Electric Guitars

  • On the cover of Van Halen’s 1978 eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped Strat®-style guitar towards the camera as if he’s showing you the future. He played this guitar on his unprecedented and mind-blowing “Eruption” guitar solo, thus its nickname, and almost immediately, this monumental instrument became a timeless icon, symbolic of a paradigm shift in guitar-driven rock and roll. Back when this trailblazing album first appeared, nobody had ever seen or heard a guitar like that because no such guitar ever existed. What was this? You couldn’t buy one. That’s because he made it himself. The 22-year-old Eddie Van Halen had the mind of not only a great musician, but also of an innovative inventor—a constant tinkerer who was always messing with his gear. Eddie would say it was out of necessity as no off-the-shelf guitar had the features he needed to really do his job and realize his full potential. So, he took matters into his own capable hands — refretting the neck, installing a humbucking pickup which he potted in paraffin wax, as well a single master volume knob (famously labeled as “Tone”), brass nut and tailpiece from a ’58 Strat, cutting out and mounting his own homemade black and of course, coming up with iconic striped motif. The all-new EVH® Striped Series ’78 Eruption guitar combines many of those famed mods along with modernized features and a relic treatment. The Stratocaster®-style body sports Eddie’s famed white-and-black-striped paint job and has been paired to a quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish. The 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles with maximum comfort, while a heel-mount truss rod wheel makes for time-saving neck adjustments. A single EVH Wolfgang® humbucking bridge pickup provides classic Eddie Van Halen guitar tone – from crystal cleans to fat and rich mids and lows, while the brass nut and six-saddle vintage Fender® Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge with a 43mm brass block allow for authentic EVH tone. Other features include a skirted white Strat-style volume control knob (labeled “tone”) with 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot and treble bleed circuit, black pickguard, chrome hardware, oversized strap buttons, EVH neck plate and larger, ‘70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo.
  • For decades, having a Jazzmaster slung over a shoulder has been a requirement for some of the biggest heroes in indie, alternative, and underground rock. This Affinity Series Jazzmaster elicits that same air of effortless cool, thanks to its comfortable and balanced vintage-inspired contours. And with its duet of classic Jazzmaster single-coil pickups, this guitar has some extra muscle under the hood for when you need a thick, aggressive tone that's complete with musical lows, beefy mids, and growling highs. At this price, whether you're needing a great backup guitar, wanting an offset with a new attitude, or just starting out, the Affinity Series Jazzmaster makes adding a hot-rodded offset to your collection easier than ever.
  • Fender’s American Professional series produced some of the most popular instruments here at Quattlebaum Music Store among working musicians and discerning amateurs. Now, with the American Professional II series, Fender has upped the ante, outfitting the formidable line with a slew of player-centric upgrades. The Fender American Professional II Telecaster features Tim Shaw’s latest V-Mod Tele single-coils, which deliver familiar Tele twang with enhanced clarity and focus. To provide an exceptional playing experience, the American Professional II Telecaster boasts a Deep "C" profile neck with a satin finish and a contoured heel joint. A Tele is a must-have in any guitar collection, and they don’t get much finer than the Fender American Professional II Telecaster. Lay-Away and Financing available.
  • This aged apple candy red beauty is the Fender Player Plus Telecaster. Completed with an alder body, this tele is a favorite among many. The maple fingerboard and noiseless single coils really ties the bow on this entire package.. Think of these last two things as caesar dressing on top of salad.   Lay-A-Way and Financing is available for this product.
  • Patterned after the RG, the legendary Ibanez metal monster, the GRG is the affordable gateway to that same combination of speed, fury and expression. This GRG’s Poplar body with Quilted Maple Art Grain top is cloaked in a high gloss finish and complemented by a Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard equipped with string-bending-friendly jumbo frets. Proprietary Infinity R7 humbucking pickups deliver the requisite fat, distorted tone that metal rockers crave, while the Ibanez Fixed 7 bridge helps take your playing to a whole other level. Lay-Away and Financing Available.
  • For high-octane tone, fluid playability, and undeniably cool looks, it's hard to beat the Ibanez High Performance RG420HPFM solidbody electric guitar. The Ibanez RG hardly needs an introduction — iconic guitarists from Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai to Gary Holt and Reb Beach have made their impact with an RG at some point. This iteration of the definitive rock guitar boasts a fast-playing Wizard III roasted maple neck, an aggressively-voiced pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups, and a double-locking tremolo for a massive expressive range. When you need a guitar that will hold up to your most frantic fretwork, you'll do well with the Ibanez RG420HPFM.
  • The Ibanez RGA42EX is an electric guitar specifically built to handle the heaviest, most physically demanding music you can conjure up. The sleekly sculpted body is made of meranti, a strong, lightweight tone wood. Dual Quantum humbuckers provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing midrange and precise high-end articulation. Ibanez's Wizard III maple neck is thin, flat and fast; 24 jumbo frets line the jatoba fingerboard. Sealed tuners and a F106 hardtail bridge complete the package.
  • This beautiful USA made Peavey Falcon is a great starter guitar. The neck pickup is perfect for moody music and the Bridge brings out the highs of the axe. It is used but like new and is now available at Quattlebaum Music. (This guitar is discontinued, act fast!)   Lay-Away and Financing available.
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