Few brands can offer the same amazing value as the Sterling by Music Man range. Based on the classic S style shape that everyone knows this guitar is a 60's tone machine that plays like any other music man guitar with their comfortable necks and amazing hardware.
While Music Man may be mainly known for their humbucker filled rock machines that are used by the likes of John Petrucci and Steve Lukather they have a long history covering a lot of different styles. Now the Cutlass adds some 60's S type tones to the range with a trio of single coil pickups mounted on a pickguard with 5 way switch along with volume and tone controls.
Old School Sound
By using 3 single coil pickups this guitar instantly brings up tones from the 60's and 70's. They are bright without being too harsh and in the neck position you get plenty of low end warmth making them a perfect workhorse guitar if you like to jump between styles. There is a reason why this style of guitar has stuck around since the 50's and versatility has to be near the top of the list.
The great vintage sound is what most players want but actual vintage designs are expensive, don't stay in tune as well and are more prone to failure as a whole. Now thanks to modern manufacturing even great value guitars like this can have great tuning stability thanks to things like the 4+2 headstock design and high quality vintage style tremolo system.
Here's what Stering say about the Music Man Classic Cutlass
Paying homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of the original Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass, the Cutlass CT50 features 22 frets, 3 single coil Ernie Ball Music Man spec pickups with 5-way switching, Vintage Tremolo, and an oversized 4 + 2 headstock with locking tuning machines.
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Neck Width, 12th fret: 52mm
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Neck Wood: Hard Maple
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood (Three-Tone Sunburst, Fiesta Red) Maple (Black, Seafoam Green, Olympic White)
- Tuning Machines: Locking
- Hardware: Chrome
- Neck Joint: 5 Bolt
- Frets: 22
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Pickup Selector: 5 Way
- Pickups: 3 Vintage Single Coil Pickups
- Bridge: Vintage Tremolo