California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - White
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    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - White
    Product # 610101
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    Color : White
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    California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar - White

    You know it when you hear it. That distinctive California Classic sound made famous by artists like Dick Dale, David Gilmour, and Ritchie Blackmore. Whether it is the surf, blues, psychedelic rock, country, or classic hard rock, this California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar from Monoprice is the perfect axe for your daily practice and performance needs.

    This full-sized, 22-fret guitar features a double-cutaway body made of basswood, a bolt-on maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome machine heads/tuning pegs. It uses three single-coil pickups in the bridge, middle, and neck positions. A five-position selector switch allows you to use each of the three pickups individually, while the 2 and 4 positions combine the neck and bridge pups with the middle one for that distinctive "quack" sound. A tremolo/whammy bar is included for note bending.

    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), the tremolo/whammy bar, a heavy-duty zippered black gig bag with shoulder strap, and a truss-rod wrench.

    Body Style Double-Cutaway with Tremolo
    Body Material Basswood
    Neck Material Maple
    Fingerboard Material Rosewood
    Construction Bolt On Neck
    Scale 648mm (Full-Size)
    Weight 7.2 lbs
    Machineheads Chrome
    Pickups Single-Single-Single


    4.7 / 5.0
    290 Reviews
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    1 Star
    MonoPrice has a winner
    Beautiful guitar, plays as good as any strat I have ever picked up, very fast action with precision intonation all over the fretboard, stays in tune after playing hours of heavy hammering on the guitar.
    Neck feels good as does all the hardware, sounds like a full priced strat after putting some DR 10's on the guitar.
    Every part I have looked up from a strat MIM will fit on this guitar, Hmmmm?
    If you are looking for a good playing guitar then you have found it right here on MonoPrice this is a outstanding piece of musical equipment and by the way the neck feels fantastic and has blazing fast action right out of the box without not even the slightest fret buzz (Thanks, Roger Gresco) who would have thought all this for under $90, for all you skeptics out there who feel you have to pay a small fortune for a great sounding quality built instrument you might better rethink this one and give it a shot you won't be sorry.
    How are you doing this MonoPrice? Who are you getting to build these guitars? they a top notch.
    By the way I bought this "California Classic" and the "Route 66" and both are equally as good in their own distinctive ways.
    For those of you on the fence come on over you will not regret this purchase, if you can't tell I am mind boggled in how in the world MonoPrice can produce, sell and make a profit on such a nice guitar this is no el cheapo like you find on auction sites and pawn shops trust me I know.

    PROS: Beautiful Guitar(Finish)not a bad spot nowhere on the guitar, Quality build, parts and sound.
    These guitars have it all, I have some very expensive guitars and equipment and this guitar is no slouch or sacrifice to any of my other instruments.
    Beautiful craftsmanship.
    Basswood sounds brillent with great tones and undertones.
    Maple Neck and Rosewood Fretboard.
    Triple pick-guard

    CONS: Strings are not the best and I will replace the Nut with a Tusq®.
    Included pick sucks
    February 11, 2013
    Others have stated, how can they do this for $90? I agree with the sentiment, hard to imagine this quality for under $100. I honestly could imagine this guitar at $250 or more. The pickups sound decent if a bit thin but you can find a cheap used Lce Sensor or similar for $30-40. Strings need replacing immediately and have a decent pick before you play, the pick it comes with is a throw-away (it grabs the string and is not playable).

    You can't go wrong here.

    PROS: Solid construction, good tone, better than average playability

    CONS: Noisy pickups, a little thin, stock strings are cheap
    March 7, 2013
    Hard to believe
    I am a professional musician. I have been performing and recording for more than 20 years. I have owned expensive guitars and some real junk. I know the difference. Intonation, action, fret work, how well the guitar holds tuning.....etc. I bought this guitar because of some reviews I read. I was reluctant but hopeful.

    This guitar is more than "good for the money". I have owned Made in Japan strats and Made in Mexico strats that didn't even come close to this thing. I plays amazingly well all the way up the neck with no buzzing or weirdness. It stays in tune and it sounds awesome. I don't know how they do it for $80 but its a pretty cool guitar. Get one.

