ERNIE BALL Announces New JASON RICHARDSON Signature 2020 Buckeye Burl Cutlass Series

Ernie Ball recently released this insane promo video for the new 2020 Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass guitar collection, and hooooo doggy does it make us want to get our paws on one. Sporting all the right contours and modifications to support Jason’s ridiculous shredding, the new 2020 collection is exactly as beautiful as you’d expect from the mighty Ernie Ball.


From Ernie Ball:

“Introducing the 2020 Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass guitar collection. Now available in both 6 and 7 string configurations. Featuring innovative design characteristics engineered specifically for Jason’s exacting technique, the Richardson Artist Series Cutlass offers unique features and aesthetics that will give players a fresh look at one of our most popular models.”

The guitar features:

ModelJason Richardson 7-string Cutlass Guitar
Size12-7/8″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 38-1/8″ long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Body WoodAlder
Body FinishSatin – Natural, Black Burst; High gloss polyester – Rorschach Red
Body ColorsNatural, Black Burst & Rorschach Red
Body BindingsNatural, Black Burst – N/A; Rorschach Red – Natural Flame Maple
BridgeCustom 7-string Music Man® floating tremolo, made of black or plated, hardened steel with black or gold plated steel saddles
Scale Length25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius15″ (38.1 cm)
Headstock SizeOnly 6-7/8″ (17.5 cm) long
Frets24 – Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
Neck Width1-7/8″ (47.6 mm) at nut, 2-19/32″ (65.9 mm) at last fret
Neck WoodFigured roasted maple
Fret MarkersDot inlay
Neck FinishGunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck ColorsNatural
Neck BindingN/A
Tuning MachinesSchaller M6-IND locking
Neck Attachment5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic ShieldingGraphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
ControlsCustom Music Man® active preamp w/ Silent Circuit; 25kohm push/push volume POT for gain boost, 500kohm push/push tone POT for pickup coil splitting – 0.022uf tone cap; 3-way pickup selector switch
PickupsHH – Music Man Custom 7 string humbucking pickups, Ceramic magnets
Left HandedNo
Strings10p-13p-17p-26-36-46-56 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240 with added P01156)

You can get your hands on these sick axes here.

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.

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