With 22 high-profile stainless steel frets, check out this new 7lbs Ash Body with Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard Music Man Valentine Natural Satin American built guitar. It offers a truly premium selection of woods and specification designed to thrill and inspire any demanding player. We especially like the versatile combination of Custom Ernie Ball Humbucker and Single coil Pickups along with 3-Way pickup Selector and Volume and Tone control with push-push. An especially elegant and ergonomic design this Music Man Valentine offers players a more individual American guitar built without compromise and with the modern player in mind.
The beautiful ash body subtly tapers from a thicker bottom to a slightly thinner top. This clever idea enables the guitar to hug the body, which lends itself to Valentine’s funky rhythmic style. This wedge shape body also distributes the weight without effecting the sound, and allows easier access to the fingerboard, and also the ability to achieve complex styles. An additional benefit of this unique shape is that it provides a comfortable playing position, allowing your forearm to be more relaxed and therefore play for longer.
Neck and Fingerboard – The roasted maple neck and fingerboard is finished in a gun-stock oil and wax rub, and adds an urban look to this guitar. This unique finish also provides the neck with a similar feel and resistance to raw wood. The neck features 22 high-profile, stainless steel frets, and is bolted on to the Ash body via five bolts. This sculpted neck joint enables a smooth access to higher frets, and enhances the ease of playing.
Custom Pickups for a Custom Guitar – The Music Man James Valentine Signature Guitar features two pickups; the custom Humbucker at the neck, and one single coil pickup at the bridge. Another great feature is the push-push master volume and tone knobs for quick and easy control, and an active pre-amp that provides an additional 20DB active gain boost to fatten up solos. The advantage of the James Valentine guitar is its ability to achieve many different sounds. Whether its a funky tone you’re looking for, or a classic rock feel, this guitar has it all. Explore a whole world of textures by experimenting with various volume settings when using both pickups.
About James Valentine
USA Music Man Valentine Natural Satin with case
Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Bridge: Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Neck: Roasted Maple
Neck Construction: Bolt-On (5 Bolts)
Neck Radius: 10″ (25.4 cm)
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Fretboard: Roasted Maple
Frets: 22 – High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Scale Length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal
Controls: Custom Music Man® active pre-amp
push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations
Pickups: SH – Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil and humbucker with chrome covers
Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector
Tuners: Schaller M6-IND locking
Includes Hard case