Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Goldtop
    Product # 610212
    Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Goldtop
    Product # 610212
    $99.99 $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.

    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


    210 Reviews

    88.71% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Awesome Guitar!

    • Randall Goodman,
    •  Winchester, TN 
    • 8/29/2016 1:40:18 AM

    Pros: Easy to Play, Good Sound, Great looks, Electronics are very Good, Its just a Great Guitar.

    Cons: None that I have found!

    This is my second Route 66 Guitar from Monoprice, These Guitars are Just Simply Awesome, They Play like a Dream and They Sound Very Good. The Guitar Itself is a Piece of Art, Its Beautiful, No its not a Gibson Les Paul, but It Pretty Dang Close and for many many Dollars Less Its just a great Guitar. Like anything you buy New , such as Guitars, even though they have been set up at the Factory, They still need to be Set Up, But With both of the Route 66 Guitars I have Purchased, Set Up has been very little at all. I've been Playing since I was Eight Years Old, I'm 62 now and these Guitars are very Playable and very easy on the Eye and the Pocket. I will Buy maybe two more from Monoprice, I want one of the Teles. Give These a try, I don't Think You will be Disappointed at all. Happy Pickin!!!

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    Great experience ordering from your store

    • Bud Casto,
    •  Liberty Twp, OH 
    • 8/19/2016 4:20:19 PM

    Pros: Great Store
    Great Service

    Cons: None

    Order 2 items from your store and love how professional you all are. One of the best store that I have order from. Will do business with you again. If you want good merchandise and good service then they are the best.

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    Great guitar!

    • Fred,
    •  Kingsland, TX 
    • 8/5/2016 6:33:57 AM

    Pros: Packed and shipped well. Came with a nice little cloth carrying case! Only had to make a couple of small adjustments, put some of his favorite strings on it, which wouldn't even be necessary but it made it that much smoother to play! I would recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a quality guitar that will give the big name guitars a run for their money!

    Cons: NONE!

    I bought this for my grandson. He is an accomplished guitar musician, so he is very particular about his guitars! I just had to buy this guitar because of all the great reviews, not to mention the great price! I was not disappointed! He loves it! My son, who is also an accomplished musician loves it too!! Now I know what I am going to buy both of them for Christmas!! You can't beat the price and the quality is out of this world great! We told our Grandson that the company monogramed it for him too! (the M at the top of the neck) His name starts with an M! He thought that was pretty funny!

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    • Poly Nomial,
    •  Lawrence, MA 
    • 7/23/2016 1:41:53 PM

    Pros: The guitar was doubled boxed for safe shipping (across country) and arrived with no damage.

    The gold top finish looks great as well as the brown paint on the back that shows the natural wood grain. Thinner and lighter than my Les Paul Custom, I will play this often.

    I thought I would replace the PUPS but these sound great clean or with overdrive. Their frequency response pairs well with the wood and is very balanced.

    Cons: The volume and tone controls are certainly linear tapered and not audio tapered. Not a big problem to me but it may been an issue for some.

    The frets are leveled, crowned, and the edges are finished, but the frets are rough and not polished at all. Easily fixed with micro mesh.

    The strings did not allow slides very well. Plan to put your favorite strings on here.

    There was some of the foam/glue from the outer bag that is was shipped in I believe stuck to the paint. I rubbed mayonnaise on it, waited ten minutes, and gently rubbed off with a tissue. With some patience there was no damage at all.

    The positive reviews here are warranted. This is a great guitar for the money.

    You should buy Lock Straps. Just do it. The bolts included are the same thread and longer than stock. This is a must to protect the guitar.. These and a strap and it will be ready to play.

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    disappointed, hoping I can get it exchanged

    • Anonymous,
    •  Boulder, CO 
    • 7/18/2016 4:45:49 PM

    Pros: cheap
    pots/knobs feel smooth
    came well packaged.

    Cons: string buzz
    poorly cut nut
    neck may not be set properly

    Their in house luthier is either incompetent or overworked. The setup on my guitar was horrible, the high E buzzes when playing open strings, and all strings buzz when played at the 12th position. It's possible the setup was undone in transit, however the strings are also "buried" into the nut, the nut material is sticking up at least one string's width above the string itself, and that's from the factory. The neck also looks like it didn't quite make full contact with the bottom of the neck pocket, maybe why the guitar sounds "dull" when played acoustically. I received it at work and my amp is at home, so I never plugged it in, I don't want to take it home since I would ship it back from work if I can get it exchanged.
    I was excited to receive a model with just the "M" graphic on the headstock rather than the full "monoprice pro audio" text, it's a little more attractive to me. The finish is also pretty good, there only a few black specs in the otherwise sparkly gold finish. I hope I got a dud and that Monoprice will exchange it for a better one or offer a refund, I hear they are good about that. Either way it's disappointing to wait all weekend for your new guitar only to be let down and have to return it.

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