A new Sterling By Music Man version of the Jason Richardson 7-string Cutlass model has just been announced at NAMM. If you lusted after the full fat Ernie Ball Music Man version but found it too expensive, this new Strerling RICHARDSON7 model might just be the one.
Sterling By Music Man
The new Sterling By Music Man RICHARDSON 7 is an affordable version of Jason Richardson’s signature Music Man model. The body is fashioned out of alder and has a nice poplar veneer top. The roasted maple neck has a rosewood fretboard with a 16″ radius and 24 medium jumbo frets. It comes with a dual-action truss rod and locking tuners. The bridge is a six-saddle adjustable tremolo and the guitar has a 25.5″ scale length.
Pickups & Boost
It comes loaded with a set of signature high-output Sterling by Music Man humbuckers. They can then be run via the onboard 12dB “push-push” volume boost and “push-push” coil-tap for extra tones.
The guitar comes in a warm looking Natural Poplar Burl Burst finish and looks very similar to the Ernie Ball Music Man version. Even though its supposed to be a budget-friendly model, it is still a lot of guitar, and if priced right, could be a good alternative for someone who couldn’t afford it the original.
The full RRP of the Ernie Ball version is $3499 and so this model could be a perfect way of saving money for anyone that was chasing one of those, but whose wallets wouldn’t quite stretch to it.
RRP – TBC