Top 10 Best Selling Solid Body Electric Guitars May 2012

Top 10 Best Selling Solid Body Electric Guitars May 2012

1. Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Junior 6. B.C. Rich Warlock w/Widow Headstock
2. Fender Blacktop(TM) Telecaster® HH Electric 7. Traveler EG-1 Electric Travel Guitar
3. Squier by Fender Standard Telecaster 8. Jay Turser 50 Series Jt-50-custom-iv
4. Traveler Ultra Light Travel Guitar 9. AXL Badwater SRO Electric Guitar
5. Schecter PT Electric Guitar (Gloss Black) 10. Dean EVO XM Solid Body Electric Guitar

1.Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar, TV Yellow

List Price: $206.00
Price: $119.99
You Save: $86.01 (42%)

  • A real Les Paul boiled down to the basics with one powerful Humbucking pickup.
  • Bolt-on Mahogany neck with SlimTaper neck profile.
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium/jumbo frets.
  • Premium hardware including Nickel hardware, compensated wrap-around bridge and covered 14:1 tuners.
  • Limited Lifetime warranty.

The famous no-nonsense, one pickup Les Paul Junior electric guitar in a limited edition, exclusive, classic TV Yellow finish. The Les Paul Junior has long been a favorite for everything from down and dirty rock and roll, to meanstreet blues, to raw garage punk. With a light all-mahogany body and a single screaming pickup, this guitar is totally down to business, while surprisingly versatile.

This limited edition model from Epiphone swaps out the more traditional P-90 configuration for a powerful humbucker pickup, and retains the straightforward one volume, one tone knob controls. The guitar features a bolt-on mahogany neck with a SlimTaper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets, and premium nickle hardware.

The Les Paul Junior was originally designed to put a high quality instrument into the hands of players with more limited budgets and this limited edition version of it from Epiphone achieves that goal as no other model has before. This classic TV Yellow version is only available in an Epiphone for a limited time.

2. Fender Blacktop(TM) Telecaster® HH Electric Guitar, Candy Apple Red, Maple Fretboard

List Price: $739.99
Price: $458.97
You Save: $281.02 (38%)

  • Hot vintage AlNiCo humbucking neck and bridge pickups offer a great range of raw, aggressive tones.
  • A 22-fret freeboard with medium jumbo frets and a 9.5″ radius is made for intensity playing.
  • Chrome pickup covers, reversed control plate, and skirted amp knobs offer a modern, more-aggressive look.

Drive your sound with raw humbucking power. Fender’s new and innovative Blacktop™ guitar series expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Telecaster® guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound with guitars that drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones that match the intensity of any playing style. Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Telecaster HH has dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs, a reversed chrome control plate and a hard-tail bridge. Other features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5”-radius rosewood or maple fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.

3. Squier by Fender Standard Telecaster, Antique Burst

List Price: $379.99
Price: $229.99
You Save: $150.00 (39%)

  • Agathis body with gloss polyurethane finish
  • Maple neck with 9.5 in radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 2 Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Pickups
  • 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone control with 3 position pickup selector switch

The Standard Telecaster guitar features a fast-action neck profile modeled on a late ’60s Telecaster. A hot single-coil pickup in the bridge position provides all the bite you want for stinging leads. In the neck position, the Standard Telecaster’s chrome-covered single-coil pickup helps you find your own voice.

4. Traveler Ultra Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

List Price: $428.99
Price: $299.99
You Save: $129.00 (30%)

  • One-piece maple neck and body with natural finish
  • Features a Shadow under-saddle piezo pickup and standard 1/4-inch output
  • Detachable lap rest frame
  • Includes deluxe gig bag, limited three-year warranty
  • Full 24-3/4″ scale, 22-fret acoustic/electric travel guitar fits in airline overhead bins

The Traveler UltraLight Steel String is the smallest, lightest full-scale travel guitar ever made. Complete with a Shadow acoustic piezo pickup and a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, the guitar weighs just three pounds and is only 28 inches long. The Ultra Light fits into an included high-quality gig bag that stows easily in airline overhead compartments. The Traveler UltraLight is the perfect solution for players on-the-go and on a budget.

