Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre HT Guitar, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Snowy Night
This Sabre HT is yet another entry in Ernie Ball Music Man's catalog of California-made high-end guitars with both looks and tone built for the big stage. The Sabre is one of their most iconic models, and the HT incorporates new technology such as "heat-treated" pickups that increase dynamics and touch sensitivity as well as the improvements to the wiring and hardware they've made over the years.
This beautiful Snowy Night finish is just awesome looking and is a great contrast with the black hardware, and the figured roasted maple is an incredible shade of caramel brown and feels amazing in the hands.
This guitar is a beast tonewise as well. Our favorite pickups are those that happen to be both "clean" and "loud". Oftentimes hot pickups lose the dynamics and clarity that low-output pickups tend to have. These new EBMM Heat-Treated pickups manage to nail that balance, and the guitarists here at the shop are very pleased with how this Sabre sounds at all gain levels, especially with the built-in active boost.
For a hot-rodded axe that looks ready for showtime with old-school sensibilities, check out this unique revamped Sabre!
The Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre HT guitar is the newest edition to the ever-growing family of Ernie Ball Music Man instruments. Featuring the familiar shape and feel of the original Sabre, the Sabre HT showcases new custom Music Man pickup technology inspired by over a decade of guitar string research delivering an incredibly dynamic and responsive playing experience. The pickups are able to achieve an ultra-high-output, powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone and definition at lower volume levels. The HT (Heat Treated) bridge pickup utilizes patent-pending heat-treated pole pieces with a large ceramic magnet and an overwound coil that gives the pickup higher frequency harmonics and excellent touch sensitivity. The Sabre's custom-wound neck humbucker also features a large ceramic magnet and has been wound specifically to pair with the Sabre's HT bridge pickup. In addition, the electronics package includes a push-push adjustable 20dB boost function and a transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency wherever your volume control is set. In other respects, the Sabre HT shares many of the original Sabre guitar specifications but also features a contoured Okoume body with a thick book-matched plain or roasted maple top(depending on body color), plain and roasted maple neck options, and 22 stainless steel frets.
- The Sabre HT bridge humbucking pickup features proprietary Heat Treated pole pieces for increased output and wider frequency response
- The Sabre HT neck humbucker also features large ceramic magnets and has been wound specifically to compliment the Sabre's HT bridge pickup
- The Sabre HT is crafted with either a roasted or plain maple neck, 22 stainless steel frets and Schaller locking tuners
Inspired by over a decade of electric guitar string research
Incorporating the principles and insights that contributed to the development of Cobalt and M-Steel Slinkys resulting in a new material-based innovation for pickups
More Output and Dynamic Range
Outperforms normal spec pickups by providing extra output and excellent touch sensitivity
Stronger Low End and Extended Frequency Response
HT pickups display a more powerful bass response and expansion of higher frequency harmonics
Sabre HT Bridge pickup
The Sabre HT (Heat Treated) bridge pickup outperforms normal spec pickups with more output, dynamic range, and excellent touch sensitivity. The pickup not only achieves ultra-high output but also garners a powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone and definition at lower volume levels.
Sabre HT Neck Pickup
The custom-wound neck humbucker also features a large ceramic magnet and has been wound specifically to pair with the Sabre's HT bridge pickup.
Push Push Boost Circuit
The Sabre's HT preamp boost is activated by a push-push volume knob and is factory set to 12db. Via a trim pot inside the control cavity, the preamp can be adjusted up to 20db if needed for heavy rhythm parts or high octane soloing whenever the user chooses.
Transparent Buffered Output
No matter where your volume control is set, the transparent buffered output preserves your signal from high-frequency loss and keeps your tone bright and strong.
- Body Wood: Okoume
- Color: Snowy Night Gloss
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Shape: Sabre
- Radius: 10"
- Fretboard Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
- Fretboard Inlays: Black Dots
- Frets: 22 Medium
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Bridge: Music Man Modern Tremolo with Vintage Bent Steel Saddles
- Tuners: Schaller M6-IND Locking Tuners
- Pickups: Custom-Wound Humbucker (Neck), Music Man HT Humbucker (Bridge)
- Controls: Volume (push-push gain boost), Tone, 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- Strings: Ernie Ball Slinky .010-.046
- Case: Mono Soft Case
- Instrument Weight: 8.1 lbs
- Serial #: H03863
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This Sabre HT 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.