21st Century super-shredder Jason Richardson is known for his lightning-fast playing and incredible technical proficiency. To keep up, he needs a guitar that offers both sublime playability and crushing tone.
Richardson's signature Sterling by Music Man Cutlass is an affordable version of his monstrous US-made 7-string guitar, but there are no compromises when it comes to its feature-set. Equipped with high-output humbuckers, a modern tremolo and a Roasted Maple neck - this instrument is a high-performance workhorse!
Premium Body Construction
Although this guitar is far less expensive than its full-fat Music Man counterpart, the Sterling version of Jason Richardson's signature axe features the exact same tonewoods. Using an Alder body, this material acts as a balanced tonal foundation for the ultra-hot humbuckers, which is adorned with a highly-figured Poplar Burl top that conveys a truly high-end aesthetic.
Boasting smooth, rounded edges too - the body feels incredibly comfortable in standing and sitting positions. A custom contoured lower horn allows for unhindered access to all 24 frets too!
Roasted Maple Neck
All Music Man guitars are renowned for having incredibly comfortable neck profiles. The Sterling Jason Richardson Cutlass is no exception, and is certain to keep you playing for hours on end with its thin, ergonomic neck shape. The smooth finish enhances the neck's playability even further, offering an ultra-fast feel.
A feature only found typically on premium instruments, the Jason Richardson Signature Cutlass' Maple neck has been roasted to remove all of the natural moisture retained by the wood. This process makes the neck far less vulnerable to warping when exposed to varying climates, ensuring incredible tuning stability.
A double-dose of high-output Sterling by Music Man designed humbuckers give this guitar a potent voice. Able to handle copious amounts of gain with lots of mid-range punch and harmonic bite, these pickups also clean up nicely thanks to the push-pull coil-tap tone control. A built-in active 12dB boost is also installed, which can be activated via the push-pull volume knob for when your solos need an extra kick!
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Top: Poplar Burl Top
- Body Colour: Natural Poplar Burl Burst (NPB)
- Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
- Neck Radius: 16" (40cm)
- Neck Width: 1.95" (49.5mm) at Nut
- Neck Attachment: 5 Bolt Pattern
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 24, Medium Jumbo
- Fret Markers: White Dot
- Scale Length: 25-1/2”
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Bridge: Modern Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Locking
- Pickups: Sterling by Music Man Designed JR Pickups (HH)
- Controls: 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Push/Push Coil-Tap Tone
- Switching: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Strings: Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky
- Gig Bag: Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag