Putting the sound, feel, and playability of Music Man into the hands of more reasonable budgets, the Sterling by Music Man SUB SILO3 Electric Guitar provides everything most guitarists could want at a price that is more than a little appealing.
The mission statement of an HSS electric is to cram multiple personalities into one guitar and the Silo3 does this ably.- Henry Yates (musicradar.com)
The design of the Sterling by Music Man SUB SILO3 Electric Guitar’s body combines form and function with a design of swooping contours and comfort, with smooth edges and a pleasing aesthetic. Of particular note is the double cutaway, which along with looking good, opens up access to the neck’s uppermost frets.
The wood used to craft this guitar is also of purposeful choosing, with the usual basswood replaced with jabon. This hardwood type provides a slightly heavier, more substantial feel and a greater amount of resonance, translating into a better overall tone. The body has been coated in a white finish, juxtaposed with a black pickguard.
Adjustability and Smooth Play
Ensuring sustain and resonance flows unhindered through the instrument, the Sterling by Music Man SUB SILO3 Electric Guitar joins neck and body with a 5-bolt neck joint. The neck here is a solid piece of maple, finished with satin for a smooth but tactile feeling under hand. It has also been carved to an asymmetrical design. This profile offers a thick, rounder shape at the bass end, thinning and flattening out at the treble end. On top of the neck is the guitar’s 12-inch radius, rosewood fingerboard, which has been equipped with 22-medium frets and dot position markers.
With the double cutaway paving the way to the upper frets, the neck heel here has been specially rounded and contoured to ensure comfort. It is at this end of the neck where you’ll find the easy-access truss rod adjuster, which makes light work of altering the action, and the vintage-style tremolo with easy-to-adjust saddles.
Versatile Tone, Easily Controlled
With clear and bright tones from 2 high output single coil pickups and warm, growling tone from the overwound humbucker, the Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. SILO3 Electric Guitar offers a versatile palette of tones. These are easily controlled by a 5-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Master Tone knobs.
Manufacturer Sterling Model S.U.B. Silo3 Model Number SILO3WH Body Material Jabon Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Asymmetrical Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Position Inlays Dot Fingerboard Radius 12” Scale Length 25.5” Pickups Overwound Humbucker (Bridge)
High Output Single Coil (Middle)
High Output Single Coil (Neck)
Pickup Config. HSS Active/Passive Passive Controls 5-Way Pickup Selector
Bridge Vitnage-style Tremolo Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Sealed Finish White
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