Ernie Ball Music Man launched their 2021 base line, introducing 22 new finishes for their Saber, StingRay RS and Cutlass RS electric guitars, StingRay Special, StingRay Special 5 and Bongo bass.
It sees cool, minty Power Blue finish debuts on its Electric StingRay RS and Cutlass RS, with a warm Burnt Amber burst finish arriving on the StingRay RS and a Vintage Tobacco finish giving the Cutlass RS a retro chic aesthetic.
The StingRay RS and Cutlass RS specifications remain otherwise unchanged. Why play with a winning formula?
The Cutlass RS models are available in SSS or HSS formats, with alder bodies, screw-down and roasted maple necks, with a choice of rosewood or figured maple fingerboards, each carved into a 10 “radius. 25.5 “scale. , 22 vintage style high / mid profile stainless steel frets and Music Man Modern tremolo with vintage curved steel saddles.
Of course, the build quality is exceptional, with a quiet circuit to prevent unwanted buzzing and small touches such as the hand-rubbed oil and wax finish on the necks to make them more tactile.
The Saber, meanwhile, EBMM’s more contemporary double-cut electric – a true blank slate for adventurous guitarists – arrives resplendent at Gator Green for 2021.
With its slightly offset solid okoume body and matching figured maple top housing two Music Man Custom Wound humbuckers, it has a huge voice and control circuit that makes it pretty much an all-electric in a style that does well for hitting. the sweet between modern and classic.
As for the Ernie Ball Music Man 2021 bass lineup, there’s a veritable cornucopia of new looks to choose from, with eight new finishes arriving for the four-string StingRay Special and eight for its five-string sibling, the StingRay. Special 5.
New StingRay Specials are Amethyst Sparkle, Black, Snowy Night, Raspberry Burst, Smoked Chrome, Speed Blue, Burnt Ends and Frost Green Pearl.
The StingRay Special 5, meanwhile, now arrives in Frost Green Pearl, Black, Snowy Night, Raspberry Burst, Smoked Chrome, Speed Blue, Burnt Ends, and Amethyst Sparkle. As usual, you can get them in single humbucker or double humbucker instruments.
Last but not least, four, five and six string Bongo basses are now available in Harvest Orange. If the StingRay Special represents the heritage wing of EBMM design, the Bongo is truly the bass design of the future.
It has a basswood double cutaway body, a pair of neodymium humbuckers and an active 4-band preamp.
These new finishes are available now. Head over to Ernie Ball Music Man for more photos and details, and where to find your nearest dealer.