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We had one goal. Make a guitar with everything you’d need to kick-start your playing. Which is why the core elements of the LA electric are manufactured to our specific standards. This is a guitar that will help you learn while being inspiring and comfortable.
Explore the genres. The three single-coil pickups let you pile through punk riffs, rock out through the classics, or slide through some soulful blues. Through the five-way pickup selector switch, you will find all kinds of combinations to suit the style you want. The neck position pickup has a more full-bodied, percussive sound, while the bridge is more aggressive, with a biting tone. In the middle - a balance of the two, great for funk. Whether it's lead or rhythm guitar parts, you’ll find a perfectly matched tone here.
Lightweight. Comfortable. Durable. You're going to play this guitar a lot, so we made sure it would keep up with you. We specifically chose Paulownia for the body, because it’s the perfect balance of being a warm familiar-sounding tonewood, and one of the lightest most comfortable hardwoods you can use to make a guitar. We carved deeply around the joint near the neck, which lets you get high up the fingerboard without anything getting in your way.
The full size, 22-fret neck is a breeze to get around on. Carved to comfortable modern C profile from a solid piece of maple and then sanded smooth. This is one of the easiest necks you can learn on and perfect for new players.
Learning means lots of practice, so we made sure the fingerboard is built to last. It's constructed from multiple layers of oiled poplar, which is laminated. This means it's more resistant to changes in humidity and temperature - the main culprits of an uncomfortable setup. This improves playability and will make your learning process easier. Enduring every chord, riff, and note you'll play on it for years to come.
This guitar was awarded 4 out of 5 by MusicRadar in a review of the LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack.
"This is a perfect place to begin a serious love affair with the electric guitar, a relationship that, if you're lucky, will last a lifetime." MusicRadar
"This guitar just has a sound of its own, and there's a mellow warmth … that's quite endearing." Guitar & Bass Magazine
"Gear4music pride themselves on the fact that their instruments are made to decent, playable standards. We'd go one further and say they've pulled off something spectacular – great looking and sounding instruments that feel as if they'll keep these qualities until you're ready to upgrade." Play Music Magazine
General InformationScale Length: 25.5" / 648mm
Number Of Strings: 6
Dexterity: Right Handed
Construction: Bolt On
BodyBody Material: Paulownia
Colour: Union Jack Graphic front, Black back and sides Gloss
NeckNeck Material: Maple
Fretboard: Oiled Poplar Laminate
Neck Depth: 21mm at 1st Fret / 22.5mm at 12th Fret
Radius: 14" / 356mm
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver, Medium-Jumbo
Inlays: Fretboard White Dots 6mm, Side Dots White 2mm
Neck Finish: Natural Satin
Nut: 42mm Nut Width - Plastic, White
Hardware & ElectronicsPickups: 3x Single Coils with Matching Pickup Mounting Rings, White
Controls: 1 Volume, 250k Pot / 2 Tones, 250k Pot (Neck and Middle Pickups)
Switch: 5-Way Selector Switch, White Plastic
Scratchplate: White 3 Ply
Input Jack: Recessed Top Input
Tuners: Die-Cast Sealed
Bridge: Vintage 6 Screw Bridge
Bridge Width: 52.5mm (10.5mm spacing)
Hardware Colour: Chrome
Body Length: 490mm
Upper Bout: 290mm
Lower Bout: 330mm
Other InformationAccessories Included: Gigbag, Strap, Jack Cable, Plectrums, Allen Keys, Tremolo Arm
String Gauge: 09-42
Music is for everyone, so we’re making it easier for you to start playing. Backed by our years of professional experience, the Gear4music range gives you access to a vast collection of instruments, audio gear and accessories. Produced ethically and responsibly, they're suitable for every musical interest while meeting the expectations of a caring world. There’s never been a better time to start making music.