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Ernie Ball Music Man 2019 Products
2019 Majesty guitar – tiger eye
The 2019 Majesty guitar in the Tiger Eye finish features a three-piece Honduran mahogany neck with a center strip of highly figured maple and an Alder body with carved maple top. A polyester gloss finish is applied to the complete instrument. The ebony fingerboard is inlaid with white pearl shield position markers, and the neck is completed with a matching figured maple headstock. Featuring newly custom designed signature DiMarzio Dreamcatcher and Rainmaker pickups, with a push/push volume for over 20dB gain boost. Offered in a 6 and 7 string. Available April 2019 in North America and May 2019 worldwide.
2019 MAJESTY GUITAR
The 2019 Majesty guitar features a constructed through-neck design of mahogany and flame maple shield (not available on Stealth Black or Kinetic Blue) with chrome or black hardware and white pearl shield position markers. A polyester gloss finish is applied to the complete instrument and a polyester matte finish on the Stealth Black. The Majesty features a Music Man piezo floating tremolo bridge and Schaller locking tuners with new custom designed signature DiMarzio Dreamcatcher and Rainmaker pickups, with a push/push volume for over 20dB gain boost. Offered in a 6 and 7 string and available in 6 new finishes. Available April 2019 in North America and May 2019 worldwide.
2019 JASON RICHARDSOn cutlass 7 guitar
The Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass 7 string guitar features a Buckeye Burl top with trans alder body and Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickups. The figured roasted maple neck with ebony fingerboard is highlighted with 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets, 15-inch radius and a slender neck carve for fast playability. The Jason Richardson Cutlass contoured lower body horn is a unique feature allowing for extreme upper fret access to all 24 frets. Ernie Ball Music Man 7-string pickups are custom wound to Jason’s exact specifications offering heavy crunch rhythm tones and a clear, bright top end for endless soloing. Electronics include a volume control with up to 20dB of boost and push tone potentiometer, that via the 3-way pickup selector offer some exciting coil tapping options. Other specifications include an Ernie Ball Music Man floating Cutlass tremolo, all black hardware, and Schaller locking tuners. The neckplate is laser etched with a custom Jason Richardson signature logo to signify its artist series destination. Available July 2019 worldwide.
2019 dustin kensrue stingray guitar
The Dustin Kensrue Artist Series Stingray guitar features a lightweight African mahogany body with a satin vintage tobacco burst finish and a darkly tinted satin maple neck. The H-S combination of a humbucking bridge and a single coil neck pickup adds new sonic variations to the Stingray’s palette of tones. Electronics include a unique control layout with a stacked tone and volume pot and a 3-way pickup selector switch that elicits a variety of humbucking and single coil options. Offering an added push button switch that toggles the signal between a mono output with volume and tone controls engaged, or a stereo output, where each pickup is sent directly to either the tip or ring. Other specifications include standard Stingray appointments with 22 stainless steel frets, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo system, Schaller locking tuners and asymmetric neck carve with 10″ radius. The neckplate is laser etched with a custom Dustin Kensrue logo to signify its artist series destination. Available May 2019 worldwide.
2019 hunter hayes cutlass guitar
The Hunter Hayes Artist Series Cutlass model is a very diverse instrument with wide-ranging sonic capabilities. This guitar is made from lightweight alder with a premium roasted figured maple neck, custom Ernie Ball Music Man pickups made to Hunter’s exact specifications, and a brass saddle piezo bridge system. The electronics package is highly diverse with 3 volume knobs offering a variety of tonal combinations. The 5-way switch operates magnetic single coil pickups in the traditional Bridge, Bridge + Middle, Middle, Middle + Neck, and Neck configurations, but also has the option of blending in piezo acoustic textures from the middle volume knob. A third volume knob will allow the Neck single coil to be added to the Bridge, Bridge + Middle, and Middle positions bringing instant warmth to the desired tone. In addition, a two-way toggle switch adds up to a 20db boost to any magnetic pickup selection for increased volume when needed. The slender neck carve is very comfortable especially for lead work but feels buttery smooth when comping chords or playing rhythm. Other specifications include Ernie Ball Music Man hardtail bridge and custom metallic blue finish. The neckplate is laser etched with a Hunter Hayes signature logo to signify its artist series destination. Available May 2019 worldwide.
2019 Stingray rs guitar
Based on the original 1970’s Music Man designs, the StingRay RS features a lightweight African Mahogany body, vintage spec electronics, and super smooth modern tremolo which delivers a big and bold tone with unparalleled playability and performance. The StingRay RS model offers a premium roasted figured maple neck with ebony, rosewood, or maple fingerboard. New for 2019, the StingRay RS will be offered in 3 new finishes. Available June 2019 worldwide
2019 cutlass RS guitar
Based on the original 1970’s Music Man designs, the Cutlass RS has been engineered to deliver unparalleled playability and performance featuring a premium roasted maple neck with ebony, rosewood, or maple fingerboard. The Cutlass delivers classic rich tones thanks to its lightweight alder body, vintage spec electronics, and a super smooth modern tremolo system. Available in the SSS and HSS models. New for 2019, the Cutlass RS will now be offered in 3 new finishes. Available June 2019 worldwide.
2019 bongo bass
The Bongo bass represents everything a modern bass should be; well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive with effortless playability. The double cutaway basswood body design is of superior construction and along with a 24 fret finished neck offers unimpeded access for high register two-octave fretwork. The Bongo along with its 4-band EQ, 2 neodymium humbucking pickups, and 18V active preamp deliver a powerful combination of unparalleled tonal diversity. Offered in a 4 string, 5 string, and 6 string. New for 2019, the Bongo bass will be offered in 2 new finishes. Available June 2019 worldwide.
2019 Sterling bass
Known for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling bass boasts a big sound. 9 volt active 3-band EQ preamp, 3 position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling, allowing this bass to cut through any mix. An optional neck humbucker is available and adds to the versatility of this innovative bass. Offered in a 4 and 5 string. New for 2019, the Sterling bass will be offered in 2 new finishes and with roasted maple necks. Available June 2019 worldwide.
2019 short scale stingray bass
The Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Special is a passive bass offering a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package. The 30″ scale length allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. The body is made from ash, and the neck is constructed from hard rock maple with choice of maple or rosewood fingerboard. The Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickup has been specially designed for the short scale bass with higher output neodymium magnets, providing a warm signature tone. Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single coil, and series modes. All three pickup selections can be augmented by a passive bass boost found by engaging a push volume pot. Like its big brother the Stingray Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines. Available in 2 finish options. Available September 2019 worldwide.