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Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Black
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Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Black

With the versatility to play classic country, rock, blues, and jazz tones, you can make this Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar the workhorse of your collection!

This full-sized, 22-fret, single cutaway electric guitar features two single-coil pickups and is capable of producing a wide range of tones. With the bridge pickup, you can get that bright, rich, cutting tone known as the country "twang" made famous by artists such as Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. With the neck pickup you get a warmer, mellow, bluesy tone, such as that of Albert Collins or Muddy Waters. Additionally, rock musicians as diverse as Syd Barrett, Chrissy Hynde, and Keith Richards have found a way to make their own distinctive sound using this style of guitar.

The guitar is constructed with a basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. It features locking tuners and is strung using Monoprice's coated-steel strings (light, 0.010"). The chrome volume and tone knobs are accompanied by a three-position switch, which lets you select the neck or bridge pickup, or both.

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), a heavy-duty zippered black gig bag with shoulder strap, and a truss-rod wrench.

Body Style Double-Cutaway
Body Material Basswood
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Construction Bolt On
Scale 648mm (Full-Size)
Weight 7.7 lbs
Machineheads Chrome Locking
Pickups Single-Single

13 Reviews

80% of the reviewers recommend this product


Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar

  • JB,
  • 10/30/2015 8:58:55 AM

Pros: great price
beautiful guitar
nice sound
fast shipping
soft case included

Cons: none so far

I'm new at electric guitars but I am very pleased with my purchase. The price was great, the shipping was fast. The guitar looks good and sounds great. I've enjoyed playing it so far.

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Heavy but well made and sounds-plays like a more expensive Tele

  • Re,
  •  Tucson, AZ 
  • 10/23/2015 10:03:51 PM

Pros: Arrived faster than promised
Action, and Intonation were just fine.
Locking tuning heads work great
Sounds and plays better than my $200.00 Squire Affinity Series Telecaster
and I like it better by far than my Korean $500.00 Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH.

Cons: The most HEAVY Telecaster that I have ever owned by far!

I just love the neck, and the pickups. I finally found an affordable telecaster with a rosewood finger board that sounds and plays like a much more expensive Telecaster.
This gets five stars in my book just on the price to performance ratio.

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Good Value Here

  • Anonymous,
  •  KENT, WA 
  • 10/9/2015 12:21:13 PM

Pros: Just the weight of this thing is a sign of great sustain. For a ~$95 guitar (on sale) it's got great heft. As far as setup out of the package, everything was pretty much in order. The action is a bit high in comparison to other guitars, but this is basically a $100 guitar, so high action was really not unexpected. I'm fairly sure it can be 'worked' to a lower action, but the high action adds character to the guitar, so i'll leave it as is.

Cons: A bit of dust on the edges of fretboard (maybe from some last minute fret filing?). Really, no downside to speak of, but i'll give it a 9 instead of a 10 rating anyway.

This guitar is exciting. It's got a great look and feel for ~$100 on sale. I doubt any customer could do any better anywhere, as far as new guitars go. If you're on a budget and want a new guitar, try this or one of the other monoprice models when they go on sale!

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Great guitar! Looks AWESOME! but unfortunate problem...

  • Anonymous,
  •  ,  
  • 1/24/2015 12:06:22 PM

Pros: Looks like a dream (sunburst)
sounds like a champ
Feels really great
The monoprice LOGO is not that awful when the guitar looks that great

Cons: There was a chip in the finish close to the 1/4 inch plug...

The guitar is absolutely AWESOME! love it and its sound and finish is completely freakin sweet... although I am gonna knock a point because of the chip in the finish.... but otherwise it is absolutely awesome

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Very nice guitar after some fret work

  • Anonymous,
  •  Rego Park, NY 
  • 1/20/2015 4:37:47 PM

Pros: sounds terrific

Cons: high E string seems a little close to the edge of the neck making it just a little bit fussy to play E-string licks. Some string buzzing after adjustment it was gone though action is a tiny bit higher than I prefer, no biggie.

Great overall value and the sound is true. Compared it with a $1000 Tele American Special and a friend's '69 and this guitar hung with 'em. I recorded with this guitar in both the bridge and middle positions and in either position, the tone is seriously excellent. In bridge position, no effects used, play normal and it sounds like it's out of Buck Owens. Push hard and you get some nice modern bite. In middle position, back off the tone control, add a hint of reverb and the sound is creamy sweet with a forward presence that cuts through. Really nice. Initially the guitar had some badly ragged frets. I had the frets dressed and Monoprice took care of it. Thanks guys. I'm a big fan and will continue to buy all my cables and audio supplies form you as well as recommend you to my friends and band mates (have gotten several customers on board it you want to know who, email me!)

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