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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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    DrKev, congrats!!!!

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    Looks lovely! Congrats, Dr. Kev!
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    That guitar is hawtttttt!!
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    Congratulations and enjoy it to the full!!

    Beautiful little one you've got there =)

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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.
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    Beauty! Congrats, enjoy.

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    Sweeeeeeet. Hope to get one myself from this Roasted series. Envious
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    Congrats mate! Enjoy it!
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    Congrats! That's a beauty!
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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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    I love the 4+2 design. It just reduces the bulk on the headstock and looks so much better.
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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
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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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