NGD, Sterling By Musicman (Just when I thought I had beaten GAS)

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by axejock, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. axejock

    axejock Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an Ernie Ball Albert Lee "high end" guitar that is one of my favorites. I have been thinking about trying one of the lower end Sterling import versions that also come under the Musicman name, but at considerably less cost. Then I saw the new release of the Cutlass model in a color called "Rose Gold" (actually sort of a mauve color) and got sucked in. The thing is beautiful, has a roasted maple neck, locking tuners, rosewood fretboard, poplar body, HSS pickup arrangement (which are only identified as proprietary), only two pots (volume and tone), a 5 way switch, and, of course, a tremolo bridge. The fit and finish are near perfect, and it is very comfortable to hold and play. The tones are great, and it is really a knockout to look at (very much like a Strat). We'll see how it "wears" on me over the coming weeks, but for just getting it out of the box today, and doing minor set-up and tuning actions, it was ready to go....it was close to proper set-up right out of the box. Here are some pictures from the listing:

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  2. dreamingstrat

    dreamingstrat Strat-Talker

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    I saw this color first hand.. its beautiful..
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member Silver Member

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    that's hot
     
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  4. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Strat-O-Master

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    I had a Sterling Albert lee that played and sounded great. Sadly, I sold it...
     
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