The Cutlass HSS, which carries a street price of $1,649, is identical to Ernie Ball’s original Cutlass design — a rosewood neck, alder body with high-gloss polyester finish, oversized 4 over 2 headstock and a super smooth modern tremolo — except the new Cutlass features an HSS pickup configuration. The bridge pickup in the HSS is a custom-wound Music Man ceramic humbucker with a vintage sound that compliments the single coil pickups. The bridge pickup is accompanied by two Music Man custom-wound single coils, featuring the new wide-spectrum Music Man “Silent Circuit,” which is designed to reduce hum while retaining single-coil sound.

The guitar measures 12-7/8″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick and 38-1/8″ long at 7 lbs, 7 oz and comes in black, ivory white, vintage sunburst, vintage turquoise, charcoal frost and coral red.

Check out the video, above, where guitarist and YouTube sensation Cooper Carter demonstrates the new Cutlass HSS electric guitar from Ernie Ball.

Cutlass HSS Logo

Other Specs:

  • Music Man Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
  • parchment pickguard
  • scale length of 25-1/2″
  • neck radius of 10″
  • headstock size of 6-3/8″ long
  • 22 high-profile, medium-width, stainless steel frets
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