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Ernie Ball Music Man unveils the Sabre, its sharpest-looking electric yet

(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

First unveiled at NAMM, Ernie Ball Music Man has now officially launched the Sabre, the company's latest six-string electric guitar model.

The Sabre features a lightweight, contoured okoume body, with a 1/2-inch thick bookmatched carved flame maple top, which is trimmed with natural binding and lends a real boutique vibe.

Its roasted figured maple neck boasts a slim C profile and a slightly wider nut width of 1 11/16 inches.

Other features include a pair of custom Ernie Ball Music Man-designed humbuckers, Schaller locking tuners and an Ernie Ball Music Man modern tremolo system with crescent cover and vintage bent steel saddles.

The guitar is offered with a choice of rosewood, ebony or maple fingerboard, and comes in four finishes – Honey Suckle, Bougie Burst, Deep Blue Burst and Cobra Burst.

For a closer look at the making of the new guitar, check out the knolling video above.

The Sabre is available for $3,199. For more information, head to Music Man.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.