Designed in conjunction with Hayes and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineering team, the Artist Series Cutlass features a lightweight alder body painted in the exclusive Lake Tahoe Blue finish, and boasts a premium figured roasted maple neck and fretboard with 22 frets.
The deluxe new Artist Series Cutlass also sports custom-wound Music Man single coil pickups with a five-way selector switch, as well as 20db boost toggle and silent circuit switches. The guitar also sees the addition of a hardtail bridge unseen on most other Cutlass models, with Piezo-equipped brass saddles offering a resonant, acoustic-like tone when desired. Elsewhere, the guitar features a 10″ neck radius, Schaller locking tuners and a laser-etched artist series neckplate.
Regarding the release of the new Artist Series Cutlass, Hayes says – “I’m so excited about the new Ernie Ball Music Man Hunter Hayes signature model. The whole Music Man team is so innovative and willing to figure out every single detail. Every instrument they’ve made just feels so effortless to play and has an unbelievable amount of functionality. I’ve never had an all-in-one guitar that really fully achieved all the ideas but this guitar always delivers.”
Ernie Ball Music Man is distributed in Australia via CMC Music.