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First Look: Ernie Ball Music Man Kaizen

Ernie Ball Music Man Kaizen Demo | First Look

A new, evolutionary seven string is made approachable with help and a guiding hand from the Animals As Leaders maestro.

Offered with a decidedly contoured alder body, roasted figured maple neck, and ebony fretboard, the multi-scale length fretboard also features an “infinity radius” that provides improved visibility of the fretboard in any playing position. The electronics include a new Music Man HT bridge humbucker, custom offset neck humbucker, and a 3-way switch wired with a custom middle position. Each guitar comes equipped with a MusicMan tremolo, Steinberger gearless tuners, and a G&G hardshell case.


Multi-Scale Neck - 24.75” to 25.7” (E to B or 1st to 7th string) multi-scale design provides affirmative string tension for thick and chunky rhythms on the bass strings, with a traditional feelon the treble strings for smooth bends and solos.

Infinity Radius Fretboard - Conical fretboard radius peaks along the treble-side edge of the fretboard and folds towards the player for an unobstructed view of the entire fretboard in playing position.

Steinberger Gearless Locking Tuners – Contemporary low profile, accurate and lightweight tuning machines feature smooth rotation and allow for a straight string pull.

Multi-Scale Tremolo – Super smooth modern Music Man tremolo with spring dampeners to alleviate unwanted overtones and ringing.

New Music Man Pickups – Music Man designed custom HT (Heat Treated) humbucker in the bridge position features powerful lows with remarkable definition resulting in one of the hottest pickups on the market. A slanted mini-humbucker in the neck position has been specifically designed to compliment the Kaizen bridge humbucker, offering an array of dynamic tones with outstanding sonic clarity.

Ernie Ball Music Man Tosin Abasi Kaizen | NAMM 2022