Sterling Ball has just posted the following on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum…
“Its really too early but it has been seen by a few so I wanted the rest of you to see it…the ones who dont spy on me….enjoy….
The guitar is super super light…the ‘carbon fiber’ is not what it seems….it is laser etched maple that is finished to resemble carbon fiber the guys did an amazing job. the access is absolutely crazy good….the ergonomics were the primary deal and it balances really well…. It has a gamechanger in it and is set to just be a switch but as we introduce the gc incrementally you can activate if you choose but it is not manditory. The guitar has been voiced by di marzio and we have done sonic thumbprint matching….I will tell you about it someday. The design and construction techiniques are cutting edge and like I could only have imagined ten years ago. Enjoy”
What do I think? Well I think it looks a little odd out of context, especially since I’m sure folks were probably just expecting another JPX-shaped guitar, but once you check out the shots of the guitar from various angles it all starts to make a lot more sense, and it’s definitely growing on me. It really looks like one of those ‘you have to see it in the flesh’ guitars to me, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
I also think it’s great to see the Game Changer system making its way into another model. It’s a really great innovation but one that might freak a few players out because you need to spend some quality time with it before you really unlock its awesomeness.
What do you think?