Sterling by Music Man

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Designed in collaboration with Omar Rodríguez-López of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, the Mariposa electric guitar is a true stunner for both its unique esthetics and wealth of premium features. Its eye-catching body shape and pickguard provide visual flair, while a roasted maple neck, locking tuners and two humbucking pickups with separate volume controls deliver a plethora of versatile tones for any style.

Roasted Maple Neck Provides Exceptional Playability

The Mariposa's roasted maple neck offers increased stability and enhanced tone. The roasting process chemically modifies the maple to reduce moisture and prevent warping, resulting in a neck that stays straight and resonant. Combined with a comfortable slim—profile, 22 frets and a 25.5" scale length, the roasted maple neck provides a familiar feel for effortless playability.

Two Humbucking Pickups Shape Your Sound

A bridge pickup provides tight, articulate tones with compressed highs for rhythm playing, while a neck pickup delivers warm, rounded sounds with enhanced lows for soloing. With a three-way switch, you can select the bridge pickup, neck pickup or blend both pickups together. Two separate volume controls allow you to fine-tune the output of each pickup and find the perfect balance of brightness and warmth.

Vintage-Style Tremolo Adds Expressiveness

A vintage-style tremolo bridge provides subtle pitch modulation to enhance musical expression. Six individually adjustable saddles let you customize the intonation and action to your preferences. Combined with the Mariposa's locking tuners, the tremolo bridge enables classic guitar warbles and shimmers without compromising tuning stability.

Premium Appointments and Stylish Aesthetics

From its elegant finish to pearloid block inlays, the Mariposa exudes stylish flair. A contoured body shape crafted from nyatoh provides enhanced resonance, while a pickguard protects the body from scratches and dings. Overall, the Mariposa delivers professional-grade specs, stunning esthetics and an inspiring playing experience for guitarists of all levels.

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Electric Guitar Imperial White
Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Electric Guitar Imperial White
Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Electric Guitar Imperial White

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  • Nyatoh body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Custom Ernie Ball Music Man humbuckers

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel (Metallic), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • Body Type: Double-cutaway solidbody
  • Body wood: Nyatoh
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.653"
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia

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