(The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA – January 21, 2016) – At NAMM 2016, Ernie Ball Music Man (Booth 5440, Hall B), one of the world’s premier guitar, bass and amp manufacturers, is introducing new StingRay and Cutlass guitars models, two instruments re-imagined from classic Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s. The Cutlass and StingRay marry the classic design of early Music Man aesthetics with the groundbreaking engineering of modern Ernie Ball Music Man guitars that deliver unmatched playability, feel and tone.
“Our StingRay and Cutlass guitars are adaptations of original Music Man designs from the 1970’s and as such represent an important part of the company’s design legacy that we are proud to bring back to today’s guitarists,” said Sterling Ball, CEO of Ernie Ball. “They were built for players of all styles of music, feature unique, original body designs and offer an extraordinary level of performance at their price point.”
The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay features two custom vintage-output humbucking pickups with plain enamel wire and Alnico 5 magnets, and redesigned electronics that provide tonal consistency at all volume levels. Other features include a super-responsive modern tremolo design with bent steel saddles, an oversized 4-over-2 headstock with Schaller M6-IND tuners and a compensated nut for precise intonation. It will be available in Black, Ivory White, Vintage Tobacco Sunburst and Chili Red. The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar will be available February 1, 2016, at $1,499.99 SRP/MAP.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass features a new oversized 4-over-2 headstock with Schaller M6-IND tuners and a soft V-to-C-shaped 25.5-inch scale neck with 10-inch radius and stainless steel frets, maple or rosewood fingerboard, ultra-light satin polyurethane finish and compensated nut. Its extremely lightweight, resonant alder body offers unobstructed upper fret access. The Cutlass has three custom mid-‘60s-style staggered-pole single coil pickups operating in conjunction with a new active wide spectrum silent circuit that eliminates the hum associated with single coil designs and provides tonal consistency at all volumes. The Cutlass will be available February 1, 2016, in Black, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Turquoise at $1499.99 SRP/MAP.
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Photo caption 1: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar in Black
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Photo caption 2: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar in Ivory White
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Photo caption 3: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar in Vintage Tobacco Sunburst
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Photo caption 4: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar in Chili Red
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Photo caption 5: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar in Black
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Photo caption 6: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar in Ivory White
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Photo caption 7: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar in Vintage Sunburst
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Photo caption 8: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar in Vintage Turquoise
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Photo caption 9: Ernie Ball Music Man “ModernClassics” promotional graphic
About Ernie Ball:
In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brad Paisley, Slash, John Petrucci, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to industry-standard strings, as well as hand-crafted high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. The family-run company maintains its founder's dedication to preserving the musician's playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as Cobalt Slinkys, M-Steel, Earthwood and the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging, which hermetically seals guitar strings to keep each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the world's largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play live on national tours, festivals and events. Visit them online at www.ernieball.com and www.music-man.com.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man is exhibiting at Booth 5440 (Hall B) at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.