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Artist AT53 Black Relic Electric Guitar w/ Hand Made Pickups

The latest in our much-lauded range of TC-style guitars, the Artist AT53 pairs the best elements of vintage guitar design with modern features to bring you an instrument that straddles the line between innately familiar and excitingly new. With a classic-looking roasted maple neck finished with a comfortable satin feel, the high-grade locking tuners and rosewood fretboard (at a lightning-quick 14-inch radius), make for a guitar that belies its own old-world aesthetic. While the AT53 comes pre-battle worn, the nitrocellulose finish, a material used mainly on guitars crafted prior to the 1970s will wear and age just as you do. 

Having tested untold amounts of pickup options, we settled on a set of high-end, hand-made single coils wound by the Laohao workshop, a small team producing boutique batches of custom pickups to a frankly unbelievable standard. Paired with 500k pots, the AT53 sounds far brighter than its relic'd finish suggests! Every detail has been pored over with this one - a bone nut, copper foil shielding, a wheeled string tree and locking strap buttons are among a host of modern features that make this old battler anything but!

The Tech Features

Body Material: Paulownia
Body Finish: Black Relic
Body Paint: Nitro
Body Construction: Solid

Neck Material:
 Quarter-Sawn Roasted Maple
Neck Construction: One-Piece
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: 22mm C Profile
Scale Length: 650mm / 25.5"
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 350mm​​​​​​​
Number of Frets: 22​​​​​​​
Fret Material: Stainless Steel​​​​​​​
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo​​​​​​​
Nut Material: Bone​​​​​​​
Nut Width: 42mm / 1.65"​​​​​​​
Position Inlays: Abalone Fret Dots​​​​​​​
Binding: N/A​​​​​​​
Side Dots: Glow in the Dark ​​​​​​​
Truss Rod: Dual Action 2-Way

Bridge Pickup:
 Laohao Hand Made Alnico V Single-Coil Pickup​​​​​​​
Middle Pickup: N/A​​​​​​​
Neck Pickup: Laohao Hand Made Alnico V Single-Coil Pickup​​​​​​​
Switching: 3-Way Switch​​​​​​​
Configuration: SS​​​​​​​
Special Electronics: Copper Foil Shielded Cavity

 Vintage Style Bridge With Brass Saddles​​​​​​​
Hardware Finish: Chrome​​​​​​​
Machine Heads: Premium Locking Die-Cast​​​​​​​
Pickguard: Cream

Miscellaneous/Special Features
 Ernie Ball 10-46 Regular Slinky​​​​​​​
Weight: 2.7-3.2kg / 6-7lbs

Included Accessories:
 Instrument Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Key, Bridge Adjustment Key, Picks, Strap Locks​​​​​​​
Optional Accessories: REC300RC, REC350FTB, EC500


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By: on 13 June 2024
I waited for this guitar on pre order and it was definitely worth the wait... Very well setup.... quality hardware... wasn't sure of the relic job but now I like it.... It is so light compared to the TC59.... The pickups in my opinion sound exactly like they should..... I would call the neck feel more like 60's... its not as chunky as the TC59..... This will be my main guitar from now on.. Thank you Artist

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with the item. Thank you so much for your review.

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