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Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar

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The Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar is a versatile tone monster with an insanely comfortable neck and a truckload of pickups. F...Click To Read More About This Product

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Armed and dangerous ” made to Steve's exacting specs.

The Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar is a versatile tone monster with an insanely comfortable neck and a truckload of pickups. First of all, it has 4 DiMarzio pickups: 2 humbuckers (Morse signature DP-205 and DP-200) and 2 single coils (DP-108 Vintage and a custom wound). It also has a special switching system. 2 toggles and a 3-way lever provide 11 pickup selections and a full range of tonal possibilities. Includes a poplar body, maple neck, Schaller tuners, and a stopbar tailpiece. Includes case.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • 2 Dimarzio single coils
  • 2 custom humbuckers
  • 11 pickup combinations with the 3-way switch and 2 toggles
  • Poplar body
  • Solid brass tail block with thumbwheel height adjustment
  • Individual saddles
  • 5-bolt neck attachment
  • Sculpted neck joint
  • 22 high-profile, wide frets
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with a gunstock oil and wax finish
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Ernie Ball Music ManSteve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar

I own a 1994 Floyd rose version. Bottom line up front it is a great guitar. Very we'll made and very versatile. You can play any style but best suited for classic rock,...Read complete review

I own a 1994 Floyd rose version. Bottom line up front it is a great guitar. Very we'll made and very versatile. You can play any style but best suited for classic rock, blues and country. Although my guitar is 19 years old it looks and plays like new. The quality it top drawer.

I am a huge morse, blackmore and deep purple fan! When morse joined purple I had to get this guitar. I play it through a 5150 half stack, ampeg GVT52. Carvin V3, and 100w Carvin MTS HALF STACK. All my amps are tube. The guitar delivers great tone! Playability is superb. It is comfortable to play. Matches up well against other top tier guitars.

Only negative is the endless pickup configurations are confusing.

Still, recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not really taking to it

After reading all these great reviews I really was expecting to be absolutely blown away by this guitar. It does look great (in blueburst finish), it does feel very well made, and...Read complete review

After reading all these great reviews I really was expecting to be absolutely blown away by this guitar. It does look great (in blueburst finish), it does feel very well made, and it does have great tone with lots of versatility. It's just that I can't get comfortable playing it. It feels sort of like playing a plank, it does not feel snug, even though it is a smallish guitar. The neck is nice, but somehow this does not translate into fast and fluid runs. It feels short scale, and I can't lower the action to where I like it. So, Instead of playing it and making it my #1 guitar I find myself prefering to look at it on the wall, together with the rest of my collection. I may come around to it eventually once I have played it enough, but right now it is far from being one of my go-to guitars

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Deep Purple Fan

from Alexandria, VA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

    I own a 1994 Floyd rose version. Bottom line up front it is a great guitar. Very we'll made and very versatile. You can play any style but best suited for classic rock, blues and country. Although my guitar is 19 years old it looks and plays like new. The quality it top drawer.

    I am a huge morse, blackmore and deep purple fan! When morse joined purple I had to get this guitar. I play it through a 5150 half stack, ampeg GVT52. Carvin V3, and 100w Carvin MTS HALF STACK. All my amps are tube. The guitar delivers great tone! Playability is superb. It is comfortable to play. Matches up well against other top tier guitars.

    Only negative is the endless pickup configurations are confusing.

    Still, recommended!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Steve Morse Signature Model - standard, Blueburst

    By George Micheal

    from Canada

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

    Nice heal, neck is very comfortable, pick-up switching is unique - designed to be changed on the fly - use your hands to change sounds instead of always tap dancing on pedals
    Ernie Ball Music Man is meticulous regarding attention to detail regarding neck fit, fret finish, set-up (right from the factory). This machine was not put together by machines.
    Versatile guitar - if you need to go from single coil spank to humbucker leads to somewhere inbetween for the chorus - this is it. You don't use pedal to try to make a strat sound like a les paul for a few bars. Suprisingly nice jazz tone - the neck pick-up is warm, but not 'thumpy' - mixes well with the other pick-ups - which is rather rare I think.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Jack of All Trades and Master of All

    By BilySpit

    from Southern Californa

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    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

