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Ernie Ball Music Man Benji Madden Signature Guitar

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The only signature guitar from MusicMan to feature a single humbucker, this alder-bodied beauty was crafted to Madden's specs. It's adorned with a cu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rocks as hard as Good Charlotte's axe man!

The only signature guitar from MusicMan to feature a single humbucker, this alder-bodied beauty was crafted to Madden's specs. It's adorned with a custom "Knuckle" inlay at the 12th fret. A single DiMarzio Custom wound humbucker delivers rocking tones. It's fitted with a standard MusicMan string-thru bridge of chromeplated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles. 25-1/2" scale with 10" neck radius. 22 high-profile, medium-width frets. 1-5/8" nut width.

The metallic green and white models have a maple neck with maple fretboard, the black model has a rosewood fretboard. The body is finished with gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend.

The adjustable truss rod requires no component or string removal to adjust. The 5-bolt neck attachment is perfectly aligned with no shifting. The sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets. Schaller M6-IND locking tuners deliver rock-solid tuning.

  • Alder wood body
  • DiMarzio custom wound pickup
  • Standard MusicMan string-thru bridge made of chromeplated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 10" radius
  • 22 high-profile, medium-width frets
  • Custom "Knuckle" inlay at 12th fret
  • 1-5/8" (41.3 cm) wide at nut
  • 2-1/4" (56.9 cm) at last fret
  • Nickel acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum-lined pickguard for shielding
  • 500kOhm volume and tone controls
  • .022F tone capacitor
  • Headstock: 5-7/8" long
  • 1-5/8" (41.3 cm) wide at nut
  • 2-1/4" (56.9 cm) at last fret
  • Size: 12-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-1/2" long
  • Approx. 6 pounds, 5 ounces

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Perth WA

This guitar looks great, is easy to play and sounds brilliant. All that rubbish that you cant get deep tones isn't true if you use a distortion pedal. Mines an OLP and it is terrific. It's strings are ernie ball slinkys.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


It is what it is

By TheStreak

from Dover, NH

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When I first played it, I was going through a Dual Super Lead. When I played it through my 6505, I fell in love with it. I replaced the pickup with an EMG-81. I bought the guitar for the lightweight body, perfect neck, and locking tuners. This thing takes a beating! I'm going to get a second one. I spend more time playing notes rather than switching pickups and amp channels, so I only need a bridge pickup. I would love it if there was such thing as a Les Paul Goldtop with only a bridge humbucker. Then again, it would be heavy. I can play this thing all day and not get sore on the shoulder.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Benji Madden Signature

By The Big Man

from Atlanta, Georgia

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The Music Man Benji Madden Signature guitar is really good if you want to sound like Good Charlotte (Punk/Pop Punk). It's not really designed for the Hardcore/Heavy Metal fans. If you like the way Good Charlotte, and bands like Good Charlotte sound then this guitar is for you. If you like heavier sounds or even in some cases lighter then I'd suggest something else (Les Paul maybe or an SG).

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Good compny,terrible guitar

By guitarbaby23

from Asbury,NJ

If you're looking for a guitar you can set fire to or just smash around for fun i think this Benji guitar would be my best suggestion. This stinkin guitar only has one pick up and gets really bad tone.. and sounds really bad.. kinda like that band Good Charlotte. MusicMan gave EVH a signature guitar, who in the earth do they think they are giving this Benji fella a guitar? This guitars neck doesn't feel half as nice as my strats. It also doesn't stay in tune well an is over expensive. It's a shame the rating sale couldnt go lower on this one boys and girls.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Limited tone, limited appeal.

By Smitty-AZSNy

from D.C.

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When I saw this one humbucker travesty for a grand, I had to play it to believe it. And boy was I right about this thing. It sounds like the Squire Bullet that you can buy for a dollar amount in the double, not quadruple, digits. It's quite worthless for anything other than punk, and can't really do that well, either. From the point of view of a guitarist, this thing is utterly worthless.Good Charlotte fans: Save yourself some money and buy the OLP version. It honestly sounds just as good(bad) and comes with fun little stickers of "Nightmare before Christmas" and whatnot so you can decorate it an be in "Hot Topic punk" bliss in minutes.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


You Can't Ve Serious

By Idol29

from Sarnia ON

Oh man, a grand for a peice of garbage, you gotta be kidding me, the only kids i can see buying this hunk o' junk is a bunch of kids wearing make up thinking its something never done before (um 80's?). If you're so into this crappy band you want to look like them, go buy the prs billy martin SE, its half the price for a set neck and has a reasonable amount of tones, if you buy this, its an overpriced squier.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


good job ernie ball!

By semihollowgoodnes

from Ooltewah, TN

I really like the feel of this guitar. I have always thought Ernie Ball necks and guitars in general are overated, but i have now changed my mind. you will probably need to change tuners if you buy it, and it's a little expensive for only one humbucker. However, you can set the action really low, and also get some great tone out of it. It is a fairly good guitar. I enjoy playing it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Decent guitar for simplistic playing

By Frenzied Frog

from Ohio

Just got this guitar and was surprised. Nice sound overall, very simple styling. I'm using it to teach a teenager to play right now. No problems with size - light weight guitar works well for younger learners. Pretty good sound for chunkier punk playing.

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