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The 2018 Cutlass RS features a brand new roasted figured maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard (fingerboard option depends on body color). The Cutlass RS retains all original specifications including vintage spec electronics, a super smooth modern tremolo system, and lightweight alder body. Oversized 4 over 2 headstock with straight string pull provides superior tuning stability. Flawless craftsmanship throughout makes the Cutlass RS a perfect culmination of old-world aesthetics and styling with modern design and playability. 2018 also marks the introduction of Firemist Silver, a new finish option for the Cutlass.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Firemist Silver

Ivory White

Charcoal Frost

Vintage Sunburst

Coral Red

Vintage Turquoise

Your Custom Options:

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60s Inspired Music Man Single Coil Pickups
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Figured, Roasted Maple Neck
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Silent Circuit with Transparent Buffered Output
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Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce's Demo of the Cutlass RS

Listen in as Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce Demos the Cutlass RS

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.

Watch Cooper Carter's Cutlass Guitar Review

Guitarist Cooper Carter reviews and demos the Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass electric guitar.

Guitar World's Demo of the Cutlass RS

Listen in as Paul Riario from Guitar World reviews and demos the Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass RS.

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 Guitar RS
Model Cutlass Guitar 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 High gloss polyester
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red
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 Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost)
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax 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 250kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups SSS - 3 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 Guitar RS
Model Cutlass Guitar 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 High gloss polyester
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red
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 Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost)
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax 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 250kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups SSS - 3 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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