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❌SOLD❌ Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special SSS Vintage Burst, 2003


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Introduced in 1995, the Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special is based closely on the Silhouette, but adds the very useful Silent Circuit, rendering standard single coils noiseless.

The Silhouette Special features an Alder body with a gloss Vintage Sunburst finish that also appears on the headstock front. The neck has a 10 inch radius and Gun Oil finish on its length; the headstock itself has a gloss finish, matching sunburst on the front and clear on the sides and back of the head.   

For hardware,  there are locking tuners at the head and a Music Man vintage style trem at the body.  Three single coil pickups are mounted on the pickguard, with master volume and tone controls plus a 5-way pickup selector.  On the back, there’s a battery cavity to house the standard 9v required for the Silent Circuit. 

This Ernie Ball Silhouette Special SSS dates to April 23, 2003 and is in very nice condition, though it has a small dent on the back near the tail pin, and a small chip on the treble edge of the back at the waist.

These guitars play very well, and are some of the most comfortable, well thought out designs available on the market. It is very much worth your while to check out these fine instruments.

The original Ernie Ball Music Man molded rectangular hard shell case is included.

Here’s Ernie Ball on the Music Man Silhouette Special:

“The Silhouette Special features a stylish contoured alder body in a compact H-S-S pickup configuration. DiMarzio virtual PAF in the bridge and custom wound DiMarzio single coil pickups in the neck and middle deliver a wide pallet of tonal options ranging from hard edge crunch to bright shimmering highs.

The Silhouette Special also features a comfortable “C’ shape maple neck with 22 frets and is equipped with Music Man’s patented Silent Circuit for a hum-free single coil experience. “


Price: $1,499.99 CAD
  • Model: Silhouette Special SSS
  • Year: 2003
  • Finish Vintage Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: G22729 April 23 2003
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 04/09/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Instrument Weight: 7.48lbs 3.4kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.61in 41mm
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