Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Music Man Ball Family Reserve Cutlass HSS! It's a limited edition guitar that Ernie Ball only made 56 of worldwide. So the chances of you bumping into somebody that has the same guitar as you is going to be slim to none! You'll have a truly unique axe that absolutely wails and stands out from the bunch aesthetically, sonically, and in terms of craftsmanship as well.
Born of tradition, class, and decades of refining a tried and true design, the Music Man Cutlass guitar expertly combines vintage sounds with modern playability and craftsmanship. A snappy and trebly top end paired with a resonant and punchy bottom help this guitar sit in a mix exactly where it needs to. The best part about this is that you can solo whichever single coil pickup you choose to and you never have to worry about that annoying hum. But make no mistake about it, unlike many "silent single coil" pickups out there which are really either 2 coils stacked on each other or 2 coils side by side (ultimately making them very tiny humbuckers, not really single coils) these are true single coils and sound that way.
The silent circuit kills the 60-cycle hum we all hate so much after the sound has left the pickups. The pickups are genuine single coils and they sound that way! The humbucker, of course, gives you a grittier and fatter tone out of the bridge pickup. It holds up extremely well when played with distortion. The circuitry also incorporates Music Man's version of a treble-bleed circuit to guarantee that your tone stays the same even when your volume knob isn't dimed. You won't lose any top-end clarity as you roll the volume back.
The vast range of tones achievable on this are only to be outdone by the silky smooth feel of the entire guitar. The flame maple neck is satin-smooth and plays fast and effortlessly. The body shape is extremely comfortable and helps keep the guitar from weighing too much while still maintaining resonance and providing excellent sustain. The tremolo is reliable and smooth - what more can you ask for? Much like the famous pirate sword it's named after, the Cutlass will slice its way through any mix so you are always heard with clarity and definition in your notes.
We are proud to introduce the Cutlass in a new HSS pickup configuration. Aside from the bridge pickup, the HSS Cutlass retains all of the familiar elements of the original including an alder body, oversized 4 over 2 headstock and super smooth modern tremolo. The bridge pickup in the HSS is a custom wound Music Man ceramic humbucker with a vintage sound that compliments the single coils yet has plenty of crunchy rhythm and biting lead tones.
This special edition Cutlass HSS BFR features a lightweight Alder body finished in Custom Blue Magic matte finish. Smooth satin figured white maple neck with figured maple fingerboard is accented with larger black position markers and hand fitted black binding. This BFR edition guitar comes with matching painted headstock and locking tuners. Parchment pickguard with contrasting black plastic parts and all black hardware completes the overall aesthetic package. Limited to 56 pieces worldwide.
- Model: Cutlass BFR 2019
- Color: Blue Magic
- Body Wood: Alder
- Pickguard: Parchment
- Fretboard: Figured Maple
- Binding: Black
- Neck Wood: Figured Maple
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Neck Thickness @ 1st Fret: 0.825"
- Neck Thickness @ 12th Fret: 0.924"
- Frets: 22, Stainless Steel, High Profile Medium
- Headstock: Blue Magic Finish
- Pickups: 2 Music Man Custom Wound Single Coils + 1 Custom Wound Humbucker
- Silent Circuit
- Controls: Passive 500kohm volume and tone (250kohm load on lever switch positions 2,3,4, & 5) - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Music Man Modern Tremolo w/ Vintage Bent Steel Saddles
- Tuners: Schaller M6-IND Locking
- Color: Black
- Strings: 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)
- Case: Music Man Molded Hardshell
- Limited Edition #: 45 out of 56
- Serial #: G87046
- Instrument Weight: 7 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball. This Music Man BFR Cutlass is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.
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