Music Man Sterling Valentine Black
Includes Gig Bag
Manufacturer's ID: JV60BK
What we say:
Sterling by Music Man is a great range of affordable imported guitars based on some of the most popular Music Man designs like the Luke, the StingRay and the St Vincent. The same design ethos remains in this more wallet-friendly range and the playability, feel and sound is still simply incredible for any price point. Make no mistake: these are professional level guitars to record and tour with for many inspiring years.
Maroon 5’s James Valentine now enjoys an affordable take on his signature guitar via the Sterling line. The unique shape remains, as does his preferred pickup configuration of bridge single coil and neck humbucker. The oversized headstock is here too, making this a very faithful adaptation of the US model.
The slab body is made with Swamp Ash and the neck is Roasted Maple, fitted to the body with the customary 5 bolts. This model is finished in Black.
This is an extremely comfortable guitar to play: those fantastic Music Man neck dimensions have translated well over into these imported models. a 9.5” radius for the fingerboard will please everyone and the narrow frets have a pleasingly vintage feel.
As we mentioned, this Valentine guitar has a single coil pickup at the bridge (nestled in a humbucker’s housing) and a coil-tappable humbucker at the neck. For any styles that require vintage, classic tone, these will be more than sufficient.
We welcome this Sterling James Valentine signature as a fresh design that excels in versatility and offers something a little different for the gigging guitarist.
|Body Wood||Swamp Ash|
|Bridge||Hardtail with Vintage Bent Saddle|
|Scale Length||25-1/2" (64.8cm)|
|Neck Radius||9-1/2" (24cm)|
|Frets||22 Frets, Narrow|
|Neck Width||1.65"(42mm) at Nut|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Hard Maple|
|Fingerboard||Roasted Hard Maple|
|Fret Markers||Black Dot Markers|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Neck Attachment||5 Bolt Pattern|
|Controls||1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone|
|Switching||3-way Toggle Pickup Selector|
|Strings||Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky|
|Gig Bag||Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag|