Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Sunburst
    Product # 610153
    Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Sunburst
    Product # 610153
    Color : Sunburst
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    Retro Vision Solid Body Electric Guitar - Sunburst

    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


    77 Reviews

    85.71% of the reviewers recommend this product


    My High Expectations Were Exceeded

    • Marshall Blackwelder,
    •  Alexandria, VA 
    • 9/15/2016 4:31:34 AM

    Pros: Perfect condition for play straight out of the box.
    Flawless paint job.
    Delicious sound.
    Comfortable to play.

    Cons: None so far, and I've looked hard to find some.

    I wanted a standard Tele to round out my collection of guitars, and I was fully prepared to pay retail at Guitar Center during their next 20% off sale. Then I remembered Monoprice. I read the reviews, for the Retro Vision guitar, and thought, what have I got to lose? I expected a trip to the guitar shop for set-up, but it came out of the box dialed in tight, with perfect action. I flicked the switch to the bridge pickup, dialed up the overdrive on the amp, and let the blues licks rip. What a delicious sound! The action is so tight that playing is effortless.

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    What Do You Expecpt for the Price?

    • Anonymous,
    •  ,  
    • 8/5/2016 12:25:28 PM

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Time and know how to make it a usable instrument.

    Shipped OK
    Finish Flawless
    Setup was done by deaf and blind man.
    I don't recommend this guitar for a novice player.
    Action was set high because setting any lower caused fret buzz.
    When I lowered the action I got fret buzz on the 6th fret.
    I adjusted the truss rod and removed crowned bow neck and the fret buzz was eliminated.
    Next the frets are rough and had to polish them smooth.
    The original strings have poor quality tone and makes the guitar perform not like a Telecaster.
    Installed new Fender nickel-plated .009 strings big improvement.
    Then I set the intonation.
    Now it's a fine guitar for the money only time will tell if the hardware will stand up.

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    My 2nd Retrovision

    • Xiangqi,
    •  KENT, WA 
    • 6/13/2016 9:34:14 PM

    Pros: Low cost outweighs any cons.

    Cons: Maybe the bridge pickup could be better? I don't know. The neck pickup is sweet.

    I like Monoprice guitars, and this is my 2nd Retrovision and 5th guitar overall. For $114 on sale, plus a 15% off code, this is fairly unbeatable. I got this and a California Classic in red for $176 combined, including shipping. That's an incredible deal. Collectors should stock up on these. If you think ahead 30 or 40 years, these could be real collectors' items. Anyway, these Retrovisions are fantastic very well done. Kudos Monoprice!

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    Potential to be a great guitar

    • James Bond,
    •  ,  
    • 6/7/2016 8:09:21 AM

    Pros: Sounds great
    Looks good
    Feels good
    Excellent value

    Cons: broken nut after 1 week. A lot of buzz, but that might be from the nut.

    First, I'm an intermediate player and I've been playing about 15 years. I own several USA guitars but sick of paying a premium every time. This Retrovision guitar arrived packaged well with no visible flaws. I just had to tune three strings and I was playing! Sound is great, body looks perfect, and the tuners work well. Actually, I am amazed at how great this guitar sounds. The fretboard was pretty dusty, but wiped if off and applied a bit of fretboard oil and it looks great.

    There is a problem however. I noticed annoying fret buzz only on high e string on frets 3-6, and also a "twang" on the open b and e. I did every adjustment to try to fix the buzz, but it would not go away unless I raised the action super high. I started to examine the nut and saw it was cracked! Then while restringing, the nut broke between the b and e string and a piece fell out. So that would explain the twanging sound and it might explain the buzz (if the cracked nut was vibrating on those notes).

    I would give the guitar 5 stars if I didn't have this issue with the nut, it needs to be repaired.

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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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