NAMM 2024: Ernie Ball Music Man has finally dropped Rabea Massaad’s long-awaited Artist Series models, refining the classic Sabre design into a surprising new form

Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre Rabea Massaad signature
(Image credit: Music Man)

NAMM 2024: After months of waiting patiently for its arrival, Ernie Ball Music Man has finally unveiled details of Rabea Massaad’s new signature guitar, which arrives in two distinct variants.

As expected, the new signature models make some significant changes to the standard Music Man Sabre and come in two choices of finish.

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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.