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Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Cutlass Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard, Rorschach Red

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Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Cutlass Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard, Rorschach Red

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Born of tradition, class, and decades of refining a tried and true design, the Music Man Cutlass model expertly combines vintage sounds with modern playability and craftsmanship, and this Jason Richardson signature axe follows suit while being tuned to Richardson's exact preferences. Right off the bat, the classy yet fearsome Rorschach Red color on the stunningly unique piece of buckeye burl and tasteful gold hardware draws your attention immediately - this guitar is simply gorgeous.

As with the standard Cutlass model, the tried-and-true tonewood combination of an alder body with a heavily-figured, dark-roasted maple neck along with Richardson's choice of an ebony fretboard results in a snappy and trebly top end, paired with a resonant and punchy bottom acoustically. The rich acoustic resonance of the guitar pairs well with the custom EBMM ceramic magnet humbuckers, which can go anywhere from clean to mean with the array of controls: there's a push/push gain boost and a coil-split on the pots along with an active preamp. Although simple in pickup layout, this guitar is equipped for a vast range of tones.

The versatility of this Richardson model is only to be outdone by the silky smooth feel of the entire guitar. The neck is satin-finished and plays fast and effortlessly. And to improve this iconic model even further, the Jason Richardson has a custom-contoured lower horn for further access to 24 frets.

Manufacturer's Description

The Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass guitar is the latest collaboration between the award-winning Ernie Ball Music Man design team and the multitalented virtuoso guitarist and composer Jason Richardson. 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.

Jason Richardson Highlights

  • Custom Ernie Ball Music Man electronics: Custom humbucking bridge and neck pickups.
  • Extended Cutaway: Custom contoured lower horn for more access to all 24 frets.

Roasted Neck

Features a roasted figured maple neck and headstock with Schaller locking tuners.

Custom Pickups

Ernie Ball Music Man bridge and neck pickups are custom wound offering heavy rhythm tones and a clear and bright top end for endless soloing.

6 & 7 STRING

The Jason Richardson artist series 6 and 7 string Cutlass guitars feature translucent alder bodies with figured burl tops in your choice of three finish options. The new Majora Purple and Rorschach Red finishes are highlighted with natural 3/16th inch wood binding, gloss finish, gold hardware, and gold polepieces, while the standard matte Buckeye Burl is furnished with black pickups and hardware. The new Empress White is an opaque white sparkle finish highlighted with 3/16th inch black body binding, gloss finish, white pickups, and hardware.


The Jason Richardson Cutlass features a perfectly balanced lightweight double-cutaway body design, allowing unparalleled access to all 24 medium jumbo frets. Additionally, the roasted maple neck is hand shaped with a shallow neck carve for very fast playability.


Hand-selected body and neck woods are sustainably sourced from our network of hardwood suppliers around the world. Alder, burl, and maple are individually chosen and matched for their beautiful appearance and rich tonal qualities.



  • Model: Jason Richardson 6-string Cutlass Guitar
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Top: Buckeye burl top 
  • Body Finish: high gloss polyester


  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Headstock Size: 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.00 mm) at nut; 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Figured roasted maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fret Markers: Dot inlay
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors: Natural
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint


  • Bridge: Custom Music ManĀ® floating tremolo, made of black or plated, hardened steel with black or gold plated steel saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal


  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
  • Controls: Custom Music ManĀ® 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
  • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector; Push/push volume knob engages boost
  • Pickups: HH - Music Man Custom humbucking pickups, Ceramic magnets


  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs
  • Serial #: S09285

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This Jason Richardson Cutlass is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.