Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Goldtop
    Product # 610212
    Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Goldtop
    Product # 610212
    $139.05
    Color : Goldtop
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    Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Goldtop

    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.





    Specifications
    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

     

    200 Reviews

    88.55% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    how can you complain?

    • Anonymous,
    •  SIMSBURY, CT 
    • 6/26/2016 1:24:51 PM

    This thing is ridiculous for the price. I use it as my practice guitar while the rest of the house is asleep. I almost never even plug it in so don't read my review for comments about the pickups. But the playability of this thing is just great. I have no complaints. Had it for over a year and while I did change the strings, I haven't adjusted anything else. I have a 79 Fender Strat that I play plugged in and I love that, but for the price this thing is unbeatable.

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    Bang for the buck

    • Anonymous,
    •  Sarasota, FL 
    • 6/19/2016 4:00:03 PM


    I've been wanting a Les Paul style guitar for a while, but couldn't really afford it. This is a great substitute . Needed some adjustments when I got it, but it plays great now! Very happy with it

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    Nice and Pretty

    • Lairman321,
    •  Woodbridge, VA 
    • 6/14/2016 7:49:39 AM

    Pros: Very nice looking instrument, Good sounding pick ups, very well crafted

    Cons: They are addictive...If you buy one you might end up buying another one...!!!!

    Very nice looking guitar....Sounds awesome...!!!!
    Cant go wrong with this one for a hundred bucks plus guitar.
    Excellent costumer service!!!

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    Hard to believe at this price

    • ElectricTommy,
    •  Defiance, OH 
    • 5/19/2016 3:38:30 PM

    Pros: Price. Playability. Finish quality.

    Cons: Needed some setup work by professional luthier.

    First, the finish of theses guitars is outstanding. The price is unbeatable. After a REAL setup by a professional luthier, the playability is excellent. If you want more details, read on.

    I had my doubts about a guitar at this price, but there was so little risk, I ordered one.

    When it arrived, I could see there were a few minor issues that needed attention. String buzz, loose frets, same stuff other reviewers have said. It is doubtful that a real luthier inspects every one of these, but I'll go with their advertising for now.

    I gave this to a contract luthier for the nation's largest MI dealer and asked him to do whatever he felt was needed to put it in shape. He found that the saddle posts were pulling up, and the frets needed to be tamped down. One side of them was smooth, the other required sanding. The nut was from an acoustic guitar. Other than a minor pickup adjustment, and neck adjustment, it was in good condition.

    When I went back to pick it up he said, "I don't know where you got this, but it is a really good guitar. I really enjoyed playing jazz on it." When I told him the price, he was speechless. He said," It's as good or better than the $300 models we sell here." "The only thing that's semi-weak is the tuning heads." I told hime I didn't expect to get Scheller gears for $119!

    Cost of repairs and new nano wound light strings: $57.

    I don't think you can beat this deal for $119 +$57.

    I am going to order a bass tomorrow!

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    Looks great, feels nice, but man oh man the BUZZ

    • Hank,
    •  Brooklyn, NY 
    • 4/18/2016 8:52:41 PM

    Pros: It looks good, it's nice and heavy. the pick-ups sound pretty alright.
    This is a great guitar to buy if you want to discourage your kids from playing music.

    Cons: BUZZZ! You just can't play any open string. Also, you can't play the first fret, second fret and third fret neither. If you play on the High "E" string and bend it ever-so-slightly, the string gets stuck on the edge of the frets and won't go back into place. So, it's a nice guitar to hang on your wall. Except, one of the tone knobs came off right away, so it won't look that nice on the wall.

    I needed a cheap guitar for the house and the price for this was just right. This guitar feels nice, it has a good weight to it. The finish is really pretty. One big issue: Open, first, second and third frets are all dead frets. I just can't play any notes up on that part of the neck. I tried adjusting the action, but to no avail. I certainly ain't gonna spend a hundred dollars on setting up a hundred dollar guitar. Also, you can't play the high E string without it somehow getting stuck on the edge of the frets - the string will not go back to playing position, it just stays stuck in a bent position at the edge of the neck until you take a pick and slide it (from the neck pick-up) up the neck to wedge the string loose. If the frets worked and the string didn't get stuck, I'd say its almost as good as an Epi LP.


    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Hank,

    Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 610213. Unfortunately, it appears as though you have received a defective guitar. If you would like, I can help setup an RMA for a replacement. We offer a one year warranty for our guitars and obtaining the replacement would be of no additional cost. If you wanted to proceed with the RMA, please provide the order number and I can get that started right away. My apologies again for any inconvenience and I hope this helps!

    Gabby V.
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