Steve Morse's career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusion of these musical genres. In addition to a thriving solo career, has been (and continues to be) a member of several renowned bands. Steve’s guitar, the Frankenstein Telecaster, was an attraction all to itself. Looking for more sonic variety than his stock Stratocaster, Steve started with a Telecaster body, and then added his familiar Stratocaster neck.
He had the neck refretted with jumbo fret wire, and with the addition of a Gibson tune-o-matic bridge, a tailpiece from a pawn shop twelve string, four full pickups and three toggle switches, Steve had his guitar.
In time, it evolved into one of the (two) Ernie Ball Musicman Steve Morse model guitars, which Steve plays to this day.
Size:12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-7/8" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 93.7 cm long)
Weight: - 7 oz (0.2 kg)
Poplar with figured maple top Body Finish: High gloss polyester Body Colors: Back and Sides - Opaque Black Body Bindings: Binding - Cream Bridge: Standard
Floating Music Man® locking tremolo with fine tuners (raises and lowers pitch)
Pickguard: Standard - Clear Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius: 12" (30.5 cm) Headstock Size: Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long Frets: 22 - High profile, wide Neck Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select maple neck Fingerboard: Rosewood Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend Neck Colors: Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
Tuning Machines: Floyd Rose tremolo - Schaller M6LA Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets Electronic Shielding:
Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover Controls: 250kohm volume and tone - .047µF tone capacitor Switching: 5-way lever pickup selector Pickups: HSH - DiMarzio (neck to bridge); Humbucking - DP-205 Morse Signature; Single coil - Proprietary custom wound; Humbucking - DP-200 Morse Signature : Strings: 10p-13p-16p-26w-32w-42w (Custom RPS Slinkys)