MUSIC MAN STEVE MORSE

  • Music Man Steve Morse electric guitar
    Music Man Steve Morse

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1985

The Music Man Steve Morse model was introduced in 1985. This guitar has plenty of pickups: two Morse Signature DiMarzio humbuckers at the neck and bridge with two single coils in the middle. These are controlled by three pickup selectors. Part of Morse's style is to constantly tweak the tone, volume and pickup selector controls for artistic effect and the Music Man Steve Morse model is perfect for this approach with its 11 possible pickup combinations. You can get twangy southern rock single coil sounds as well as the heavier rock tone Morse used with Deep Purple

The Steve Morse model's DiMarzio pickups are (in order from the neck to the bridge):

  1. DP-205 Morse Signature, 20.5K 
  2. DP-108 Vintage Single Coil, 6.0K 
  3. Proprietary Custom Wound, 5.5K 
  4. DP-200 Morse Signature, 9.6K

These pickups are controlled by three selector switches: a 2-way toggle switch, a 3-way toggle pickup selector and a 3-way lever pickup selector.

The hardware includes locking tuners, a tune-o-matic-type bridge (with thumbwheel height adjustment with individual saddles) and a chrome-plated brass tailpiece. A Music Man Floyd Rose licensed locking tremolo with fine tuners  (setup to lowers pitch only) is available as an optional extra.

Specifications (28)

General

Dimensions
937 × 318 × 45 mm
Weight
3.37 kg
Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, brown finish, gray finish, green finish, purple finish, red finish
Finish effectsgloss finish, sunburst finish
Finish materialpolyester finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Controls

Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3 pickup selector switches
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelDiMarzio pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups

Body

Body materialpoplar body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece
TunersSchaller M6-IND locking tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.625 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1988$1095newguitar-listrecommended retail price
1989$1350newguitar-listrecommended retail price, add $150 for a tremolo

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