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


    215 Reviews

    88.79% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Beautiful Guitar, Great Sound

    • Erick B,
    •  Alexandria, VA 
    • 9/15/2016 6:21:51 PM

    Pros: Flawless finish. Terrific sound. Great tone.

    Cons: None.

    I got my Strat, Tele, and Les Paul back in the 70's when I was in high school. They were relatively affordable back then. Fast forward to now. When I take my 1972 Les Paul t a gig, I never let it out of my sight. It's worth more than my car. I get the occasional guitar fan quizzing me about the guitar, licking his chops. I was going to retire Les from gigs and replace him an Epiphone until I saw the Monoprice guitars. I read the reviews and thought, what do I have to lose? So I got the Highway 66 and I have been impressed ever since it came out of the box. Flawless finish, perfect action, good sound and tone. I can now leave my 44 year old Les Paul safe at home, out of the peering eyes of hungry guitar nuts.

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    Cheap, beautiful, good

    • Anonymous,
    •  Ann Arbor, MI 
    • 9/6/2016 12:31:35 PM

    Pros: Magnificent finish
    Excellent beginner guitar

    Cons: One tone knob was pushed in far enough to drag on the beautiful finish - I'll need to pull it up a little to keep from damaging it.

    I'm a newbie, but enjoy high quality when I see it.

    My guitar (rt 66, sunburst) came from a secondary order fulfillment center, came with a certificate of being a wonderful guitar, and a cheap bag.

    Out of the box, all strings were almost a full note flat, and were vibrating badly against the frets. A quick tune, and they were fine. Intonation is not bad, but could probably be better (I don't have experience to judge this).

    The cosmetics are amazing - the finish is exquisite. The chrome hardware looks nice, but the tuners do have a lot of play, making it harder to tune that I'd like.

    Action and play seem quite good, and appear to me to be in line with a lot of the other good reviews here.

    I do run the audio out through a multi-effects pedal, and note that it was more prone to feedback, even at relatively low volume levels, than another (even cheaper) guitar I have. I'm not sure what the cause of that is, but I changed a few settings, and it was better. From reading, it sounds like each guitar can have different results with such setups, so I'm not bothered by it.

    I bought .09 strings to put on it, but so far am content using what it came with. They don't appear to be rusty, but the 1 string feels slightly odd - so I may change them out to see if that changes.

    I have to agree with the bulk of these positive reviews that the guitar is an excellent learner, and with upgrades, an excellent basis for a mid-range guitar. I'll probably upgrade both the tuners and pickups, but as a noob, I really don't need to.

    If I could change anything, I believe it would be to have a separate gig bag available so that you can buy a slightly better one if you want. The included one does work, and is good enough to keep the kids and kittens from screwing it up with grubby fingers/paws, but that's about it.

    Given the low price, I have no doubt that some of the guitars shipped have issues. It sounds like folks should just get an RMA in those cases. Mine is definitely a beautiful piece of work.

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    A fantastic deal !!

    • Tech,
    •  ,  
    • 9/3/2016 5:36:44 AM

    Pros: Quality and price

    Cons: None

    I've been playing for over 30 years, and have owned numerous much more expensive guitars. I ordered the Route 66 Goldtop for my nephew, and was so impressed that I also ordered a Honey Burst for myself which should arrive shortly. The Goldtop finish is very good, and the hardware is perfectly fine when you look at the big picture of the small price you are paying for these guitars. As with any guitar I've purchased (no matter the price..) , I pulled the strings and gave the frets a quick polish and conditioned the fretboard with Dunlop fretboard Lemon Oil. I installed a new set of my preferred strings and the guitar was ready to go. No big added expense, and the guitar looks, plays and sounds great! You really have to applaud Monoprice for offering these fantastic guitars at these great prices. If only they had been available back when I first started playing!!

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    Awesome guitar!

    • Michael Nation,
    •  Davie, FL 
    • 9/2/2016 9:24:56 AM

    Pros: Great shipping package. The entire guitar comes packaged in a temp resistant silver bag cover, and then encased in a relatively inexpensive gig bag. Final packing is with reinforced cardboard in a double box package.

    Cons: Inexpensive peg tuners that should be replaced.

    Playing this guitar thru a Ampeg combo. For those not familiar with the pickups, they are are extremely good sounding, however, as they are lower output they will not do heavy distortion very well. This guitar does sustain forever ... may be due to the heaviness of the guitar body. The overall guitar was well made, great workmanship, beautiful finish on the body and neck. The entire guitar comes packaged in a temp resistant silver bag sleeved cover, and then encased in a relatively inexpensive gig bag. Final packing is with reinforced cardboard in a double box package. No damage in shipping!

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    Nice, but...

    • John G. B.,
    •  Germantown, TN 
    • 9/1/2016 9:22:52 PM

    Pros: Looks nice, feels solid

    Cons: one pickup is badly installed - guitar was returned for replacement

    The guitar looks nice, except the neck pickup ring was installed so that the end of the neck pushed the side of the riing into the pickup space, distorting the ring and thus preventing the pickup from being correctly aligned. This makes the pickup unadjustable and muddy sounding. Monoprice sent me a return airbill, so I'm not out any shipping, but I must wait for the replacement guitar.

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