Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass HT SSS Trem Midnight Rider (778)
The Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass HT guitar is the newest edition to the ever-growing family of Ernie Ball Music Man instruments. Featuring the familiar shape and feel of previous Cutlass models, the Cutlass HT showcases new custom Music Man pickup technology inspired by over a decade of guitar string research delivering an incredibly dynamic and responsive playing experience. The pickups are able to achieve an ultra-high-output, powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone at lower volume levels. This set of three HT (Heat Treated) pickups uses patent-pending pole pieces and a large neodymium magnet which provides remarkable definition. The bridge pickup has been overwound with plain enamel magnet wire providing a strong, powerful tone, while the neck and middle pickups have been underwound with heavy formvar magnet wire for a more traditional voice. All three pickups have been crafted for a complimentary tonal offering across all five switch positions. In addition, the electronics package includes a push-push adjustable 20dB boost function and a transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency wherever your volume control is set. The Cutlass HT shares many of the standard specifications of the original Cutlass guitar, including a contoured Alder body, a roasted figured maple neck, 22 stainless frets, Schaller locking tuners, and Music Man vintage tremolo.
12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
High Gloss Polyester
Music Man® Modern tremolo with crescent cover and vintage bent steel saddles
10" (25.4 cm)
6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
22 - High Profile, Medium Width, Stainless Steel
1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut; 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Roasted Figured Maple
Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Schaller M6-IND locking
Adjustable - no component or string removal
5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Volume knob with push/push switch for gain boost, tone knob, 5 way pickup selector switch.
5-way lever pickup selector; push/push volume pot for gain boost
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