    I played the Music Man guitars for the first time at NAMM this year and you know you have hit on something special when out of all the guitar manufacturers at NAMM (probably over 100) & all of the respective guitars in their line-ups (well over 1000) the Music Man guitars really made the biggest impression on me. Just to clarify, before going to NAMM this year, I wouldn't have even given Music Man guitars a second thought. Now I WILL own one.
    Probably the best thing about this guitar is that it's features are so thoughtfully put together that it creates a very versatile instrument. Obviously the very flexible pickup array is at the core of the feature set. I found that in all positions, the guitar sounded as you would wish it to sound with very little compromise.
    I played this guitar for about 30 minutes at the NAMM show this year, but I just could not put it down. It felt really good. I couldn't stop thinking about how much I liked the neck and when I got home looked online and saw how they use an oil and wax finish on their necks. All I can say is I really liked the feel of the neck. From what I could tell, the guitar was a quality instrument (but we were at namm - so for sure they have their best out)
    Considering you get 2 absolutely signature sounds (strat and les) nailed - then add on top of that all the other p-up combos, this guitar is actually a pretty good value. To my mind, no other manufacturer has put this p-up combo together in a package that works this well.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not really taking to it

    By Schchster85

    from Mostly Miami

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    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

        After reading all these great reviews I really was expecting to be absolutely blown away by this guitar. It does look great (in blueburst finish), it does feel very well made, and it does have great tone with lots of versatility. It's just that I can't get comfortable playing it. It feels sort of like playing a plank, it does not feel snug, even though it is a smallish guitar. The neck is nice, but somehow this does not translate into fast and fluid runs. It feels short scale, and I can't lower the action to where I like it. So, Instead of playing it and making it my #1 guitar I find myself prefering to look at it on the wall, together with the rest of my collection. I may come around to it eventually once I have played it enough, but right now it is far from being one of my go-to guitars

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Value on the Market

        By Musicman1985

        from Statesville, NC

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        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

        What can I say? This is quite possibly the best and easiest playing guitar ever made. If you want to get the Steve Morse sound that is so sacredly coveted, buy this guitar. The sweetest sounding instrument I've ever played. If you've ever heard Steve Morse or the Dregs, I don't have to tell you about the versatility of this guitar. Overall this guitar is a Godsend.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All around Best guitar

        By AcoustoJo

        from New Mexico (part of the US for those who are ignor

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        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

        NO MATTER what you music you play. It has so many pickups with so many combinations you'll never want to play your other guitars. It has a very nicely responsive tone knob and the headstock is a really unique design-I get complements all the time. It was given to me by my friend who plays in the band Old Man Shattered (oldmanshattered.com)who had a single cut PRS and wanted to give me the ultimate 18 b-day present. I love it and I think he misses it because he asks me to use it for gigs sometimes. So if your looking for great deep guitar tone with massive pickup selection than go with this guitar.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        World's most versatile guitar

        By I like them French-fried potaters

        from The sunshine State

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

        Firstly, Music Man is a great AMERICAN company that makes a product that exceeds the quality of its ?offshore? produced rivals. I have been playing for 17 years and I own or have owned some of the best guitars made. But this is THE ONE. It has a compendium of great sounds, warm front HB Jazz, screaming bridge HB, Tele front, mid and bridge sounds, and some very passable strat tones. This guitar does not capture the most subtle nuances of these classic guitars but it is a darn fine stand-in for any of them, and the combinations yield new sounds totally unique to this guitar. Enough about the sound and utility, you gotta feel this thing! Grab any Ernie Ball and you are in for a treat, as many of them feel similar. Great action, impeccable fret work and beautiful neck woods. Ernie ball offers an oil and wax neck finish, this means playing on raw wood, and that means FAST! I will say that the black on black is a great finish and Music Man does offer replacement pickguards in many colors. Overall this guitar really kills any guitar that I have ever played pound for pound, or dollar for dollar. This is a true value that will last you for decades.

         
        5.0

        The only guitar you need

        By John

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          My main guitar for practice and gigs. With this guitar, I don't have to bring along a Strat and/or Les Paul. I like the variety and versatility of the pickup options.

           
          5.0

          A great company an an awsome axe

          By Peter B

          from PA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fit and finish
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Paint Job
          • Smoooth Neck
          • Solid Controls
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Custom String Set

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          This is my second music man ,my first is a JP 6 .
          The Quality of these guitars is amazing and I beleave one of the best values on the market . I also have a PRS custom 24 and , SG ,and American Deluxe Strat . I can't decide which I like the best . I seem to be playing the musicman the most and I love that they are made in the USA . Makes me proud of our american artisans. AND THEY ARE ART my one problem not a complaint ,is that I can't find a store that caries RPS singel strings

           
          5.0

          one of the more versatile guitars!

