Ernie Ball Music Man has announced the 2020 Sabre guitar:
The Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre guitar features an okoume body, a carved maple top, and custom Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickups, delivering lively, dynamic sound with a striking clarity and sustain. Aesthetically, the Sabre is equally compelling. Its bookmatched premium top is adorned with natural binding, which elegantly highlights the raw beauty of the figured maple wood grain. Crafted with a slender, contoured body and slightly wider neck (1 11/16″ at the nut), the Sabre guitar provides unmatched playability. Equipped with a roasted figured maple neck, Schaller locking tuners, a 5-way switch, and Ernie Ball Music Man’s super smooth modern tremolo system. The Sabre is truly the player’s guitar. Offered in the Cobra, Boujee Burst, Honey Suckle, and Blue Moonstone finish options.
These look nice. I’ve played several EBMM guitars in the past, and they’ve all been well-made guitars. I actually prefer their standard 1 5/8″ nut width, but this wider nut is more in line with most mahogany/maple guitars.
They don’t mention scale length in the announcement. I wonder if it’ll be 25.5″ or 24.75″? I suspect 25.5″, but that’s just a guess based on most of their other guitars.