Ernie Ball Music Man

Description

The Ernie Ball Music Man Kaizen 7-string electric guitar is a truly revolutionary design that serves both iconoclasts and everyday players. It’s no small wonder the Kaizen—which is a Japanese word for "continuous improvement"—is a collaboration between the Ernie Ball Music Man design team and the celebrated progressive guitarist, technician, innovator and inventor, Tosin Abasi.

"Some people look at the guitar as fixed," says Abasi, "but I’m inspired by pushing the design further. This is a new thing in the guitar space—which is exciting—but I also wanted to add to the tools available to guitar players, providing one more option that maybe didn’t exist before."

The Kaizen includes a "decidedly contoured" body with no flat surfaces, a multiscale fretboard with an "Infinity radius" that improves visibility while playing, a custom tremolo usually not offered on multiscale guitars, a custom-wound Music Man HT bridge humbucker and Steinberger Gearless locking tuners.
Features
  • Decidedly contoured alder body—no flat surfaces
  • "Infinity radius" thicker on the treble side for increased fretboard visibility
  • Music Man HT bridge humbucker
  • Apollo black finish
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Solid, double cutaway
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Satin
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Roasted figured maple
  • Joint: 5-bolt, sculpted
  • Scale length: Multiscale, 24.75"–25.65" (high E to low E); 25.65" (low B)
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed gunstock oil and wax blend
Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Conical "infinity"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: White dot
  • Nut width/material: 1-31/32" compensated, Melamine
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Music Man Custom Wound offset mini humbucker
  • Bridge: Music Man Custom Wound HT humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way toggle
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo
  • Bridge design: Music Man custom multi-scale
  • Tuning machines: Steinberger Gearless, locking
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 7
  • Case: G&G hardshell
  • Country of Origin: USA
Warranty
One year parts and labor warranty on all guitars.

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