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


    288 Reviews

    91.91% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Really nice.

    • Mojo,
    •  ,  
    • 10/12/2016 1:50:52 PM

    Pros: Sound, finish, value

    Cons: None

    Bought the California Classic in red as a gift for a new guitarist. All I needed to do was a minor cleanup to the fret ends. Took me five minutes. Guitar plays beautifully and has no problems or flaws. I gave it five stars based on value and quality. It is simply a great guitar at an amazing price. Best guitar gift I could have chosen. I may buy one for myself.

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    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar

    • Ray White,
    •  Henderson, NV 
    • 10/12/2016 9:15:35 AM

    An excellent instrument for old guys and newbies, plays well with very little setup required. Nice finish, looks very close to my Fender strat..... Finish is quite nice for the price of the guitar. Only cost $67.00 to me at sale and discount price.

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    • Robert,
    •  Thomasville, NC 
    • 10/12/2016 3:40:59 AM

    Pros: Great guitar, cannot go wrong with this purchase.

    Cons: Very minor setup issues and 2 layers of protective plastic I made me think it had scratches but that was my own dumb fault.

    I have to update my review. I previously posted a mostly positive review but complained about having scratches in the pick guard upon un-boxing. What I didn't realize at the time was there was 2 layers of plastic peel off shipping protector on the pick guard. I had peeled off one of the layers that was partially missing and didn't realize there was a second layer on the pick guard. This cause the appearance of some deep scratches and scuffing in the guard. Taking a closer look I saw my mistake and peeled off the second protective plastic layer to reveal be 100% perfect scratch free pick guard. The guitar looks truly beautiful now.

    2 other little minor things, first was the setup was not exactly perfect and the strings that is comes with are not that great. I'm playing out those OEM strings just cause I figure why waste them but I'm sure a set of D'addario XLs or GHS Boomers will make a world of difference. The only other problem, and I'm nitpicking but trying to be as informative as possible, was the neck was slightly canted which required loosening the neck bolts, realigning the neck and re tightening the bolts, NOT TOO MUCH MIND YOU! Before that freaks anyone out I have seen the exact same thing on genuine signature series Fender Strats that cost over a thousand dollars, I guess its just the way Strats are made, the have a tenancy to come with loose neck pockets. Loosen, align, re tighten and good to go. Even with the slight neck cant I guitar was very playable. The pickups are ok, I like the neck and middle pickups, but the bridge pickup seems to pick up a lot of finger scratching on the strings, once again may just be the strings. Overall you can't beat this guitar and really could not ask for anything more at twice the price. I got mine for $64 dollars on sale. People are totally freaked out when they see and hear it after I tell them how much it was new.

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    Fantastic guitar, and not just for the money

    • Anonymous,
    •  Pullman, WA 
    • 10/6/2016 1:24:53 PM

    I have played guitars for 20 years and have had the opportunity to play everything from cheapo bargain guitars to high end custom shop guitars. This is a fantastic playing and fantastic sounding guitar. And not just for the money. It plays and sounds better than my made in Mexico strat that I've had for a long time.
    The setup was great straight out of the box. It stays in tune, even with the original strings. The finish is nice, a bit more cream/offwhite than a true white. I' replace the white pickguard with a vintage mint green with cream knobs and it looks great! A nice vintage look. The neck is a satin finish that feels fast.
    If you are are still thinking about buying this guitar, just do it now! It is TOTALLY worth your money!

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    Light White Strat

    • Captainshowak,
    •  ,  
    • 10/1/2016 1:30:48 PM

    Pros: Bargain, vert playable. very decent fit and finish

    Great buy....set up, strings as low as they can go...well crafted. light weight

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