Go from high-octane shredding to rich, textural playing in an instant with Ernie Ball Music Man's Sabre guitar

Ernie Ball Music Man brought plenty of tasty new gear to the table at this year's NAMM show, but its most exciting new creation was undoubtedly the Sabre electric guitar.

Featuring an okoume body, thick maple top and custom Music Man humbucking pickups, the Sabre is a high-end beast of an instrument that stands as tall as any axe in its price range.

To see its impressive looks, sounds and features for ourselves, we put it in the very capable hands of our longtime Tech Editor and demo extraordinaire, Paul Riario. 

As you'll see in the demo above, the Sabre can go from high-octane shredding to perfectly articulating rich, textural playing in an instant. 

For more info on the guitar, stop by Ernie Ball Music Man.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.