THE KAIZEN 6-String Guitar
Built for the modern player and influenced by Tosin Abasi’s unique design aesthetic and playing style, the Kaizen will now be offered as a 6-string model. The Kaizen 6-string is an extension of the visionary collaboration between the award-winning Ernie Ball Music Man design team, and the virtuoso guitarist and manufacturer.
This new 6-string guitar incorporates several advanced and innovative features:
Multi-Scale – 24.75” to 25.5” (e to E or 1st to 6th string) multi-scale design provides affirmative string tension for thick and chunky rhythms on the bass strings, with a traditional feel on the treble strings for smooth bends and solos.
Infinity Radius Neck – Strategically positioned conical radius increases comfort while maintaining enhanced visibility of the fretboard and fret markers.
Steinberger Gearless Locking Tuners – Accurate, lightweight tuners that feature smooth rotation, and allow for a straight string pull.
New Music Man Pickups – A custom HT (Heat Treated) humbucker in the bridge position and a slanted mini-humbucker in the neck position have been specifically designed for the Kaizen.
Multi-Scale Tremolo – Super smooth modern Music Man tremolo with spring dampeners to alleviate unwanted overtones and ringing.
“Decidedly Contoured” – Ultra-lightweight design, deliberate body carves for extreme comfort, well-balanced with unrestricted fret access.
The Kaizen is offered with an alder body, roasted maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Both the Kaizen 6-string and the Kaizen 7-string are available now in 4 unique finishes, including Apollo Black, and 3 limited-to-60 finishes which include Indigo, Mint, and Chalk.
– Available April 2023 –
The 2023 STEVE LUKATHER L4 COLLECTION
The Steve Lukather line of signature guitars gets an extensive makeover this year with the introduction of the all-new L4. Available in an HT SSS and HT HH configuration, and a limited edition 30th anniversary version featuring an HT HSS pickup configuration with Music Man double-locking floating tremolo. The L4 is the culmination of over 30 years of collaboration with Platinum and Grammy award-winning artist Steve Lukather whose list of accomplishments includes an extensive session career (guitarist on over 1500 recordings), major contributor on the multiplatinum Michael Jackson “Thriller” album, and leader and a significant contributor of the legendary rock band Toto.
“In our never-ending quest for tone and fresh sounds, the team at Music Man implemented their new HT pickups that really knocked me out! As we have had three versions of the guitar, the new Luke 4 model is a fresh step forward in tone with their specially designed pickup technology. I love ALL the different MM versions of my guitar and use them all, but this new one is gonna impress! So many new sounds. Please check it out and play and hear one yourself!” – Steve Lukather
The L4 SSS comes in 2 new finishes: Blueburst and Redburst.
The L4 Maple Top comes in 3 new finishes: the 30th Anniversary Steamroller, Blue Flame, and Gator Burst.
– Available Fall 2023 –
THE 2023 Stingray special
First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The flagship of the Music Man line, today’s StingRay Special retains the same signature features that it had some forty years ago, including a solid roadworthy construction, iconic oval pickguard, 3+1 and 4+1 tuning key configurations, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker, all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and remarkably unmistakable sound.
For 2023, Music Man welcomes 4 new finishes including; Sea Breeze, Laguna Green, Pueblo Pink, and Butter Cream. Each finish features a Rosewood fretboard and will be available in both 4-string, 5-string, H, and HH configurations.