St erling By Music Man CT50 Cutlass
Try the V neck on...
What’s the USP of this one?
For a kickoff, this is the only guitar here spec’d with locking tuners. Then there’s the rest of the neck. The Cutlass features the V neck profile found on mid-50s Fender Stratocasters. If you’ve never experienced a neck like this, it slots snugly into the V-shaped nook between your thumb and forefinger like a big maple Tetris piece.
How’s the upper fret access?
Like the Chapman ML-1 Traditional, the Cutlass comes brandishing a sculpted neck/body join. So, yeah, making your way up to fret number 22 is easy as pie. We also particularly like the fact that the neck is secured to the body with five big, wood screws. That ultra-stable union promises good sustain, as well as rock-solid tuning.
Does the vibrato float?
A. Nope. This is most definitely a one-way street. Many players prefer their vibratos to sit on the guitar’s top when at rest. They reckon it provides better tone, sustain and tuning stability than a floating whammy. Your man, Eddie Van Halen, would certainly agree with that...