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    Cutlass: stealth versus regular HSS

    Hi all,

    I'm continuing my search for the right EBMM, and my dealer friend has loaned me a Cutlass Stealth.

    Overall, I'm knocked out by this guitar. The neck isn't too tiny on the back, the intonation is superb and it plays and sounds great, with none of the ergonomic or fingerboard edge issues of the Axis I tried out.

    The only thing I'm not really into is the all matte black look. Plus, what's the point of getting an EBMM if you don't get an oiled, roasted neck? So I'm thinking of going for a regular Cutlass HSS.

    As far as I can see, the only difference with the stealth compared to the regular Cutlass HSS is the matte finish and ebony board. Is that correct? If thats the case, sonic differences should be negligible. Anyone tried the stealth compared to regular HSS models?

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    yeah, its just a finish difference, that is all
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    I though it was odd that the stealth black Cutlass had decidedly unstealthy large white dot inlays and white headstock decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtuoso View Post
    I though it was odd that the stealth black Cutlass had decidedly unstealthy large white dot inlays and white headstock decals.
    True, as well as the white writing on the strat knobs.

    Though prob sensible when it comes to branding -the details on this guitar disappear when not being hit by direct light. It's like it turns into a black outline of a guitar.
    Last edited by Shankly; 10-08-2021 at 10:18 PM.

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    How cool would it be if they did a one off in vanta black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtuoso View Post
    I though it was odd that the stealth black Cutlass had decidedly unstealthy large white dot inlays and white headstock decals.
    That seemed like an odd choice to me too. Check out the BFR Starry Night Cutlass' from a few years back. I was instantly sold on the NO fret dot. I love that look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrofreq View Post
    That seemed like an odd choice to me too. Check out the BFR Starry Night Cutlass' from a few years back. I was instantly sold on the NO fret dot. I love that look.
    Me too - I have three Starry Nights. My favorite of all the EB finishes!
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    Stingray Short Scale Bass Starry Night
    Cutlass PDN Starry Night MH
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    Valentine Saturn Gold
    Albert Lee BFR Sea Foam Sparkle MH

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