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    Difference between Cutlass and Stingray model years

    I'm currently trying to decide between getting a new or used Cutlass HSS or a Stingray, and have been perusing Reverb for used options and SweetwaterMusician's Friend for new. What I'm wondering is if there are any other differences between model years other than the 'roasted maple' necks on the 2019 models and some color/fingerboard option differences. In terms of neck shapes, pickups, or electronics, are they essentially the same guitar from 2016-2019, other than the roasted maple and color/fingerboard choices?

    I'm hoping to avoid buying a 2016 model, and then realizing there is one critical difference I wasn't aware of and regret the purchase.

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    To the best of my knowledge there is no difference other than neck wood.
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    Thanks DrKev. That's what I suspected but wanted to ask just in case. I played a 2017 Stingray and a 2019 one, and they seemed very much the same, and my 2017 Cutlass seems nearly identical to the 2018 one I played.

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