“It’s like an artifact from an ancient technological civilization”: Tosin Abasi and Music Man unveil two new eye-catching finishes for the Kaizen and tease some “exciting and progressive” updates in the near future

Music Man Kaizen 2024
(Image credit: Music Man)

Tosin Abasi and Ernie Ball have announced they have some “exciting and progressive” updates for its collaborative build, the Kaizen, while unveiling two new model-exclusive finishes.

Speaking at NAMM 2024 to reveal the finishes, the Animals As Leaders guitarist and Ernie Ball CEO Brian Ball spoke about their creation and the benefits of working together on the guitar.   

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.