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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|
|Construction||Bolt On Neck|
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.
Basswood sounds brillent with great tones and undertones.
Maple Neck and Rosewood Fretboard.
CONS: Strings are not the best and I will replace the Nut with a Tusq®.
Included pick sucks
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
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.
CONS: for $80 its hard to find anything bad to say.
PROS: Bargain, vert playable. very decent fit and finish
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.
PROS: Great guitar for a great price!
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.
PROS: All Pros
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.
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.