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The Hornet’s proprietary MapleCore neck has a mahogany skin over a quartersawn rock maple interior that runs the length of the neck. Additionally, it is further reinforced with a carbon fiber structure and is adjustable with a 2-way truss rod. The company says the neck is extremely strong and stable, so it stays in tune even with wide shifts in temperature or humidity. It is said to provide a more dynamic response than conventionally constructed set-neck guitars. U.S. Masters’ MapleCore necks are designed also to help eliminate the hump that occurs over time in the fingerboard of most set-neck guitars where the neck joins the body.
The Hornet also features U.S. Masters’ Interlocking Set-Neck Joint. The neck and body mechanically interlock in three dimensions. The company says this helps provide excellent coupling of neck to body.
The Hornet features a mahogany body and a 24-3/4” scale, 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard with a 12” radius. It is available in a wide range of high-end quality high gloss finishes. Other features include, Sperzel Locking tuning machines, high-end German fretwire, a Graph Tech Black Tusq XL nut, and Tone Pros Locking bridge and tailpiece. The standard pickups are U.S. Masters’ V2 custom humbucker set.
For more info, visit usmasters.com.