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Artist AS1 Black Electric Guitar w/HSS Pickups & Accessories

If you're someone who wants to play a bit of metal like Pantera, Van Halen or Metallica, but then wants to play rock like Arctic Monkeys or Cold Play, and then wants also to do a bit of Jimi Hendrix... basically, you're looking for a guitar that can do a bit of everything, then this electric guitar is the right choice for you.

This guitar gives you a nice clean sound and can handle plenty of distortion from your amp or effect pedals without any extra unwanted noise and squeals.

The AS1 electric guitar is a great way to be introduced into the world of rock, funk, and blues as it is a beginner's copy of a classic guitar that has done countless albums, tours, and made many a guitar icon. The contoured body provides great comfort in playing which has made this type of guitar a favourite with many players.

It has a tremolo bridge that is not floating or lock tuning like a Floyd Rose, but rather it is designed for a small amount of vibrato so locking nuts are not necessary. Great build quality and Wilkinson Pickups make this guitar a step above the rest. This is a real musical instrument and not a toy, designed by our local luthiers and players. We also sell these as a package with an amplifier if you need.

This is a full-size guitar perfect for Adults, recommended for children over the age of 12 (or younger if your child is strong and taller than 1.2m)

It includes all the accessories you need to get started:

  • AS1 Electric Guitar
  • Electronic Guitar Tuner
  • Strap
  • Bag
  • Lead
  • Picks

Receive free exclusive access to video lessons when you buy a guitar pack:

We are proud to offer you a series of online lessons designed specifically for beginning guitar students. This series of lessons was designed inhouse, to give you the best start to your musical career. This is what this lesson pack is all about - the stuff that nobody really tells you at the start of your guitar playing journey. Issues like holding the guitar, using a plectrum, and some simple exercises to start you off.

So whether you're 7 or 70, take some time to check out the lesson pack and most importantly - be patient and have fun! Note that you would need to be logged into your Artist Guitar's account and you would have to subscribe to our Newsletter first to receive the link to the lesson program. You can UNSUBSCRIBE as soon as you get the link.

Some of this guitar's great features

It has an Eco-rosewood fingerboard and maple neck, a 2-way truss rod (which means you can adjust the neck up or down)

Wilkinson pickups (ceramic) mean you will get a much better sound than a "standard" pickup. The AS1 comes with a Humbucker and 2 single-coil pickups. This gives you more versatility in the styles you can play. Humbucker pickups allow you to produce better distorted tones.

It has a classic bridge (so you can do classic style tremolo and string bends) & die-cast machine heads that will help you stay in tune longer and make your tuning easier.

We include a range of support materials from how to tune, how to read tab, basic chord shapes and more.

The Tech Features

Model: AS1BK

Brand: Artist

Fingerboard Radius: 12" />

Construction: Solid Body

Wood:

  • Body: Poplar with Basswood Veneer
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood

Nut:

  • Material: ABS
  • Width: 42mm (1 58")

Bridge: Classic Tremolo

Neck Profile:

  • Scale Length: 25 12" (648mm)
  • Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Shape: D
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Inlay: Dots

Pickups:

  • Neck: Wilkinson Single Coil
  • Middle: Wilkinson Single Coil
  • Bridge: Wilkinson Humbucker

Controls: Volume, 2x Tone and 5-way switch for 5 different pickup combinations

Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome

Included Accessories: Bag, Strap, Clip-on Electronic Tuner, Guitar Lead, Tremolo Bar, Neck adjustment and Tremolo adjustment Allen Keys.

Optional Cases:

  • REC300RC
  • REC350FTB
  • REC350BK
  • EFC701
  • EC500
  • APC300

Weight: 3-3.5kg approx, 7-8lb

(17021)


WARNING - KEEP BUTTON BATTERIES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

  • Swallowing may lead to serious or fatal injury in as little as 2 hours, due to chemical burns and potential perforation of the esophagus.
  • Never allow children to replace button batteries of any device.
  • If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button battery immediately call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 (Australia) or 0800 764 766 (New Zealand) for fast, expert advice.
  • Regularly examine devices and make sure the battery compartment is correctly secured, e.g. that the screw or other mechanical fastener is tightened. Do not use it if the compartment is not secure.
  • Dispose of used button batteries immediately and safely out of the reach of children. A battery can still be dangerous even when it can no longer operate the device.
  • Tell others about the risk associated with button batteries and how to keep their children safe.


Reviews (9)

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AS1 Electric Guitar

By: on 22 May 2024
Speed of delivery from Artist Guitars must be a priority, cos it was very quick. In addition, notwithstanding that I am a "newby" to the guitar, I think the product is very good, and at a very reasonable price. I'm sure that it will be a long time before I outgrow this great guitar.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it.

Stratastic

By: on 25 March 2024
Awesome guitar for the price looks great sounds great well built what's not to love

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! We are always here if you have any questions.

Stratastic

By: on 23 March 2024
So far so good what at Excellent guitar for the price looks great sounds great the quality of this guitar is amazing up there with more expensive brands no fret sprout the finish is flawless not much to complain about really well done artist Top notch

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the great review!

Good

By: on 3 June 2023
So far so good. Haven't been able to use all the features yet.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate it. Cheers!

Black Beauty!

By: on 1 June 2023
Recently purchased the HSS strat in black. This is now my 5th guitar from Artist Guitars. Overall quality was very good, which is typical of Artist guitars. Played fine straight out of the box, but I’ll eventually use this one to do some mods. Great value for the money. Well done Artist Guitars. BTW, the Wilkinson humbucker screams!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Another good buy

By: on 11 April 2023
Strat copy, not as light as advertised so maybe not poplar, neck straight, finish good. Lowered the action with tools supplied, no fret buzz. Wilkinson PUs sound great, the bridge humbucker has plenty of gain. I bought mine out of the bargain bin, but can't find any faults at all. Frets need a polish, but they won't get one, the strings can do that :) A coil tap on the bridge pickup would be nice, but this is insanely good value...

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Nice

By: on 18 July 2022


Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review.

As1 guitar (blue)

By: on 17 July 2022
Unbelievable…..received today, stretched string and away I went. Great sound through my Fender champion. Great build love the pickups. After watching Shane’s utube I preferred the ceramic to the alnico pickup sound. ( I have alnico Tex Mex on my tele and they are different) This is not a beginner guitar it’s for anyone and u won’t be disappointed. Fretwork great. Had a dull finish on small part of neck I will treat with gun oil. Blue finish impeccable. Can’t believe something this good at the price. Happy Chappy

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your awesome review! We are glad to know you love the guitar. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out, we're always happy to help!

As1 guitar (blue)

By: on 16 July 2022
Unbelievable…..received today, stretched string and away I went. Great sound through my Fender champion. Great build love the pickups. After watching Shane’s utube I preferred the ceramic to the alnico pickup sound. ( I have alnico Tex Mex on my tele and they are different) This is not a beginner guitar it’s for anyone and u won’t be disappointed. Fretwork great. Had a dull finish on small part of neck I will treat with gun oil. Blue finish impeccable. Can’t believe something this good at the price. Happy Chappy

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your amazing review! We are stoked to hear you love this electric guitar and we appreciate your continued support. Please do not hesitate to let us know right away if you've got any questions, we are always here to help you.

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