Signature Guitar from Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, ATDI)
The latest muse to solo artist and former The Mars Volta axeman Omar Rodríguez-López is the Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa electric guitar. Bold in tone, balanced in the hands, and a compelling study in tone-shaping grotesquerie, ORL’s Mariposa is the perfect tool for carving out liminal riffs and discordant textures in an all-amps-at-11 mix. Most striking are the Mariposa’s laser-etched pickguard and matching hardware. A pair of custom-wound Music Man humbuckers and simple controls take the Mariposa from classic chunk and chime to a pedal-laden blitz in a flash. All the while, Schaller locking tuners and a Music Man Modern Tremolo allow you to texture riffs to your heart’s content. Take a page straight out of Rodríguez-López’s creative playbook — check out the Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa.
The Mariposa’s bold-yet-ergonomic okoume body reaches toward the heavens like a butterfly in flight. It’s beautifully coordinated by a laser-etched floral pickguard and a full set of matching hardware: pickup covers, bridge, tuners, and trem.
A 22-fret, C-profile roasted maple neck and 10"-radius ebony fingerboard give the Mariposa the versatility to supply riffers and pedal lovers with endless inspiration. The back of the Mariposa’s neck has been hand rubbed with gunstock oil and wax for a flawlessly smooth, satiny finish. Stainless steel high profile/medium width frets give the Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa durability and great looks for life.
Two Music Man humbucking pickups, custom-wound to Rodríguez-López’s specifications, enrich the Mariposa’s okoume/maple tonewood cocktail with a delicious full-range character and a healthy dose of output. Streamlined controls — two master volumes and a 3-way toggle — make it quick and easy to find your amp’s and pedals’ sweet spots.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa sports an innovative truss rod adjustment wheel below the neck joint that’s easy to access and operate. Turn the wheel a bit at a time until your neck feels just right, and your Mariposa will be ready to rock. A Music Man Modern Tremolo bridge system and matching Schaller M6-IND locking tuners make finalizing your setup a breeze.
Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa Electric Guitar Features:
- Signature guitar from Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In) and Ernie Ball Music Man
- Bold, ergonomic okoume body
- Laser-etched pickguard with coordinating hardware
- C-profile roasted maple neck
- Articulate 10"-radius ebony fingerboard
- 22 stainless steel frets
- Atlante Blocks inlays
- Two custom-wound Music Man humbuckers
- Simple controls: 2x master volume, 1x 3-way pickup toggle
- Music Man Modern Tremolo bridge system
- Rock-steady Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
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