          By jamset guitarrist!

          from El Salvador

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          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          If you want to take just one guitar to you gig, take this one and you'll play everything without changing guitars
          it's not easy to learn the configurations in this guitars, but once you get the hang of it, you can play any genre you want, from Hendrix to Metallica. you have both of the best worlds, a strat and a les paul in a single guitar... but you have to learn it
          I was amazed at the quality, Music Man makes the best guitars around with the best qualities. once i bought this guitar, two months later i bought an albert lee, and now i'm becoming in a Music Man fan, probably buy a JP6
          this is probable one of the less expensive music man guitars, and i don't know why with so many features... definitely a steal!! i'll probably will change the pickguard to white pearl. but i'll leave the rest as it is

           
          5.0

          Swiss Army Knife of Guitars

          By Marty Aria

          from vegas

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          great
          this guitar worth every penny you paid for!
          Superb craftsmanship
          Geat Quality
          eXact same Guitar that steve morse plays unlike many other made which have a cheaper edition such as ESP > Ltd and others that distinguish a lower price & higher price category which effects the quality, this baby is all American made beautiful piece of art Made in California.

          I'd like to eventually buy the Steve Morse Y2D within a few years....

          by buying this Guitar you are putting your money in a right place..
          buy it without any doubt & enjoy a lifetime friend!

           
          5.0

          Steve Morse Signature Guitar

          By ScadThing

          from Savannah, GA

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          This is without doubt the best guitar I have ever played. It has a comfortable, very fast neck and the combination of tones is incredible due to the 12 switch combinations for the four pickups, controlled by one three-way awitch and two toggle switches. I initially expected the switch combinations would be difficult to learn, but due to the logic of the design, I learned to use it in only a few days. The only negative was that I selected the model with the Floyd Rose tremolo. When I bend strings at the higher frets I get noise from the other strings. I plan to buy the hard tail version of this guitar, but will keep the Floyd Rose version.

           
          5.0

          the greatest

          By rockenzilff

          from Luxembourg / Europe

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar after having another 4 "balls" (silhouettes and luke II)but this is definitely the best guitar I ever played, and I've played lot. Every sound is great no sound spots, excellent workmanship, fast neck; great price too.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty darn nice!

          By BBQJOE

          from Arizona

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          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          I am totally blown away by the neck on this guitar. The neck is super fast and comfortable. The range of tones is extreme, and you really can hear Steve when you play it.The only draw back on this guitar is it is not very friendly on the right forearm. It has a boxy feel to it.I wish they had taken the time to carve out the backside such as is done with a Strat. I am having a difficult time finding where this guitar belongs on my body.But, this is one nice, solid, well built guitar.

           
          5.0

          Blueburst Morse

          By Slimjim

          from Paris,TN

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          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          This is my second Music Man guitar (Luke is the other). I got the Morse because I'm a fan and for the versatility. It does it all and does it well. Fast neck, great pickups and built like a tank! I will own this one till it comes apart! Buy one, you'll love it!

           
          5.0

          Best guitar I've owned

          By marty-APEiI

          from san lorenzo, ca

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          This guitar offers everything I need. funk, country, fusion, rock...everything save a hollow body sound is available. Mid-range punch, with a surprising amount of gain. My pickups are flush with the pickguard, and it still cranks. Lots of response. Great neck, and a good looking axe. More than just a collectors item for Steve Morse devotees, this guitar is a valuable tool for live or recording purposes.

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT guitar

          By Nigel Bentley

          from Cleveland, OH

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          I was a little leary about the Morse model at first. There's no forearm contour, it's a Poplar body, and (IMO) it's a little unconventional looking. Once I picked it up, it only took less than a minute to know I was touching the best playing, top quality guitar I'd ever played. The neck is insanely comfortable, the pickups sound fabulous on any setting or amp. The construction and attention to detail is excellent throughout, and has top notch hardware. There's no tonal ground this axe won't cover, and cover well.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Compares to Fender Custom Shop

          By Blisterfingers

          from Louisville, KY

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          Easily one of the best playing and sounding guitars you can buy. These are a bargain, especially in the used market. The neck plays and feels fantastic. This guitar just oozes quality finish, resonance, and hardware are all just right.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best guitar ever

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar:

          I own it, and all I can say is that if you want a versatile guitar, it's a must have.

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