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California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - White
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California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - White

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. Additionally, it comes with everything you need to get started, including strings (installed), the tremolo/whammy bar, a heavy-duty zippered black gig bag with shoulder strap, and a truss-rod wrench.

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


56 Reviews

92.5% of the reviewers recommend this product


Well worth it!

  • Jeffro,
  •  Boca Raton, FL 
  • 11/20/2015 5:32:31 PM

Pros: Nice build-very much like what it is copying.....

Cons: Neck needs a little sanding with 600 cheap and easy..forget this is a negative

Whammy bar is too far out on to body to get effective control of the bends.....this part needs some work

Well worth the money spent-great for students, for modding, for just taking to a gig and not worrying much about what happens in the midst of crowd frenzy

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Great Guitar for the Money

  • Bob,
  •  Iowa City, IA 
  • 11/6/2015 2:29:05 PM

Pros: Bought it on sale just to have a back-up. Hoping it would be a decent guitar. I have a Strat Standard now. I was surprised at the quality of this Guitar.Right out of the box it was set up well. The sound is good too. I have an older Squire I bought cheap and this is so far above that in quality, sound and price.

Cons: None

Buy two and give the other away........or not.

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Best Value Around

  • M.S.,
  •  Nashville, TN 
  • 9/21/2015 3:31:37 PM

Pros: Great sound,
Fast neck,
Solid build/electronics,
Unbeatable price

Cons: None

Looks great, plays great, and with an unbeatable price tag here on Monoprice (saved $50 from the local Guitar Center). Was looking for a solid gig guitar on a budget and the CA classic has a superior build and sound to any Squier models I've played (or other knock-offs for that matter) while also being half as expensive. Monoprice is legit - don't pay extra for the Fender name!

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Stratocaster copy white

  • Neil 2112,
  •  Waterford, MI 
  • 4/11/2015 1:54:08 PM

Pros: this guitar for the price is absolutely incredible! it looks like Jimi Hendrix's white Stratocaster. It's absolutely ready to play, other than tuning straight out of the box! To me, it sounds just as good as a Fender Stratocaster of which I own.
I would highly recommend this guitar to anybody. From a beginner to a pro musician. This is the third guitar I have purchased from Monoprice and have been completely satisfied with each guitar.

Cons: I personally have no complaints or cons.

This version of a white Stratocaster is phenomenal! It feels great in my hand and the action and set up is practically perfect straight out of the box! I absolutely love it! Thanks Monoprice for being you.

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Excellent Guitar

  • Petesdragon,
  •  Norristown, PA 
  • 4/9/2015 8:34:00 AM

Pros: Arrived with only two strings out of tune. The rest were spot on and intonation perfect for all.
Beautiful appearance, bought with leather like Monoprice strap which was worth five times the price.
Fast action, perfectly straight neck. Thought they shipped the wrong guitar for the price I paid.

Cons: Price is so good you want to get one in every color.

I don't know why Monoprice separated the reviews to reflect the color since I do not believe a white, black or red model will sound different. I have the Sunburst and White and they sound and feel the same. I doubt if I or anyone else would know the difference blindfolded.
The guitar is astonishing in that it rivals branded names five times the price and I can attest to that. Their customer service is excellent and sensitive to your needs. I had one guitar delivered (the retro) with a paint dent and it was replaced free in a snap.
Try it.... you will like it!

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