I just bought a Van Halen Artist series guitar. It has a single pickup and open back. I plug her in to play and she doest work. It sounds like a loose connection in the guitar. It is not the cable as i have checked it against other guitars. From what i can tell, the connections to the input jack are fine. The other connections seem fine, when i move the slightly to check for excess noise or input, not much happens.
My first response would be a question right back at you - is the used or new? Any warranty?
I presume you've not opened it up, or if you did, you didn't see any obvious problems. If it's not under warranty, and if you can't find any loose wires, then it's probably time to take it to a qualified guitar technician.
Unless you happen to have a multimeter handy......
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She is made open backed. Like the typical van halen style. I checked the input jack wiring and the red wire is responsive while the black is not. I can hear sound but it is very very low. Now i am thinking a pickup problem but wiring seem ok. Any ideas?