Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Blonde
    Product # 610151
    Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Blonde
    Product # 610151
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    Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Blonde

    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.

    Specifications
    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

    23 Reviews

    81.3% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Retrovision Solid Body Electric (Telecaster Style)

    • Rob C.,
    •  Spotsylvania, VA 
    • 5/24/2016 11:41:12 AM

    Pros: - Playability
    - Sound
    - Sustain
    - Price

    Cons: For the price, really? I've nothing negative to say.

    Very impressed with the quality of the instrument for the price. The neck was smooth, with no sharp edges on the frets, and well set up. Pups are hot, but noiseless. Remarkable sustain. As a starving musician in 1984, I had to trade my butterscotch '72 telecaster for a car. I've lamented that decision ever since. Back then, it wasn't likely you could find a quality, low-cost instrument. But the proliferation of low-cost electronics, new manufacturing methods, and global trade, have coalesced to shake things up. I may upgrade this guitar (Fender pups, neck, etc.), but I'm in no hurry to do so.

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    Good Value

    • Anonymous,
    •  Cleveland, OH 
    • 5/13/2016 1:54:43 PM

    Received it on a thursday . the box it came in was in pretty good shape. Unboxed it and was pleasently surprised that it was in very good condition. no nicks or scratches, I could not find anything wrong. The frets were pretty good a few needed to be dealt with but for the price I can't complain. even my EPI'S and Fender needed a little tweeking. the sound was pretty good, I may change the pick-ups at a later date. the tuners are OK but will change them out soon. The Blonde color wasn't my first choice but it kind of grew om. I give monoprice a thumbs up on this guitar.

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    ((( GREAT GUITARS...HOWEVER... )))

    • Lee Sidarthur,
    •  Kahului, HI 
    • 5/6/2016 2:41:19 AM

    Pros: Plays great, sounds great!!

    Cons: locking tuners unscrew all the way and if you are not careful you will indeed lose those screws on the back of the machine heads.

    These Fender Telecaster copy guitars are fantastic!! For the price they just can't be beat. The best thing is how easy it is to change the look of the guitar by purchasing different pickguards. They are relatively easy to install and they can really make these guitars look very expensive and classy. Changing the pickguard on a Stratocaster, original or copy, is like pulling friggin teeth. However, with a Telecaster it is relatively easy and rather painless. I didn't even have to take off the strings. I only had to loosen them and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!

    HOWEVER, there is one problem you should ALL KNOW ABOUT. I just found out about it yesterday. I blindly assumed these locking tuners would only unscrew so far before they would unscrew no more. BIG MISTAKE!!! These locking tuners unscrew ALL THE WAY and one of them fell off. Lucky for me it fell off inside the gig bag and I found it without tearing my house apart.

    This is something that should be fixed in future models. I don't even use those locking tuners, but the screw part in the back of the tuners should only unscrew so far before they will unscrew no further.I would rather have had the standard tuners they have on their other guitars. Besides that the guitars (I have two) are AWESOME and well worth the price.

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    Everything is great except the tuners

    • Anonymous,
    •  San Jose, CA 
    • 4/17/2016 1:12:39 PM

    Pros: Setup is very good
    Pickups sound pretty decent

    Cons: Tuners are AWFUL
    Pickups can be thin clean

    The guitar was set up well (the action was great and the intonation is as close as it could be with the style of saddles it came with), the pickups are a little thin but otherwise sound good (I like them a lot more dirty than clean) but the tuners leave a lot to be desired. I'm not sure why Monoprice put the locking tuners on this guitar and not on their Strat-knock-off (locking tuners make a MUCH bigger difference with a tremolo tailpiece), but I hate them. With two of the strings the locking mechanism barely worked, and with the others I had to be careful when stringing, as the strings tended to come loose. It's not a MAJOR issue (new tuners can be had for under $40) but I would rather have had their standard tuners (which actually work relatively well).

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    Quality control issues

    • Greg Heyn,
    •  Suwanee, GA 
    • 10/20/2015 10:57:37 AM

    Pros: Good sounding guitar, easy to play, solid electronics

    Cons: Scratches on bridge plate and chip in finish.

    The guitar was setup well with easy action and sounds pretty good but there were scratches on the bridge plate and a chip on the body. Looks like the finish is going to delaminate where the chip is.


    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Greg,

    Thank you for your review and sorry to hear of the scratches and the chip. Would you mind sending a photo of the scratches and the chip to mark.perez@monoprice.com?
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