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  • Dan Armstrong

    Interchangeable pickups open a window of creativity in your playing.

    The Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Guitar features a clear acrylic polymer body and interchangeable pickups. And no, this is not your average guitar. The pickups include 1 single-blade Rock Treble and 1 dual-blade Sustain Treble. In addition to their "swap-ability," they are supported tonally by a rosewood bridge with compensated brass saddles and a hard maple neck. Grover nickel die-cast tuners partner with the bridge for superb intonation, and a 3-way tone circuit gives you a clear view of your options.

    In 1969, Ampeg and guitar super-guru Dan Armstrong set about revolutionizing the electric guitar. What came next was "clearly" innovative, technologically advanced and well, clear! The Rolling Stones took the stage with Keith Richards sporting the 'See Through' guitar and Bill Wyman playing the companion bass. The legend was born.

    Features

    • Reissue of classic electric guitar
    • Plexiglas, see-through body
    • Custom removable pickups
    • 3-way tone circuit

    Ampeg is once again offering this iconic guitar to the public. "See Through" a Dan Armstrong today.

     

    Dan Armstrong Plexi Guitar Specifications:

    • Body: Clear acrylic polymer
    • Neck: Maple, bolt-on, 24.75" scale
    • Fretboard: 24-fret, rosewood
    • Controls: Master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector
    • Pickups: 1 single-blade Rock Treble, 1 dual-blade Sustain Treble; interchangeable
    • Tuners: Grover nickel die-cast
    • Bridge: Rosewood with compensated brass saddles
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    4.0

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    Heavy Axe!!

    I owned one in the 70s. The looks sold me on it...still do! Its a good guitar for sitting down(way to heavy)good neck very very fast!!!All in all...Read complete review

    I owned one in the 70s. The looks sold me on it...still do! Its a good guitar for sitting down(way to heavy)good neck very very fast!!!All in all not a practical guitar, and a bit expensive for me.But like i said FAST NECK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Innovative Flop

    I have always wanted to have one of these for more years than I could counrt then I found a guitar shop with three of them in stock. At first I thought that I...Read complete review

    I have always wanted to have one of these for more years than I could counrt then I found a guitar shop with three of them in stock. At first I thought that I was in heaven. After the pups not working and the switches were scratchy, my lust began to fade. I must say that this is a sit down guitar unless you are a weight lifter. this make s the LP feel like balsawood. After ten minutes of this thing I felt like I had just finished my workout. All in all it sounded okay and played well but the switchable pups seemed unreliable and it is clear why this guitar never caught on ....it is too heavy!!!!! And way too expensive a true dinosaur. and I am a guy who waited decades to find and play one of these guitars and that itch is scratched!!!!

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    4.0

    Heavy Axe!!

    By FRIPP 11-tms.x

    from New Galilee,Pa

    I owned one in the 70s. The looks sold me on it...still do! Its a good guitar for sitting down(way to heavy)good neck very very fast!!!All in all not a practical guitar, and a bit expensive for me.But like i said FAST NECK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Innovative Flop

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have always wanted to have one of these for more years than I could counrt then I found a guitar shop with three of them in stock. At first I thought that I was in heaven. After the pups not working and the switches were scratchy, my lust began to fade. I must say that this is a sit down guitar unless you are a weight lifter. this make s the LP feel like balsawood. After ten minutes of this thing I felt like I had just finished my workout. All in all it sounded okay and played well but the switchable pups seemed unreliable and it is clear why this guitar never caught on ....it is too heavy!!!!! And way too expensive a true dinosaur. and I am a guy who waited decades to find and play one of these guitars and that itch is scratched!!!!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of the Best

    By Superfuzz Bigmuff

    from Geelong, Australia

    I have owned the guitar for over a year now. It is set up great out of the case, and plays like a dream. My collection is a mix of Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker as well as others, and this keeps up with the best of them. The sustain on this goes for days, plug into a tiny terror and let her rip. Beats my Les Paul hands down. The ability to change pickups is a bonus. While the guitar is heavy, put it on a descent strap and you wont care. Only negative comment ever received was over the formica pickguard by my wife, who thinks it looks tacky. But try it out, the access to every fret is the winner of the deal.

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    2.0

    Heavy, fragile pickup system, average sound

    By StratCat

    from Palm Beach, Fl

    this is a killer looking guitar and I played it at a vintage guitar shop in Chicago. he first thing that happened was I could not get any sound because the pick-up system did not work. Second the next guitar I tried and a loose contact and was crackling. this guitar weighs a ton and I realize that it did not catch-on because of the weight. And I am a big guy. A Scrawny exjunky like Keith Richards Could not play this guitar for a whole gig. The sound was good but I would not be comfortable with this as my main guitar.It is more of a museum piece.

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    2.0

    Great looks Okay Sound

    By Thor rough

    from West Palm Beach

    This is a great looking guitar I have been wanting sinece 1970. But now Must desire is thwarted by the very ordinary sound from it and the hefty price. I realize why Keith Richards dose not showcase this guitar anymore.I want to say something good about this guitar but I can only recommend a Strat deluxe of a Gibson studio as both better guitars.sorry

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    5.0

    Dan Armstrong guitar

    By Aslan

    from Kansas

    I bought this guitar without ever playing one, but I've always been interested in them. I am very impressed with the quality of this guitar, the fit and finish is excellent. I play in a 3 piece group (guitar, keyboard, drums) and mainly use a PRS Santana, I used the ADA6 during a set in January playing "Bad to the Bone" and the crowd went crazy! This guitar has a killer distortion sound that nails ZZ Top etc. The more I play it the more I like it. It will never replace my PRS but it gives me some different sounds to work with and the neck is very easy to play. I recommend this guitar highly!

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    5.0

    Sweet!!!!!

    By zildjian player

    from australia

    This guitar has the best sound and it just looks so cool!!A little to expensive for what its worth though

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    5.0

    The Greatest Rock 'n Roll Guitar In The World!!!

    By Phil Hurd

    from Austin, TX

    I have two of these, a 1970 original and the new re-issue. The Ampeg Dan Armstrong is the ultimate electric guitar, period. The new re-issue is perfect, and recreates the original guitar in stunning detail. In fact, when I bought mine, I felt like what one must have experienced back in 1969 buying one of these! For a real Rolling Stones type Rock 'n Roll tone, these guitars cannot be beaten. They also do other styles really well. Sonically, there's a lot going here, very versatile and totally cool vibe, appearance, sound and playability. Get one now, you will not regret it!!!

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    4.0

    Pickup Problem

    By Ampcollector

    from Florida

    Bought this because I'm a Keith Richards fan and had to have it. Guitar came set up well with the exception of the single coil pickup. Above the 12th fret it just buzzes out and I don't know how to adjust it. Slap the humbucker in problem solved: awesome raw tone great for rythym and typical KR riffs. Will take to tech to get the single coil problem fixed. Overall happy with it though because the humbucker is sweet.

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    5.0

    YES!!!

    By THATSAGUITAR!?!?!?!

    from Guitarland

    The vintage were incredible, and if this is a "vintage" this will be incredible. Definitely for visuals, but not much for sound and tone. My recommendation is to play it for a LONG time before buying it.

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