ear would notice any difference (If Any). The neck, and frets are very well finished, bending is so smooth (no notches on the frets). You want a Strat without having to pay Thousands of dollars, get this baby, you won't be disappointed!
Artist guitars ST62- A beautiful stratBy: Anup on 17 August 2020This is an amazing guitar for the price. Really well built, very comfortable to play and sounds really nice. For the price, you really cannot fault it. Will be visiting Artist guitars again.
A beautiful instrumentBy: Bel on 15 August 2020I am so impressed with my recent purchase of the Artist ST62 electric guitar. It came out of the box in mint condition, with a lead and a few picks put in to sweeten the deal! The guitar itself is a quality instrument. Only wish I had purchased one years ago! The action on the fretboard is fantastic and the feel of the neck is so smooth. The sound is perfect and even better through the Joyo vintage overdrive effects pedal that I got at the same time. I love the fact that Artist guitars is an Australian company.