Hunter Hayes's Signature Hardtail Cutlass

Country crooner Hunter Hayes's signature string-through Cutlass has features and appointments you won't find on any other. Just like Hunter, this alder-bodied tone slinger is a fresh spin on a timeless classic. Its deluxe hand-rubbed roasted maple neck is stunningly figured front to back, with a great-playing 10" fingerboard radius that's fortified by Ernie Ball Music Man's dual-action truss rod with easy-access neck heel. Tonally is where the Hunter Hayes Cutlass really stands apart. Its piezo brass saddles allow you to blend acoustic-style cleans with your magnetic pickups tones to taste. Hunter's own custom single-coils and electronics allow you to blend the neck pickup with any other pickup configuration for an added dash of that SRV muscle and grit. There's even a +20dB boost wired directly to the singles for seamless solos and white-hot Louisiana heat. Inject your performances with an integral piece of Hunter's style and soul.


Versatile Electronics

Custom, quiet single-coils

A trio of premium single-coil pickups, voiced to Hunter's specifications, equips this signature for Delta blues to blistering hard rock crunch. A standard 5-way toggle provides immediate access to all your favorite pickup combinations. And thanks to the installed active wide-spectrum Silent Circuit, you'll enjoy hum- and buzz-free performance for upwards of 500 performance hours per battery charge.

Brass piezo saddles

In addition to its magnetic pickups, the Hunter Hayes Cutlass gives you piezo-equipped brass saddles to generate acoustic-type piezo tones, which can be outputted on their own or blended with the other pickups.

Three volume knobs

The first of the Hunter Hayes's three volume knobs serves as master volume. Rolling up the second knob blends acoustic-type piezo tones in with your electric tones. Rolling back the third control blends this Cutlass's neck pickup with any other pick configuration, allowing you to access infinite variations of all-in and front-and-back pickup combinations.

Onboard +20dB boost

An onboard +20dB boost wired directly to the magnetic pickups gives the Hunter Hayes Cutlass added heat, grit, and output for driving an amp and cutting above a mix.


A Modern Performer

Classic design

The contoured alder body and maple neck of the Hunter Hayes Cutlass will feel comfortable and familiar to all players. Three Ernie Ball Music Man single-coil pickups have a chime, grit, and bell-like clarity that's perfect for blues, rock, fusion, country, pop, and more. Hunter's choice of a string-through bridge brings massive sustain from the Cutlass design, while the Cutlass's standard double cutaway and sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to the higher frets.

Roasted figured maple neck/fingerboard

There’s no substitute for a great neck. Ernie Ball Music Man and Hunter put a ton of work into developing a neck that would provide the perfect balance of comfort, speed, and stability, and for his signature Cutlass, they spec’d premium roasted maple with incredible tone and figuring. Thanks to its hand-rubbed oil finish, the back of the neck glides effortlessly through the hand. And with its 5-bolt attachment, this bolt-on neck delivers stability that easily surpasses most set necks.

Class-leading features

The Hunter Hayes Cutlass boasts multiple modern features to give you the performance and stability you demand. Schaller locking tuners offer solid tuning stability. And 22 stainless steel frets will give you long-term use without wearing out. The truss rod adjustment wheel, located at the heel of the neck, makes on-the-fly neck relief changes fast and easy.


Ernie Ball Music Man Hunter Hayes Cutlass Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Hunter's spin on an EBMM mainstay
  • String-through design brings massive sustain to the Cutlass design
  • Brass piezo saddles unlock acoustic-type tones
  • Classic alder body with a highly figured roasted maple neck
  • Unique wiring scheme with master volume, piezo blend, and front pickup blend
  • 3 custom-voiced Ernie Ball single-coil pickups with 5-way blade
  • Wide-spectrum Silent Circuit reduces hum while retaining true single-coil sound
  • Onboard +20dB boost fires up those lead tones
  • Straight-pull oversized headstock
  • Locking tuners stabilize tuning
  • Active electronics deliver hum-free performance
  • Stainless steel frets will last for years
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners





Model Hunter Hayes Cutlass
Size 12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Tahoe Blue
Body Bindings N/A
Bridge Standard - Music Man® strings-thru-the-body bridge of chrome plated, hardened steel with brass piezo saddles
Pickguard Parchment
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 2-1/4" (56.9 mm)
Neck Wood Select figured roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Figured Roasted Maple
Fret Markers 1/4" Black Dot inlay
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Natural
Neck Binding N/A
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp w/ Silent Circuit; 25kohm mag and piezo volume POTs, 500kohm passive neck pickup blend POT; 2-way toggle switch for gain boost; Mono/stereo switching output jack assembly
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups SSS - Music Man Custom single coils, Alnico 5 magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (M-Steel #2921)


SKU 807-84-R1-06
Brand Musicman

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