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


    65 Reviews

    83.23% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Guitar arrived with one knob being unusable and degraded very quickly

    • John S.,
    •  Summit Hill, PA 
    • 9/17/2016 12:48:20 PM

    (Disclaimer: I am my band's sound technician/equipment manager. I am not a guitar player but I am forwarding what our then-rhythm guitarist said about this.)
    Guitar ordered 4/30/2014.
    This guitar sounded great for the first few months, although one of the knobs didn't work. This was foreshadowing that, within a year and a half, despite being well-taken care of, the one toggle on it completely jammed in one position, all of the knobs ceased functioning (with the volume knob functioning minimally), and one local musician's store quoted $300-400 to repair it, for which all of the electronics in it would have to be replaced.
    Would not recommend, and unfortunately this has my entire band wary of buying any more guitars from here, although we heavily rely on Monoprice for our cables.

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    Great guitar at an excellent price, but arrived with some shipping damage.

    • Tech,
    •  ,  
    • 9/11/2016 11:25:09 AM

    Pros: Price
    Finish quality

    Cons: Single layer packaging susceptible to shipping damage.

    This is the second Route 66 Modern I've ordered in the last month, having earlier ordered a Gold Top for my nephew - See my Gold Top review " A fantastic deal !! by Tech, 9/3/2016" with my giving it 5 stars.

    This Honeyburst order although a little more expensive was well worth the money with a near perfect finish and hardware meeting my exceptions at the low price of the guitar.

    I've dropped my rating to 4 stars only because of some shipping damage with the 3 way pick-up switch arriving broken having been pushed into itself during shipping. Monoprice ships these guitars in their original boxes (not double boxed), that does leave them somewhat vulnerable to shipping damage. I don't doubt Monoprice would have quickly given me a return authorization for an exchange, but I was happy with the finish of the guitar so I choose to replace the 3 - way switch myself. An extra $8.00 out of my pocket, and about an hour of my time but the guitar now plays and sound great.

    Overall, I'm very happy with these great low priced guitars offered by Monoprice.

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    The set up is questionable!

    • Michael,
    •  Vallejo, CA 
    • 8/19/2016 7:06:07 PM

    Pros: The cosmetics are nice ! The sound is good ! For the money it's a fair purchase

    Cons: You'll need to set up the guitar yourself!! The tuners aren't the greatest!

    After buying one previous guitar that had bad intonation I became interested in another purchase so I thought I'd give it another try. I called up monoprice support and voiced my concern. They were very pleasant and assured me that this new guitar would be setup correctly. NOT!!! The low E, A, & D strings were buzzing from fret noise up and down the neck. I seriously doubt if anyone set this guitar up. I will probably send both back to see if it gets any better. I'll post the results in the next review!

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    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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