5. Schecter PT Electric Guitar (Gloss Black)

List Price: $729.00
Price: $499.00
You Save: $230.00 (32%)

  • Alder Body
  • Dots Inlay
  • PT-H Bridge
  • Crème Double Body Binding
  • Limited Lifetime Guarantee

Schecter PT Electric Guitar Gloss Black (BLK)

6. B.C. Rich Warlock with Widow Headstock Guitar, Onyx

List Price: $390.00
Price: $199.99
You Save: $190.01 (49%)

  • B.C. Rich Die Cast Tuners
  • Widow Headstock
  • Dual Humbuckers

The Warlock features an aggressive body style, dual B.C. Rich humbucker pickups, and a 24-fret neck. The body is built from agathis wood, the neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard, and all hardware is chrome, including the one-piece adjustable bridge. The Warlock Widow features a wrap-around, adjustable bridge, for serious sustain and solid tuning. The chrome die-cast tuners seal the deal.

7. Traveler EG-1 Mahogany Satin Red Electric Travel Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag

List Price: $614.99
Price: $449.99
You Save: $165.00 (27%)

  • Mahogany body with bolt-on mahogany neck; satin red finish
  • Includes on-board Pocket RockIt headphone amp with clean and distortion settings
  • Features a full-size humbucker that provides crunch and tone good enough for the stage
  • Includes deluxe gig bag, limited three-year warranty
  • Full 25 1/2″ scale travel guitar fits in airline overhead bins

The Escape EG-1 Mahogany is the most sophisticated travel guitar you’ve ever played! It includes an onboard Pocket RockIt headphone amp with distortion so you can plug your headphones directly into the guitar and rock out anytime, anywhere. Co-designed by John Carruthers, the Escape EG-1 Mahogany also boasts more traditional guitar features such as a strong, resonant African Mahogany body and neck and an ebonized rosewood fretboard. With a full-size humbucker pickup, full 25-1/2 inch scale and 22 jumbo frets, you’ll forget you’re playing a travel guitar!

8. Jay Turser 50 Series Jt-50-custom-iv Electric Guitar, Ivory

List Price: $419.99
Price: $254.97
You Save: $165.02 (39%)

  • Double cutaway
  • Maple set neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Gold hardware with faux jade machines

Double cutaway, solid body with maple set neck, rosewood fingerboard with block and triangle inlay, 2 gold covered humbucking pick-ups, 2-v and 2-t and gold plated machine heads. ivory

9. AXL Badwater SRO Electric Guitar, Distressed Grey

List Price: $266.99
Price: $199.99
You Save: $67.00 (25%)

  • Distressed Headstock & Solid Alder Body
  • EMG-Designed Pickups: 2 Single Coil & 1 Humbucker
  • Anitqued/Anodized Hardware
  • Rock Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard

With a distressed body and antiqued hardware, Badwater Series guitars look and feel of ancient artifacts. These shocking guitars are equipped with EMG-designed pickups for hard rocking tones and clean delivery. Even the headstock and backplate have vintage distressing. No area was spared from the destruction. Badwater guitars have a one-of-a-kind style and excellent playability. The Badwater Series has received Guitar World’s December 2007 Gold Award for Overall Value. Each original model has a lively body design and features EMG-designed pickups, a solid alder body, a rosewood or maple fretboard, and a classic or typhoon-style pickguard. With classic configurations and controls.

10. Dean EVO XM Solid Body Electric Guitar, Trans Black

List Price: $222.50
Price: $90.78
You Save: $131.72 (59%)

  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl dot
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 24 3/4″
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups: Dual Dean Humbuckers
  • Tuners: Sealed
  • Hardware: Black
  • Finish: Trans Black

Dean’s EVO XM is a perfect blend of vintage design, old world craftsmanship, and decades of guitar building technology. This affordable yet stylish member of that family has a lightweight basswood body in a mahogany stain for a “high-end” look, making it ideal for the beginning guitarist who wants an attractive model as their first guitar.

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