    PROS: Price

    CONS: for $80 its hard to find anything bad to say.
    September 23, 2016
    Light White Strat
    Great buy....set up, strings as low as they can go...well crafted. light weight

    PROS: Bargain, vert playable. very decent fit and finish
    October 1, 2016
    My third purchase
    If you been holding off on buying a guitar, don't look no more, cause these are top of the line for the money. You can buy a Squire, AS, Xaviere or other low end guitar, and it won't be as sweet as these already set-up for you so you can start playing now.

    PROS: This guitar is every bit as perfect as the other two I bought. Beautiful white finish and is set up better than my high dollar guitars. I am sold on monoprice guitars and intend on getting more of them for my grandkids.

    CONS: None in my book. I'd like to see monoprice come out with hardshell cases for these guitars. I like my guitars in a nice case and sometimes the case will cost as much as the guitar or more. All 52 of guitars I have are in hard cases even these monoprice babies.
    February 12, 2013
    Great Axe!
    I bought 2 of these for my kids to learn, and now I want to buy a Tele and Les Paul for me! I have 2 of the real deal and the Monoprice guitars are great right out of the box. The problem with inexpensive guitars is intonation, and both were spot on right out of the box. Setup was great. Frets could use a little buffing on one but the other was fine. If that's your only complaint about a sub-$100 guitar, that's unreal.

    PROS: Great guitar for a great price!

    CONS: None!
    December 4, 2015
    California Special Solid Body Guitar
    Very well priced for a very usable guitar. Stays in tune, sounds good and has very good build quality. Excellent customer service at Monoprice. This was very impressive. Every bit as good if not better than a guitar costing $100 more.

    PROS: Good sounds, plays well, no buzzes, great finish, easy to play, and you get a carry-bag with it. And it was shipped in the bag for extra protection.

    CONS: Frets could have used better dressing, and no certificate with the guitar.
    August 17, 2014
    California Classic
    This is a real strat copy true to specs and great craftsmanship sound and reliable as any other guitar out there. The price is unbelievable and I know I will have many years of playing time on this guitar! It is beautiful to look at and the tone is amazing, thank you Monoprice for making this model available for all us musicians.

    PROS: All Pros

    CONS: None
    March 21, 2016
    Stratocaster copy white
    This version of a white Stratocaster is phenomenal! It feels great in my hand and the action and set up is practically perfect straight out of the box! I absolutely love it! Thanks Monoprice for being you.

    PROS: this guitar for the price is absolutely incredible! it looks like Jimi Hendrix's white Stratocaster. It's absolutely ready to play, other than tuning straight out of the box! To me, it sounds just as good as a Fender Stratocaster of which I own.

    I would highly recommend this guitar to anybody. From a beginner to a pro musician. This is the third guitar I have purchased from Monoprice and have been completely satisfied with each guitar.

    CONS: I personally have no complaints or cons.
    April 11, 2015
    If you're reading this, just buy it!!!
    I had already bought the LesPaul version (fantastic guitar)., because I travel a lot and wanted a "backup" guitar instead of leaving my $1000 guitar in the trunk during extreme temperatures. When I got the LP model, it played so well, - even better than the other guitars I have, I thought to myself: hmmm.. now I need a backup for this I got the California classic and very pleased. Sound is great, pickup positions and treble good variation. Pickups feedback a little when playing through an amp at higher volumes or directly in front, but some people actually look for this effect/sound.
    Pretty cool when I saw the Beatles 50th Ed Sullivan show and while they were playing "while my guitar gently weeps" people are like "hey...that's your guitar -wow!!!"

    Invest in new strings and you're flying!!! - Can't believe people mention the disappointement of the pick or gigbag... ?? It's a $89 guitar (when NOT on sale) a real guitar case costs just as much as this guitar..
    As a side fyi, it arrived damaged -(not from delivery but most probably dropped last minute at the factory?) anyway- they replaced it no questions asked -great customer service.

    PROS: looks,plays,feels and sounds just like an original.

    CONS: for this price, I'm embarrassed to even mention anything, ..ok.. maybe the frets need to be sanded down a bit as there is a bit of drag as you slide up and down the neck (not a deal breaker, and no... I haven't got around to it - so obvioulsy not a real concern), and the fretboard maybe is not the greatest quality or the "hardest" wood, so after many years you may notice abit more wear than usual IMO.
    April 14, 2014
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