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    If the Stealth Cutlass RS had the unfinished roasted neck...

    I'd already have one. And I'd beg for a 7-string version *swoon*

    Oooor I guess I COULD get a Stealth and a non-Stealth... and swap the necks...
    Though it seems there's no non-Stealth colors where an all black neck would look good.

    Speaking of neck: I really, really shouldn't, but oh man, that is nice: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass RS HSS Maple Fingerboard Guitar Firemist Silver 749699694359 | eBay

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    You really should.

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    I'm really glad you posted this as I've been borderline obsessed with the idea of a Stealth but haven't gotten to see one in person, and somehow completely missed the neck when looking online. Would have been an instant NO if I played in person and a major disappointment if I had ordered. Guess I gotta pay closer attention!!
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    Feels like a lost opportunity for me... Apparently the neck may be roasted under the coat, which does give MM an opportunity to use less-figured pieces for the Stealth. If that's the case, they'd contribute to keeping costs down, if only a little, which is good. But that's pure speculation!

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    I don't really mind the matte finish on my St. Vincent Stealth at all. I was really on the fence and thought I would hate it but, it's fine. YMMV.
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    Oh I don't worry about the finish itself. I just do love them roasted necks is all
    The figuring is hit-or-miss on those Cutlasses/Stingrays, but the guitar are truly great instruments either way. The Stealth ones just miss-out on those gorgeous necks.
    Last edited by Pott; 08-07-2018 at 10:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pott View Post
    Oh I don't worry about the finish itself. I just do love them roasted necks is all
    The figuring is hit-or-miss on those Cutlasses/Stingrays, but the guitar are truly great instruments either way. The Stealth ones just miss-out on those gorgeous necks.
    I'll agree with that. The neck on the Valentine is amazingly beautiful. I was fairly disappointed with the neck on my Sting Ray RS. There is not much gain to speak of, but my real issue is that it is a very very dark roast. So dark in fact that it's very difficult to see the fret markers in lower light situations. I don't mind the lack of flame as much as I wish is was lighter so I could play it more easily.

    The cosmetics of the neck aside, it plays and feels amazing. I love the guitar, but I afraid I won't get as much use as I'd like.
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    Last edited by Terry007; 08-09-2018 at 12:08 PM.

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    That looks lovely - love it when the roasted maple is really dark
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