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Music Man James Valentine Satin Natural

Music Man James Valentine Satin Natural

RRP: £2,449.00


Music Man James Valentine Satin Natural Front

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SKU: 570-NV-R1-03

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The Music Man James Valentine signature guitar in Satin Natural in now in stock at Merchant City Music. This isn't a shouty guitar, but it is as close to perfection as it comes. The focal point is the highly flamed maple neck, which has been roasted to a dark caramel hue; not only is it mesmerising to look at, it feels like a dream. Though a signature model, this is also a highly versatile instrument, so worth considering if you are in the market for your personal ultimate guitar. Pop into our Glasgow store and check it out for yourself, or buy online with assurance: we pride ourselves in the speed of our delivery, while every instrument we sell is fully set up before it goes out the door (to your personal requirements if you wish).

Music Man James Valentine in Satin Natural with Roasted flame maple neck

Pick up and hold the Music Man Valentine signature model, and you'll immediately be struck by how comfortable it is. This is no coincidence; the body depth is slightly graduated - thinner at the top and thicker at the bottom - for the perfect combination of comfort and tone. Roasted maple is the best material for neck construction, being both silky smooth to the touch and highly stable, finished with Music Man's signature Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend. The flame on this neck, combined with the dark roast, almost gives it the look of an otherworldly wood - the flame is evidently maple, but the dark colour lends it a richness lacking in non-roasted maple. The frets are second to none - super smooth stainless steel - making string bends a joy.

All hardware on this guitar is chrome finished, from the locking Schaller tuners to the Music Man modern hardtail bridge with vintage bent steel saddles. The SH configuration pickups comprise a Music Man custom wound staggered pole piece single coil and humbucker. These are routed through a custom Music Man active preamp with a push/push volume for gain boost and 500kohm push/push passive tone control for custom spilt pickup configurations. The result is a versatile range of tonal possibilities; this guitar has been designed to service a varied set from start to finish without need to switch instruments.

Even within our Music Man lineup - which comprises some seriously impressive instruments - the Satin Natural James Valentine is a stand-out guitar, maybe because it isn't trying. Highly recommended, and a pleasure to have in store.

Product Details

  • Model: James Valentine Signature
  • Size: 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38-7/16" long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
  • Weight: 8 lbs, 0 oz (3.63 kg) - varies slightly
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Body Colour: Natural
  • Bridge: Music Man Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Shell
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 10" (25.4 cm)
  • Headstock Size: 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: roasted flame maple neck
  • Fingerboard: roasted flame maple neck
  • Fret Markers: 1/4" Black Face dots
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colour: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
  • Controls: Custom Music Man active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
  • Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: SH - Music Man custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with chrome covers (neck)
  • Strings: 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)
  • Case: Deluxe Hard Case