Route 66 Modern - Solid Body Electric Guitar - Honey Burst
    Product # 610211
    Route 66 Modern - Solid Body Electric Guitar - Honey Burst
    Product # 610211
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    Route 66 Modern - Solid Body Electric Guitar - Honey Burst

    So what do you do if you have a successful product launch, like we've had with our Route 66 Vintage Solid Body Guitars? Well, if you're Monoprice you listen to customer feedback, make improvements, and release a new version that addresses those concerns. Enter the new Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar from Monoprice!

    The most obvious change is that we've eliminated the plastic pick guard and the plastic label around the pickup select switch. This allows you to see all of the beautiful finish of your choice, without being obscured by the plastic bits. In a bid to modern styling, we've sharpened the horn below the cutaway, giving an "edgier" look to the guitar body.

    One of the standard complaints about the Vintage version was the quality of the strings. Not only have we increased the gauge from 0.009 to 0.010 inch on the high E string, but we are now using our coated strings, for increased durability as well as sonic excellence.

    Finally, we adjusted the orientation of the volume and tone knobs. The entire knob assembly was rotated 90° counterclockwise so that the orientation of the knobs corresponds to the orientation and location of the pickups. So the neck pickup, which is on your left when wearing the guitar, is controlled by the leftmost knobs, while the bridge pickup (on the right) is controlled by the rightmost knobs.

    The rest of the guitar remains the same as the Route 66 Vintage model. It is a full-sized, 22-fret guitar with a basswood archtop single-cutaway body, a bolt-on maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome machine heads/tuning pegs. It uses two dual-coil humbuckers, which produce the distinctive sound used in southern rock, heavy metal, electric blues, reggae, and classic hard rock. A three-position switch on the body above the fingerboard allows you to easily select between the bridge and neck pups, or both together.

    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 Archtop Single-Cutaway with Dual Humbuckers
    Body Material Basswood
    Neck Material Maple
    Fingerboard Material Rosewood
    Construction Bolt On neck
    Scale 628mm (Full-Size)
    Weight 9.3 lbs
    Machineheads Chrome
    Pickups Humbucker-Humbucker


    62 Reviews

    84.68% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Deserves a 5 for the price

    • AJ,
    •  Southampton, NJ 
    • 8/2/2016 8:49:50 AM

    Pros: Price ridiculous value!

    Cons: Hard to call these cons for a hundred bucks but all easily addressed. You'll want and need different strings. You WILL need to take it to get set up but never had a guitar that doesn't need this. The frets could be smoother and you may need a polishing kit (15 bucks) if it bothers you.

    Sent this guitar to my parents house so I wouldn't have to lug a guitar along for a plane ride. It came well boxed and safe. It has weight and heft and is surprisingly well put together. You'll want to buy some GOOD strings for this axe. After reading the reviews on this I was sure to take a set with me so I could use them. The frets are rough and need some polishing but that will have to wait for my next trip out. I used a mono price headphone amp and the tone was very different than I expected. Warmer because of the hum buckers. Action was set pretty well and as most reviews stated there is a bit of Buzz in a few frets but I have never purchased a guitar that didn't need at least some set up after shipping. Oddly enough, I was so intrigued with this guitar I just purchased another to be shipped to my home. I am very curious to hear it on my amp and play around with it to see just what tone I can get from it. If you are looking for a starter guitar you cannot beat this piece. It is playable and not bad sounding. It is comparable (although will sound different) from a starter epiphone, Or Squire series and will save you money for when you get hooked on playing (and you WILL) You'll have the cash to drop 1200 or so on an american made axe.

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    Awesome deal

    • Ken,
    •  Manlius, NY 
    • 2/20/2016 1:01:27 PM

    Pros: well-built, good quality, awesome tone

    Cons: Tuners feel a little cheap

    Bought one based on the reviews, could not go wrong. Great guitar for the money, easily same caliber as an Epiphone Les Paul. Tuners do feel a little cheap, gonna replace them with locking Grover's. Other than that, could not go wrong, especially for the price.

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    2nd time's the charm

    • Bob,
    •  Morgan Hill, CA 
    • 2/3/2016 12:56:32 PM

    Pros: Huge bang for the buck, beautiful instrument, great playability, great sound, responsive customer service

    Cons: First guitar I received had bad buzz (which Monoprice took back and made right)

    First guitar that was shipped looked beautiful, electronics were great but there was an annoying fret buzz from a low fret. Communicated with customer service and was issued an RMA without any hassle. Shipped back at no cost to me and had a replacement back in my hands in no time at all. The replacement looks equally beautiful. The paint job and the finish are flawless. Action is just the way I like it - low and fast. Almost, but not quite buzzy. The sound is great too. The pickups are pretty hot and sound fantastic overdriven through my Musicman HD130 amp (tubes). I can't find one thing I don't like about it, and given the price I'd highly recommend it to anyone, with the exception of someone who cares that the logo on the headstock doesn't say Gibson.

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    Exceptional Les Paul Sound!!

    • Anonymous,
    •  Apex, NC 
    • 10/1/2015 12:09:28 PM

    Pros: - great tone
    - great action and playability
    - no buzzing
    - the honey burst color looks stunning

    Cons: - makes we want to pick up another in a different color!

    As a novice starting out, I did a lot of research and finally bought the Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Though it's a great guitar, I wasn't entirely satisfied. After going through a couple of Squire strats (Bullet SSS, HH) I took a chance and ordered the California Classic and loved it so much, I ended up getting rid of the Epiphone and Squier strats. Though I had my sights set on the Route 66 I didn't quite pull the trigger yet. The Squier strats were actually very good and I ended up buying not one but two more: a 50's Classic Vibe and an Affinity HSS, both of which are great guitars and I still have them. Just recently, I ordered the Route 66 and after receiving it and plugging it in to my amp, I couldn't believe how great it sounded It has such a great tone and terrific action right out of the box. Though I don't have the Les Paul Standard anymore, I think this is the better guitar and I don't intend to part with it. Thank you Monoprice for such an awesome guitar at an unbelievable price!

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    Guitar review

    • Marc,
    •  ,  
    • 9/17/2015 1:47:20 PM

    Pros: Nice price, plays well, nice finishing, balanced sound (comparing to other guitars and betweeem 2 pickups-bridge and neck), intonation perfect, unknown strings (but sounds okay), it came without a guitar strap (I bought a 5 buck one and did the job).

    Cons: none so far.

    Cherry sunburts. Very happy with the product and after reviewing it on the web (youtube reviews) I was not sure if it was a paid review or a candid review. it turn out to be true. Unpacking the guitar as on many reviews, and for my surprise, after 3 days (or more) on a truck, it was received in Florida in a 90F temperature and it was in tune. Unbelivable. Very happy! I would buy another golden finish if I have the opportunity, but want to try the Telecaster first.

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