The Music Man Valentine premiered at NAMM 2016 and walked away with the 'Best in Show' award, and for good reason. It's incredible!
Very heavily inspired by the classic Telecaster design, the Music Man Valentine features a slab Ash body, finished in Trans Black. The simple design is perfectly balanced and brings a vintage vibe to this new guitar.
The select-roasted Maple neck and fretboard have a 10" radius and 25.5" scale length, finished in a blend of gun oil and hand-rubbed special wax it feels just sublime.
The Music Man Valentine is a truly versatile guitar, featuring a Music Man custom wound single coil at the bridge and a humbucker at the neck, you get a really nice of balance of tones, great for adding texture and flavour. With a gain boost on the volume pot you can bump up for solos and lead licks, it's a great feature that will massively benefit the gigging musician. The tone control doubles up as a coil-tap to split the humbucker and provide more glistening single coil tones.
The Valentine has the air of a guitar that has a rich history, it feels natural and perfectly thought out. It might be a new guitar but it will around for a long time!
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Body Wood: Ash
Bridge: Music Man Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Neck Radius: 10"
Frets: 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard: Select roasted maple neck
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
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
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)