California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - Black
    Product # 610100
    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - Black
    Product # 610100
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    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - Black

    You know it when you hear it. That distinctive California Classic sound made famous by artists like Dick Dale, David Gilmour, and Ritchie Blackmore. Whether it is the surf, blues, psychedelic rock, country, or classic hard rock, this California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar from Monoprice is the perfect axe for your daily practice and performance needs.

    This full-sized, 22-fret guitar features a double-cutaway body made of basswood, a bolt-on maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome machine heads/tuning pegs. It uses three single-coil pickups in the bridge, middle, and neck positions. A five-position selector switch allows you to use each of the three pickups individually, while the 2 and 4 positions combine the neck and bridge pups with the middle one for that distinctive "quack" sound. A tremolo/whammy bar is included for note bending.

    Before it gets shipped to you, each Monoprice guitar undergoes a setup, tuning, and inspection process by Master Luthier Roger Gresco here in Southern California. The setup ensures that the neck is straight, the action is right, and that it will stay in tune.

    Body Style Double-Cutaway with Tremolo
    Body Material Basswood
    Neck Material Maple
    Fingerboard Material Rosewood
    Construction Bolt On Neck
    Scale 648mm (Full-Size)
    Weight 7.2 lbs
    Machineheads Chrome
    Pickups Single-Single-Single


    41 Reviews

    91.95% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Amazing value for the price

    • lewislaw,
    •  Los Angeles, CA 
    • 2/8/2016 5:22:04 PM

    Pros: Well constructed, beautifully set up. Comes with serviceable gig bag. Astonishingly well priced. For a beginner (or practice) guitar it really is unbeatable.

    Cons: Comes strung with 9's (I think). Nothing wrong with that, but they don't seem to be of very good quality - my top string broke almost immediately. Recommend you re-string it on arrival. Slightly buzzy on the sixth string, intonation ok but not perfect, stays in tune only reasonably well.

    This was a $90 guitar reduced on sale to $75 and I used a 15% coupon. So I got it for $60 actually it would still have been a bargain at $90. Squier type axe really, really well set up, and no blemishes of any kind. It doesn't compare to my Carvin neck throughs, but then it shouldn't have to . If you're looking for a good beginner guitar, then this is for you. I'm not a beginner but needed something to practice on, and for that it's perfect too. Unlike some reviewers, I would not start getting busy by changing the electronics or whatever take it for what it is and you'll be well pleased. I'm reviewing this on that basis really not fair to put this up against expensive guitars and to ding it for not measuring up.

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    Cheap guitar but decent with upgrades

    • Monocaster,
    •  Wellington, FL 
    • 1/23/2016 2:21:58 PM

    Pros: in expensive
    looks nice
    not all parts need replacing
    industry standard spacing and sizes for easy replacements

    Cons: tuners are terrible, pickups are very low quality, didn't come set up properly

    This is my fourth electric guitar and the cheapest by far.
    It has a hard time staying in tune and half of the tuners have 1/4 turn of play in them making tuning problematic. New tuners are on order ($51)
    Intonation on mine is off (at 12th fret) so a trip to the luther is next ($50).
    The pickups sonic quality sound ok on a clean channel but doesn't take well to pedals and pushing gain, also Rocksmith had a hard time consistently recognizing notes. New pickups are on order ($60)
    the strap buttons are standards. locking strap buttons are on order ($7)

    I hope that with $168 (+tax + ship) in upgrades the guitar will be usable.

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    i really like this guitar

    • andy,
    •  KENT, WA 
    • 1/4/2016 7:28:58 PM

    Pros: price point, tone, stays in tune quite well as long as the tremelo isn't worked too hard.

    Cons: wish monoprice would make a fender jaguar type of guitar.

    the retrovision's tone is surprisingly good for the price point. in its own right, the california classic also has a great tone. i'm very pleased with both guitars, again particularly at these price points. got this 'cc' on sale for $75. amazing, really. ready to go right out of the box. the coated strings are interesting. i really like the 'high' angle of the tremelo. now i'm hoping for monoprice to make a fender jaguar-ish guitar.

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    Incredible Value!

    • Frettin,
    •  Imperial, Mo 
    • 7/24/2015 9:47:54 PM

    Pros: Amazing value. Arrived in tune!

    Cons: None

    Own several name brand guitars. Can not beat the cost for value of this Monoprice guitar.Considering purchasing additional Monoprice guitars.

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    • Yongching Tee,
    •  Atlanta, GA 
    • 7/10/2015 9:57:22 AM

    Pros: Good guitar enjoying it alot, came at a timely matter.

    Cons: The box it came with was almost falling apart, came with a dent in the guitar

    Pretty good guitar for the price, is my first electric guitar and have been playing it non-stop.

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