Steve Morse has had his original Music Man Signature prototype refretted ten times since he got it in 1986, and that tells you everything you need to know about the player and the guitar.
Firstly, it means that Steve Morse's practice and gigging habits put us all to shame (do you know how hard it is to wear through that many frets?). After all, it's hard to maintain Steve's level of virtuosity without constant woodshedding!
Second, it speaks to the incredible versatility and addictive feel of the Steve Morse Signature. Why bother switching guitars when you can dial in any sound you need by flicking a couple switches? Frankly, the Steve Morse Signature's handfeel is so buttery, it's easy to understand why Steve never puts it down when he plays live with the Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, and Flying Colors! We've come to expect supremely playable instruments from Ernie Ball Music Man because of their manufacturing processes (which blend old-world elbow grease with space-age precision), but the Steve Morse signature exceeds our high expectations in this regard.
Finally, and most importantly, it highlights the special connection between the instrument and musician. In a world where most high-profile guitar players have a different guitar for every day of the month, Steve's long-standing relationship with his axe is a bit of an outlier.
The Wildwood team is pleased to report that his signature has the same sort of mojo that led Steve to become a six-string monogamist, so let's take a closer look and see why the Steve Morse Signature from Ernie Ball Music Man has made us all fall in love.