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The 2018 Cutlass RS HSS features a brand new roasted figured maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard (fingerboard option depends on body color). The RS HSS model retains all of the familiar elements of the original Cutlass including an alder body, super smooth modern tremolo and oversized 4 over 2 headstock. The bridge pickup in the HSS is a custom wound Music Man ceramic humbucker with a vintage sound that compliments the single coils yet has plenty of crunchy rhythms and biting lead tones. Also new for 2018 are two new finish options - Firemist Silver with maple fretboard and Stealth Black with ebony fretboard and matte black finished maple neck.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Firemist Silver

Charcoal Frost

Vintage Sunburst (+$100.00)

Stealth Black (+$200.00)

Ivory White

Coral Red

Vintage Turquoise

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Cutlass RS Interview with Hunter Hayes

Listen in as Ernie Ball Music Man artist Hunter Hayes talks about the Cutlass RS as one of his favorite guitars of all time and how he channels it to create his specific tone.

Cooper Carter Demos the Cutlass HSS

Guitarist Cooper Carter takes our new HSS-equipped version of the Cutlass for a spin.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Cutlass HSS RS
Model Cutlass HSS RS
Size 12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 7 oz (3.37 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish Alder
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red, Stealth Black
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Parchment (Firemist Silver, Vintage Turquoise, or Coral Red); Mint (Ivory White); Shell (Vintage Sunburst or Charcoal Frost); Matte Black (Stealth)
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost); Ebony (Stealth)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax finish on all but Stealth Black, which features an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Passive 500kohm volume and tone (250kohm load on lever switch positions 2,3,4, & 5) - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups HSS - 1 Music Man® custom humbucking bridge pickup, 2 Music Man® custom wound single coils featuring the new wide spectrum Music Man® "Silent Circuit", which reduces hum and retains true single coil sound
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w (M-Steel Hybrid Slinky #2922)

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Specifications Cutlass HSS RS
Model Cutlass HSS RS
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Size 12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 7 oz (3.37 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish Alder
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red, Stealth Black
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Parchment (Firemist Silver, Vintage Turquoise, or Coral Red); Mint (Ivory White); Shell (Vintage Sunburst or Charcoal Frost); Matte Black (Stealth)
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost); Ebony (Stealth)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax finish on all but Stealth Black, which features an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Passive 500kohm volume and tone (250kohm load on lever switch positions 2,3,4, & 5) - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups HSS - 1 Music Man® custom humbucking bridge pickup, 2 Music Man® custom wound single coils featuring the new wide spectrum Music Man® "Silent Circuit", which reduces hum and retains true single coil sound
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w (M-Steel Hybrid Slinky #2922)

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