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The Music Man Sabre series was introduced in 1978 as a refinement of the Stingray model. The Roman numeral after the model name denotes a fretboard radius of 7 1/2 inches. The bridge introduced on the Sabre was the ancestor of the G&L Saddle Lock bridge. Interestingly, the pickups are low impedance and designed to work the Sabre preamp.  The bridge and neck pickups are sized differently. The neck pickup, which closely resembles the dimensions of a standard humbucker, has narrow polepiece spacing while the bridge unit is wider with wider polepiece spacing.


Body:  Solid; 2-piece ash

Finish:  Sunburst,  nitrocellulose

Neck:  1-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard:  Maple; black plastic dot markers

Number of Frets:  22

Pickguard:  Black/white/black plastic laminate

Bridge:  Music Man, chrome

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Music Man/Schaller, enclosed, nickel

Pickups:  Two, Music Man humbucking with non-adjustable pole pieces, active

Controls:  Volume, treble, bass, 3-way pickup selector , phase switch, treble boost switch

Scale Length:  25 1/2 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  14 inches

Body Depth:  1 1/2 inches

Weight:  8.2 lb.

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