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Legacy Solid Body Electric Guitar, Black

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  • Contoured Solid Alder Body, Chrome Hardware ,Covered Tuning Machines with a gear ratio of 14:1
  • 1 Piece Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard with a 9.5" Radius (241mm), 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 3 single-coil pickups, 5-Way Pickup Selector, One Volume and 2 Tone Controls, 3 Ply Pickguard
  • Vintage 6-Screw Tremolo Bridge, Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm), Width at Nut: 1.65" (42 mm), White Dot Position Inlays
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Guitar Bridge System fixed Single-Coil tremolo Hardtail Bridge
Guitar Pickup Configuration single-coil combination single-coil single-coil
Body Material Alder Basswood sycamore Hardwood
Fretboard Material Maple Rosewood maple Rosewood
Neck Material Maple Maple maple Maple
Number Of Strings 6 6 6 6
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Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 4 x 17 inches ; 11.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004T6M7DE
  • Item model number: LEGACY-EG-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,054 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2011
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Color: Black

The Instrument Store has done it again with its Legacy line of guitars. Our mission at The Instrument Store is to make music playing affordable for everyone. Like all Legacy instruments, we work directly with our partner factories to bring you outstanding instruments at a players price. Our guitars were a top seller last Holiday Season and we have redesigned them for 2012 to make them better then ever. We have added more styles and colors. Read the reviews and you will see how our customers are shocked with the quality of Legacy guitars for the reasonable price. This is the Legacy Double Cutaway Electric Bass Guitar. With its lightweight and comfortable contoured solid alder body, and smoothe maple neck with rosewood fingerboard; This Legacy Bass Guitar is great to play for hours. The split-coil pickups and tone knobs can give you a wide array of any tones you desire. The 4 Saddle Bridge provide fantastic tuning stablilty and sustain for a guitar in this price range.

Customer Reviews

A very good beginners Guitar.
R. READ
Bought it to play rocksmith and continued learning on it after that, it is a great guitar and a good quality sound as well.
P.B.
Intonation good but all that changed when I put medium strings on.
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76 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Gremiss on March 27, 2012
Color Name: Sunburst Verified Purchase
I have been playing off and on for over 30 years. When I started out, a guitar of this quality was probably $400-$500 at least.

This is a China-made Strat knockoff of 3 piece alder. The grain is not matched perfectly, but at this price I'm not complaining. Finish itself is nicely done, and the body is smooth and well contoured like a strat should be.

Tuners are decent quality. Probably on par with a Squier. Toggle switch is solid, and well defined when switching between positions. Bridge saddles are pot metal. Bridge itself is a vintage tremelo with 2 spring system. In my opinion, that's the weak link in the hardware. 3 single coil pickups with plenty of twang on bridge. Neck pickup sounds surprisingly good. Not too muddy and good crunch when dirtied up. Knobs and pickguard are typical at this price point and are fine. Nut is plastic--again typical.

The neck is a nice fairly fast maple, with highly polished rosewood fretboard. Frets are medium jumbo, and very similar to a Squier. Frets were well finished and level. Playability was very good out of the box, and intonation and action required minimal setup. The neck is probably the best part of this guitar. It's excellent quality for the money.

Overall--GREAT beginner guitar, and better than many at twice the price. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality. I would not go so far as to say this is a $399 guitar, but it's certainly in the Squier neighborhood as far as quality.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By nick spadafora on May 2, 2011
Color Name: White
The Legacy guitars are great, they are comparable to Fender's Squier at a fraction of the price! The guitar has a solid feel but does not make your back hurt after playing a while. The neck is smoothe and easy to play on (unlike most guitars that i have encontured at this price point). The tremolo bridge stays in tune well while playing with the whammy bar, which is great. The pickups do what theyre supposed to, give you that single coil blues rock sound. To wrap it up, the Legacy guitars are so worth the buy, wether youre new to guitars and need a great instrument to start out on, or youre a seasoned player and want a great, but cheap guitar to travle with; either way the Legacy guitars are fantastic!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Eddie on December 5, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I am shocked at the quality of this guitar. I was not expecting much, especially for the price, but this solid body holds excellent tune, has a great fretboard, and a really nice finish. I did not have to do anything to the unit. I use it mainly for Rocksmith, but I have used it for some light gigging. Excellent for the price.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. Bass on January 17, 2013
Color Name: Left-Handed, White Verified Purchase
I've been playing for almost 50 years, all styles, and have owned many great guitars. About 12 years ago I stopped playing due to rheumatoid arthritis, but have recently been able to pick it up again, so I ordered this Legacy "Strat". I could not be happier with the purchase.

When delivered, I was just blown away by the fit, finish, and sheer heft of this guitar. This is no cheap, lightweight balsawood imitation. The alderwood used on the body spells one thing, loud and clear, ... s-u-s-t-a-i-n. The pickups are surprisingly good too (though I am going to replace the bridge pickup with a humbucker, sacrilege, I know....), the tuners aren't bad, the switching solid, and the neck is, well, my favorite part of the guitar.

After it arrived, I immediately put on a set of Ernie Ball Stainless Steel Lights (.08 & up), checked the intonation (which was surprisingly spot on), and made some minor adjustments to the bridge (which, as another poster wrote, may be a weak spot on this beauty). I also spent an hour carefully (using a Dremel tool) smoothing the fret ends on both sides of the neck. They were a bit rough, on an otherwise silky neck. Once done, I'd put the neck up against any factory Fender. It feels like a great "Strat" neck should feel.

When called upon (and with the right switching, amp, and pedals), this guitar will sing, strut, chicken-pick, crunch, Jeff Beck smooth (with the acceptable tremolo bar), or "Stevie Ray scream". It's what one would expect from a $500+ factory Fender Strat, but certainly not from a $99 knockoff! ACK! Best buy I've ever made. Bottom line, this is no little kid's guitar. It's a heavyweight player (both in weight and sound), that will satisfy your every musical whim, and then some. Buy one, before they're all gone, or you'll be sorry.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By bob@the.electrician on March 10, 2013
Color Name: Natural Verified Purchase
This guitar is a little gem at the ORIGINAL $100 price. I have bought, fixed, upgraded and sold many guitars over the years and this one represents really good value for anyone looking for a starter guitar or a good base to begin an upgrade.

First of all, the components with the exception of the tremolo are pretty much the same dimension as the beloved Mexican strat. Tuners are a cheap version of adjustable Schallers with the earhole at 45 degrees, pickguard is 11-point standard footprint and rest of electronics are OK. Nut is a flat-bottom plastic, which can easily be upgraded. Wood finish is about what you would expect in a $100 guitar.

Many folks will be OK with the guitar out of the box, but it can be so much better for just a little more effort. The seller DOES provide much more of the information and tooling you need to set this instrument up to your liking than most domestic makes.

The workers who put these together in the factories overseas have probably never played a guitar, so some allowance and adjustments have to be expected, especially considering that you are paying just 10% of the price for a USA-made instrument. Mine was delivered with an untightened truss rod and tuning keys that were loose. As well, the sides of the frets were a little rough, probably due to expansion/contraction of the neck during shipment via ocean container. This is not uncommon even in more expensive domestic maple necks.

I spent about 30 minutes addressing these adjustments, put a fresh set of strings on and now have an axe that plays as well as any Mexican strat.

At the end of April 2013, after I bought a second one, pricing went up by about $40 per unit for a short while thus making me re-evaluate my review, but now that pricing is even more reasonable, I am even more enthusiastic about the product.
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