Vintage 1978 Music Man Sabre 1 Sunburst with Gig Bag
Behold the Sabre. Specfically the Sabre 1, the more desirable version that's a bit of a rare beast in the wilderness of the guitar world that resulted from late 70's design. Developed by Leo Fender, this model was originally released in 1977 and only made for a few years. It's become a bit of a classic cult hit and is getting harder and harder to find.
The Sabre 1 features a 12" radius and jumbo frets (much more player friendly than the Sabre II, which mimiced an old school Fender with it's a 7.25" radius and small frets). The construction is top notch, and the 3 bolt neck design is as stable as any 4 bolt - this is the version that was done right. While the body is familar to anyone that has held a Strat, it has it's own feel and aesthetic - this is not a copy. It's slightly elongated and narrower, and very comfortable to hold. It also has a patented bridge design with a sustain-enhancing brass base and invidually adjustable saddles.
The pickups are low-impedence humbuckers, powered by an active, buffered low-impedance preamp. The 9v battery is easily accessible via the compartment on the back. Controls include a 3-way blade switch, a brite switch, active treble, bass and phase switch. This gives you a variety of tonal options - all of which sound good. It's truly a versatile guitar.
This guitar is in excellent condition, especially considering the age. Of course it has a bit of player wear on the finish, but nothing heavy, and it's suprisingly clean. The guitar been setup to play perfectly by the techs in our shop, and it's a winner!