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Legacy Solid Body Electric Guitar, Sunburst

4.1 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews
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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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Product Description

Color: Sunburst

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. With its lightweight and comfortable contoured solid alder body, and smooth maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, this Legacy guitar is great for beginners or veteran players. Many buyers customize them with high-end electronics, saving hundreds of dollars versus other brands. The single coil pickups with 5-Way pickup selector and tone knobs can give you a wide array of any tones you desire. The 14:1 Tuning Machines, coupled with the Vintage Tremolo Bridge provide fantastic tuning stablilty, and sustain for a guitar in this price range.

Product Information

Color:Sunburst
Item Weight 10 pounds
Product Dimensions 38 x 17 x 4 inches
Shipping Weight 11.6 pounds
ASIN B004T6M9M8
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4.1 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #49,486 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#760 in Musical Instruments > Guitars > Electric Guitars > Solid Body
Date first available at Amazon.com March 22, 2011

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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: Red Burst Verified Purchase
I figured I'd buy a cheap second guitar, so I found this one. One of the cheapest prices on Amazon. And I thought wow, what a great look this guitar has. I was also hoping that it played well. Well I've been playing it for a while and it still sounds pretty good, and I've had no technical issues what so ever. I would recommend to ANYONE. Keep up the good work! =)
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Color: Natural Verified Purchase
I have the Fender LT HHS American version of this. I bought this and added two more springs. If you know of a young guitarists who needs a guitar buy this one...ONLY if you know how make a few minor adjustments. Well worth the price!!!
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By IShopOnLine on January 23, 2014
Color: Natural Verified Purchase
I'm not a great musician but have been playing the guitar on and off for over 30 years. I recently got a Roland guitar synth and needed an electric guitar. Since I'm not a serious musician, I didn't want to spend a lot on a guitar. This one was less than $90 when I bought it (I think it's a little more now). I agree with other reviewers that this is one heck of a bargain. As others have said, you will probably want to do some minor adjustments to get the guitar to sound great. This guitar looks great and the fit and finish is quite good for the price. Unlike some cheap guitars I've had, my copy actually keeps in tune and the frets produce clean accurate notes. I installed a Roland GK-3 pickup on this guitar to use with the synth and it works and tracks well.

Pros: For the price? Wow! With a little tweaking, this sounds great. Works and tracks well with the Roland GK3 divided pickup.

Cons: Will most likely need some minor adjustments that you can learn how to do on youtube. Not really a big deal.
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