Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar Candy Apple Rosewood Fretboard

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Same cool Silhouette shape and features, except this version comes equipped with a Music Man vintage tremolo, a 3-pickup array in an H-S-S configuration, and featuring the patented Music Man "Silent C... Click To Read More About This Product

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Same cool Silhouette shape and features, except this version comes equipped with a Music Man vintage tremolo, a 3-pickup array in an H-S-S configuration, and featuring the patented Music Man "Silent Circuit" that reduces hum while retaining a true single-coil sound. The graphite acrylic resin-coated body cavity and aluminum-lined pickguard provide electronic shielding to block noise and hum from external electrical sources.

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Features
  • Alder body
  • High-gloss polyester finish
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Maple or rosewood fretboard
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • H/S/S: DiMarzio custom humbucking/DiMarzio custom single-coil/DiMarzio custom wound single-coil
  • Music Man "Silent Circuit"
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Ernie Ball Music ManSilhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great guitar!

By Rick

from North Carolina

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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 Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

    Great sounding and feeling guitar. The neck feels amazing and the sound wasn't far behind. Sounded more strat-like than my American strat! Made me change my pickups to dimarzio on my American strat. Great single coil sound with minimum hum. Humbucker is great too. This guitar can play it all. Love the locking tuners, best I've seen. I was surprised how good this guitar is, I'm keeping it.

     
    4.0

    Love this guitar

    By jsin

    from CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

      I've owned my Silo Spec for over a year. Like others, I sold my strats after playing this guitar. I got the hardtail Silo and it resonates better, without the hassles of a trem. Some features I love about the Silo is the quality/craftsmanship, the smaller size, thin paint, contoured heel...and much, much more that you don't get with a strat. The only thing I would change on the Silo is the knob placement...it's better than a strat, by a long shot, but still gets in the way when attempting palm mutes on the high E string. Also, the cable input is on the edge of the body, so you're probably going to want a right angle (90 deg) connector in there.

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great guitar, Terrible pick-ups!

      By Devonmymko

      from Winnipeg, MB

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Changing The Pick-ups

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar but the pick-ups in it are total garbage and if you replace them with some nice Seymour Duncan's, you will have a perfect guitar!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Musicman silhouette special

      By Mike

      from Sittingbourne kent uk

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fantastic Neck
      • Great Neck Br
      • Sound Sustain
      • Tuning Fantastic
      • very versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Country
        • Pro
        • Pub Club Band

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        Got this guitar on a wim after reading lots about it and have to say after 40 years of playing in all sorts of bands this is by far the best guitar I have owned and most versatile and the trem feel and tuning is spot on smooth and light.the humbucker luckily is not to hot so gives a fat single coil type sound and good position two sound which surprised me and the only thing I would change would to have middle pickup in middle position rather than the front and back pickup selection but that's my opinion.and after all these years it makes me want to keep picking it up and play it it just feels so lovely to play .as you can tell really glad I bought it and it's a shame you don't see more people using them they are such a fantastic guitar well built great woods and parts and all the strat faults that annoy have been ironed out by guitarist building guitars .

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Axe - My First MM

        By AustinPaul

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Bright

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        I currently own about 18 guitars and have owned about 30 over the years. I have three PRS, lots of Fenders and Ibanez. Sold my Gibsons. I just got another American Standard Strat (HSS) a few months ago, so I can directly compare them. The Fender is outstanding and I have zero complaints with it. That said, nothing touches (for me) the neck on this baby. I also really like to size of the guitar. It's quite comfy to hold and play. Upper fret access is superb.

        At first, my GF and I agreed that it was bright sounding and lacked that depth, warmth, and sparkle of my better Strats - inc the new one. Then I played it at volume with band volume and I changed my mind (she did too). It really cuts through in an excellent way. This is a pro axe for sure. I'm still not 100% on keeping these pickups, but I'm also in no hurry to swap them out.

        Workmanship is stellar!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        S/Special Delight

        By Brian McTigue

        from NJ

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        I've got 6 different guitars 2 Hagstrum's; 2 Fender's and a Kramer and an a Acoustic & none of them compare to this guitar. The neck is unbeleivable, if you like playing a Strat, this guitar is 10x better. You will not be disappointed. The quality of this guitar is outstanding, I can see myself,just playing this guitar from now on.Thanks EB

        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Music Man Silhouette Special HSS

        By Luigi Lindley

        from Lima

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        I ordered my Silhouette Special online and it came within 5 business days. The action and the setup were perfect for me right out of the box. If you like Strats like I do, but always miss the crunchy sound and sustain of a Les Paul when you play one, this is a perfect guitar for you. It's so versatile it sounds like a Fender and might even get really close to a Gibson right at the humbucker. Also, the single coils are really quiet thanks to the silent circuit. All in all, it's pretty much like a Stratocaster, same scale length, same woods (alder and maple), but with more sustain, more balanced, more consistent sound and a beautiful and comfortable compact shape. Having tried or owned Mexican and American Fenders, Gibsons, Ibanez, PRS and many more guitars, Music Man are the best guitars out there for me. Try one out!!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EBMM Fan

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        Brilliant guitar! If you love strat's, buy this. It plays better than any strat on the earth. Pickups are very good, but if you want something diff., easy to swap out. Really comfy to play and hold. excellent build quality. Great trem., stays in tune. Comp. nut, locking tuners etc. Not much more to ask for. 3 position is in-between tele...nice! HB is PAF like, very fat, but unforgiving. Singles are nice, but would like a little more chime. Overdrives well though. Overall, great buy. May seem expensive, but worth every penny. You'll never remember what you spent, you'll just be happy you did.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very versatile, well playing guitar

        By paranoid70

        from Long Beach, CA

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        I have had my EBMM Silhouette Special for just over a year now and I absolutely love playing it. I wish I got one years earlier. This guitar really covers Rock, Blues and Metal really well. Maybe country too... but I don't play that type of music. However, if you like to play really heavy death metal, it may be lacking that extra punch you need.The best thing about this guitar is the neck. It plays so well, you just don't want to put it down. The locking tuners keep the guitar in tune all night long, and the trem doesn't get it out of whack unless you really wail on it.After purchasing this guitar I instantly sold my Strat and my Ibanez as I knew I wouldn't be playing them again.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        None other

        By Jaycee

        from Bethlehem, PA

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special HSS Tremolo Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing for about 12 years, and have always played Strats, but didn't like how often they would get out of tune. I also didn't like the sound that the single coils provided, it just wasn't the kind of sound I needed. I ended up picking up a strat with a humbucker in it to see if that would make a difference, but it still wasn't what I was looking for. I just got the music man silhouette a couple of months ago. It is by far the best instrument I've ever played. The action on it is amazing, It stays in to like I never thought a guitar could, and it sounds amazing. For any musician looking for a guitar that sounds good in a heavier music style, this is the one. I'm actually going to buy another in a few months cause I'm getting fed up with using my strats as backups, it's just not the same.

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