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    Talking NGD: Cutlass RS HSS!

    Unboxing: Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass RS HSS Ivory White - YouTube

    First impression: The pickups are GREAT! The humbucker is particularly wonderful. I don't have my Silhouette Special with me to compare so I'm not gonna. But don't be put off that these are not brand name pickups, they are fantastic. Setup is impeccable, as always. Stainless steel frets feel wonderful!

    The neck is lightly figured, a little birdseye, a little flame, not plain but not so flashy that I forget to play. And the rosewood is a lighter shade than I've had on other guitars, which I love.

    I'm a happy boy!
    Last edited by DrKev; 08-07-2018 at 07:17 PM.
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    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    DrKev, congrats!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    Looks lovely! Congrats, Dr. Kev!
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    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    That guitar is hawtttttt!!



    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS on REVERB.
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17)



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    NGD: Cutlass RS HSS!-img_0947-jpg
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    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    Congratulations and enjoy it to the full!!

    Beautiful little one you've got there =)

    JPXI Cardinal Red G57082
    JP12 Cherry Sugar G59225
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red F29322
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost M08083
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso M07113
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso M04775
    NOMAC MAJESTY Timeworn Matte Silver M06246
    MAJESTY Charred Silver Sparkle M08237

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    Wow complete with YouTube vid! Great score and I love that color. I really should have gotten that color for my Cutlass SSS when they came out.
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

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    Beauty! Congrats, enjoy.

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    Sweeeeeeet. Hope to get one myself from this Roasted series. Envious
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Congrats mate! Enjoy it!
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Congrats! That's a beauty!
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
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    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
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    Thanks everyone! This is a NICE guitar! I’m loving the SS frets. The V-shape is most obvious at the nut and pretty much C-shape by the 7th. Very nice. The bass side horn/cutaway is closer to the neck pickup and the upper feet access is great, making it feel partway to a 24 fret guitar neck. The body shape is, as far as I can see, almost identical to the old pre-EB MM Sabre. It’s bigger than the silhouette special body, but doesn’t feel as unwieldy as a strat, thanks to the 4+2 headstock (which is itself still an inch and half longer than the older headstock but still much shorter than any 6-a-side headstock).

    I’ll float the bridge later today and I may need to tweak the silent circuit in the future but I’m very happy.
    Last edited by DrKev; 08-08-2018 at 06:58 AM.
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    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    I love the 4+2 design. It just reduces the bulk on the headstock and looks so much better.



    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS on REVERB.
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17)



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    Awesome Kev! About time you had a new guitar! And your guitar tech is too adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    NGD: Cutlass RS HSS!-img_0947-jpg
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    NGD: Cutlass RS HSS!-img_0949-jpg
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    DrKev...could I ask you to compare the neck size/profile of your beautiful new Cutlass to your Silo?

    Thanks in advance!

    Actually...nevermind. Had I read just a few more moments I'd have seen you've already answered my question about the neck profile. :-)

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