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Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar - Vintage Sunburst
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|
|Construction||Bolt On Neck|
PROS: Flawless finish. Terrific sound. Great tone.
PROS: $5.99 overnight shipping, cant beat it!
CONS: Stevie Nicks did not deliver it to my front door :-(
PROS: I just received my guitar a day before Christmas and I cannot express what great customer service you guys have.
I ordered the Vintage Sunburst and it came quickly but there was a little ding
due to shipping and you guys managed to ship me a replacement even though the item is currently on backorder until sometime in Jan. I got the replacement today, a day before Christmas eve and the replacement is flawless, Plays great and everything works. I own a Gibson Les Paul Standard and the rt.66 plays just as good and the price you cannot go wrong.
You even did a price adjust for me because the price dropped to $110.00 after I purchased mine for 139.00. So I purchased 2 great guitar stands with the difference. I thought that I would have to wait until after the new year for the replacement but you guys went above and beyond and got it here before Christmas. Thank you so much and keep up thr Great work with your customer service department. The quality of these guitars are Mind Blowing and I have been playing since 1983
PROS: Looks great, plays great, built well.
CONS: Nothing major.
PROS: Very well made and set up-out of the box. Considering the price, plenty of room to upgrade components and still be well under the cost of an EPI, let alone an authentic LP
CONS: Slightly heavy compared to real Les Paul, but I only know this from a back-to-back comparison.
PROS: Guitar arrived in good shape,played good out of box once tuned up,looks great
CONS: A little string buzz but easy to fix
I am glad I made this purchase.
I have been a guitar "owner' for many years but never have the time to actually sit down and learn it.
I recently bought a beautiful acoustic and found these Monoprice LP's and ordered one and a Strat as well.
They arrived today and other than tuning them up, they are great. I'm bring them both to our rehearsal studio tonight for my guitarists to play them for a final Okie Dokie. No flaws, yes bags are cheapo and one has a small rip on the bottom, but who cares ?
I'll add more after a few weeks.
PROS: Great price and nice sounding. Well set up afaik
CONS: ZERO, okay...bags are meh, but I'll buy good ones.
PROS: Easy to Play, Good Sound, Great looks, Electronics are very Good, Its just a Great Guitar.
CONS: None that I have found!