Legacy Solid Body Electric Guitar, Sunburst
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good buy for the prize, doesn't look nor feels cheap at all. Came well packaged, in mint condition, with books and parts. Works just fine with PS4 ROCKSMITH.Published 8 months ago by Carlos Sanabria V
This is a great guitar for the price. I purchased the Natural wood grain Solid Body and the only thing that needs changing is the guitar strings as they are super cheap and don't... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richie Rich and The Valens
I got this to go with the xbox360 Guitar learning game. It was fun. It was so good at teaching me that I now know that I am horrible at playing the guitar and I have 10 thumbs on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jesse
This guitar is great for having to just have fun with, as it's of a comfortable design and good sizing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Evan
Came with a scratch on the pick guard, otherwise a very nice guitarPublished 10 months ago by James Zydel
Ive been playing guitars for quite a few years now.And I have to say I was very pleased when I opened the box and took this guitar out.Very nicely built. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gilberto Flores
Ok. I give this 4 stars because to build a nice guitar this is a wonderful piece of work to begin with. That being said. The tuners are awful. It will not stay in tune. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Oeda B.
Ordered it last year and it was incredible! Product was in great quality, more of what I expected and the sound is even better than the aparience. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marianella M.